Monday, June 26, 2017

June 26th - THE LAST WEEK!

Yo fam,

Hey whats up everybody, hows it going?  Sounds like everyone is doing good because right now its summer and no one is in school!  I'm sure the weather is hot up there but not as hot as it is down here!  No, but for real how's it going up there?  I hope to hear from all of you today while I'm on!  

Well, this is the last week in the mission......thats messed up, where did the time go?  It flew by.....its crazy how that happens.  Why do you think the old timers of the church always say, "Enjoy every moment because it goes like that! " I testify that it does go like that!  This is the last week meaning, so little time and so much to do........well here it goes!

Things are going good for me and my comp, we focused a lot on progressing of our baptismal dates that we currently have right now. We have 4 right now, 2 of them are for the other missionaries that come in September.  Our investigators put a date for the 9th of September, which is the day they are gonna get MARRIED! I'm just grateful they at least have a date for us to work with even tho I WONT BE THERE!  I'm grateful to know that I worked my hardest with them and they are starting to bring forth fruit.  Our other dates are for the 7th of July.....again I won't be there, but that's not what worries me.  I think the old me would have said, "Well, that sucks because I won't be there....but its not about that.  Every Child of God has their own due time and I have to respect that. This is the Lord's work and not mine. It was a good lesson on humility for me. 

V. is doing good, she couldn't come to church yesterday because she had to wait for her papers to work to go thru...and apparently the office only works on Sundays.  But we will see her next week!  Her parents are doing good, its funny every time I visit them, I just want to cry because I know that I will miss them a lot, but its all good...it's normal to cry I guess. 

Its funny, everyone that ever talks to me here in this country will always ask me 2 questions.  First, "How much time do you have left?"   And, the 2nd "Are you pumped to go home?"   The answer to the 2nd question is, "No.  I'm not pumped" and they would respond "Why aren't you happy? You are gonna return to your nice house, car, iphone, a better life than us, why?" The answer to that question is simple, if they would have been in the places I've served, the people I have been with, the places I have seen......then they would know that TRUE HAPPINESS DOES NOT COME FROM MATERIAL THINGS!  The world always is constantly trying to confuse us of what makes us truly happy, and trust me its not those things I have listed. President Eyring has said,  "When you walk with the Savior long enough you change.!!"And that's what happened to me....I am completely different.  I think different, talk different, act different but its not a bad different, its a necessary different.  It's a different that changed my life forever and I am eternally grateful to my Father in Heaven for it.!!! 

I love you guys, you already know that!  I gotta grind this thing out to the end!!! Love this work, nothing better!

Elder Gee

Giving my all for the Lord!!!!


PS...Happy Birthday Syd and Happy Father's day Dad!!!!

Monday, June 19, 2017

June 19th - THE GOLDEN FAMILY!

Yo fam,

Hey everybody, what's going on? There is so little time and so much to do! We had some cool experiences that happened this week. I have a feeling this last two weeks are gonna be super stressful because there is so much to do! Well it goes like this.....

Well, V. is doing great. She just found a new job meaning that she's always busy and we can't visit her as much as we would like too....that's great tho. Because in El Salvador its super hard to find a good job that pays well....the economy sucks here...like really bad. It breaks my heart to see some people starving and out of work! But we are currently working with her Mom and her dad, they are super positive but aren't going to church to really progress, so we are gonna work super hard with them!! 

L., is doing good, he is progressing for the 1st of July which is my last Saturday. We will see if we can baptize him!! It would be a perfect ending for me...we taught him the word of wisdom and he loved it...he has a problem smoking and drinking coffee....the double wammy! But he committed to stop to prepare for his baptism.!! His family is doing great and we are committing them all to church!!

Alright now for the Golden Family!!! We found a sick family that is perfect in all aspects.....they were a reference from a member in Izalco, which is another ward in the district...named Family Melgar. We started teaching them Friday and committed them to come to church Sunday....and they came!! The brother called me in the morning and said ¨Brother Gee, we are coming to church be out side waiting at 8:45!!!!  Alright sounds good! They came and they loved it...they love everything about the church. We invited them for a baptismal date for my last day in the mission and they accepted! So if all goes well......WE WILL HAVE 3 BAPTISMS TO FINISH THE MISSION! Alright, not too bad!

