Monday, May 21, 2018

Week 85 - Irapuatooo

Hi!

This was a fun week. We found lots of really cool people. I think we also found a future bishop. This guy, Abraham, has a lot of potential. I am excited to see how he progresses.

We also killed a snake, it was in an investigator's house, it was like a meter long. All is well here in Arboledas, I really like the ward members. I am for sure going to miss a lot of them. I am excited for Alejandra's baptism. Pray for them. Satan is trying super hard to keep them from getting baptized. But they are strong and trust in the Lord.

Thanks for the emails! Hope you all have a great week!
Love,
Elder Rasmussen


1: In the Centro de Irapuato!


Monday, May 14, 2018

Week 84 - ¡Feliz día de la madre!

Happy Mother's Day (a week late)!

Last week I couldn't write because the power went out as soon as I sent my first email, which happened to be to my beloved mother. FYI, my knees are better! I bought a knee brace to help but it makes my knee sweatier than a fat kid in a sauna.

All is well, I can't believe how fast time flies.

Love,
Elder Rasmussen

1: Video Call

Monday, May 7, 2018

Week 83 - Irekua

Hello!

This was a pretty tough week. Lots of our investigators aren't progressing. We are looking for new ones, but we aren't finding anyone with a lot of desires of changing.

Today we went to a park, Irekua. We rode bikes and played mafia. It was a fun district activity.

Everything is going well. Not great, but not bad. Alejandra and her family are still trying to make the decision to get baptized. They want to do so, but her husband is holding her back. Pray for them!

Hope y'all have a great week!
Love,
Elder Rasmussen

P.S. Oh and nobody celebrates 5 de Mayo here. 

Church: https://www.google.com/maps/@20.6733914,-101.3712731,3a,75y,34.92h,90t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1svNX47Hf-u_dBfIP4ngkkNw!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo1.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DvNX47Hf-u_dBfIP4ngkkNw%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D33.14914%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i13312!8i6656



1: Picture from the Anexo (Drug and Alcohol Rehab)
2: In the Park



Monday, April 30, 2018

Week 82 - 3rd Change in Arboledas

I can't believe how fast time flies by. Today marks my third change here in Irapuato. I have learned a ton and have had an awesome experience. I really like the ward and the area and our investigators. I am glad to be here one more change with Elder Flores.

It has been a hard week. A lot of our investigators have left us or we have had to leave them. We are in the process of finding new people. Pray for Alejandra and her family!! They are so close to getting baptized!

Oh and we also baptized a little girl named Karen on friday. She was baptized when she was 8, but there were no records of it, so we had to baptize her again. She asked me to do the ordinance. It was a beautiful service.

All is well here in Arboledas. I am learning a lot, and enduring to the end!
Hope y'all have a great week!

Love,
Elder Rasmussen


I'll try to get a picture of the baptism for next week.
1: Throwback to one year ago! When I was in the offices.

Monday, April 23, 2018

Week 81 - The Lord's Work

Hey!

This has been a great week! We have been working like dogs and have seen many tender mercies. One experience: There is a family that we have been teaching for about 2 months and they have been progressing alright, they just haven't gone to church. We planned to have a family home evening with the Bishop. He cancelled on us, so we had to find a backup plan. My companion and I both thought of Brother Salinas. He is a really good, really calm brother. He reminds me of Mr. Rogers. He and his wife came with us and they really helped us a ton. Yesterday the brother ramirez and his son came with us to church.

This reminded me that this isn't the work of Elder Rasmussen, or of President Williamson. This is the Lord's work. He is in charge and knows His children better than we do.

All is well here in Arboledas. I really am liking this area. Time is flying by, I can't believe it. 

Hope y'all have a great week!
Love,
Elder Rasmussen

Monday, April 16, 2018

Week 80 - The Annex

This was an awesome week! We started working in an annex with about 30 men who are trying to overcome drug or alcohol addictions. It has been an awesome experience. I really have learned a lot from them. I have felt a very sweet spirit being with them.

This has been a really fast week, I feel like the days are flying by. I am really excited for Alejandra. Yesterday her husband came to church! We are really hoping and praying that they may take the decision to all be baptized together.

During the week we have seen many tender mercies. I am also learning quite a bit in my personal study, right now I am in 1 Samuel. I really liked the story of Ruth. All is well here in Arboledas.

Hope y´all have a great week!
Love,
Elder Rasmussen

1: Before
2: After




Monday, April 9, 2018

Week 79 - Service and Zone Conference

This was a great week! We are continuing to be blessed with a lot of new investigators and tender mercies from the Lord. This week we helped Hna Alejandra clean her store. It was tough work, but worth it. We visited her another day and she said she trusts us a lot and began to express here frustrations and feelings. I think she will be baptized soon.

We have been finding on average 6 or 7 new people each week. Sometimes we have too many people to visit. It is a blessing and a curse. Now our work is focusing on the people that will progress and that will go to church.

We also had a really inspiring zone conference this week. I learned a lot and felt inspired and motivated to keep working hard.

It has been an awesome few weeks here in Arboledas, now I hope we'll have some baptisms soon. All is well here.

Happy Late Easter! Hope y'all have a great week!
Love,
Elder Rasmussen


1: Easter Package from Camille! Thanks Camille! Congrats!
2: Oh and we cleaned the fridge! (After Flores spilled his milk all over haha)