Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Dec 29, 2014

well this last week was good to talk to the family and to see them all. 

so anson you just got to send me lots of videos from that go pro of you skiing.

as for the rest of the week we had alot of fun carroling on christmasand sharing el es la dadiva video. 

we had a ward activity this lasr week and it was a short little end of the year happy newyear merry christmas activity.

this week a bunch of pictures. i have taken alot this last week.

Monday, December 22, 2014

Dec 22, 2014

this week was an eventfull week. we started of traveling down to montevideo for interveiws with president. and we got there and he taught us about fasting and the real reason we do it and how to really do it. you shouldnt just fast until the 24 hours is up. you should fast until the spirit gives you you answer for your purpose of the fast. he gave an example of it in his life. he didnt say names but it was for president connors when he  got cancer. as soon as he heard that president got cancer a second time he fasted and his fast was to know how he could comfort his friend. his fast lasted 76 hours and at that moment is when he felt the spirit tell him what he needed to do. and sure enough president conners called him and he was ready to be there and help. as a missionary we are not aloud to fast for more then 24 but he also had an experience on his mission his comp was sick and on the verge of going home to the states. he was going to leave in two days. and president smith called his president and said whatdo i do i gave him a blessing and in it the spirit told me to bless him that he will heal and stay here in the mission. what do ido because he is only getting worse. his president said well then fast. President smiths fast lasted exactly 24 hours and his comp got worse for 23 hours and 30 minutes of it. but at the very end after all that a missionary could do the lord healed his comp.

for me i never understood the true meaning and blessing of a fast. and the fact thatit is all over the scripture. for example alma fasted often and for this cause he was given power to teach with. as well as prayed and scripture study but fasting is the next step for having the spirit.

also in the temple we had spiritual experience of being able to baptize our  comp and then turn around and get baptized just like joseph smith. that was a really fun experience.

as well as hermana smith was able to teach to us in her spanglish. shes coming along with spanish

but a fun thing that i was able to do is see some friends of mine on the mission. one was dan. we were able to see eacher for the two days that we were down there.

we were also able to sing in the living room of presidents house with him and his family and hermana smith being so nice did a few gifts for us and stockings which was really nice. also she ordered some cinnomon rolls and sent me off with powdered sugar to make them. 

when we finally got back at 3 in the morning to rivera we all got home and then had a chior practice and everyone was dead. 

we  had 2 out of 3 nights in a bus traveling.  

on saturday we were at luch and luckly we had a late one that started at 2 and all the suden at 3 a huge storm came rolling in and we get a text from the zone leaders saying. Hoy es el dia para morir (today is the day to die) everyone stay inside and wait this storm out. the storm got really bad. all the power was out. power poles were had fallen down and houses were flooding everywhere. the wind was breaking windows and ripping off the roofs of houses. so then the was sheet metal flying aroud evereywhere(sheet mettel is the roof for almost all the houses)

so that was fun and then there was a break in the storm so we ran to our house and on the way we get a call saying if we can check to see if our church is ok. we live across the sreet from the stake center and sowe ran in real quick and the only problem was there was a little water that got in from under the door. so we mopped it all out and then went home. it was cool to see how the church is a firm foundation adn there was no problems. 

the next day in church we went around talking to everyone asking waht they needed cleaned up or fixed up. so we are going around to a bounch of people fixing up and cleaning as much as we can this week.

also on sunday we sang in church. we sang the first noel. not the first noer( like elder iem)( the koerian elder we had forever ago)

then the chala folganerea. that was really good. it was all about christ and his birth there was a ton of people there and it was a really good spitritual experience.

lastly this morning we were aloud to watch two  movies as a zone for christmas. we watched heaveyweights. and frozen. it was a good time watching those.

