Friday, February 27, 2015

Week 79

Hey Everyone!! It was great hearing from you all!! I had a good week:) Crazy as usual.  To answer your question... the reason we have p day on Friday is because on Monday we are in the office all day in meetings with president, taking the numbers of the mission, studying graphs and the numbers of the week and planning what we can do to do better! We also plan what we will teach in the mission meetings that are coming up, and other activities making the agendas and stuff! So its a pretty busy day. Then the rest of the week we usually meet with president a couple of times to plan things like changes, missionaries that are having problems, other meetings and stuff like that!! It definetly makes time go by way fast!!!! I dont even feel it. 

We had a good week with the investigadors!! We had 10 people in church, tomorrow we have a baptism with a guy named Noe and next week his wife will be getting baptized. So that makes me happy because families are the best:) Then we have another family, "The Acebedo Family" and they went to church on Sunday and told us Wednesday that they want to be baptized!! So the Lord is really blessing us lots right now. 

Me and my comp are getting along great. He is awesome!! You guys actually met him on Christmas, and you will see him again on Mothers Day:) 

I love you all so much and thanks for the email. I am glad to hear that everyone is doing good...that casts are coming off, and that everyone is doing good:) Just Riggs that is a little sick... but he will be in my prayers:) I love you all and will talk to you soon!! adios. 
elder baker

Friday, February 20, 2015

Week 78...cont.

Hey mom!! Just letting you know I am doing great.. and just a little reminder my p days are now on Friday:) love you!!!

Monday, February 16, 2015

Week 78

Hi everyone!:) Well, it was another good week here in El Salvador!! I got a little sick at the beginning of the week, but I am ok now. But, as for you guys everyone sounds good! I loved the pictures and I love how much everyone is skating!! haha They are all gonna be so good when I get back! 

So, as for me, it was a pretty busy week! We went and visited some of the furthest areas during the week, and with me getting sick just made everything even more crazy! But, now that we are in changes week things will just keep getting crazier!! First thing about changes is... President is taking away the Traveling Assistants because the Area Presidency said he should only have his 2 Assistants and thats it. So, me and Elder Contreras, starting Wednesday, are no longer the travel AP's. Then this morning president called me into his office and told me that he wants me to be one of his Assistants. So me and Elder Juarez are now going to be the 2 AP's of the mission! So thats a little crazy. Just a little bit more stress;) hahaha... but, it will be fun and a good experience!! Now that I am an AP, my p-day will be on Fridays. 

There is lots to come. Tomorrow the new missionaries get here... so we will be getting them and doing stuff with them all day, getting them all of their stuff, teaching some stuff and then going to presidents house to eat dinner with them! Whats crazy is I remember doing the exact same thing when I first got to the mission like it was yesterday!! Time is going by so fast. But, that's the best part of always being busy is that you don't even feel time. I love you all so much and thanks for the emails. I am doing great and miss you lots! adios.
elder baker

Monday, February 9, 2015

Week 77


    Well it was a good week! I did get to go back to Atiquizaya again, so that was cool! I love going back to my old areas and working there. Other than that I went and visited areas I have never worked in, but it was cool!! I love that I'm getting to know the whole mission and all of the missionaries! Its an awesome experience. 

Well something crazy is that this week we had the "leadership meeting" that we have once every month... and I have gone to so many and I loved them because I always felt like I learned so much!! But, this week I had to teach in it... for the first time I didnt get to go just to sit and learn!!! Me, Elder Contraras, Elder Juarez, Elder Griffin and president were the ones teaching the meeting! Was i a little nervous?? Yes!! hahaha... it was just something new!! But, I liked it! That is something that the mission has helped me with... giving lots of zone meetings and now leadership meetings! I have learned how to plan, and teach in front of big groups of people! Talks aren't as bad for me now... haha but thats pretty much my week!  

A cool experience that happened this week was seeing an investigator that I visited with some other missionaries at the begining of this change, and that we had put a baptismal date with, and when I saw him again he came up and said "Hey Elder Baker.. I got baptized!!" ...and it just felt good knowing I got to meet him and see him make the decision to be baptized and than a couple of weeks later he remembered me and he is a member now!!:) haha 

I can't even describe how many blessings I have recieved this change!! But, I am so thankful for them:) 

I am glad to see that everyone is doing good! ...and that they are skating:) haha I love my family and miss you all lots! The lessons sounded great mom!! It was planned very well. Thanks for everything and I will talk to you soon!! adios. 
elder baker
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Monday, February 2, 2015

Week 76

Happy monday!! Well, it sounds like everyone had a great week... and that always makes me happy:) No broken bones, lots of school and work, and getting ready for sports!! It sound like everything is just going back to normal and how it has been for years!!;) haha 

Anyways, I had a good week! I got to go back to Magdelena!!!! My first area. It was crazy! Its been over a year since I had set a foot in that place! I loved it. Seeing the people again, talking to them, and taking the missionaries to some of the old investigators we had that never got baptized so they can start teaching them again! Being able to talk to and see how the missionaries are doing there! Then after I left Magdelena, I went and worked in Atiquizaya!! haha My second area. So it was a pretty cool week! The bishop heard I was coming and invited us to dinner and it was cool to see all of the new people they are teaching! After that we left to visit some other areas, but it was pretty much a normal week, just lots of lessons and traveling!! haha but I love it! 

Today we were in our meeting with President and we were talking about how the mission is doing... and its just cool talking about and seeing how the mission is and what we can do better, talking about sending missionaries to other areas or future leaders in the mission! It just an experience that I am going to be so grateful for the rest of my life! Its been such a blessing. Well thanks so much for the emails. I'm glad to hear everyone is doing so good! I love you so much and I'm still alive after two weeks of driving in elsalvador. haha love you so much!!  
elder baker