Monday, April 20, 2015

I love to see the temple!‏

Monday, 20 April 2015

(note to friends)
I know the Lord Lives and we are all on the same journey to find Him once more! For this reason He has called many to serve missions, have callings in the church, build families, be brothers, sisters, mothers and fathers and just simply walk in faith following His Footsteps. Everyone is in need of the love and joy, hope and future that lies within the teachings of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. You would be surprised just how many are willing to listen and share what we live and have to share. May we keep our sight on the Eternal, Everyone counts. With Love, Elder Terrance Farnsworth

 I like to look for rainbows...‏ 

 Well I am moving along in the work with hardly time to think, and without a mind to think running to and fro, wet head to toe, especially when it`s not raining... well that´s humidity for ya. My gym clothes this morning hardly had a dry spot and we were only playing soccer for about 45 minutes. We finally found a mop and were able to clean up the apartment pretty well, at least it´s smelling better ;) I. went out of contact for most of the week last week and we finally got a text message saying he was sick. Sunday we called him and he said he would come to church but was still sick (for some reason half of his face went paralyzed and for this didn`t want to be seen out in public). We decided to go and bring him to church without really knowing what was wrong. With gentle persuasion, a lot of love, and a blessing, we got him to church! He is now improving in health, but it is still a worry for us. He has a great testimony of the commandments and the Book of Mormon. He, along with F., in church is awesome! They basically have led the lessons and discussions the past two weeks now! Their testimonies and desires to learn have awakened the members to where they are beginning to act more naturally in the way that the Lord intended for the church, center the work on the investigators in all phases and in the end all are uplifted! D. and A. are still working on marriage as well as G. and I.! One of our menos activos (less active members) whom I met one of my first nights here in Siquirres is reactivating. I don´t know exactly what happened other than a grand change of heart! He and F. came to a Pizza party that the Elders quorum put on and enjoyed it to the very last (we did as well). This Sunday we finally were asked for help by the Rama (Branch) or the presidency of the stake to search out our less active priesthood holders or prospective elders and reactivate them all and get them ordained to the priesthood. We need 8 more worthy, active priesthood holders to qualify for a Ward! We started looking at our possibilities and we have about 14 brethren to search out and reactivate. Oh, what joy to have a goal to work towards for the Branch. We have been working very hard here, but sadly, the Branch has no missionary-related goals up to now, so much of our work has been like starting up a train going full speed to baptism and then hitting the Brick Wall of the Members. I love all those who are here serving along with us, but as missionaries, without a clear view of the goals of the organization in which we serve, our mission goals don´t get us very far. M. now lives closer to us! He is one whom we are preparing to receive the Priesthood to increase the success rate here as well. What more can I say? Are we busy yet? Thanks for the pictures! It´s good to see tulips and snow, good to hear about the successes back home. Lately I have learned a lot once more about sacrifice, obedience, planning, and being diligently engaged in a good cause of our own free will. I hope all continues to go well and that you may all do your very best to help those missionaries there. Our success as a church depends on the success of everyone as an individual and as a whole. That is why the Family is the main unit! I love yall. Les amo Elder The Younger, Spanish Speaking, bean and rice eating, Terrance Farnsworth ;)

Que guapo este gaucho, no! (What a handsome cowboy!)
He says he has gained 25 lbs, up to 175 now. Where did he put it all?

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