Tuesday, February 23, 2016

What up fam bam!!
SO news for the Week....Batuco fat failed us. We get to church on sunday at 845 (church starts at 10) to fill the font up them close the church then go get an investigator. We get there and there isnt WATER! You cant have a baptism without water!! But we called some people (branch pres etc) and we left it in their hands and when to get our investigator. He wasnt there..we went back and Pres Christensen just says sorry elders. No water, no baptism. And actually for safety reasons they only did sacrament meeting! haha So we told Nayareth but she was chill, we got it this week! Actually the original date but she was so prepared we moved the date up lol. But the week was legit still. We did a lot of service and a lot of things that werent normal lessons and everything but still necesarry and cool. Wow i dont even know what to write about haha sorry ive been in the mish for so long now and i dont even know how to write letters. I have to go do paperwork and stuff this week for my visa...we have a broadcast with elder bednar this week too. tomorrow actually.. sorry guys im the worst for this letter but i love yall and the mission and im with bitter sweet feelings about only having 4 months. i wanna see all of you but its just gonna be a bummer when i cant be a full time missionary with the authority to preach the gospel and promise blessings. Keep doing your part whether a missionary, bishop, home teacher, member, or someone trying to find what you need to do in life and God will help all of us. 
Elder Farnsworth

Random pic with the moon

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

A Great Week!

 So i told elder halter to send pictures but i failed and dont have any this week..too much hard work haha nah! But for real the week was super legit. We had all sorts of lessons with investigators and members helping us. thats the best, its so much easier. The members can explain better than us for whatever reason, because they live normal lives i guess. We are gonna have a baptism this week finally and we should have more to come in march hopefully. We gotta pick Batuco up and became a stake here in Colina! No i didnt see Samuel but that would be awesome. this week in church we had a family of investigators come for the first time they are so legit. The husband told us last night he asked about the church and what he should do and had a dream and feels like he should get baptised. And he was the one that told us that he didnt like going to any church or anything, just listening to the Word in his house. But now he went, loved it, his wife loves it, and his kids wanted to go back to primary. They are so legit, i cant wait for them to get sealed eventually haha. Thinking in the future.
We had some dumb lesson with this Christian guys that was trying to prove us wrong and all sorts of stuff. Before in my mission i got so heated and argued and tried to prove them wrong. Now i can stay calm and just testify and control the situation. There is no point in arguing, the Spirit leaves and nobody wins so we just have to leave. We are helping a guy get over some problems he is having with his family and he legit wants to get baptised and start over. I love this, we can just start over and be free of sin. Thats why i love baptism. Love all you guys!! Share the gospel with everyone, its free!! 
Elder Farnsworth

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Hello family.
Mom, im not using crutches your dream you had is not true dont worry haha my companion makes me run in the morning and sometimes i want to use crutches after because im so tired haha. And for your talk, read the howard w. hunter lesson 3 from the book they use in the 3rd hour this year! we just read it and also D and C 122 or 136 is pretty cool. hope i got all that info right...Dont know why pday got changed to tuesday, mom we dont go to the temple anymore that only lasted for one transfer. We had transfers pass but we both stayed. two Hermanas in my district changed. This week was legit. We have like 3 new families and we have started teaching more with members. One girl (that showed up alone to church last week) already is stoked for her baptism and wants her mom to get baptised too and she invited her friend to the lesson. And another family said they would go to church (when we first met them they said they dont want to go to any church) after we talked about the Sabbath day but this week they couldnt. We are having meetings with our leaders and working well with the branch i think. I was sick of batuco 2 weeks ago and this last week i was hoping not to leave. so luckily im still here at least for 6 more weeks! Please work with the misionaries and give them referrals and let them teach in your houses or go with them. Its so important if we want to have success. Love you all and im glad everything is going well there!! 
Elder Farnsworth

The district and a pic with elder halter while chilling with the zone leaders for p day.

Monday, February 1, 2016

What up fam bam, So this week was pretty chill. Batuco is tough not gonna lie, and we have the whole town when 4 missionaries used to be here but its better because there arent that many people to visit. We had problems with our investigators, one left us, another is working way too much, another is out of town, one we left because she doesnt really understand why we are going and she doesnt really want to learn and so on. But we tried to talk with as many people as possible to invite them to the activity that we had on Saturday. We watched meet the mormons. We ended up contacting 100 people in the week when the goal is 70! so that was something at least haha. I have a strong testimony of the blessings received for being diligent. Contacts dont really get investigators..but i know the Lord blesses us when we do them haha. Thats what happened in my last second with 2 baptisms. But we worked so hard, long days, luckily a teenager from the branch was willing to go along with us and he talked with literally everyone he saw haha hes gonna be a boss missionary some day. We were stoked for the activity thinking at least 1 investigator had to show up. Not 1 was there...but quite a few members and it was still really good! But, heres the good part. On sunday, we go to pick a inactive member up that wanted to go for the first time in many many years and he wasnt there. We get to the church and we are talking with the members and we sit down. The meeting starts, and a girl walks in and sits close to us (we dont have pews, just plastic chairs and she sat in the same row). I shook her hand and asked her name. I asked if she was a member and she said it was the first time she had gone to our church but she had a friend that taught her a few years back. She wanted to go to church a little while back so she called this friend that used to teach her years ago. He is now unfortunately inactive and she decided to go alone. We are going to teach her this week with a member! It was so sweet! and another referral we received from a member told us 2 weeks ago that she was gonna call us when we could go (which normally means they arent that interested) but this morning she called and asked us to go over on thursday!! She already has a Book of Mormon and is reading it!! Batuco turned cool this week haha this next change is gonna be legit. Its all about working with the members seriously. we cant do it alone. I love the work and my Savior and all of you!
Elder Farnsworth
Mi hijo elder haltercito