Tuesday, December 20, 2016

I Love Missionary Work, the Church and Jesus Christ, I know He lives!

Well yet again I will say that it does not feel very Christmasy here in Chalco! I have almost forgotten that it’s almost Christmas. But I can always remember Christ more! I have been trying to remember Him more these days! That’s what it’s all about anyways! I was walking through the center of Chalco last night and they had set up some like fake snow machines and it was all in my face and hair and all that. It almost felt like a legit Christmas! It was pretty dang cool! 

Being in a country that isn’t that big on Christmas has made it actually lots easier to focus on Christ. There isn't so much attention on gifts and Santa and all that. I have been able to watch a couple Christmas videos about Jesus and his life and it’s made Christmas more CHRISTmasy! We have been trying to do more service to help people out more, after all we’re just trying to bring a little more joy to the world! 

Thank you all so much for your support. Please keep me in your prayers; I am in a time of the mission when it’s just a Ted Bit harder to focus! (hahahaha) But I just need a little more umf to stay focused! 

For Christmas Elder Reading and I have a ton of work to do.  We are seeing challenges in our area, finding new investigators, and having them progress has made it difficult for us. We are not discouraged. I know that as we strive we will have success! It’s hard for me because I am not used to being out of my area so much but we have been planning the Christmas activity, leadership meetings, changes and the new kids, visas and a ton of stuff. It’s been just a little crazy for time.  But I remain positive! Things are going very good here! 

Elder Reading and I made a Christmas card; it’s kind of more just like a funny card that says Merry Christmas! Ha-ha it’s kind of funny! 

I just want to testify of the truth of the church! It’s true.  We can see it, how the Lord works, miracles and all the amazing stuff he does for us! I know Jesus Christ lives and guides and always invites us to repent and be better!  I know that Christmas is to remember Jesus Christ, and I have tried hard to remember him! I love the work, the church and Jesus Christ, I know he lives!

Elder Galbraith 

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Work, Work,Work!

Well I am getting used to the new job. Really doesn't have much to it.  Just basically help make Presidents life easier. We report with the zone leaders, take numbers, give trainings to the mission, coordinate the changes, planning activities and all that jazz.  It’s mostly just office work! In the morning we are almost always here in the offices, so we can only do missionary work in the afternoon.  It is definitely different than other positions I have been assigned! It’s true we travel through the mission…a lot.  It’s a little time consuming.  That’s the new challenge, learning to manage time wisely here, it’s very important here in order to preach! 

My area is pretty big, but its pure condominiums. All the houses are the same! It’s also the biggest ward in the mission, it’s called Vicente Guerrero. The ward mission leader is pretty cool, one of the best i have had, that’s for sure. We had to take the missionaries that finished their missions to the airport, and we took them to Presidents house for the last dinner, it’s like a tradition that those who finish the mission eat the last night in president’s house. We also had one missionary who got hurt playing ball and had to go home for surgery.... So we spent a lot of time in the airport this week. That part I don’t like so much! Best part would be the house, its super cool! Or my mattress, it’s an orthopedic mattress and it’s amazing, or maybe the new phone. It’s a Samsung galaxy touch. It’s pretty cool! 

Being assistant has opened my eyes a little bit to the disobedience.  I won’t say much, Just that it would be so much easier to just OBEY!!!  Obey what our Loving Father in Heaven has told us to do! 

Ha-ha yeah I am in the offices a lot more so I actually sign for a lot more packages that come in! I just so happened to be here the other day when a package came in for ME! Cool huh??? I haven’t hung up the tree yet that the family sent, because today we spent some hours cleaning the very, very dirty mission house..... It was disgusting; I am trying to clean it regularly now. 

I have been trying to teach the members how to give references, because they are much more efficient than street contacts, some members give and some just plain don’t.  We get to work with members here sometimes and its kind of weird cause some members depend completely on the missionaries and it shouldn’t be that way, in our house at home I think they visited us like 3 times.... But we are trying to teach them to be self-reliant, that’s something we have been working on this week! To help the members out! They need them missionaries too! 

We are working hard and giving in a lot of effort! We will be baptizing soon, we just got to resurrect the area a little…but we will get there! 

Sometimes we make mistakes, sometimes others make mistakes, I don’t like it when someone messes up and I see people belittling that person, or not helping them out, let’s not be that guy.  When someone messes up we need to be the person that is there for them, helping them to stand back up again! When we mess up, we can always count on the divine help of our Savior.  He will be there and he won’t belittle us, He loves us way to much! 

I love you so much! 
The Church is true! 

Elder Galbraith 

Monday, December 5, 2016

Changes, A New Comp, A Trip to the CCM!

Well I want to ask for an apology, I won’t be able to write really all that much today. Changes came this week and my number is up.  President Zapata talked to me a few weeks ago, for my last 2 cycles in the mission I will be one of his assistants. Totally unexpected, I do not feel ready at all. I feel a little nervous about this, and a bit unfit. But I know that Heavenly Father has called me and I will do everything I can.  I will need your help and prayers.   I actually took over the offices last night.  This morning we went to the CCM/MTC to pick up the new missionaries that got here! Keep the new guys in your prayers!  They remind me a lot of me! There are 3 here from Utah!! I got the chance to go back to the CCM after almost 20 months... It has changed A LOT!! 

When we got back to the offices we bought pizza for the new elders and the new sister, and they are being interviewed by President Zapata right now so I took the opportunity to write a few words to my family and friends to let you now that I am doing good! My new calling will be great! A lot of responsibility but I know that the Lord has called me here! I will still need your prayers though! 

This weekend Elder Draper and I baptized 3 of our investigators! Zuri, Olivia, and Marisela all got baptized! I seriously felt strongly the spirit in the baptisms! It was awesome!  They all got confirmed on Sunday! I had the opportunity to confirm Marisela! When I partook of the sacrament, I seriously felt the spirit SOOOO strong, and I felt the impression, that without a single doubt, This is the true church of Jesus Christ, He lives, He died for us and he has given us everything we could possibly need to be successful in this life and to win the eternal life! 

My new Companion is Elder Reading! He’s from Washington! Ha-ha another American! He will be my last companion, he is also my first comp from my generation, Me and him get along super great and I have been AP for like a few hours and we are already making some great plans for the mission!  I feel very good about all this. 

My new area is in Chalco, it’s called Vicente Guerrero! This is where I will finish the mission.

I love you all so much, Keep your heads up and keep up the good work!! 
La iglesia es la verdadera!! 

Elder Galbraith