Did I not say the Gospel is perfect???


Elder Gee

Helping L. nail his roof together
With our new investigatores!

Monday, June 12, 2017

June 12th - EAT, TEACH, SLEEP and REPEAT!!

Yo fam,

Hey, whats up y'all? This week was pretty average, I'm not gonna lie...all we do is eat, teach, sleep and repeat everyday!!! It's the best, everyday I come home more and more tired. Its cool because I come home knowing we are doing the best work possible, we are doing the Lord's work and it feels so good. 

Well, to start ya off, we had the goal to find 8 new people, we have a lot of progressing investigators but they are not all progressing like we want them to, So me and Elder Batz did a lot of tracting...like ALOT!  A couple of hours everyday. We found 13 new this week, and about 5 or 6 are really positive. The rest are like.....I believe all the churches are true and teach the word of God, hahaha, sometimes you just shake your head! But its cool because there are new people to teach. 

I also went on a interchange with my zone leader Elder C., he's from Guatemala and he's a straight up G! We went ham in his area and taught like 7 or 8 lessons. Which is a lot, it was cool. He s a great Elder and will continue to make miracles in his mission. His area Sonzacate, it is super small with a lot of houses, there has been missionaries there for years and pretty much they have contacted all the houses. Kinda funny, but miracles will happen there soon. During this interchange my companion and the other zone leader Elder A., found 9 new in one day.....thats pretty sick! It was raining and a family invited them in, and they taught lesson 1 and have a return appointment with them next week. So I guess will see if they are a golden family. 

Vanessa got confirmed yesterday, it was pretty awesome. She's now a member, and now all we need to do is work with her family and baptize them as well. Probably not when I'm here but for sure for the next Elders. Planting seeds is cool. 

Also We have investigators named M., J, and L., who are not married. So we visited with them with the Elders quorum president, who is a convert as well. It was cool because he testified so strongly about his conversion and how the gospel has changed his life. The spirit was so strong we invited them to baptism again and they said, next time you come we will have a date for you guys.....dude thats sick. I hope its soon before I leave!! 

Well that's about it, the gospel is perfect and so fulfilling!!

#Livingthedream
#echandofuegoportodoslados
#MissionaryLifeIsGreat


Elder Gee



Some of my favorite peeps!

Monday, June 5, 2017

June 5th - "BUDDY LET ME TELL YOU!"

Holy crap!!!! 

I'm freaking out right now because the first thing I saw when I got on was the stupid itinerary for my flight home......THAT JUST RUINED MY DAY! hahaha. Alright enough of that, it goes like this.....

Yo fam, 

SO this week was pretty cool I'm not gonna lie, we had a lot of success finding people to teach, that never is the problem the problem is.......when they are just too freaking lazy to read, and go to church. Hahaha typical, but ya know that never takes away the happiness, hahaha, ok just a little!

The cool thing that happened this week was that we found a new investigator named L, he's 17 and his mom is already a member who has gone through the temple and everything but fell inactive due to some problems she had with some members.  L. is super positive and wants to get baptized so bad, in fact the first thing he said to us is what are the first steps to being baptized????  "BUDDY LET ME TELL YOU!!", hahaha!!   I told him he needs to come to church a certain amount of times and read the Book of Mormon to find out if what we are teaching is true or if its baloney...hahaha!  He read it and he thinks its true and he came to church as well.   Not just one hour but all 3 hours!  He loved it I gave him one of my ties so he was looking pretty Guapo!!   

The only bad news the happened this week was Vanessa didn't come to church because she fell sick with Chikygunya....a sickness you get when the mosquitos bite ya....its nasty and its painful.  Soon as we found out we ran over to her house with the 1st counselor to give her a blessing and the sacrament.  The meeting we had with her was super spiritual and she said,   "Don't worry Elders,  I will be there next Sunday!!  So everything is good there and hope is not lost.....so ya bro!!

I love this gospel, its true, its a way of life, and its the only way we can return to the presence of our Heavenly Father, 
Follow the Creator, not the crowd!!!

·Livin the dream....always!



Elder GEE
Some members made homemade pizza for V. baptism

My new friend, L.

"Making pupusas with family Chavez....a family we helped reactivate!"


