Tuesday, January 14, 2014

A Busy Week

Hey everyone !! hows it going?? 

So on Tuesday we went to see Nilli Merchant and talked to her and answered some of her questions that she had, she has alot of great questions ! Wednesday we had a zone meeting to start out the day. We saw sister Maximoff and talked to her about going to thew temple and finding her a ride from the members in our ward. Thursday  we saw  Jennifer Haberal  and talked to her about coming back to church. She told us that when she gets up to go to church she always finds a way to stay home, she told us she always stops herself and doesn't know why.  after seeing her we went to Nilli's house again and talked about the plan of salvation more. it went really well. We ended our night by seeing Eli Brackett a recent convert of a few months and talked to him about  his trip to his dads. We talked about coming to church and told him we can get him a ride if he needs one. Friday we went to see Jarold and we took a priest from our ward with us....  he wasn't the best person to bring a priest to.  We had a fun lesson though. Saturday we had dinner at Nilli's house She invited her friend Mark Jackman over. ( he is the person that got her interested in meeting with us.) We broke the rules a little, we stayed over for 2 hours but we talked about her concerns and mark helped out alot. we pretty much went over lessons 1-3 in about 30 minutes without even knowing. Sunday was pretty good. I had to give  a talk in church  on how to receive personal revelation. We saw some less actives in our area and then finished the night off  by going to jennifer haberal's house and giving her a blessing. All this week we went around in our time we didn't have appointments and looked for all our less active members in our ward. Thats all for the week. love all of you guys!!

Love Elder Ruiz

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Happy New Year!

Hey everyone!! how's it going ?  

This week was a decent week. On Tuesday we went to go see a former investigator named Peggy, she is a interesting person but very nice. We talked to her for a long time...( she likes to talk)  Wednesday we had a 100 taco party  for the Zone. The Conelys hosted it. We ended up eating 187 tacos.....  the top 4 missionaries had 27,23,23,17. a sister ate 17 tacos.. WOW!!  WE went to sister Maximoffs house and talked to her about for a little before heading over to Nilli Merchants house. We talked to Nilli about the plan of salvation  and after we put her on date to be baptized on the 25 of January. She is preparing herself and I know she is ready for this. Thursday we went to see Renea Kubic. She looks like she is doing alot better since having surgery. We talked to her about the importance of reading the scriptures . We told her to continue to pray  before we left. Friday we  went to Rubi and Bato's house and talked to them for awhile.  Bato showed us his double and triple platinum records!!  We talked to their family about church and  its importance. we also talked to them about the scriptures and printed out a talk from general conference in Spanish and gave it to him. Saturdaywe tried to see people but we decided to go shovel peoples driveways. We went to all the elderly people in our ward and did that. Sister Mooring saw us outside and came out and said " what are you doing???"  and I told her we were shoveling her driveway and she said  smiling " is it because im old" ..... I stopped myself from saying something dumb. I told her she does look a day over 56...... she is 84. she tells me that I know how to make a lady smile.... looks like I still got it guys!!!! haha. Sunday we had church at 9 so we came a little early and helped shovel the sidewalks of the church and other things. Guess who got to teach primary yesterday ??? haha  we got to Teach the 11 year old class..... Super fun, The kids love me here like they do back home its so cool!!  We went in early yesterday because it was pretty cold so no one wanted to open their doors... makes sense.  Thats all for this week. love you all !!

-Elder Ruiz