Elder Stockard

Elder Stockard
Mexico Cuidad Obregon Mission

Monday, March 7, 2016

March 7, 2016 - Week 37

Dear Family,

Another week back writing you all, and it always brings a smile to my face to have a little piece of you guys during my week. It sounds like everyone´s good and it makes me very grateful to know that you´re seeing improvement with the eyes. It really is a huge testimony builder of the power of a faithful fast, and the promises of the lord. Pretty touching experience to see how far you´ve gotten this month, when things weren´t looking too good (pun totally intended) and now things are looking better. (Yes, that one too) Well, in short, we can all be eternally grateful for a Heavenly Father who has each of us actively on his mind, and cares for each one of us perfectly. 

This week went really well for us. Things really seem to be coming together and meshing well with our investigadores right now, and we are really excited to be teaching them and working with them. Edgar and Angel came to church and participate a ton during the classes, it´s pretty cool. We also are teaching this man named Raul who came to church as well, and if all goes well, will be baptized in a week and a half. He´s super nice and sells bread for a living. He always offers us some of his bread that he makes in his house. We´re also teaching 3 middle-aged women that are all super nice. Aurora, Guadalupe, and Alma. We find it convienent to leave her chapters of Alma to read because she has the same name of 2 great prophets. But its not as big of a coincidence as you would think, Alma in Spanish means soul. So its all a little confusing haha. But we´re moving along well in the work and excited to keep finding new people, because that's always part of the process. 

This week we´re planning on having a missionary activity in the branch here. It's kinda interesting being in a branch as a missionary because we have to literally put the branch on our backs sometime, including conducting the meetings, doing all the visiting and home teaching meetings, bless and pass the sacrament, and give talks. Although we have to work really hard in a lot of areas, it´s rewarding because we develop really great relationships with lots of the members. We´ve worked hard and reactivated 3 people here recently, including an RM named Samuel. But we have a long ways to go in the branch, but we´re seeing improvement.

I'm super glad to hear from all of you. I still haven't gotten your package but we only get mail once a month, so it could have arrived by now. I will defintely let you guys know though. Keep me posted on the presidential election and all other news, and I don't know if you snapped a pic of my missionary plaque, but when you get a chance I would love to see it. Thanks for ll the love and support, know that I reciprocate it on this side of the border for all of you. I love you all very much and we´ll talk more in a week.



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