Monday, April 16, 2012

not much time to write...... 04/16/12 Week 61

hey family!!!
I just got done configuring some stuff with my pictures and downloaded the conference sessions i wasn´t able to watch, and now i´m here to update you with whats been goin down.
David Romero, the husband of the couple we married a couple of weeks ago, got baptized on Saturday! Of course a few "problems" seemed to happen......lack of water, baptismal clothing, the meeting agenda, but all in all, the baptism happened haha. it was a good time.
This week, Juan Carlos (the husband of our recent convert Rosalia) will be baptized this Saturday! It looks like we were just meant to complete a couple of families here in Villa Galvez haha. I´ll let you know how it all goes. The Lord has been abundantly blessing us in all aspects of the work.
Yesterday at church, we brought our 20 year old investigator Matias to church. We stopped by his house in the morning so that we could walk with him. He´s dog, Tigre (tiger), decided to come along as well....uninvited ha. We walked about 10 blocks to the church, and Tigre was there for the whole way. When we got to the church house, I thought to myself (ok, Tigre can just chill outside for a few hours on the church grounds.....) the opposite happened. As we entered the sacrament meeting room, being totally unaware I saw good ol Tigre come strolling in behind his master. He stayed for the whole meeting. And enjoyed it. Actually, i can honestly say he was more calm and silent than 90 percent of the members hahaha.
Anyway, that was the first time i´ve had a dog in a church meeting. I added him to the count of how many people we had in church today.
Anyway, I don´t have any more time this week, but everything is going just dandy. We will be having transfers next week, so i´ll have p-day on tuesday....we´ll be seeing where my next adventure takes me. Thanks for your prayers and support. Love you all. The church is true.

Con amor,

Elder Winger

p.s. Mom, in the package you were going to send, could you send me a watch (something on the cheaper end ha) and push up bars? THANK YOU :) love you.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The True Meaning of Pascua 04/09/12 Week 61

My Dearest family and friends and family,

I sure loved this past week, being able to commemorate the Atonement and Resurrection of our Savior. The Greatest Miracle of All.
Our Investigator David passed his Baptismal Interview yesterday and we are excited to have his baptism this Saturday. Woo hoo. I did receive the package from the Henriksens as well :) It was SHWEET. I even bought some eggs today to do so mean decorating. Should be fun.
Everything is going just peachy here, jus doin some work. 10 months to go today, which scares me, but it´s motivating as well. I picture that the rest of my life is going to fly by just as fast as now, so it would be good to learn how to take advantage of everyday haha. Sorry this message isn´t too long, we just got done playing like 3 hours of soccer and i want to hibernate for like 3 months. Glad to hear everyone is doing well and is having plenty of adventures :) Keep safe, and I´ll be talking to you next week!

scripture of the week!
1 Corinthians 9:14 - Live what you believe.

p.s. I honestly don´t remember my shoe size mom.......and if you could add the classic fire cheetohs and maybe some PRINGLES (and make ém spicy) that would be wonderful. Love you.

p.s.s. The Picture I sent is of ZAPOLIO. He´s a friend I found while cirujeando. We use him to practice teaching lessons, and he gives us a good scare every night

Re: Conference time ‏ 04/02/2012 Week 60

¡Buen Dia!
As you have probably already predicted, the first thing i´m going to mention is General Conference. Wasn´t it so incredible? I was able to watch Saturday Morning, Sunday Morning, and Sunday Afternoon. I can´t say that I can pick a talk which I liked most, for it was truly manifest that all the words spoken were the words of the Lord, as he says in D&C 1:38 "
whether by mine own voice or by the voice of my servants, it is the same." How blessed we are.
We are currently preparing Juan Anriquez, 18 years old, and David Romero , 21, for their baptism on the 14th of April. They are going to make fantastic additions to the priesthood ranks and so far all is going well with cultivating their faith and testimonies. Both of them were able to attend conference yesterday.....what better atmosphere to be in than General Conference. Boom.
This week, I learned how to give gratitude to Heavenly Father for ALL things, big and small. We lost power on tuesday of this week in the apartment and lived on candles for a few days. (it would´ve been nice to have a few scenstys´) We thought our power got turned off because we didn´t pay the bill for last month like we thought...... But on Sunday morning....still no power and no edible food in the fridge. But yeah, we figured out that they never really turned off our power, we just had to switch out a fuse. light restored in 30 seconds. Light is a great blessing.
We continue to keep working hard here in Galvez, keeping high hopes and staying animated. A grand key to missionary work and life i suppose is to "keep on the sunny side, always on the sunny side." Blessings always outweigh suffering. The Lord lives. This Gospel is True. What else matters?
I hope that all of us as Latter-Day-Saints can continue doing our part in the vineyard to build up God´s Kingdom. The time to share, shine, and be is now. For as Elder Holland told us, "it´s getting late."
Hip Hip Hooray for Zion.
I want to thank you so much for your prayers and support. Mom and Dad, a great topic in this conference was about parents and families. In the words of O. Vincent Haleck "I´ve learned the significance of faithful parents. My life has been changed forever." No one is able to find the truth without the help of others. Thank you so much for your love, PATIENCE, and support for all that i´ve done, good or bad. I know that we will live as a family forever, and you are the reason i´m out here serving the Lord. Just wanted you to know I love you.
I´m happy to hear that everyone is doing well and safe :) Sounds like everything from disneyland to school to work to spring break is keeping everyone cheerful.
Elder Winger