Monday, May 25, 2015

"...our lives passed away like as it were unto us a dream, ..." (Jacob 7:26)

I don´t know how to express how I feel.
I feel like everything is a dream.  But I´m now at the point where one is waking up and the colors start bluring together and the sounds mesh as your mind changes from fiction to reality.
I will continue working until the end.  And I will work hard.  I will enjoy this last bit of time the lord has given me and will treat it like the gold I now understand it is.
Then will come the time.  The time to face reality. 
Thank you for everything you guys have done for me.  I have lived well here for the last 2 years.  Thanks to your sacrifices and love.
This week we did more of what missionaries do.  We worked and taught the gospel.  Our new method of contacting is harder, but the people we find are more interested and more dedicated.
We are still working with the old people.  We should have 2-3 baptisms here soon.  But we are making sure they are converted, not just baptisms with water, but with fire and the Holy Ghost.
I am happy and content.  I know that the lord blesses and protects me every day.  I love every one of you.
Thank you.
Elder Henrie

Monday, May 18, 2015

A Photo Scavenger Hunt for P-day

This week was really good.  We got a lot of work done and we wasted very little time.  Which is exactly how I like it.
We did a photo scavenger hunt for the zone activity today.  It was the last brainchild and gift of Elder Stoddard, who leaves here sunday. I am gonna miss him.
I am happy and working.  This week we had our stake conference.  Hermana Bowler and the new senior couple came to see the houses.  Ours was good.  They asked us to clean up the backyard.
One of our investigators brought a friend to church.  She isn´t from our area, but she went.  The investigator told us that her friend told her that ¨the mormons are more lost than anyone else¨ and all she said was ¨come and see¨.  It was cool.
One the other side of things, we saw how satan works very hard when someone is trying to do the right thing.  Lots of people have had problems, and we are working to help them have faith and trust in God´s timing.
Things are good today.  Thank you for everything you guys do for me.
ELder Henrie

Monday, May 11, 2015

Chasing away the baggy monster

Things are good here in Por Venir.

I enjoyed a fun skype call yesterday with the family.  I could see them perfectly, but it was a little hard for them to see me.  It was great to see all the family.

I am good and happy here.  I am working my but off, but that is when a missionary is happiest.  I chase the baggy monster away by working and focusing on the basics.

It doesn´t mean that I´m not making plans.  The other day as I listened to conference, Elder Oaks reminded me to make spiritual goals for when I return as well as physical goals.  So I started reading up in the Book of Mormon of what the best missionaries do when they return home.  It was an interesting study.  I will share more of that later.

This week was full of a lot of work.  We have been really busy and we are finding a lot of new people.  We are also focusing on finding and trying to reactivate some less actives.  There are a lot of great people here that are really acceptive.

I am enjoying life and I am happy.

Thanks for your prayers, I appreciate them.

Elder Henrie

Monday, May 4, 2015

Hot but working Hard

We have a new way to contact people now.  We challenge them for baptism in the first contact.

It sounds crazy, but it works, and it helps us know who is actually interested in recieving an answer from God.
A member whom I told said for him it was another fufillment that God is accelerating his work.  I hadn´t thought of it that way.

It has been very hot, but I love it here.  I am loving being with my companion.  He is obedient and likes to work hard,  nothing more really matters to me.  I want to end the best way I can.  It is weird to be counting down the time, but I am good.

I decided this week that something I have to do is always help people after talking to a woman who got offended when she really needed help and no one helped.  We are now helping her get to know the church is true, but not always its members.  I always want to be someone that people can ask.

Thank you for your prayers. 
Elder Henrie