Monday, November 6, 2017

week 73 EARN IT


This city has been so pumped from the World Series it’s been super cool to see. To have this city win the World Series right after Hurricane Harvey has been amazing! 

So this week our investigator Angel came to church. We had a super good lesson with him with a member of our ward. He had some really cool questions about what happens to people if they die without the restored gospel. Our member answered them perfectly. He is such a miracle. We are excited to set a baptismal date with him this week. 

We found some awesome new people this week that are so prepared and excited to learn. One is a young couple that is about to have their first child. They are scared to have a kid in this crazy world. We explained how the gospel will protect them from the dangers of the world. We are excited to go back and talk to them again. 

In this week in personal study I focused on humility. Im gonna focus on one Christlike attribute each week til the end of the year. I felt myself change as I read and focused and humility. It is something that is changing me and my mission. 

We got a car this week so it’s gonna be a lot easier to get work done. 

Love y’all have a good week!

-Elder Cammack-

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

week 72

We got to exchange some emails back and forth, but no family letter this week.

We sent him a couple of jerseys he requested so he is a happy boy.

Next week! Something to look forward to.

Monday, October 23, 2017

week 71

Hey what’s up guys!? It’s been a pretty crazy week. Lots of stuff to tell! 

So to start out on the bad news... I dropped my iPad and shattered the screen lol but luckily our ward clerk works at a phone repair shop and is hooking me up... #bendiciones 

We went on exchanges with the assistants this week and it was super fun. I went with elder bailey. He is from Huntsville UT which is a small town just through the canyon from north Ogden. We knew some of the same people from there so it was cool to talk about that. He is a stud!! We had a super cool miracle while on exchanges. We were riding bikes and we pulled up to a stoplight. A guy with his window down was stopped next to us. We talked to him at the stoplight and gave him a card with our info. The next morning he called us and said that he couldn’t get us out of his mind and he had a burning sensation that he needed to call us. So we met with him at the church that day and taught him the restoration. He said it hit home and it’s the message he’s been searching for a long time. He sadly doesn’t speak Spanish so we referred him to the English elders but it was a really cool experience. 

We also got a sweet referral from one of our members this past week. A members friend came to our ward party and then we had a noche de hogar with that family a couple days later. They said he enjoyed the party and said we show go stop by. We meet by and taught him and he is super awesome. He is from Honduras and has had a crazy life. He came here looking for something better. We explained that the restored gospel of Jesus Christ is what he is missing in his life and is what will change him. We are excited to continue working with him. 

Lately, we have ran into a lot of people that have had questions on why they have had to come to this country. They don’t want to leave their homes and their families but their countries are in such terrible conditions that they don’t really have another choice if they want a stable life. A scripture that I found that I really love that applies to this situation is found in the Book of Mormon in 2 Nephi 1:6,9. 

6 Wherefore, I, Lehi, prophesy according to the workings of the Spirit which is in me, that there shall none come into this land save they shall be brought by the hand of the Lord.

9 Wherefore, I, Lehi, have obtained a promise, that inasmuch as those whom the Lord God shall bring out of the land of Jerusalem shall keep his commandments, they shall prosper upon the face of this land; and they shall be kept from all other nations, that they may possess this land unto themselves. And if it so be that they shall keep his commandments they shall be blessed upon the face of this land, and there shall be none to molest them, nor to take away the land of their inheritance; and they shall dwell safely forever.

I remember awhile ago my mission president telling me that as Spanish missionaries in the United States we have a special responsibility. People come here for a better life. They come here searching for something that they might not know exactly what it is. It is our responsibility to help them understand that what they are searching for is the restored gospel Jesus Christ and that god sent them here for that purpose. love sharing these scriptures with the people that have these questions. The Book of Mormon answers questions of the soul. The Book of Mormon brings peace into peoples lives. The Book of Mormon is true. 

We got transfer info and Elder Gibby and I will be staying together to finish out training! Im looking forward to another great transfer! I didn’t take any pics from this past week so I will send one from about a month ago that I never sent of Milena and Lucas baptism and a random selfie of elder hunt and I lol. Love y’all. Have a good week. 