Monday, May 29, 2017

May 29th - 3RD TIME IS A CHARM!

Yo fam, 

Hey what's up everybody, hows it going? This week was super sick......


This week was super good, not really much to write about because everyday was like the same and not very interesting, but this week we basically taught and taught and TAUGHT! Lessons after lessons after lessons....it was super sick, we were progressing V. our most positive investigator, she didn't come to church last week, so we couldn't baptize her this Saturday, so we pushed it back a day and told her we could do it Sunday after all the meetings and she said, "yeah." So that's what we did, she got baptized.....it was a special baptism. My comp did the ordnance, he was super nervous because my comp is smaller than she is and she didn't think my comp could do it. But he did it...after 3 times, the first 2 times she didn't go down completely under but you know what they say the 3rd time is the charm man! It was super cool and she was so happy after, now we just have to wait to confirm her this upcoming Sunday. Now we are planning a temple trip to go with her to do baptisms for dead, so right now things are looking really good! Right now we are teaching her family as well. Her mom, A is super positive and so is her dad, R.  I remember one lesson we taught the word of wisdom and guess what.......they have dropped coffee and beer for good. It's amazing to know that they are willing to follow the commandments! A. was able to be at her daughters baptism and she loved it as well....so this week we are going to place a baptism date with her as well. They are amazing!!!

A funny story to tell you all, is that one day it was raining super hard, and I forgot the keys in the house so what did we do.....climbed the roof and hopped down to get in...it was super ghetto but we did it. Kinda funny because we got super wet. My comp was kinda bugged because we got super wet but what can you do right...hahahaha

I love you all and hope you have a great week!

Elder Gee





Pics of P-day that a sister just sent me!


Pics of my b.day cake!


Monday, May 22, 2017

May 22nd - STAYING WITH MY HIJO!!

Yo fam,

How's it going......well this week is changes and I don't have any! I will be staying with my hijo in Armenia, so that was pretty cool to hear because we have a lot of work to do. We have to finish what we started, and with our 12 fechas we have a lot of work to do, definitely got my work cut out for me! Trying to finish strong, giving it everything for the Lord! This is the last transfer which means we have to go harder than we ever have!

Well, this week was super good. We have been working super hard with our investigators, and have one that is super positive named V, and her family. She is awesome and is ready to get baptized, we had a fecha with her this Saturday, but she didn't come on Sunday so we have to push the date a week. Kinda of a bummer but we just have to keep working with her and her parents. Her parents are really positive as well......We had a lesson with them that was so spiritual I wanted to cry because the spirit was sooooo strong! I was on Interchanges with Elder Henriquez, my DL, in this lesson, They expressed how they didn't feel good in any church and their daughter lights up when she talks to us, it was super cool. We are teaching them both and their daughter, hopefully this change we can baptized the whole family! 

We need to work super hard and be 100% obedient! This week was kinda ugly to see in the sacrament meeting, we had 66 people show up when it should be like more than 100. The ward needs a lot of help and support and its hard when nobody really knows what they are doing! But thats good because its taught me a ton of patience! I love Armenia

Well, I love this gospel, I have seen so many miracles happen because me and Elder Batz are obedient. I believe if we were not obedient than we couldn't have seen these. The lesson in the mission is to always be obedient even when we don't understand, the Lord doesn't want us to understand, he just wants us to be obedient. Because we are not gonna understand everything, but thats where faith comes in! A cool lesson that I have learned! 

Well the mission is coming and going super fast, so right now I have to make every moment count, and give it everything I have. I want to finish saying I gave it everything I had!! Love you guys and I hope you have a great week!


Elder GEE




Monday, May 15, 2017

May 15th - KEEP THE FAITH & READ YOUR SCRIPTURES!

Hey what's up everybody? This week was super cool, just trying to stay as busy as I possibly can so the time can pass by faster! I just trying to get them blessings. The mission is the best! Living the dream....always....LETS GO!

Well this week was a week of constant travel. We had to go to San Salvador for a dentist appointment for my comp, ROOT CANAL! I was pretty sad because he told me it was a constant throbbing pain, but he is all good now. So that was pretty cool to see the city again, I love San Salvador, I could see the Cima from where we were at. 

