Monday, 30 April 2012

30 April 2012

How is the work?
well it is going rather well and we had a miracle happen yesterday. we had invited a lady to come to church last week and we called her Saturday night to remind her and she said that she would come and we were really hopping and praying that she would and she did!!!! when we saw her our jaws literally hit the floor. it was so cool she only came for sacrament but she told us that she would be coming next week and that she wanted to bring her kids to the youth activity night so that was really cool. any way we are working rather hard.

well other than that story not much else happened. we got a couch for our apartment because we live close to the mission office so we got a hide-a-bed so that other missionaries can come stay the night for zone leader conference's. it is nice to be back in the lower main land again we are able to talk to president Tilleman in one way or another every week. so that is really cool. I have been having a back pain for a few days now and it has not been fun because it hurts when I am not sitting right up against something right on that spot. any way things have been going well I have sent the letters so look for them!!! I LOVE YOU ALL MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

P.S. we will be going to the temple next week so next week will be on tuesday...

Monday, 23 April 2012

23 April 2012

May we forevermore Choose to do The Right

So this has been a great week we were able to teach!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! it had been a wile, the Lord is blessing us!!!!! I knew that he would as long as we had faith and did as he asked.

Any way I got the photo of Madison so cute. and all that hair just like her mother I bet!!!! and I bet that my sister is very happy to have her out, but just WAITE!! she will wish that time didn't go by so fast!!!!!!! remember how fast your mission went by???

So how are things back home? I mean I want to know I really do.

any way things are well here, other than the fact that the Cannuks lost last night and the entire Provence is in morning. but all I have to say is that we wont have another Riot in downtown this year.

okay now for the good stuff President Tilleman gave a training for all the missionaries in the lower main-land and the zone leaders and it was powerful he told us some stories that was just incredible we really felt the spirit in the room. and He really has a lot of love for this work and the workers even those who haven't come to work yet.

well not much else to talk about I have some plans to write real letters so I will put some more info in those.

Monday, 16 April 2012

16 April 2012

So things here are still hard work but we are still keeping at it. Elder Escobar our district leader was talking to us last night and he told us that he was very impressed at our diligence. Well if you know Vancouver you would know what he is talking about it's not the easiest area but it's not the hardest ether.

Any way it was kind of cool to see a change in myself not to long ago I was really thinking about what it is that I can offer to this mission and I was reading in my notes for preach my Gospel and I saw something that I didn't see before and that was I really wanted to become like my Savior and that was by doing everything I could to obtain for my self the Christ like attributes, and I saw that working on developing these became a part of who I am and I wanted them to be a part of who I will become. I also was really thinking allot about what it is that helps us develop a personal testimony that is so powerful that we give everything we have to the Lord. For some it is a miracle that happens in their lives, for some it is a simple witness that Jesus is the Christ and for a few it is a combination of both and then I was thinking about how do we gain that witness that the Lord is our Savior and it is the simple day by day choices we make to follow him and by that we develop Faith and that is when the miracle comes. I was just thinking that before the Spirit can witness to us of righteous actions we must first take that step of faith. so just like president Uchtdorf said "
Belief Comes One Step at a Time.

One dear sister had been a faithful member of the Church all her life. But she carried a personal sorrow. Years before, her daughter had died after a short illness, and the wounds from this tragedy still haunted her. She agonized over the profound questions that accompany an event such as this. She frankly admitted that her testimony wasn’t what it used to be. She felt that unless the heavens parted for her, she would never be able to believe again.

So she found herself waiting.

There are many others who, for different reasons, find themselves waiting on the road to Damascus. They delay becoming fully engaged as disciples. They hope to receive the priesthood but hesitate to live worthy of that privilege. They desire to enter the Temple but delay the final act of faith to qualify. They remain waiting for the Christ to be given to them like a magnificent Carl Bloch painting—to remove once and for all their doubts and fears.

The truth is, those who diligently seek to learn of Christ eventually will come to know Him. They will personally receive a divine portrait of the Master, although it most often comes in the form of a puzzle—one piece at a time. Each individual piece may not be easily recognizable by itself; it may not be clear how it relates to the whole. Each piece helps us to see the big picture a little more clearly. Eventually, after enough pieces have been put together, we recognize the grand beauty of it all. Then, looking back on our experience, we see that the Savior had indeed come to be with us—not all at once but quietly, gently, almost unnoticed.

This can be our experience if we move forward with faith and do not wait too long on the road to Damascus."

Are we waiting or are we on our way? well I was thinking about that and I thought that yes at times we wait for the Lord to tell us what to do even when he has told us "choose for your self"

Any way the events of this last week have been rather long and interesting it has consisted of finding and even more finding so we have had a lot of experience in that department. We also have a new missionary that is from Utah but just yesterday I learned something HE HAS BEEN TO ZIGGIE'S and he said that the hot wings nearly killed him lol and he told me that he met mamma, pappa and Hna. Ziegler well I was taken back a bit and when I came to my senses we went on with the day. well that is about all I have to write for this week ttynt, asta la aproccima samana!!!

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

10 April 2012

so yeah we have rather interesting holidays here and the libraries were closed yesterday so we are allowed to email today.

Any way it has been a rather slow few weeks a defendant test of faith and will. we have not been changed but here is our new address #2 8678 Osler st. Vancouver Canada v6p3a7. nothing bigger than a letter because we have a small mailbox and please no packages.

Other than that not much to report just that I am doing well and we are working hard at becoming obedient to the lord in all things.

well I have no funny stories or sad ones not even some spiritual ones it has just been a hard week full of work.

I have had one of those testimony giving experiences. I was asked to share my testimony in a meeting about the savior and the things I said I learned that there was not the slightest bit of coincidence in how the Gospel has played a role in our lives. and I was able to share the I know that if this Gospel was not true then I would not be standing here today. So I am a living wittiness of the message and in the knowing that Joseph Smith saw God the Father and the Son Jesus Christ.

I just wanted to say that I am supper excited to be a missionary I have never felt so happy and I have not understood so much of life and how to live it with joy.

ohh Hermana Ziegler you had what and didn't share with me???????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! so not fare and one thing I learned from english work is if your full no tengas miedo para negar ma`s comida bueno la unica cosa que puedo decir es echas las ganas y siga aldalante. sin desafio no hay victoria!!!!!!

To every one that will be reading HI!!!!! and how are you? you may send replies to the address listed hehe I love you all and I hope you have an awesome week.

Monday, 9 April 2012

9 April 2012

sorry no post from Eric today because it is a Holiday in Canada. Keep tuned for a post later this week.

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

2 April 2012

So how has your week been? Have you been busy at work? well we have been busy but we have not been able to teach anyone for two weeks now and we had to take this entire weekend for moving. NOT fun we are in an apartment that is nice hard wood floors and lots of room we are settling in rather well. When I know weather or not I am getting transferred in about two weeks. I will let you know my address.

I have not heard back about registering for school but I will ask in person and let you know asap.

any way I do have my new suit coat but I also put on my charcoal jacket for the first time and I was opening the pockets and the left one, the wrong seam popped so it's still wearable but I will have to do some surgery.

any way I LOVED CONFERENCE IT WAS AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can not describe how cool it was all I can say is watch it for your self

here's the link address they are very inspirational.

so what's new there I want to know I don't hear much from many people I have yet to get a photo from Mariah and I do thank you for the pics mom, dad and Nichole.

so yeah there is not much to talk about and I don't have much time left so I will let this one be short and say asta la aproccima samana :) :) :)