Well I have been in this area now for four and a half months which means that I am going to have changes. Which means I'm going to another area. New area new comp new people. It's super sad because I have learned to love this area so dang much. I really don't want to leave. Sister Victoria is one of the most powerful people that live on this whole planet. I would do anything to see her go through the Temple. She is such a good Member of this church. I know that Our Heavenly Father is so happy of her too. What makes it so cool is that I knocked on her door while contacting! I think she will always be my Golden Investigator. I'm also going to miss the Zone. I love all the Elders here so much. Elder Madison, Lyon, Vasquez, Cockrin and others really have become some of my best friends. I actually went on splits with Madsen this week (he is the Zone Leader) and we just had the best time ever. When ever we're with each other I just laugh so hard. He lives in SO JO so I'll see him after the Mish. Well Miguel and Suypa are progressing so fast. We already helped Suypa get a divorce from her old husband and now she's doing her papers to get married to Miguel. WOW.. That means that they will be divorced and married within 5 weeks. That's never happened in this country before hahaha! Their whole family is going to be baptized! They have been converted to the Lords Church. How great is that. The only problem is Miguel has a little Problem with smoking but we are working on it so don't worry!! Well I have to go cause I have to pack to go to my next Area! I love y'all!!!
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Hola! This Email I just want to talk about the area that I'm in. Everyone here is so loving. All the members are finally coming around. They have had a grudge on the missionaries for about 2 years now but they are starting to get trust in them again. We have a dinner appointment every day now which is the best thing ever. The walking is insane.. I walk about 200 hundred thousand miles a day.. The size of this ward is at least the size of our Stake back at home. Actually maybe three of our Stakes. It's massive. It's so hot haha! But I think that everyone knows that. The biggest problem about this area is that on about every corner there is a little church. The names of the Churches are so funny. Like for example "The Little Friends of Christ church" "We Have Missionaries Church" that's my favorite or just "The Church of the Bible of God" HAHA The problem is the people down here just go to the closest church. Which makes it really hard because after a lesson that we have the local Priest will storm over and start saying a bunch of stuff about Jose Smith or things we do in Temple. The missionaries call all of this the Doctrine of the Devil. Cause it really is. This is the only Church in the whole world who the world just attacks. The world doesn't attack the Catholics or the Baptists or any other church. It's just ours. Why is that? It's because this is the one and only Church. The devil is pleased when people are members of other churches because he knows he is keeping them from making sacred ordinances with the Holy Priesthood. Like Baptism. Which are 100% necessary to live with our Heavenly Father again. Only one church on this Planet has the Priesthood to baptize. The Power of God. When Jesus Christ lived he established his Church. The Church of Jesus Christ. He didn't make 1 or 2 or 3 he made his church. The Priesthood keys were restored to the Great Prophet Joseph Smith after the Great Apostasy which the Bible makes very clear to us. Those keys that Joseph Smith had received have been past down in an unbroken line to the Prophet Thomas S. Monson. This is the Church of God. This is Christ's Church. This is the Truth. In all conditions we have the Holy Ghost to guide us. We are so blessed to know this truth. I challenge all of you to Bring your Non Member friends to come to this light that we have. It's 100% necessary for them to live forever and ever in Peace and in the presence of God. I love all of you Guys so much! Have a good week!!
This Guy Is 100% crazy. All he does is scream "look at all the Air Planes at night (All the Stars)!" When ever we see him we tell him to walk with us cause he's so funny!
Some drunk People that call me UTAH. They always hang out in front of Victoria's house!!
Monday, February 2, 2015
First shout out to the FOUR TIME Super Bowl World Champion Patriots!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I didn't get to see the game (Obvio) but I heard a little bit of it. I'll tell you guys what happened. We were walking home from dinner to go home and a missionary called me and said "Hey I want you to hear the game winning touchdown by the Seahawks with 30 seconds left." (He knew I was a huge Pats fan) SO he put the phone on speaker and I was just listening. I was so mad cause I thought we were going to lose. Then all I hear (In English) Wilson Drops back INTERCEPTED INTERCEPTED! I dropped the phone and started screaming at the top of my lungs running down the Street. My Comp was just sprinting after me haha! He was just saying Patriots Patriots in a funny Latino accent haha! I was so happy! I honestly couldn't sleep. The Patriots would win the Super Bowl while I'm serving a mission. I'm still so happy. Oh and I called the score SO that's cool. Ok I'll stop talking about this cause it's not important haha.
SO this week was OK. Nobody could go to church because the whole world is sick. This crazy illness is going around and just about half the people in this whole country have it. It's like Dengue but 100x worse. It just makes you feel like you are being burnt and it makes your bones feel like they are just being smashed. Yeah.. OW. So I hope I don't get it. I use a lot of OFF so I think I'll be fine. We are working really hard with this family of four who wants to be baptized but they aren't married. The Lady wants to get married but she is married to another guy who is in the states. SO she has to get a divorce first to get married to her current boyfriend. We fasted for them and I know that in the Lord's time that they will be baptized and sealed in the Temple. That's why I'm here. I know all is possible if we have faith in the Lord. Also this week we went contacting behind that huge mountain that you guys always see in the pictures. We found a lot of new people. They are so poor. They all live in mud houses with no water or electricity. It's so sad. But I know that the Gospel is going to brighten their lives so that makes me so happy. But they couldn't go to churchbecause just about all of them were sick with the Dengue type illness so that's sad... But all in all a good week! I love all of you guys so much!!
Love Elder Hess
PS I saw.. A pillar of light...
"I saw.. A pillar of light..."