Con Amor,
Elder Pulsipher

Monday, December 15, 2014

December 15, 2014

this last week went by really  fast. here in rivera there a lot more less active lessions. they are willing to open up and listen to you. now the goal is to get them to understand. they arent as smart as they are in montevideo but i just have to teach things very simple and slow.
these next two weeks asre pretty full. i leave tonight in the middle of the night to montevideo for interviews with president and temple as well. we are doing the work for one of our ancesstors. which will be awesome. i hope to learn from president alot at this conference. over the last two or so changes i have been able to see what he teaches and not only that but the why he teaches it to us. i always like the why. that way i can aply it. but i have been open to alot more deeper understanding of gosple and life knoledge.

and then thurseday friday and saturday we will have a chior practice and then sunday we have the fireside as well as friday and saturday night we have activities in the ward. so this week will be pretty fast and then next week is christmas.

that is awesome that adam proposed

so this week we had a priesthood activity. and we did a good one we made churipans. it is a sausage on bread. it was fun and a good activity. and they bought enough for each person to have 4 of them. its enogh to fill me up.

continuing on with the week we found this kid named santiago. he is a 20 year old and his friend is going on a misssion and was a refernece. he is super awesome and i am hoping that he will want to continue to progress.

in our ward we have members that are fighing to go out with us. we  have two young women, who are sister. that go out with the sister missionaries and with us at least once a week each. and i set a challege to all the youth in the ward. theres about 4 of them that are solid and go out to work with us. the challege was who ever gets the most hours with me and my comp this change will get 5 cinnomon rolls. i dont know if thats bad to make a challege like that or not. but after they saw the pictures of the cinnomon rolls our week was filled with every hour and they are fighting to get all the spots. but. after a while tohey will relize that the temperal prize is nothing to the spriitual prize of working with us. the 4 of them are awesome. 

as well as we have this guy that is a cheif. and he sells food and its good and cheep. but his and his wife go out with us all the time. they are so awesome and his testimony is super strong. he went from drinking smoking and going out on the weekends and he said after one lession he felt the spirit and stopped all of it just in that moment. he will be sealled this coming month to his wife. 
he is a great testimony of what coach mendehal would always say to us. its a chioce to be the best. its a choice to work the hardest. its a chioce to follow the honnor code. you just have to choose it. and anyone and everyone can choose it. this man daniel has mad this choice and he made it in a day. he choose that he was going to stop and change his life. and he did. but it all starts with us choosing

its something we all need to think about the scriptures are hard to read everyday. going to church is hard. a mission is hard. going to the temple is hard. living the gospel is hard. working with the missionaries is hard. putting down drinking. putting down drugs. linging the law of chasity. tithing is hard. life is hard. well so was sufferering in gethsemany for jesus christ and so was getting whipped and carring his cross. and getting crusififed. it was not easy for him to suffer in his body as well as his spirit. it was not easy for him to fall on his face screaming with pain as he suffered for each one of Gods children. but guess what he choose to do it. it was his choose. yes its hard at times and seems imposible but how imposible was it for christ to do all those things. we too can pull our load. we just have to choose to do it.

and this last week i did 15 pushups after every prayer in the house. this weeks goal is 20 . it ads up at the end of the day up around 200 a day 
Con Amor,
Elder Pulsipher

Monday, December 8, 2014

Dec 8, 2014

thsi new ward that i am in is super strong. they even do hometeaching.

we have ripped through the area book and looked for every ex investegater that there is and we are going to visit each one. as well we are going to go to every member in the ward list. right now we have 76 in the church and we are going to try to get it to at least 90 by the end of the change.

the major difference from montedieo and her is that anyone will talk to you and listen to you. so i think this will be good to be able to teach the people here. there are alot of people in my area because of all the shoppings in my area on the brazil uruguay line. we also have alot of hills in the area as well. those are gonna get me in shape. 

the super nice thing about were i live is is is in an apartment right next to the stake center and i am super close to all the meetings we have. as well is it is all carpet and super nice.

we are also doing a fireside her in rivera for the christmas. and we are singing for it, i have got all the christmas songs stuck in my head except in spanish. but it will be a good event this month.

today for pday we all went to a lake and had a huge water fight and played volleyball. we arent aloud to play soccer anymore:( to many people were getting hurt. but now we are going to play volleyball insted.

this last week something that i have been finding it that the love of christ is all over in the book of mormon. if you look for it you can find it. all of the things that he does for us when we do what he says. and all the blessings that we can and do recieve. 
as well as all that he has already done for us 

we are setting up christmas in our house. we have a tree and some lights. here is a picture of it

keep up all the work and getting ready for christmas

Love Elder Pulsipher

this is our christmas tree.

Con Amor,
Elder Pulsipher