Monday, January 28, 2013

Almost moved in

Yesterday I had such a powerful wonderful experience in a lesson that is a result from a blessing we left with a member on Christmas night, asking who do you know and then not giving up. This wonderful sister has had it really rough lately. Her husband was caught driving with out a license and is in jail. We went over soon after Christmas to give her a blessing and had a really good experience. We taught her one time after that with the family that referred us to her but with her crying child we had to leave early because he was very very ill. After missed appointments and things not working out we were finally able to teach her again last night. She has commented to me in the past that she loves it when we bless her and she feels so good when we do so. She has even been confronted by some anti and told her friends she didn't believe it because she knows we always talk about Christ and she felt good when we were there. As we answered her questions and the member family bore their testimonies I felt the Spirit come over me and I bore testimony of how much God loves her, and the relationship there can be with prayer, that he lead us to her and that the message we teach will change her life and many other things. She began to cry and the room was so full of fire. She asked me to say the prayer at the end and so I blessed her and she began to cry again. She had read the restoration pamphlet and the verses we left her in the BOM. She told us her friends have invited her to their churches but she wants to come to ours. She WILL be baptized. All this happened because we put her on the power list and didn't give up. We will teach her in a members home this week and commit her to a date. I had the very strong impression that she is one specific person that I was sent her to meet. She is one of the reasons why I was changed from Mexico to Atlanta. She is why I am here right now where I need to be. God Really knows HIS children and what they need.
 We are all moved into our new apartment and getting stuff unpacked still. Its pretty hard since we are NEVER home, but slowly we are getting it done.
 Everything is going really great! Everything is working out well. L wants his kids to get baptized before he and his wife can. 
 Had many wonderful experiences this week. The one that I shared was the one that hit me the most. I really hope that I stay her for my last 5 weeks. Transfers are next Wednesday and I really hope that I don't have to go to a new area for the last 5 weeks. Pretty sure I'll stay here, but you really never know!
Hope all is well at home. Love you all
Love Tanner

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

I miss the "Utah" cold

HEllO!!! I hope everyone is doing great!!
Well the weather sure has changed here. It went from 75 and dark skies to 38 and sunny... tell me how that works out?? This wet cold and wind sure does make it seem much,much colder! I miss the Utah cold where when you put a coat on it keeps you warm haha.
The Coke Couch
This week we were busy as ever! We focused a lot of our time on teaching those people who had baptismal dates, but due to situations outside of our control they were unable to make those dates. President put out a really great idea. Something I had done in the past and it works really well. You set up a calendar with them for their baptismal date. We took it, translated into spanish and then put it in play. With the V family it worked really great they were excited and set their goals to make everything happen so they can be married on the 14th of February (just like you mom and dad) and then get baptized on the 16th that following Saturday. The biggest thing we are waiting on is paper work  to get here. That will be the only hold up!! They are still super excited and doing their part.
M had fasted twice, prayed and then asked her boss for Sundays off they said no. She was feeling slightly down and asked us if we thought she could be baptized still. We said of coarse!!! and the next day we set the calendar up with her.

Downtown Atlanta

She regained hope and is putting her faith into action by fasting 3 more times and praying daily for help with her boss and then she is going to invite her boss to her baptism and tell her she needs Sundays off to go to church!!
We have been getting really close and spending time with the G family. The Gospel is the way they live their lives. We have been doing a Noche de Hogar(family night)with them every week now and trying to focus on her  parents who are not members, trying to spark their interest again. They later invited us over for Posole (a mexican soup) after stake conference on Sunday. They are such a huge example of how the Gospel should be part of your life and not just a Sunday thing. Their life is the Gospel and they live it so well. They are far from perfect, but their whole desires are to do what right.

We are working with tons of people right now. Staying busy and basically trying to get everyone married so they can get baptized. Basically its part of the process for almost everyone I've baptized hahahaha. I love helping people obey the commandments of God and then get baptized its the best!
The Braves are #1-even before his mission
 Time is flying by and we have so much to to.
 We are moving apartments on Thursday which I'm not excited about. The one we live in now is really nice and its quiet and clean! On top of the move we have to still find time to teach all the people we teach and find time to find new people to teach hahaha. Never a sit down moment ever. Life is better that way I think. Except I'm not gonna lie a break would be nice sometime, but hey thats what the plane ride home will be right?
Have a great week!!!! Love you all.
Love Tanner

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Where's the shorts

I'm not going to lie, I am kind of tired of writing these weekly letters, I realized the other day I have only taken pictures of our baptisms this month, and that's about it. We are so busy and We do missionary work everyday. Yes incredible things happen, so many things that I am so grateful for, but they all blur together by the time Monday comes! , I just feel like I don't have time anymore and everything literally is a blur!!! We run from appointment to appointment with no time between! If we are not doing that we are knocking doors and looking for new people to teach. Its hard to pull things out after all this time.
We are still just really excited about the V family! They are incredible.  Last night we basically planned out their wedding. They are so funny, and we have so much fun with them. We talk about the gospel 90 percent of the time there the other 5 is random stuff and the the other 5 is laughing! They are having a lot of really neat experiences with reading, praying and receiving personal revelation. They are doing their part and getting the rewards! They have also started with the habit of feeding us each time we go over. It started with Chocolate (hot coco) and cookies and now its a full meal hahaha. They don't give us the choice either its, okay lets pray so you can bless the food and then, we'll eat and keep talking it does not matter if we tell them we just ate haha. Yesterday we ate 4 dinners!!!!!! I felt so fat and so sick, but it tastes sooooo goood!!!! Mexican food is the best!
We have a lot more people we are still working with. We also keep finding new people to teach which is great. Basically we are going to go from teaching 20 lessons a week to teaching 30 here in the next couple weeks. We already have days this week that are totally filled up, no room for any more appointments. Its just a big problem ;)
Jack glad you got to go skiing!  Sure do miss that snowboarding. Here its 75 degrees with no sun! It does not feel right to me! It was way colder last year! Here we are wanting to wear shorts and you are all bundled up like Eskimos!!! hahahaha its raining here though and I don't like it, but hey at least its not freezing!!
Hope you all have a great week! Stay out of trouble and don't freeze!!
Love Tanner 

Thursday, January 10, 2013

No time

This is all that Elder C posted this week.

well I gotta run, sorry no email today I spent a lot of time trying to figure out that email and I had to email President about when I'm  coming home. 

Things are good though. Love and miss you all

tell them all I say hi!

Love you bye