Monday, June 20, 2011

Old friends from Sabana Yegua and Shout Outs.

how you all doing this week!?!?!? I am doing great. I think i gained about ten pounds this last week between the package and eating so bad but wow its sooooooo gooooood. FAST FOOOOODDD!!! and we had a hot dog eating contest last night,lets just say they ran out of hot dogs before I was done eating....
This week was awesome. I dont know if you all remember but when I was in Azua withe ELder Barrett we were teaching a deaf lady that was going to get baptised but then she moved to the capital. The other day we were walking in the street, one of the my first days here, I swear that I saw her and even told Elder Price wow i think I saw a deaf lady I taught with my trainer but she was a ways a way so I didnt think twice of it but the other day while we were contacting we saw a small door way back in an alley and we went and knocked on it and Elder Price was standing in the doorway and I was a little bit back but when it was my turn to present myself and stuck my head in the door and was completely surprised. It was the sister of the deaf girl. I had met her in Azua too and she jumped off her seat and yelled WILSON!!!! and ran over and completely hugged me and gave me the Spanish kiss greeting. AWKWARD!!! She is almost as tall as me so she is the only one that would be able to do that to me!!! I asked her where he sister was and she went and got here and when here sister saw me she freaked out!! It was so fun to talk to them and find out about everyone in Sebana Yegua. Lots of people don't live there anymore apparently but wow it was so much fun!!! The tall sister went back to Sebana Yegua but the deaf one went to church with us on Sunday!! IT was sooo amazing and sooo coool!! I never thought id see them againa!!! We are going to try and work with the deaf one to see if she wants to get baptised!!!
I was wondering.. Has the work for Grandad and Grandma Wilson been done?
I got the package and mail this week. Got letters from the Browns, Brindy, MAren and Maddy Kusilek the girl that was in my MTC group that played D1 basketball. She is already home and wrote me. I was going to ask maren to find her for me to get me her address but now I got it!!! You should find her on facebook maren and tell her hi and that I already wrote her back :)
I got a call on Wed or Thursday from the secretary of the mission and asked me if I knew a Vladmire from Sebana Yegua. I said yes and he said well I am going to give him your number so that he can call you. Its the kid I baptised in Sebana Yegua. He is leaving in agosto to San Salvador to do his mission. There are like 8 boys from Azua that are all leaving in the next couple months. 3 from SY and the rest from actual azua but i know them all. Randomly I saw one of them on Fri in the streets here and told him goodbye because he leaves next wed to Bolivia. I told him to find Gabe.
Will you talk to the U of A Spanish department to see what I need to do to get tested out of some classes??
We are working Wed and Fri mornings in the institute. We are teaching this one girl that walks with a cane because she got a an accident. She was riding on a bus and sitting in the back of the bus and the bus was nailed by a semi... she got hurt really bad and she says all she can remember is that she felt like someone was holding her up during those moments and that she new she was not alone. She said that when shes in the institute building that feeling returns and that's why she knows that where she needs to be and that shes going to stop rejecting all the signs God sends her and whats to join the church. She was taking to the institute by a friend. A simple invitation but if the friend wouldn't have gotten up the guts to talk to her she would have never of known. We all need to share the gospel with our friends.
I was reading the war chapters in Alma this week and loved them. B4 I had always wondered why the wars were important but I learned a lesson that I would like to share. Moroni, during the peaceful years didn't just sit around and do nothing. Sometimes when times our easy we slack off and don't do the thinks that we need to do. Our prayers are less sincere, our scripture study is just reading to read and things like that but when trials come we start praying hard and get more out of our studies but if we were more like Moroni and even during the times of peace when theres no wars o sea trials if we prepare ourselves, build walls around ourselves (scripture study diligent prayers) when the temptations come (los lamanites) we will be like moronis army and defeat them without even struggling. I dont know if I explain myself well but I really enjoyed reading that part. The lamanites were shocked when they saw all the preparation that the Nephites had done. They nefites could have said you know we are not in war right now so lets just sit back and relax but instead they decided to act and then when the trials came, they were already ready. I really liked it but i dont think I am explaining myself well.
So on Sunday we got ten investigatores to go to church!! It was awesome. One familia. A couple of young couples like 25 ish and the deaf lady. It was awesome. Definitely felt blessed. Elder Price and I had been praying a lot so that we could get them to church and so that we would know what we needed to do to help them get to church. Our prayers were answered!! This is sooo real. The gospel is real. I beg all of the young men to prepare themselves to go on the mission. Dont let ANYTHING get in the way. Satan will try and put things in the way but dont let him. Dont fall. You all are enlisted in God´s Army. Dont flee the draft.
I love you all lots!!!! THanks for all you do and for who you are!!!!
Tell the McCooks hi and that I would like to hear from them!!! Especially Skyeler and BRo McCook!!!
Tell Groll´s mom he is being a good boy and Elder Knudsen´s mom too!!!
Love you all soo much!!!
elder Wilson

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