Monday, March 28, 2016

12 Left!


I had one of those weeks.... One where you sleep in your own bed once and then a night on a random floor and another night in the hospital and then another night in no man's land... and then you finally get back home and it's Sunday again. But I'm good and I wasn't the sick one... Shout out to Elder Erekson...You're a trooper! 

I was in a branch with Elder Marcial for a day and we found a family that was in his home Ward about 10 years ago... Talk about God preparing people to teach! Small world. They have a 10 year-old kid dying to be baptized and a newlywed who is very interested in the church. They had been praying for about 2 months to find the missionaries so that they could reactivate themselves and invite their family to listen too... We found them at a bus stop.   We had nothing to do because all the plans fell through and decided to relax for a moment...and they came to us! 

We had changes yesterday...That meant I was doing phone calls from about 5-11 pm. Wasn't exactly how I wanted to spend my Easter, so we celebrated today! I felt the spirit strongly as I studied my favorite chapter in the Book of Mormon, 3 Nephi 11. He lives!

Elder Minnick 

Love ya mom!

Monday, March 21, 2016

Happy Easter!


What a great week I had! We traveled to Celaya and worked there for two days... It was good to see some people there that I met almost 6 months ago!

We had a little time to work in our own area too. Aaron decided that he doesn't want to wait untill April 6 to get baptized, so he will be baptized this Friday!

We knocked a door the other day, and a guy name Daniel opened the door -- he was painting his house. We offered to help, and surprisingly he accepted. While we painted we started talking about music. He was telling us about what he believes is some of the best music of all time... and whips out his laptop and puts on MOTAB!  :0  He has actually been to SLC to see them live, but ironically has never talked to missionaries before. Gotta love MOTAB!

With Easter coming around the corner, I've taken some time to come to know even better my Savior. As I come to understand better who He is and what He did, my heart is filled with gratitude. I love the spirit that we can feel as we come unto Him. I feel His love when I repent. I am very grateful for the opportunity that He has given me to teach his gospel. I know He lives!

Happy Easter!
Elder Minnick

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

80 years of preparation!


Here's a quick letter. Yes momma, I'm happy, healthy and busy! All is well here in the ward. Aaron is going to get baptized on the 6th of April... Its a special day!

Francisco got baptized last Saturday. He's 80 years old! He has been a real hero for me since I met him about 5 weeks ago. It surprised me how quickly such a old guy could progress. From the first visit he kept every commitment, hasn't missed a Sunday, paid his tithing, fasted, and offered the prayers in sacrament meeting. It's been a real blessing getting to know him. He's been a huge example to me!

I've been learning a lot here... How to plan well and use time wisely. :)  I know my Savior lives! He loves us! He died for us! 

Elder Minnick

Monday, March 7, 2016

hi mom!


No letter today... SORRY.  I gotta go do divisiones in some pueblo.  We baptized Mildred!  Yeah!  Francisco gets baptized this week! Yeah!  

I'm good, happy, healthy, and I don't care where I live --  just get it done and I trust you.  I can always live off-campus like in the boat on Utah lake would be chill ;) 

Love ya mom!  I'm on my weight loss plan too... its simple... eat less! :) 

BYE! love you, I love you, I LOVE YOU! 

Elder Minnick