Monday, December 8, 2014

December 8, 2014

Hi Mom, 
Well…this week was a busy one. We had transfers. My old companion, Elder Collins, finished his mission. He got home on Thursday. My new Companion arrived on Wednesday. His name is Elder Rojas. He is from Bogota. His is 20 years old just like me. But he has only been in the Mission for 5 months. He served in the Colombian Military before coming on his mission. He is awesome.

This week I found something really special: Instant Potatoes. I bought them one night and made them the next morning for breakfast. They were delicious. 

Well, I don't know if you have seen it, but the church has put out a Christmas video. It is called, "He is the Gift". It is really good. The Church has made a bunch of promotional cards for us to hand out here. We have had a lot of success with the cards and with the video. We have more investigators. One night when we went contacting we saw a family outside their house talking. We contacted them and gave them the card. We told them that we did not have too much time but that we would like to come back another day to talk with them. They said that it was alright. Before we left they asked us a few questions and before we knew it we were sitting down teaching them. They are the Barrios family. They have a lot of interest in what we share. I know the Spirit opens a lot of hearts in the month of December. I know that any other time of year and this family would have rejected us. But the Spirit talked to their hearts and they listened. So now we are teaching them. It is the grandparents, the parents and the daughter. They are a great family. That is just one on the many success stories from contacting using "He is the Gift". 

That’s all for this week.  Love, Elder Rucker
p.s. Here on the coast it is so hot and so sunny that we are allowed to use Sombero hats. There is the foto of Elder Collins and me in our tracking hats.

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