Monday, July 31, 2017

20170731 -- Elder Andrew Geddes in the mission field - watch videos

We have 2 baptismal dates for Saturday, Carlos and Gabriela. Also next change we have 4 people that can be baptized. John the brother of Carlos, Yamilet and Chuchu the son and niece of Lucero my convert and Orvelin. He has good assistance in the church, he just needs to read the book of Mormon and pray. He struggles with pride and wants to teach to look smart. He does know a lot from the bible but he needs a testimony of the Book of Mormon. The last lesson with him went well. We invited him to baptism like 5 times during the lesson. The spirit was really strong so even though he didn't accept it yet he definitely felt something. Today we went and hiked Chipique. It was really hot. I don't like hiking very much but I was still good. There was some kind of animal that was super cool. After we ran into a bunch of mansions that were super cool. I guess that part of the city of Monterrey is the richest city in all of Latin America. There were some super awesome cars that passed by and then we went to the mall that was close by. It was super big and really nice. Here are two videos that I really like. I feel like crying when I watch the first one. I have a strong testimony of Jesus Christ. I will send pictures next week!! Watch the videos there awesome!!!!

Monday, July 24, 2017

20170724 -- Elder Geddes in the mission - Try a little harder to be a little better.

So this week we did service in the house of a member and after they made us pancakes and they wanted me to say the prayer in English but I couldn't do it haha I couldn't think of the words in English. We have an investigator named Orvelin that we are teaching and he came to church for the second time but during gospel principles he wanted to teach haha. He wants to look smart so he tries to teach. He was trying to teach about the gift of the holy ghost. He called my convert a baby which I didn't like. He can't seem to get the concept of authority and that there is only one true church of God. Erika didn't come to church but shes progressing a lot. She wants to get married and a family member of hers said that they will pay for it. We are going to try to do what we can to help her to get married and then get baptized. We have two other baptism dates for August 5. Gabriela who is 8. And Carlos who is one of the ninos of Mayela. I'm getting along fine with my companion. He is good with his words and can teach good. I try to look for the good in him.
Try a little harder to be a little better. Gordon B Hinkley
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Monday, July 17, 2017

20170717 -- Elder Geddes in the mission - THE FAMILY A PROCLAMATION TO THE WORLD

We are teaching a girl named Erika who is 19 and has 2 kids both both of them are from different fathers. When we first met her she didn't believe in God but now does and is praying and reading the book of Mormon. She is living with the father of her second kid and we are trying to get her to marry him but she told us that she doesn't know if she wants to have an eternal family with him because they are not getting along. We showed her The Family A Proclamation to the World and she wants an eternal family but she doesn't know if she wants it with him. Its a tough situation. Its the norm here though to hook up and never get married.

We are teaching a guy named Orvelin. Hes a jehovah's witness. Hes not very smart but he wants to be so while we are teaching him he wants to teach us. He came to church with us and wanted to teach our class. It was about baptism haha. He left half way through church to go to his church.

We teach a lot of people but those are are the two people who are the most interesting haha. It was Elder Osorio's birthday so we surprised him, I bought him this shirt.

Tantas cosas en esta vida depende en nuestra actitud. -Thomas S Monson


Monday, July 10, 2017

20170710 Elder Geddes in the mission field - Baptized Lucero!

This week I got to baptize Lucero!!!!!!! I contacted her on the street about a month ago and now she's baptized!! It was amazing. Its really humbling to be able to have this opportunity to serve as representative of Jesus Christ. It's really cool to be able to feel the spirit all the time. We live so worthy of the spirit that I can feel its presence all the time. We are teaching another woman named Teresa. She had a problem with smoking but we got her to quit and to break her cigarettes. Unfortunately we found out that she was only married in the catholic church and not in the law so we cant baptize her yet. Her kind of husband is away working and isn't going to return for a while. We teach a lot of people during the week but there are only a few who are ready to receive it. The apostasy is very thick and people don't want to change. All that we can do is share what we know and if they don't except it it's there loss. This church is so obviously true and can bless the lives of all people. Only through living the teachings of the Jesus Christ and following his example can we receive peace and joy in this life and for the eternity. Study the scriptures and the life of Jesus Christ. He starts his visit to the Americas in 3Nephi11. He really did live a perfect life and we are commanded to be like him. This is His church. Follow his teachings and be blessed.

Elder Geddes

Monday, July 3, 2017

20170703 Elder Geddes in the mission field - Pictures

This week I got my new companion this week Elder AC. He is a recent convert of 2 years. He hass got a lot of energy and we teach pretty good together. He talks a lot about his last area and how they had bikes. Its literally all that he can talk about. He really wants a bike right now but our area is really poor. We don't need bikes. Its not safe. I've prayed about it and I don't feel like we should have them. We asked president and basically said to work it out. The mission wouldn't pay for it. I don't know what to do because I don't want contention. This week we have 2 FECHAS BAUTISMALES (baptismal dates) for this Saturday. One named Lucero and the other Terasa. Its getting hotter if that's possible. The CanĂ­cula starts August 15. Stay strong in the gospel. There is power in keeping the commandments. If we do our part God will always give us blessing. Through the gospel we can feel the love of God and have peace and joy in this life and for the eternity. 

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20170710 Elder Geddes in the mission field - Baptized Lucero!

This week I got to baptize Lucero!!!!!!! I contacted her on the street about a month ago and now she's baptized!! It was amazing. Its r...