A glimpse into the life of a Mormon missionary (Elder Creer) as he serves a two year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He began serving in the Utah Salt Lake City Mission- Spanish speaking. On July 1, 2012, he was transferred to a new mission- the Utah Salt Lake City West Mission.

Monday, April 29, 2013

I told Elder Biggs that he needed to tie his shoes...

Hola Familila!
Things here are going pretty good. The online stuff is pretty fun but we are going to try and spend some more time in our area this week so we can start to get things going a little faster. I'm stoked for Tuesday when we  get the Ipads!! That should be pretty fun to test all of that stuff out! So this week we were pretty much just trying to find some more people to teach. Elder Homer and Elder Menendez came to visit my branch since they both served there at one point and they gave me some good referrals of people that they used to teach in the area so we are going to try and visit them this week. Last week we didn't have anyone to church and this week we had 7 people there and the little branch was really excited about that. The time is flying by so fast right now but it still doesn't seem like it isn't going to be over soon, it will probably hit me on the way home or something haha.  This was my first week eating with a Spanish ward which was cool again..But I have felt completely bloated all week. No wonder why I gained all of that weight haha.

I want to share an experience or two that we had this past week. So Friday we made the companionship goal to invite someone to be baptized every day because we had a faith training from President and we felt that was what we needed to do so that we could find more people that were ready to be baptized. So Saturday was a super busy day and we had already invited someone to be baptized and they said yes so that was cool. When we were walking home at like 8:50 we felt the need to go and knock on a door of an apartment complex. A few days earlier we were walking on the other side of the street and I told Elder Biggs that he needed to tie his shoes (they were already tied but I told him to untie them and tie them again haha) I saw this Spanish family walking and I felt like I needed to watch and see where they lived. Well they went around the corner and I could only see the general area of where the family was headed. So I remembered that family and thought that was why we needed to go and knock on that door because maybe it was the Spanish family that we had seen. So anyways we head over there and I told Elder Biggs that all we were going to say was " We felt prompted to knock on your door" and then wait to see what they said. Well anyway, we did that. This white family opened the door and we told them that and they both stopped for like 5 seconds and then they both started crying. They invited us in and they told us that  they had been talking about meeting with the missionaries right before we got there and had said a prayer that God would send them one of his servants. Right after that we knew that this was our opportunity to testify to them about how much God loves them, so we did and we told him that God sent us to his house so that he could change. Through his tears he agreed and we told him that change would come by following the Savior and being baptized. So Elder Biggs invited him and he said yes. It was a crazy miracle that definitely strengthened my testimony of following the Spirit because you never know who The Lord is counting on you to bless. If we are worthy and follow the Spirit we can be an instrument in the hands of the Lord to bless other people are are desperately in need like this family. So pray for those opportunities and see if you can find at least one person that the missionaries can teach before we move! Well I am out of time (bball is bouncing) so hope all is going well.  Love ya!
Siempre Crean,
Elder Creer

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