Sunday, January 25, 2015

"Learning and Loving it!!!"

Well, one more week down. This past week was one of the rougher ones... but I definitely learned a lot. I already have 6 weeks here in Bragan├ža! Insane how fast the time truly flies by!! Monday, Elder Lee went to Lisbon to do residency and I went to Porto for training for the leaders. Then we came back Tuesday night to a family night we had planned with our family of investigators and a member family. The investigators couldn't make it... so I was a little disappointed... But then we kept working, and kept looking. We didn't really have too much success, so we didn't get to teach too much for the week, So that's why it was a little rougher. We had two meetings that were to do with the branch that were over 7 hours in total, and stuff like that... just a lot of learning this past week. Oh, also I was under the weather a little, but no big deal, I'm already feeling better! Like i said, I learned a lot of things this week that will help me for the rest of the mission. There's always a reason for everything! We´ll be sure to help this family receive the blessings of the gospel! We took a nice walk to the top of the mountain here in bragan├ža today for pday. It was beautiful!! Very cold for sure... but awesome views!! Yesterday in church was awesome! Great classes, and 2 less actives showed up! So the Lord answered our prayers, just in a different way than we were expecting! Also, I got to give a talk in sacrament again... ha-ha it's good practice! Never wanted to talk in sacrament before the mission... but now I'm doing it every week. All is well here!!! Learning and Loving it!!!
Love Elder Quinn


Tuesday, January 13, 2015

"We are establishing Zion and preparing for the 2nd coming of our Lord!!"

So branch president is going... ha-ha it’s alright! We had 8 members yesterday... the worst attendance we´ve had so far in the branch. But the family that Elder Lee and I are teaching showed up!!! They are soo cool! Seriously just a normal family! It’s the first family that I have really taught or really had progressing! Elder Lee and I had a very powerful lesson with them on Saturday night, where we invited them to be baptized and prepare for the 31st of January, and they accepted!!! So we just got to keep working our butts off to make this happen! This branch and The Lord need this family!!! So I´ll keep you updated on their process! I am learning sooooo much in this position that I never even would have thought before. It´s definitely stretching me to have a branch and members to worry about, and then to have the missionary aspect to keep looking for and finding and baptizing... but there’s nothing too big for the lord! And He is the reason I am here and of course he´ll continue to help us! I think that’s why he lead us to this family, so we can have at least some awesome people progressing and stuff while we just have to keep looking for more! There was a funeral yesterday of the Husband of one of the ladies in our ward. He wasn’t a member... so it was held in a catholic chapel... It was very different than what we do. It was an experience for sure, but it just made me that much more grateful to know and have the gospel of Jesus Christ in my life. Also finding out that my Great grandma passed away, I know we´ll see her again. All of us will live again because of our Savior, Jesus. The mission isn’t doing too hot right now on baptisms, so the leaders get to have a meeting with president tomorrow in Porto! 3 hour bus ride both ways! whooo... ha-ha it´ll be fine. All is well here. We are establishing Zion and preparing for the 2nd coming of our Lord!! Keep in your prayers this wonderful family! Their last name is Vase! Love you all!!! Thanks for everything!

Love Elder Quinn!