Well, as far as working goes...we are doing super well with our 11 baptismal dates we have for right now!! We are teaching a young girl named V., she's 18 and she is super pilas, aka ready to get baptized!! Its funny because the whole time we thought she was a member because we don't know very many people. But a member said, "Elder, you need to baptize her because she's not a member."  We were like, "Oops, alright!" and were on it hahaha! She's awesome, she already has 2 attendances. 

Our first lesson with her was super sick, she accepted everything and has no doubts of the church....she said, "I like your church because the teachers always focus on one subject at a time and don't always change the subject. I feel good she said and I want to be apart of this church. I believe its true!!" WOW......I didn't know how to respond because you know as a missionary you are always used to the rejections, but when something like this happens you need time to respond because you are speechless. It was awesome, this 27th of may she will be baptized.!! 

Yesterday we had ward conference, it was pretty cool, but a lot people don't come because of problems the ward has had in the past, basically it was an hour of listening to the stake president macheting the members. It was awesome and we were laughing the whole time. The ward needs a lot of organization and good leaders that are willing to work, but little by little we are getting there. Armenia is growing and turning around again!!

Love you guys! Keep the faith, read the scriptures, choose the right, no greater happiness than that!! The best way to teach the gospel is to live it!! Da el ejemplo!!

#Livinthedream
#GoingHard
#hazlajusto


Elder Gee

Getting ready for my Mother's Day Skype...
I LOVE MY MAMA!! 




Monday, May 8, 2017

May 8th - I LOVE MY MOMMA!!

Yo fam, 

Yo, what's up everybody? This week was pretty cool, a lot of things happened. And apparently I'm 21 now...it's kinda weird. But I can drink legally, hahaha... VEGAS BABY! 

Last Monday, we went to a American Restaurant called Buffalo Wings....no, its not Buffalo Wild Wings, it's not the same but it had some good burgers. We went there and the employees sang to me...it was funny and gave me a slice of cake for free....can't really complain. It was pretty good.....there is not much good cake and ice cream here in this country. After my comp bought me some ice cream and gave me a sick watch that he already had...its nice and has a tan leather band. He loves me!

For my birthday I was on interchanges with Elder H. my DL. It was cool, all we did was work and we worked HARD.  Just what I wanted for my bday. I nice long hard working day...after he bought me a pizza, nice guy! My district is the best!

Elder B. and I found 10 new investigators this week. It was super sick because that was our goal and we fulfilled it! So we are constantly busy which is how I like it. We have a sick family that we are currently teaching they are named S. and E., they have a daughter who is on a mission in Honduras, but they are not married or baptized. We need to fix that. We had a nice discussion about eternal families and baptism and they are pumped and have desires to be baptized and get married. We have date for the 3 of June! Working is going really good right now!

I just wanna give a shout out to my beautiful mother for giving birth to me....I know it was not easy, hahaha! But here we are and I am so grateful for you and everything you have taught me to be the best I can be. I love you forever Momma and I cant wait to see you Sunday!! Hashtag...my last time! 


Elder GEE


HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!




Monday, May 1, 2017

May 1st - ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST!!

Yo fam, 

This week was super sick! Things in Armenia are doing a lot better and the work is getting better every week. We had some cool things happen this week....

So our baptism that we had planned...................HAPPENED! Yeah buddy! E. was so prepared it was so awesome. As you can see in the pics she is tiny. Her family is so great, they are fully active again because of her. Little children have some power I don't know what, but its amazing. They were all so happy. Elder B. did the ordinance, it was cool because it was his first time doing it in the mission. So he was over the moon, he was pumped. She got confirmed on Sunday as well, So its official she's a member of the church.!!! Another one bites the dust.....haha. 

This week was super good, we found like 8 news this week which was cool because everyday we are constantly busy teaching and helping. It's just the way I like it man....keeping me busy. The time flies by so fast its unreal....I cant believe I will be Skype again soon. Its unreal. 

Armenia is progressing nicely, we just got to be on top of everything. The ward needs a lot of help but I love it, it makes me humble and see the greater picture, Armenia is great and I love it here!!

Living the dream!!!!


Elder Gee

The baptism



Monday, April 24, 2017

April 24th - GANGSTAS CAN'T TOUCH THE GOSPEL!

