Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Week 56

Well  we had quite a good week! It was a good time! I have a new companion it is Elder Perez. He is also from Peru. This is now the third companion from Peru that I have had. haha We worked really hard and we also completed our goal of 56 baptismal invites in the week! Some people accepted and went to church and we ended up having 5 investigators with baptismal dates at church. We also found a family as we were contacting that went to church! I always thought that just talking to everyone on the street would never work, but it finally did! I will talk about them a little later.

We had the baptism of Joseph! It was really cool. His mom who is a less active member went to the baptism and to church Sunday to see him recieve the Holy Ghost. We also talked to his dad who is not a member and he told us that he is glad that his son is taking this step and that his son is an example for him. 

Also the daughter of Esperanza went to church. She has gone to church 3 times now and will be getting baptized this Saturday! So we will be having a nother baptism this Saturday. It will be the third Saturday in a row with baptisms. 

Now to the family that we found. It is the T family. They are super cool. It is the dad Mario. The Wife Mayra and their 3 kids. Leandro is 11 and the others are too young to be baptized. We found them Thursday night  went we were just inviting pèople to be baptized. We talked to the dad and after a while the wife came and then the son. We ended up inviting them to be baptized September 26th and the accepted it. We have had some really good lessons with them and they ended up going to church on Sunday. It was cool to see them there and they really liked it and said they will be back this next week! 

Well that was the week! I am super excited to keep working here in Diamante. The people here are ready to hear the gospel and a lot of them are accepting the gospel. It is cool to see that the Lord is preparing all of these people! I hope that everyone has a great week! It will be stake conference here for us this coming week!

Love, Elder Sorensen

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Week 55

Well another week has gone by and it has been a great time here in Diamante. We have been super busy teaching everyone and have been finding a lot of new people to teach.  Jordy did end up getting baptized and it was a lot of fun. There was quite a bit of young men there and he was super excited to have all that support. His mom ended up going to and it was cool to see her there supporting him.  

We also were able to find a less active mom who has a bunch of kids that are not members. We talked to her Saturday night and she told us she would go the next day. When we passed by for her in the morning she was all ready to go with one of her daughters. The two of them went and enjoyed church a lot. That night we passed by to teach her and her daughter and we found two other kids that she has and taught them. We had a really good lesson and in the end the 3 kids accepted baptismal dates. The will be getting baptized the September 19th. It should be a cool baptism. The mom is pregnant right now and I think next month she will be having her kid aswell. Should be a pretty cool month for them! As we left the meeting the mom (Esperanza) told us that she really liked the church and she wants to go every week now.

Joseph also went to church and will be getting baptized this week. He is really excited for his baptism and is really smart. When we follow up on the stuff that we have taught him, he remembers it all. His mom told us that she will be at his baptism and aswell as when he recieves the holy ghost the next day, so that should be cool. Hopefully it can get her going to church again. 

The other people that had to go did not get to church so we just have the one baptism this week but the next week, we could have a lot. This week we have the baptism for Joseph. The next week we have the baptism for Justin and for Jordan and maybe for Elizabeth. And the 19th the kids of Esperanza.

It was a pretty good week, and we are ready to work hard again. It is awesome to see the work coming together and see how happy everyone is to receive the gospel. I hope everyone has a great week!

Love, Elder Sorensen


Monday, August 10, 2015

Week 54

Hey Guys!

Well it has been quite a good week. All the people that are getting ready to be baptized are coming along pretty well. They just need to go to church this next Sunday and we can have 5 baptisms this next week. I am excited to work and see what ends up happening. We will have to work really hard to get everone to go to church.  Also this week Jordy will be getting baptized. He is pretty excited to be baptized and has been to all of the activities for the young men the last couple of weeks. Today they did not have school so they all went swimming as a group and he is pretty excited to get ready and be baptized. 

It was pretty cool we also had a miracle that happened on Sunday. Jordan (Jordy's friend) told us that he would not be going to church because he had to go out of town with his Dad. This happened Saturday aternoon. We were a little disappointed, but Sunday we decided to pass by his house. We got there and his mom said that they still had not gotten back. We turned to walk away and Jordan came around the corner running. They got back early enough and Jordan was able to go to church. It was cool and he got to church and is ready to be baptized. He just had to go to church one more time.
The rest of the week was actually pretty boring we just were working and working. But I am really excited to get ready and work this week. If everything goes as planed we can have 5 baptisms this week! I hope everyone has a great week!

Love, Elder Sorensen

                                      This sweet family feeds the Elders everyday.

Monday, August 3, 2015


Well it has been another great week. We have had a alot of help from the ward and it showed by the end of the week. Right now we have 7 people who are preparing to be baptized and 6 of them were at the church Sunday. We have had a good time teaching  everyone and the time continues to go by super fast. Nothing very interesting went on this week, just teaching and teaching.  Here are some of the people we are teaching and are preparing to be baptized...

The first is Mercedes. She has gone to church 2 times and she has to go one more time to be baptized the 15th. She was the one that could not go to church because she had to go to work, but she should be there this Sunday to get baptized the next Sunday.

The second is Jordy. He is 14 and friends with some members. He has gone to church 3 times now and he could be baptized this week or the next. We are going to see if he wants to be baptized this week. 

The third is Jordan he is 13 and friends with Jordy. He has gone to church 1 time and liked it a lot. He is getting ready for the 22nd for his baptism. He has gone to some activites in the church and really liked it.

The fourth is Justin. He has gone 3 times now, so he can be baptized. We just have to work with his mom because she wants him to learn a bunch before he is baptized.

The fifth is Maria. She is the lady that cant talk. She has been to church 2 times and is preparing for the 22nd. It is tough to teach her sometimes because she cant talk but she does understand everything so that is good.

The sixth is Elizabeth. She is 11. Her cousin is John a member and she likes the church aswell. She has been to church 2 times and is preparing for the 22nd as well. 

The last is Joseph he is 9 and has been to church 2 times. He is excited to be baptized and only needs to go to church one time to be baptized and is getting ready for the 22nd aswell. 

We could have 5 baptisms the 22nd if everything goes as planned. It should be a pretty good well. I am exicted to work and help all these people. I hope that everyone has a great week! 

Love, Elder Sorensen

                                                             Lunch Time!

                                Shrimp Ceviche -one of his favorite meals! 
                                         Elder Williams and Elder Sorensen