Monday, February 27, 2012

Week Seventy-One: February 27th, 2012

Dear Family,
This has been an excellent week. We had 3 investigators in the chapel yesterday. The first is Jessica. She is a daughter of a less active family who basically decided to go back to church. Jessica is awesome. She has been reading and praying and wants to be baptized. Tonight we have a appointment with her and we are going to put a Baptismal Date. Second is María José. We found her knocking doors. She is awesome also. She is progressing really well. We've talked a lot about baptism and she understands that to have the gift of the holy ghost she has to be baptized. Well yesterday she went to church for the first time. Today we also have a appointment with her and we are going to ask her what she felt in the chapel. She believes the Book of Mormon is true which is the key to everything so that's good. The third investigator in the chapel is named Adriana. She has been investigating for a while. Before the doubt was she had to get married. Well they got married and so we taught Lesson 3 and when we got to baptism she said that she didn't want to be rushed with her baptism and started crying.
So we are a little nervous to bring it up but we haven't even had a chance to teach her recently. But her husband and mother in law are members so she goes to church and everything. Steve is doing good but he didn't go to church this week and doesn't want us to pass by. He said that he informed he evangelical church that he wants to take a year break and that he wants to take some time and think about everything. It is a big step for him to leave his church. But this week we had a ward activity and Steve came. We are going to go visit him this week.

We are looking for a new pension again. The office is kinda busy and can't help us right now. It's that the owner didn't tell us that we can't throw toilet paper in the toilet. Well we clogged it. Our plumber came and said that it isn't a problem with the toilet but with the building. So we called the owner and she basically said that we can't throw toilet paper in the toilet. So we expressed that we are kind of annoyed that she didn't note this defect before we started renting. Well She basically went straight anti American and basically started saying things like "who do you think you are coming to this country and throwing toilet paper in the toilet. We aren't in America
where life is so great." and on and on and on. President wasn't exactly happy. So we're out.
The thing is the mission has 70 pensions (house or apartments) and with everyone of them we can throw toilet paper. But honestly we just don't want to have to deal with the owner so we are out.

The weather is starting to cool off a little now! We are doing really good. I hope you guys have a great week.

Love Elder Holton

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Week Seventy: February 20th, 2012

Dear Family,
This week had been a great week. We are loving the new appartment. The work is going great. We were able to get right back on our feet and get running with the work. We have several investigators we are working on that are progressing very well so we just have to keep it up. I recently heard that Elder Smith was made a zone leader. That was way cool. They also created another zone in the mission. So there are 12 zones.
I hope you are doing great.
Love you all.
Love,Elder Holton

Monday, February 13, 2012

Week Sixty-Nine: February 13th, 2012

Dear Family,
Well I'm sorry to say that this letter this week is going to be a little shorter than normal. Well this has to be the busiest week I've had with the least amount of Proslyting work. We had 2 divisions this week. I had to inspect 2 pensions. I had to teach iniciatives to the zone on wednesday. We had a meeting president on thursday and we have been trying to move. I'm just glad it's over and I can focus on the work. Changes are tomorrow and neither me or Elder Sanchez have changes so we'll be together for another 6 weeks which will be great. Elder Dorios (Senior Missionary) helped us move with a truck from the mission. Honestly the biggest thing that happened this week is we changed pensions. As of Saturday Night we slept in the new apartment. We are very happy and look forward to living here and working even harder. Well I hope you guys have a great week.
Happy Valentines.
Elder Holton

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Week Sixty-Eight: February 6th, 2012

Dear Family,
Well this past week has been so crazy. We have been spending a lot of our time just cleaning cleaning cleaning.Well we still haven't moved at all yet. But we'll get there when we get there. In our old house there are 5 bedrooms for only the 2 of us and no we didn't get any help. On Saturday we finally got the keys to our new apartment but they want us to paint it top priority so that is taking a good amount of our work time. But oh well.The work is going great. The ward is doing well. We just got a new ward mission leader. Haha Time is going by so fast. This change ends in a week and it doesn't feel like 5 weeks has gone by.
Today we went to a zoo down in the Mission below us. It was way fun.
We are way excited to move in our new apartment. Well I'm sorry this is shorter but i hope you guys have a great week.
Elder Holton

Nick's Birthday is coming up on March 3rd so if you have a chance send him a letter for his Birthday!!

Zone Activity at the Zoo! 2-6-12

Chilean Monkey!