Yo fam,

Hey whats up everybody? This week was pretty good, I'm not gonna lie! I'm starting to get adjusted to the Pueblo life here....its pretty cool here. A lot country and small towns put into one, thats Armenia for ya! They told me thats its a little dangerous but I'm already El Salvadorian so I fit in, hahaha!  Gangstas cant touch the gospel....can't hold me back hahaha. 

The work is super good right now, My comp and I are starting to figure out our system and getting used to each other....he is a boss. He's a small Guatemalan fire ball who loves to joke and tease you....he's also pretty jacked if you couldn't tell in the photo already. He is awesome and loves working so we have no problem. We are going to baptize a little girl named E. who turns 8 this Saturday. Also not to mention her parents love us because who cant love a Guatemalan and a Gringo together!!  Her parents were inactive before but now they are fully active because their daughter is always pushing them.  She is so great, I love her a lot. So in a way its kinda of a double bonus, inactive members and a baptism...things are great!

The ward is doing lots better, the only thing thing they lack is being organized. They struggle in keeping people going and staying on top of things, but we are seeing good things happen. This week we had 98 people come and last week was like 80, so a 20 percent jump was pretty cool to see. The members are doing good, because they trust us and give us references and lots of food. YES! I think there hasn't been very good missionaries in the past here and thats why the ward is not doing as good as it should. But little by little we will get there. I love Armenia with all my corazon!!

Living the dream!
Training my pattawon!
PapaGee!


Elder Gee


Elder B. and I

Drinking the only thing that makes me happy!

Making tortillas




Monday, April 10, 2017

April 10th - CHANGING DIAPERS AGAIN...HIJO #3

Yo fam, 

Hey whats up, this week was pretty sick not gonna lie. But my time as a missionary in La Cima has come to an end. I'm training again.!!  Yeah buddy Hijo number 3!!  Its gonna be sick, his name is Elder Batz, I think...I need to confirm that on Wednesday when I go see him. ITS GONNA BE SICK! 

My new area will be Armenia Izalco, its a cool area or so I have heard.  It's a ward also so there will be a lot of members to support us. I'm stoked about it. But at the same time I'm super sad to be leaving La Cima, this place was soooo good to me and so were the people.  I'm going to miss all of them big time.  I'm also really sad to leave one of my favorite comps, homie, and brother Elder Harris, we did so many great things here and the memories we made I will never EVER forget. But he and Elder Rigby will continue to lay the foundation of what we started before. La Cima will always be one of my favs!! Its cool to know that my area will be in good hands. 

Well, yesterday was unforgettable. We baptized Chris yesterday and it was the perfect ending for me here in this area. It was amazing and I was fortunate enough to do the ordinance. Chris was funny, he was super nervous, he told me he felt nervous because a lot of people were there and he doesn't like the attention but he was a stud and he was happy and energized after.  Next week he will receive the Holy Ghost and the Priesthood much later.  I'm jealous because I won't be there, but I'm just glad that I was there to see him baptized.  And pretty soon his older brother and mom will join him, because we are teaching them as well.  They are super positive and great people, chosen from God, we should say! Everytime we go to his house the mom gives us food. Its the best!

Well, I'm so grateful with everything that has happened so far, and I know for surety that the Lord has a plan for me and Elder Batz.  We are gonna work so hard and baptize converts.  To train a newbie is a honor and a privilege, and I will do my best to make the Lord proud!!

#CimaLife
#ArmeniaBound
#TrainingAGAIN


Elder Gee


Monday, April 3, 2017

APRIL 3rd - CONFERENCE WEEK!


Whats up?  This week was pretty rock solid. I was enjoying myself a ton during the General Conference, I'm not gonna lie... it was soooo good I forgot what else happened in the week, so i'm just gonna talk about that. 

Well, as you know we have this super dope investigator named Chris, he's a straight G. He is progressing super fast, like beyond belief, he came to conference and attended all the sessions on Sunday. And guess what his favorite talk was...Yep!,  Elder Joaquin Costa. That was powerful. I felt the spirit so strong....he loved it. I looked over at him and he was just nodding his head listening really carefully....unreal!

