Tuesday, August 9, 2016

2016.08.08 Nuevo Laredo

August Leadership Training

Singing during dinner (?)

C's baptism

Dear Mom!

Holy Mole how ya doin? This was a splendid week. We didn´t have so much time to work as we desired because we had to head down to Monterrey for the Leadership council. That is always pretty uplifting and we came out with a lot of good ideas to help the zone out and to keep working with them. This week we had a baptism! C, the blind man, was baptized, and it was a very special baptismal service. Actually, some members invited some non members, C brought his son, and a young woman brought a friend, and they were both there for the baptismal service. The service was so special, full of heart and the spirit of God, and following it we invited the two new investigators to be baptized, and they accepted! wow! how cool!

We also are totally going to have another baptism this week, we just have to work a bit more to help this person receive these great blessings. M V is who is going to be baptized, and she is all on board. She just needs to get married to he ¨husband¨first, but they almost have all of the things they need and they can get everything else ready before Friday, so we need to get everything else ready, such as the service and the clothes and remind them to get their medical check, and then they can get married and then she can get baptized!!! She´s really stoked too, because she has been waiting for a while to be baptized.

 LET´S GO!!!!

I am just going to do as much as I can this week. We are going to help out the other missionaries this week (We do that every week, but especially this week.) So Let´s keep working with all diligence, as Jacob councils: Jacob 1:19

 19  And  we  did  magnify  our  office  unto  the  Lord,  taking  upon  us  the  responsibility ,  answering  the  sins  of  the  people  upon  our  own  heads  if  we  did  not  teach  them  the  word  of  God  with  all  diligence;  wherefore,  by  laboring  with  our  might  their  blood  might  not  come  upon  our  garments;  otherwise  their  blood  would  come  upon  our  garments,  and  we  would  not  be  found  spotless  at  the  last  day.

Also, check out this Poem that my Mission President sent me:

(Author Unknown)

Somebody said that it couldn’t be done, but he with a chuckle replied
That maybe it couldn’t but he wouldn’t be one to say so till he tried.

So he buckled right in with a bit of a grin and he took off his coat and went to it.
He started to sing as he tackled that thing that couldn’t be done and he did it.

Someone scoffed, oh you’ll never do that, at least no one ever has done it,
But he took off his hat and he took off his coat and before he knew he’d begun it.

With a lift of his chin and a bit of a grin, if any doubt arose he forbid it,
And he started to sing as he tackled that thing that couldn’t be done and he did it.

There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done, there are thousands to prophesy failure,
There are thousands to point out to you one by one the dangers that wait to assail you.

But just buckle right in with a bit of a grin and take off your coat and go to it,
Just start to sing as you tackle that thing that cannot be done and you’ll do it.

Thanks for sending me the agenda [for the week between his arrival home from Mexico and his departure to college]. I´m going to try and gift most of my clothes (ties, pants, clean shirts, rain jackets, black suit, etc.)

I love you!

Elder Garner

p.s. Still a missionary Oh Yea!

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