Elder Dallin Dean Gomez

Monday, May 9, 2011

May 9th Email from Dalpal :)

May 9, 2011

Hey family and friends!
This week was a good one.
I will tell you the highlights from the start because I dont have a ton of time.
First off, we found a great new family! Bernardita, Fabian, and Bastian. They are great. We found Bernardita in a little business close to our house. I started talking to her and she was interested in learning English and hearing our message. We stopped by twice in the week and she has two sons. Well, they are all awesome! And all three of them came to church! :) The ward was really great with giving them a warm welcome and they all want to come back. Bastian and Fabian are 14 and 16 and they love soccer, so all of the soccer guys in the ward invited them to play on Saturday...its good.
We also had a baptism on Friday. Josefa was baptized. She is 8. Her parents were converts as of a few years ago but are going through some struggles. But this decision of Josefas to get baptized has helped them a lot! She is a really smart little girl. She has a strong testimony, even with only 8 years. I know that the gospel really does bless families. If you have some struggles right now anyone, my guess is that there are some points of the gospel that you are lacking. Maybe you havent had family scripture study in a while? Family prayer? Family home evening? Whatever it is, if you start it up, it will bless you so much!
The next great thing that happened this week was with our investigator, Joyce. She is a 20 year old who has a testimony of the gospel, wants to get baptized, but her mom is trying to convince her not to. We had a lesson right after church yesterday with her which was amazing. We asked her how she felt in the middle of it and she said that she felt like crying. She started to cry and the spirit was just all over the place! Its an impossible feeling to describe. Just know, Spirit plus everywhere equals incredible! Ha ha. She prayed right here to know if Joseph Smith was a prophet and if the Book of Mormon was true and if she should get baptized. We all waited after the prayer was down and even MORE of the spirit came and she was crying and she said that she felt warmth everywhere and literally the Holy Ghost just filled her. It was one of the coolest things in the world. Shes doing good, she is going to get baptized for sure, we just have to find out when her mom is able to be there.
The next best thing that happened, which was probably the best of the best, was I talked to you mom!!! Whoo! And to you family! And to you friends!!! That was so good :) I am so glad to hear that everyone is doing good and to hear all of the updates of everyone´s lives. I still cant believe that my friends are all going to Africa, especially Brandon, who is leaving in 8 days! Ha ha.
Family, I love you all. I have to go now. Thanks for being awesome! I will send all the pictures that I can! It was so good to hear from you all. Especially you mom. Happy Mothers day!!!!!!!!!!! :) :)

Love, Elder Gomez

photos of:

-scenery at Tumbe, a really cool part of the beach in Chile. It is soooooo pretty and cool looking.
-Little crab
-Josefas baptism 
-Other baptism photo
-Working on Talcahuano centro in all of the hills!
-More hills
-More hill/ocean pictures
-More awesome Chile pictures
-Mothers day activity for the primary and their moms
-Mission family photo, Elder Hickman, my old companion, Elder Maltalban (his son, or trainee), me, and Elder Chavez (my trainer) Its a family picture because Elder Chavez and Elder Hickman were both trained by the same missionary, so they are "brothers"
-Some cool exotic looking plants
-Josefa with Javiera. Jo was baptized on Friday and Javiera is going to get baptized very soon. Both of their families are in the process of reactivating.
- Me and Elder Lamb, my current companion, pouring boiling water on a little puppy. NO! Just kidding! pouring boiling water in the baptismal font. This was Elder Lamb´s attempt at warming up the freezing cold water a little bit. I told him that it wouldnt do anything and.....it didnt do anything. Ha ha.

That´s all for now. I love you all! Chao.

1 comment:

  1. Very cool! I've been in some of those beautiful places!