Monday, March 12, 2018

Week 75 - Pretty chill week in Arboledas


This was a really good week. It has been pretty busy. We have had a lot of appointments. We've been running from one side of our area to the other. Lots of walking. We brought Alejandra, Paulina, and Alondra to church yesterday. They are progressing quite well. I am really excited for them. They are a really good family, and have already seen many blessings of living the Gospel in their lives.

Oh and we had an Elders Quorum activity on saturday, only we showed up and Hermano Pedro, the recent convert in a wheel chair. We were pretty disappointed that no one else showed up, but I was impressed by the dedication of Hno Pedro.

All is well here in Arboledas, Irapuato. Changes are next week, and I am pretty sure I am going to train. We'll see what happens. Hope y'all have a great week!

Elder Rasmussen

1: With Elder Boss (eating at our favorite "chinese" food place)

2: Not the greatest picture, but the only one I have of E' Vargas, and E' Medrano

Monday, March 5, 2018

Week 74 - Finding like crazy x2


¡Ya terminé de leer el Libro de Mormón! Gané :)

This week was very busy. We had a lot of appointments and a lot of futures to visit. We had 12 new investigators. Another record for me. A lot of these people are really good, a few will progress I hope, a lot probably won't.

It has been a good and tiring week.  My legs are always tired by the end of the day, we walk a lot here. It is worth it. We had a really cool experience this week. We kept passing by looking for a lady named Veronica, she kept saying she was busy, but we were persistant. We passed by and she was home but she said she didn't want to change religions. We explained that that is not our purpose, and she gave us a chance. She and her husband really felt the Spirit in the lesson, it was awesome to see how they changed their attitudes. That was one of my favorite lessons I've had.

All is well here in Irapuato. It's a cool area, and a cool ward, but I kind of hope I don't stay here too long. But hope you all have a great week!

Elder Rasmussen

1: E' Medrano, E' Vargas, yo
2: E' Medrano, E' Boss, yo

Monday, February 26, 2018

Week 73 - Finding like crazy

This week we have found the most new investigators than any other week in my mission. We really have been guided by the Spirit and been helped by the ward members to find these people prepared by the Lord. I know that these and many other people are being prepared to accept the Gospel, even though they don't know it. My testimony of the Book of Mormon has really grown this week. I feel like I can relate to each of the people in the Book of Mormon in some way, and I can learn something from all of them.

It has been cool to see that the harder we work the more success we have, interesting huh? Haha and I know that the Lord rewards our diligence. I really like this scripture, I can really relate to it. Alma 26:27.

All is well and everything calm here in Irapuato. Hope you all have a great week!
Elder Rasmussen

Sorry I don't have many pictures, there isn't too much to take photos of here. haha. no joke.

Monday, February 19, 2018

Week 72 - Nothing new in Irapuato

This was a pretty normal week. The work is advancing somewhat, it has been a long week of walking and appointments falling through, I guess that is how the past 17 months have been haha

But the good news is that I have been reading a lot in the Book of Mormon. I have learned quite a bit. Read the Book of Mormon! I have been reading in Alma this week. I really have learned a lot from the examples of Alma, Alma the younger, Ammon and his brothers, Amulek, and also Moroni, Lehi, Teancum, Helaman, and Helaman Jr.

All is well and nothing new here in Irapuato. Hope y'all have a great week!
Elder Rasmussen

Monday, February 12, 2018

Week 71 - Francisco and GTO! Oh and Happy Valentine's Day!

This week was awesome! A member named David, an RM, called us one morning and told us to come to his work. We showed up and his boss Francisco was having some serious problems. We started teaching him and he said he felt a lot of love and peace. He also accepted a baptismal date. He also came to church and really liked it! He is golden! It goes to show that the Lord is preparing many souls to receive the gospel, we just need to find them.

Today we also went to Guanajuato. It is a cool town, super hot and lots of hills. But it's chill.

Irapuato is dope. Ugly too and dangerous but I like it. The Gospel is true. Read the Book of Mormon everyday. It works wonders. Hope y'all have a great week and a Happy Valentine's Day! 

Elder Rasmussen

1: Selfie in Guanajuato. Super bright sun, squinty eyes.
2: With my comp, Elder Medrano, super cool dude.

Monday, February 5, 2018

Week 70 - Arboledas, Irapuato

Wow. Irapuato. 

This has been a pretty interesting week. It is hard to get used to a new area, but the members here are pretty cool. I am starting to learn the area pretty well. My comp is a good guy, Elder Medrano. We are working really well together. I have learned quite a bit in this first week here.

Oh yeah. We walked a ton this week. Apparently here it is faster to walk than take the busses. Every night I would get home to the house and just fall asleep. But we also found quite a few really prepared people. I am excited for this area. I know that the Lord has prepared people to here this message. We just need to find them.

All is well here in Irapuato. Hope y'all have a great week! Love you all!
Elder Rasmussen

1-2: La Familia Rocha

1: Enrique, he's a funny dude. His picture just makes me laugh every time I see it.
                         2: After his confirmation.

P.S. Happy 14th Birthday Scott! Love you lil bro. Happy 14th Hermanito.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Week 69 - Baptisms and Transfers

This was an awesome week. On saturday we had the baptismal service of Enrique. After he was baptized, the Bishop was welcoming him to the ward, Enrique then jumps up and starts to bear his testimony and thank us and the members for all we had done. haha it was pretty interesting.

The next day we confirmed him. Then after church we had another baptismal service for Vicky's three kids: Lesli, Regina and Dilan. The water was super cold. It was kind of hard to breath, I am glad I didn't have to be submerged haha.

I also got transferred to Irapuato. I am here with Elder Medrano from Tamaulipas, Mexico. He's a good guy. It is also his last transfer of his mission. This should be a good change. 

I forgot my camera, but I'll send pics next week. All is well here in Irapuato. Hope y'all have a great week!

Elder Rasmussen