Monday, July 27, 2015

July 27, 2015 Transfers

well, today was transfers. yes allready. it goes by quick. but so after being here for 9 months, my companion elder Torres fianlly got transfered. how sad. he really had gotten attached to the ward here. and really the ward here is awesome. but i guess 9 months ws long enough. so i have a new companion! his name is Elder Ogando. he´s from the Dominican Republic. and he aesome. we´re getting along really well.

also, this week we had the babtisms of the familia Silva! 4 people got babtized, plus 2 others from the other missionareis on the ward, so a total of 6 people were babtised and comfirmed this week! so that was a super cool babtismal service. it was also the very last babtism of Elder Benavente, an elder who lived with us here, who just ended his mission. it was a really powerful experience for him too babtising on his very last saturday as a missionary. well i dont have much time to write, but this week was really good and i learned a ton! i love you all and hope the best for all of you!!
Elder Taylor

Monday, July 20, 2015

July 20, 2015

this week has gone quite well. well i didn't really have much time, but we had 2 babtisms this saturday! Aracely and Paula, sisters, both were babtised and comfirmed members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. ¡que dicho es! they are both so awesome and were so ready and excited to be  babtized. 

this next week we have the babtism of Gema Silva, Kelly Silva, Nicole Silva, and Enrique Silva, a family. they are so aesome also and are super excited for their babtisms. then the next week there otehr brother Jordan will be batised, the 1st of august! they are all amazing and have changed so much! its so amazing  to help people change their lives in such drastic ways!!

well thats all i got time for today. i love you all so much!!

Elder Taylor

Monday, July 13, 2015

July 13, 2015

well, se fue otra semana. this week me and my comp had to go to Guayaquil for the leadership council, so that was a fun 4 hr bus ride there and back. we left wednesday afternoon and slept there in guayaqil, then had the reunion thursday and got back thursday night. it was exhausting. but i always learn a TON when i get to hear president dennis talk. one quote that he said that i love and i wanted to share with you all is this: ´´words are the reflection of our testimony; but actions are the reflection of our conversion.´´ deep. this coming saturday we have 2 babtisms! hna Araceli and hna Paola are going to get babtized! so thats super exciting! they are so great! im so happy for them! also, me and my comp went to a babtism this saturday of another sector, and it was really good. the woman that got babtised, after the ordinace, shared some feelings, and what she said is that before the babtism, she had some feelings of fear, of anger, and feelings like that. but the moment she entered the water, and was babtized, all those bad feelings were erased and replaced by a feeling of peace and love. what a change!! it was powerful. i know that babtism changes lives; because i know this gospel changes lives. ive seen it so many times. i love you all so much and hope you have a great week!

Elder Taylor

Monday, July 6, 2015

July 6, 2015 1 ano

wow. time flies when youre having fun. and when youre serving the Lord. this week i completed 1 year in the service of the Lord. its crazy.

well this week went super well! this week we had a mini conference  with president dennis and his WHOLE family! so that was cool. hes son that just got back from the mission was there along with his other children and  grandchildren. then all spoke to us and it was super good. and it was fun hearing  things in spanish and english and understanding them both perfectly. its  a  cool feeling. jaja but it was also super stressfull because the conference was in our chapel so me and my comp were in charge of having averything ready and set up  and helping president with anything he needed during the conference. at the very begining he had forgoten an hdmi cord so we had to go on a real quick hunt to find one; which luckily there was one on the church safe. we also went and helped some of the missioanruies in the zone with some of there lessons, and it was super fun and spiritual to be able to help them.

well, i just want to see, that in this year  i have grown more in so many ways then i ever thout i could. i know the Lord knows ME, whio i am and what i need to progress. i k now every experience, good or bad ive had has been for my benefit. I love the Lord, and i am eternally grateful to him. i kow the gospel blesses EVERYONE, you just have to let it bless you. i k now im not perfect, but inspite of all my errors the Lord loves me and wants me to  move forward.  I love you all. i love this gospel. i know this church is true. i hope you all have a great week!

Elder Taylor

heres a picture i took to try  and epitomize the 1 year of walking working sweating laughing and have the time of my life