Elder Joshua Mackay is serving a two year Spanish Speaking mission for his church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He is in the California Ventura mission.
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Week 24 Transfers
December 2, 2013
so im staying 6 more weeks here in the good ol' San Buena Ventura Branch
so highlight of the week was the baptism we had on Saturday oh it was so good!
but anyways the week went a little like this:
was a normal, p-day with shopping, washing everything. but after 6 we
went over to join a family home evening with the Diaz family and they
were watching "a special witness of Jesus Christ" its a good movie it
just all the of the 12 and the first presidency bearing testimony of
Jesus Christ. oh so good and after the movie me and Elder Cavazos bore
our testimonies. and then went and made a program for the baptism on Saturday.
so something interesting happened that day during distract meeting we
were coming up with ideas for service and Elder Smith (Distract Leader)
asked me what i was thinking and i said "it sounds crazy but helping
people to set up or take down bouncy houses" and he said i like that
idea so we prayed to help people with bouncy houses, lights, and washing
dishes. and then in the evening we talked to the Gonzales family about
faith and hope. it was a pretty good lesson and they are looking forward
to meeting tomorrow.
we had a couple lessons that day. starting with the Vera family they
were watching a scary movie when we came over and we asked them how they
sleep after watching that they said its a long night but we talked
about prayer and there is a great scripture in Alma 37: 37 that talks
about praying to the lord before you sleep and he will watch over you
and in the morning you need to pray giving thanks for the thing that he
has given so we shared that and headed on our way. we then went to Hna.
Ruth lopez's house for dinner and her boy friend Eusiebio was there and
we talked about the 12 tribes cause hna was confused about them (we
talked about them in Sunday
school). after we meet Ricardo (the one who got Baptized) and talked
about the priesthood and what it mean and what you can do with it. and
of course where it comes from.
Turkey day!, i mean Thanksgiving, i mean Thursday.
well happy Thanksgiving to all of you. hope it went well and for some
reason all of our evening lesson cancel to meet with there family(who
would ever do that). but we had a great thanksgiving dinner with the
branch and we meet an x-Elder Vaca Guzman from South America somewhere i
cant remember. but that was thrusday.
Friday. so we talked to Ricardo and he changed his mind on the pictures he wanted for the program so we went to do some Black Friday shopping to print out 2 pictures our total on black Friday
was $0.50. and then we went to change the pictures. but for we meet
with a resent convert (baptized in june) to talk about "stand ye in holy
places" (talk by John Bytheway) but her cousin came to town from Oxnard
so we shared it with her as well.
Saturday. all day Saturday
i had butterflies in my stomach. my first baptism and i have to do it
in Spanish :S. but all went well i spend a lot of time that day
repeating the pray in my head and out loud. Elder Cavazos must have been
tired of it, but we taught some people thing as well. first we talked
to Julio Flores and we taught him the Restoration, until his dad came in
and told us to go away, well nicely he did. so we left after we prayed.
then we went to a Jakie Orozco and she has been talking to her cousin
(a member) about the three kingdoms so we talked to her about that and
explained that a little using combo sizes! and oh course the baptism,
where the water was way to hot and i want to repeat the prayer 5 times
and his elbow and foot didn't want to be baptized but other then that it
was a great service and then the english crowd moved in and did there
baptism. yep it was all good.
was a great day we just meet with some members and less actives and
resent converts cause we thought we were both leaving but were not so
here we are!