Letters and E-mails from Elder Aaron Neifert - called to serve as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the San Salvador, El Salvador Mission. For more information about what Elder Neifert believes and will be teaching, please visit www.Mormon.org
Well this week was a change (transfers). There
were a lot of changing things happening. I got a new companion -
Lopez, from Guatemala, Quetsaltenago (or something like that). He's a
good guy. Apparently he played semi professional soccer in Guatemala.
We will see if he was lying or not today because were going to play
after we are done writing. He's happy and I think we are going to learn a
lot from each other and help some good people this change. He's new to
this area so he doesn't know the people or the city. That means I've
got to teach him. So it's been different to plan who we will teach and
where we will go all by myself. It will get easier once I get some more
practice. He speaks next to zero English which is super good. I'm going
to learn a lot of Spanish this change. We have been working on finding
new people to teach. This was what we've been doing - talking with lots
of people and trying to teach them in their homes while asking for their
references. We've found some people to teach! I have some good faith
that some of them will be baptized in the future. We are going to find
even more this coming week. Hey, if you have ideas of how we can work
with and invite the members to help us out I love to hear what maybe the
missionaries in our ward are doing and ideas you have.
thing that I've notice about my companion is he knows a lot of
scriptures and things about the gospel. I've started to make plans and ideas to use my time as a missionary more effectively. I've got a
set plan for the mornings and the nights so I can study the scriptures
more. I think that good habits can really help me in my mission - learn
more, be more happy, and be more effective. These things don't come in one
month like I'd like them to. I've got to consistently try and learn
more. One thing I love to study about is Joseph Smith. There are so many
testimony building facts and stories about his life. Maybe I won't share
all of the stories with my investigators or anyone, but they've helped me
feel more converted. One of the biggest conversion changers for me
however is The Book of Mormon. I know it's true and I know anyone can become
close to God if they read and apply the principles in their lives. It
is the most correct book in the world, and there aren't many people who
know it exists.
I love you!
Tell Grandma Pam "Happy Birthday" for me!
Wow! I just realized
your summer is almost over! What have you guys done for fun in the