Kyle is serving a 2 year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. To learn more about missions and what Kyle believes visit www.mormon.org
Monday, December 12, 2016
Gooooooood day to you all! Hope your day has been as productive as ours. Bought groceries, cleaned, got our hair cut, built a gingerbread house, decorated our piso for Christmas, and made quesadillas. That's a productive PDay.
We had a stellar week out here so let's see what I can remember.
Monday we went to yajaira and she made us arrepas. They were sooooooo good. I also made my cookies again so we had a good shindig. She had her friend Kati over so we taught her and gave her a BoM but she lives in France and already left. She appeared fairly interested though. We've been struggling to teach Yajaira because there are three little kids and a dog that don't stop moving, it's been really hard to have the spirit. But Thursday we had another lesson and applied some things we learned in district meeting and had a stellar lesson with her! She said she'll be baptized so we're super excited to return again tonight!
Wednesday we went up north for district meetings. We got to Oviedo and arrived at the chapel when I realized I didn't have my back back. I freaked out and we ran to the bus station but it had left for Gijón. Luckily Gijón was our next destination. I called the hermanas up there and they ran to the bus station to see if they could get my backpack before the bus left there. We talked to the security guy in Oviedo who called gijon and they said they'd check for us. I knew they wouldn't find it, that's why I called the Hermanas. I was praying the whole time because it had my iPad in it and I didn't want to lose that haha. Security called back and said they didn't have it. 30 seconds later the Hermanas called me and said they had it! It was definitely an answer to my prayers. Hermanas are to be trusted. They said went there and security already told them they couldn't find it, but they got on the bus and checked anyways and found it. God loves me.
Thursday was day 1 of the "Light the World" campaign so we did some service for a member who's in the hospital. We basically entered the tv show Hoarders for a couple hours. It was so disgusting and unhealthy. So we started cleaning and throwing stuff away. We left two hours later and looked like we didn't do anything. The hermanas went in the afternoon and were going back tomorrow. Service with a smile 😬
Saturday was awesome! We did intercambios with the DL and his comp because kalifa had his baptismal interview and the DL had to do it for him. We contacted a couple hours and placed a couple BoMs and picked up a few numbers. Good time contacting. We had a lesson with Elisa and it was unreal. All lessons with her have been stellar up until this moment. She for sure will be a relief society president, I promise. We talked about faith, repentance, and baptism. Last visit we asked her to ponder about baptism and when I asked if she had done that she said "I haven't been able to stop thinking about it!" She said she really wants to be baptized but can't until February because that's when her work schedule changes. Then she said "we'll see if we can't do it before, I don't know how, but we'll make it happen" and I was like "YES you're dang straight it'll happen sooner so talk to your boss!" Not really, but almost. It was a spiritually intense lesson and I just felt so much love for her. She's gonna do great things in the church.
Kalifa passed his interview so this Sunday he will be entering the waters of baptism! We're excited and he is too. We watched a video of Christs baptism and after he half screamed "PERFECTO" haha it was hilarious. He's such a miracle. His whole story of how we found him and how far he's come is a straight miracle.
So much more happened but it's in my journal right now. I have a huge testimony about fasting and prayer. I hope you all had the opportunity to do that this last weekend. We've seen so many miracles as we've fasted these last two weeks and God is more than willing if we fast and pray according to His will and ours. Love you all!
#ILUMINAelMUNDO, Elder Gearig
A little penguin
Shoot I forgot about the title. We have this less active named Miguel. He's 27 and really wants to get married. Like REALLY bad. So we made him a deal. If he reads and prays and does his part, we'll contact ever girl between 18-30 and see if we can find someone to baptize so he can marry them. But he only likes blondes from other countries haha. So we'll see how this goes...