Monday, 25 June 2012

25 June 2012

so this week has been strange we had to drop our 2 baptismal dates because they wanted to keep going to the other church. now that was a stressful week. any way I am confidant that we are able to find others. now on to another topic I have had a wonderful Idea and if I could remember what it was I would tell you!! so now I would like to tell you about how happy I am! but I think that my therapist would get mad at me for lying. okay I am bad at jokes but really it has been a bit hard as of late and it has been well in a word hard. but all is well I know that as I work hard with all diligence of heart and mind that we will be blessed. and that as we work hard to meet our goals we will meet them.

until next week Elder Ziegler!!!!!!!!

Monday, 18 June 2012

18 June 2012

Well this has been a strange week we had to drop some of our investigators because they did not want to give up old habits. And then we are still working to find those ready and willing to have the gospel in their lives. So we are looking under every rock to find them. Other than that we have not been to busy only to the point of near fainting... ha ha not that hard but that is what it felt like. It is very wonderful to hear how you have been blessed just yesterday I was thinking of a promise that was given when I was set apart. "As you are obedient you and your family shall be blessed with the things that they stand in need of. And there shall new treasures of knowledge uncovered." and to hear that the blessings are coming forth. and I know that they will only be doubled now that there are two Ziegler's serving. Any way in way of news there is not much other than our mission is on track for the most convert baptisms in its history. THAT IS SO AWESOME!!!! We are helping more and more of our brothers and sisters come to the path that leads back to our father. And we are working hard to help those that have been placed under our stewardship. (I have noted that my e-mails are becoming a little more poetic) what do you think?
Now how are things there in your part of the world? and yes I am talking to everyone that will read this!. So??? what’s new?? Any way things are well with me and I will let you know of any changes!. p.s. I had a Costco hotdog!!!! hahahaha long time since Montana!

another thing that I remembered a rather funny experience it was raining and I got completely soaked. and then wile we where tracting another day a dog was barking at us and he was facing me then it turned around and ran strait into a fence and then was dazed for about a minute at first I felt sad for him but once I got back into the car I could hardly stop laughing.

Monday, 11 June 2012

11 June 2012

so this week was a little slow until the travailing assistants came for an exchange then we just started to find more and more Spanish people the Lord just putt more of his children in our path than I have seen before. and then yesterday we had 5 investigators come to church and they all have a baptismal date for the end of this month. When I heard that I was so happy I almost started to laugh... well I did for a little bit. three of them are a family a mother and her two children and the other two are twin brothers. the brothers said that when they came to church they felt a peace that they had never felt ever before in any other church. and they mother and her children we had been trying to teach for just over a month. but they have now accepted the invitation to follow the example of our Lord and Savior and be baptized. I am very excited to be here at this time. and I heard that one of the investigators I taught was baptized early this month and I just felt a peace that was so calming, I was relieved to know that they had entered into our Fathers kingdom. So things are well.... Oh I got the box Daddy and now all I am missing is R2D2 and then I will have the dynamic duo. and Diana it is wonderful that you too are finding joy in your mission. and don't forget to find JOY in 3rd place. (Jesus, Others, You) I have learned that is truly the way to find true happiness and joy. Nichole How are you!? the kids are growing so fast I hardly recognized them in the photos. and Mariah whats new? I still haven't gotten a picture of you and your new little darling. any way I pray all things are well with each and every one of you. now mommy you know I love you and you know that I miss you but I LOVE YOU MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!! haha now lets see is there any one I missed.... nope so I will talk to you next week with updates on the family's here.

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

4 June 2012

Today is a good day!!! you know why? I don't ether that's why I asked you!

Any way this past week has been awesome we have been working hard and we have been able to find a-lot of people wanting to learn of the gospel. one that we found on Saturday is a fellow from Brazil he let us in and we shared with him the restoration of the gospel and he told us that it is time for him to stop procrastinating and go to church. and he came!!! he is an investigator for the ysa missionaries but we are all apart of Gods kingdom. President Tilleman has told us that "If we have the chance to teach them ... Teach them and then get them to where they will grow the most in the gospel. it doesn't matter who will baptize them if they understand you teach them. if they don't pass them to the missionaries they will understand." As we as a mission has applied this we have seen an increase of those who are wanting to learn of the gospel. "you don't know and they don't know if they are searching for the gospel until they have gotten a nibble of it and then if they want more there will be nothing that will stop them from devouring the whole tree." that is so true and it is something I would never have learned if I had not served a mission.

well one of our investigators is a searcher and He has told us that he has received answers to questions that he has had for many years that have never been answered until now. and he told us "I want to find the truth" .... we don't hear that every day. well we don't hear that hardly at all.

any way that is a bit of what has happened this last week and I am very happy and learning a-lot like never before. I was listening to this talk and I was thinking how much it applies to missionary service. as men in the church we have the responsibility to serve a mission and then it is up to us on how we receive the blessings at the end of these two years. do we take gratefully the reward our Father has or do we look at the blessings of others and storm off thinking that ours were not what we had worked for. I can promise that we are sent to were we are needed and we experience what we need to in order to become tools in our Fathers hands. do not wait for a sign but become the very sign you need
so until next time Elder Ziegler