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July 9, 2012

Hope you are having fun at the beach. I now regret that i didnt go before leaving--i now have like a year and a half that i havent gone to the beach (that sentence doesnt sound right--and imagine it--i still have 11 months of pure spanish to go :/). This week went well. We "found" a new investigator named Jose (weird right there arent many people here named Jose). Hes 18 and lives two doors down from a member who had invited him to church. He went last week and we went to teach him on Friday. Before going to the lesson we went with the member and she told us that he told her that he had had a dream that he was saying goodbye to his family to leave on a mission. She also said the week before he had gone to a party and didnt get back home until 5 in the morning. He fell asleep, had the dream, and woke up at 8. He got ready went to chruch and all that. We taught him and hes suepr awesome. He accepted a baptismal date and we are hoping that he{ll be baptized on the 21st, (so that that dream can really happen as soon as possible :) ). It was really cool. And yesterday he went to church again--this time he got home at 6:30 from a birthday party, and he still went. Cool, right? We still havent been able to find many new people, but we are trying and thats what counts.

I was have been reading and alma and came across a chapter that i have read before and that i like a lot. It is chap 60 when, Moroni kindly and calmly asks Pahoran to send reenforcements to Helaman. There are some verses that made me ponder about how we make use of the talents and the abilities that God has given us. Speaking to the judge he asks, "7 Can you think to sit upon your thrones in a state of thoughtless astupor, while your enemies are spreading the work of death around you? Yea, while they are murdering thousands of your brethren— 11 Behold, could ye suppose that ye could sit upon your thrones, and because of the exceeding goodness of God ye could do nothing and he would deliver you? Behold, if ye have supposed this ye have supposed in vain. 21 Or do ye suppose that the Lord awill still deliver us, while we sit upon our thrones and do not make use of the means which the Lord has provided for us?" He poses the question--how could we possibly think that we can sit and do nothing and expect to reason the blessings of God (D&C 130:20-21). We have to act--it applies ALOT to me as a missionary, but it applies to us all. We all have talents, and we have them for a reason--we got use them and develop all the gifts that we possibly can.

Thanks for your letters--its always good to see those letters there--even though i could do without them, they are like an extra recharge to keep working hard. Thanks :) Its good to see that all are doing well. If you can, i remembered that i need an oil container (is that what its called?)--i no longer have one. And thats all i can think of--we have enjoyed a couple of american things today--we had lunch from KFC and we found Dr.Pepper!!! My comp has never tried it so hes in for a treat :) Ive seen a bunch of ads for Spiderman 4--youll have to tell me how it is...and Batman too. If they qualify, you can put em on the list of movies to see when i get back. That would be all your worldly stuff (and Steve Nash--Tucker is gonna throw a fit!) And thats all.

Hope you have an awesome week and that you have an awesome time at the beach (well those that are at the beach.) ¡Que tengan buena semana!

--Elder "Choco" Crispies :)