Saturday, December 15, 2012

December 10, 2012 letter

Hey Friends and familia,

This week has been fantastic because I am studying the sciptures like it is my job! Because it is :) That is my favorite part of all, the sciptures really have power. Whether it is from the Bible or The Book of Mormon they both compliment each other perfectly and I cannot doubt they were written by prophets called and ordained of god. I am glad that God has given us so many plain and precious ways to be guided and directed in this world of so many scary and terrible things. I can really see a huge difference in the life of someone with the direction of God and someone that is looking to find their own path! (Isaias 55:7-8) I really like that scripture because I know God knows all and when we question or disobey him we are not hurting anyone but ourselves. In 1 Samuel 16:7 as well. One thing I have noticed is that many prophets have written that they are weak and it is always the same that God will be with them to make them strong. But he cannot do that if we do not have the spirit with us. So I am striving harder and harder to have the spirit with me. And if I have a bad thought or a temptation comes I try to get rid of it quickly. But sometimes it is a fight. But I am glad that we always have prayer, fasting, and repentence so that we can always have the spririt to be with us again. I have another week to learn all of this area. If I am actually going to train haha. But if not all is good. Every companion I have had has taught me so much. I am blessed to be here. I am blessed to have the support from so many people i love. I am blessed with a God that loves me more than I can imagine :) I hope to strive to be the best me I can so that others here can be the best them. I think if we all think of the will of God before our own that is when we will start to see real miracles :D

Also how great dad with the job! It is fun to see how your service as bishop is blessing your work.. it is a beautiful thing indeed. And we will be recieving 50 more missionaries as well so our cambios will be every 4 weeks instead of every 6 because the MTC is changing as well which means our mission has to adjust haha. 

And the language of spanish really is beautiful haha I agree with you. I just wish I was more fluent with my accent but all comes in time and diligence. Patience is the key! 

Thanks so much for everything and I am always praying for many blessings for you all!

Elder Cramer

December 3, 2012

Dear Family,

Yeah it is really hard to believe it is December already because it is still burning hot here and the other day it was like 86 degrees. I always feel like an egg on a frying pan... Sizzle Sizzle :) I am doing really well because Elder Molina and I had a really good week because we have 2 investigators that accepted baptismal dates and are preparing to be baptized 12 of January because he is fighting smoking right now. But they went to church and also watched the Christmas presentation to know who is the prophet. Although I could not understand much because the interpreters talk really fast, I could feel the spirit and I knew they are men called of God. And no I have not seen that Drunk lady again and I never will because last night I got a call that I have to change areas in the morning. So right now I am writing from my new area Gomez Palcio.. I am in the ward Filidelfia and here as well we will have 4 missionaries because it is a ward of almost 200 people. Also my mission leader was my first mission leader.. Elder Olea. And.. My trainer.. Elder Villacis is my Zone leader. So I am stoked for this area and.. I have 2 weeks to know every inch of this area with my companion right now, Elder Gonzalez, Because in 2 weeks I will be training a new elder. So I really need to buckle down here and take in all I can so I can be a great example and have success here in this area. And I think that I will call you from a members house first and then you can call the same number to me.. I just cant remember your number haha. Also i was a tad sad because I could not baptize Jesus and Zoila in January but sometimes that is how life is, we dont always get the chance to see the fruits of our labors but I know they will accept the word of the lord! I gave them all of my information. Also I really hope my other 4 converts are active in the church still. That is a fear I always have. It is like looking after little babies because their testimonies always need to be nourished! But I am excited and a little frightened but something I have learned hear on the mission is that every new situation or every new opportunity is only here for us to overcome so that we can become a little bit more like Christ and so that we can Become a little bit better :) I know god is with me and I can feel his spirit when I do his will. Thanks for all of your support! And about insanity.. You can send it to me in the form of discs or on jumpdrive and I can copy it here. I just need it pretty soon because I have heard that President is going to Ban weights pretty soon because some elders are lifting like hours and hours everyday and it affects their work for the Lord. But insanity does not need weights so that will be the solution for everything :) And we have a small dvd player every companionship. So we use that :) Love You all and I am hoping you are all reading and applying what the scriptures are instructing us to do daily!

Elder Cramer