Tuesday, April 5, 2011

March 21, 2011

Dear Family,
Well things have been going pretty good as always! We have been able to find more people to teach and the area is really starting to pick up! We have been able to spend more time in our area which has helped us alot.
We started to have an English class here and it has been really fun! we have only had it twice and both times the only people that showed up were our members but it is good that they are coming because when our investigatores start coming they will know members right away that will be fellowshippers for them if they say that we can share our message with them! I love teaching english! I don't know why! I think it might have something to do with the fact that I am helping them do something that I know will give them a great benefit in the future. I think that is why I like to share the gospel so much aswell, because it gives people the same benefit. I just love seeing people happy and learning english definatley makes the hispanics happy.
The members here are so great. Bro. Martinez has been a memeber for about 5 years i think and he is the second counselor in the bishopric. It is great because he can't speak english at all but he is such a help for all the other hispanic members that come. He lives with two other members Ricardo who has been a member for about two years and is going to go to the temple this week for his endownments and Jose Luis who has been a memeber for a year at the end of this month. They are mostly willing to help us out when we need it. They are out little amigos! sometimes all 5 of us will pile into one of the cars and just go from house to house person to person sharing the gospel and all of them have very strong testimonies and aren't afraid to share it and tell the people this is the true church and you need to know that it is true.
We have a few people that are progressing as of right now. We had a pretty cool experience the other day with one of them. Their names are Jesus and Perla. They are a young couple and are trying to do what is right. I might have told you about them in my last letter but we went to see them with Bro. Martinez and Jose Luis. When we got to their house they told us that they found out his aunt has cancer in Mexico and they didn't have enough money for an operation and the insurance wasn't going to help pay for it and it was a huge mess and so they wanted to say a prayer for her. Well in the hispanic culture they always feel that they aren't worthy to pray and that our prayer because we are missionaries can go farther than theirs will. Well we knew that the best situation would be to have Jesus pray being the patriarch of the home and also since it was his aunt. We also knew that it would help his faith grow in the power of prayer. Well he did it! it was tough for him but he did it and of course it was a great prayer. When we went back yesterday we found out that right after we left they got a call from his mom in Mexico saying that the doctors decided to do the operation and the insurace said that they would pay for it! Now Jesus has a testimony of prayer and he knows that God is always listening to him! It was really cool!
As far as me goes I am doing really well! I am enjoying the great weather that we have been having and have been enjoying the opportunity to ride my bike!
I love you all and hope you all are doing well!
Love ya! Love Elder Haws.

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