Sunday, January 6, 2013

Chivo...

Dear Family...

   I got a letter that I have a package so looks like I will go pick that up Monday.  As for Christmas, wow, it is coming fast and I can feel the Spirit in the air.  We had Stake Conference this last week and a member gave a talk and related it to the movie Santa Clause.  In this movie Santa leaves to go deliver the presents to all the people in New York.  However this wasnt a very good year for the people in the world.  Many had stop believing in Santa and werent being so good.  Due to the lack of belief the people had for Santa his reighndeer didnt have the magic to fly anymore and Santa Crashed in some park.  The people stop believing and little by little the miracle of Christmas was failing.  Santa couldnt help all of the other kids.  This member related it to these days we live in now.  Little by little the people and even the members of the church are lossing their faith.  This isnt good.  Like we can see in the Book of Mormon, we are blessed, we prosper, we become prideful and disobey, the Lord humbles us dramatically, and we start over again.  The question is how do we prevent this cycle to strike our families.  A vacation to Hawaii sounds good haha.  No really, I am so happy for you guys, sounds like you are going to have a tropical christmas like me, without the waves and the relaxing.  I honestly cant wait to talk to all of you.  It should be the highlight of Christmas this year.
    We had another fun week, we are working so hard to get new investigators to church, contacting a bunch of referrals and Inviting everyone to come unto Christ this Christmas season. What a wonderful season to first think of our Savior Jesus Christ, to repent and make the changes neccesary to start the new year with goals.  This is a sweet time to be a missionary.  It is getting a little windy here in Santa Ana like the Santa Ana winds there, it feels so good when we walk with the breeze.  Dad ask some of the crazy traditions here and one of them is fireworks.  The little hoodrats in the street are always throwing super loud m80s and the members say its even crazier during Christmas and the new year.  We will be walking in the street and some kids will be playing with them behind us and light one off and it litteraly sounds like a gunshot.  We are going to eat alot of turkey and beans for Christmas and should be some super tasty dinners. CANT WAIT! 

How are your investigators doing?  LEGIT!
Gabby: Has a date for the upcoming week.  Shes a powerful girl.
Jaquelinne: Also has a date for the upcoming week.  A little timid but wants to be blessed.
Tatianna and Olga: 2 news we found that are super humble and poor, living without work.  We are helping them learn how to live the commandments to recieve blessings and looks like Olga will be coming to church these week, tatianna, her daughter has to go to San Salvador...  We will have a date set for the end of this month.
Dana: A reference we contacted yesterday who is super positive and is coming to church, we dont know her challenge yet.
More news: we will see who comes to church this week and with who we can help progress.
How is your health? SuperBien
How are you and your companion getting along? Teaching him the ways, hes at the point where I pretend I am new and he has to do everything. I also want him to know our area really well when I leave so he can be a good leader as well. Spanish is still a little rough for him, when he is trying to understand he gets this funny look on his face and the members think he is really serious or mad, but we explain it everytime that he only has 2 months here.  The most important thing I feel I have helped him with is I have helped him enjoy the mission.  We obey all the rules but being obedient doesn't mean you cant have fun.  I have helped him loosen up a little bit and have fun here.  Seriously I was worried when he got that he hated everything.  He was really negative like Cade sometimes, I hate this..I hate that... but now he has this glimps of love for the people.  I can see his testimony grow as well.  He will be an awesome missionary, we just have to work on Spanish.  Pray for us!

I love and miss you guys so much.  Plan for Christmas eve at around 730 if you guys can, cant wait to talk to you guys.

MUCH LOVE,
Elder Gubernick

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