- Elder Cammack -

Monday, October 16, 2017

week 70

It was a pretty crazy week. We had a noche de hogar with a family in the ward. It was super awesome. We are having another tonight and talking about missionary work and helping the kids want to serve missions. A recent convert in our ward came up to us at stake conference and said her brother wants us to teach him so he can be baptized. We are super excited for that and hopefully it goes through this week. We had a ward party and some non members came to that. They said they are going to come to English clas this week. Hopefully we can start teaching them there. We thought of an idea to start a Facebook page for English class hopefully it works out and we see some success there. We were able to teach a new investigator named Martha again this week. She just moved here from Honduras. We taught about the restoration and the Book of Mormon. It went well and we are excited to go back this week with a member to get her to church. This is the last week of this transfer. It’s been a crazy one to say the least. I’m excited for another transfer of training and to progress and learn here. I have felt myself rely on the lord even more through some of these difficult times. It has been a growing experience for sure. I know the Heavenly Father gives us trials when he needs us to progress and come to him. I have felt myself do that. I love this misison and I love my savior Jesus Christ. Have a good week everyone!

- Elder Cammack -

- Elder Cammack -

Monday, October 9, 2017

week 69 Andamos en bicicletas 🚲

Hey everybody!! Real quick. We crashed our car so now we are in bikes and I actually love it. It’s way different but I’m gettin swoll lol. We found two new investigators this week and they are excited to learn more. We have a couple noches de hogar set up this week with some families so that’ll be fun. We are doing some service this week with a Baptist church on cleaning some areas up in Houston. We have zone conference this week on Thursday which will give all missionaries Facebook. I’ve been using it for the past week and it’s been cool. We have a ward party on Friday for noche de hispanidad where everybody brings a food from their country and cultural dances. We invited some families to invite their friends and they said they would come so we are hoping that works out. We watched a part of a high school football game. The stadium is so sick. Hope all is well with y’all. Have a good week!! 

- Elder Cammack -

Monday, October 2, 2017

week 68 Amo al Profeta!!

Hola familia, 

This week has been so stinkin awesome!! As a mission we have a goal to find 1400 new investigators for the month of October. It started yesterday and our zone is already off to a great start. We are setting dates like crazy and finding more people than ever. The lord is really blessing us as a zone and a mission. It's amazing to see so many people have a change of heart and come unto the gospel of Jesus Christ! We also were informed that we will be receiving Facebook next week as a mission as another tool to find and teach investigators. Tomorrow in MLC we will receive more information about it but it is going to be an exciting change. 

This past weekend while watching conference, I could feel the spirit testifying to me of the truthfulness of a living prophet and apostles on the earth today. I could sense their devine power and I'm so thankful for leaders that guide me in my life. As we were talking to people this week we brought the fact up a lot of a living prophet. Almost everybody found that very interesting and something that they would want in their life. As we testified of the reality of a living prophet, people's hearts were changed and I could feel the spirit working through me. I'm so thankful to be able to have the feeling of being a worthy representative of my savior Jesus Christ and that he always the spirit to work through me to help others. Even through all my imperfections. We have many potentials for this next week that are interested in learning more about a living prophet. We also had an awesome weekly planning session and have plans set out to further progress the work in our area. 

There was a couple themes that kept coming to mind as I listened to the talks this past weekend. One of them was the importance of not getting down on ourselves. Sometimes we think we aren't doing the best that we should or we aren't worthy of our heavenly fathers love. But in reality, our Heavenly Father always love us and as long as we have a willing heart and are continually trying our best each day, Heavenly Father is happy with us and will work through us to bless others. Another theme that I noticed was the importance of faith. Faith is a broad word that many people hear all the time but may not know exactly what that means. I learned in general conference that it means we have hope things will work out, even if things go wrong. I loved the example that Elder Donald L Hallstrom gave of the family in California. He said that he sensed that even if their father had passed away, the family would've had the faith that everything would be ok. They trusted in Heavenly Father. We can never forget that small but important principle. Even when times are hard and things seem to be crashing down around us, the lord is always by your side and as long as we trust him and have faith in him, things will workout. 

I love this gospel and I'm so grateful to be on a mission. I have realized lately that my time here is slowly coming to an end. I have about 7 months left and I'm going to make each moment count. Thank you for your support and prayers this past week. I love y'all and hope you have a good week!!

- Elder Cammack -