We taught him a lot this week. He asked a lot of questions about the word of wisdom and law of chastity...it was sick because it was evidence to us that he has a true desire. He listens carefully and loves it....I believe we are gonna baptize him this Sunday after all the meetings....pray for that.  Please...he's such a a boss. And Elder Harris and I want to both be there before changes.  

And yes...the fun time with Harris has to come to an end.....this upcoming Tuesday I believe....I'm mad. I wanna be with him the rest of the with him...but all things must come to an end.  So we have to make our mark this last week....changes are the 12 of April. 

Well, this gospel,  Brothers and Sisters is true. My favorite talk was Gary B. Sabins about standing up inside. Its true, We get knocked down and have problems, but just as Neil Maxwell, has said, Whether I'm on this team or the other team across the veil, and don't want to be on the bench....neither do i! I want to do everything for the Lord, I'm his special servant, and I'm so grateful to be in His church.

Love You!
Elder Gee



Elder Harris and I with Chris





Monday, March 27, 2017

March 27th - EXPRESS GRATITUDE FOR WHAT YOU HAVE!


Hey what's up everybody? How was your week? My week was pretty good, but also kinda crappy because our convert C. doesn't want to go to the church anymore and doesn't want us to visit him.  I know, it's kinda a huge shock to us as well. Put him in your prayers, we are planning to go to visit him this week. Pray that he comes around and decides to go back to church.  He didn't show up yesterday.  It's really disappointing and we took it pretty hard last night....part of me thinks its my fault.  Was it something I did or something I didn't do?  Idk its pretty tough to see your convert go south. I know the Lord will help us and him.

Anyways, some good news is that we found a sick new investigator who is 18 named Chris, he is super cool kid. We found him in a little shop where his grandma works and he noticed that we were talking to an old investigator in English, I noticed that he was trying to understand our conversation and so I went up to him and asked him if he understood? He said a little bit, and he asked me how me and my companion spoke the language so well.  We responded in the mission we learned it.  He was pretty overwhelmed by that, and then said, Ï would like to know more about your religion? So then we put an appointment with him and taught him a couple of days later. The lesson we taught him were UNREAL....he loves the message. He doesn't go to any church and knows a little bit of the bible.  He told us, that he feels that what we were teaching him was true. He came to church with us yesterday and loved it, he just felt awkward because he wasn't wearing a shirt and tie.....I told him ill give him mine! He really is super cool and has a date for the 9th of April. Put him in your prayers PLEASE, I want to baptize him sooooo bad!!!! 

Well, that was the week, today we are gonna go bowling. I will win this time....hahaha I will let you know how it goes. Read the scriptures, and express gratitude for what you have.....we have so much. Too much! All we see here in this country is people getting robbed, killed, and so much more. Its heart wrenching and its something I will never forget.  I'm always trying to remember how great the Lord was to me and how much he has blessed me with the opportunities that I have back home. The mission is unreal and I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world....its the best!!

Elder Gee
#LivingitUP

#GettingBLessings

Monday, March 20, 2017

March 20th - ENCHANDO FUEGO!


This week was pretty good, definitely not as exciting as the last one, but still me and Elder Harris manage to make everyday a blast!  The work here in La Cima is going great.  We are finding a ton of new investigators to teach, as a companionship our goal is 7 a week.  We found 8 and we were pumped about it. So that means we have new people to teach every day and not in the same houses. 

Elder Harris and I should be having two baptisms this week, they are named A. and M. E.  They are old timers, meaning they forget everything we teach them pretty much. They forgot we invited them for baptism!  But they are awesome and love what we teach them. They at least have desires to be baptized which is HUGE!  Also we taught their grandson who is named E.  who is positive as well, when he prayed he said, "Thanks God, for sending these two young men to my house. I think it might be a sign.¨  It was a sick prayer.  We plan to teach him more this week.  But pretty much that's it as far as exciting news for the work! 

A cool story that happened this week was Elder Harris and I preached on a bus, YEAH BUDDY LIKE THE OLD TIMES! We felt pretty legit I'm not gonna lie...we have some gnarly pics to show you. Elder Harris went first and while he was preaching I was passing out pamphlets on lesson 1, it was so cool.  Then it was my turn and let me tell ya it was pretty nerve racking preaching in front of people in a bus that looks at you weird-like.  ¨Who is this gringo think he's kidding?"   It was sick tho and we found some people who were at least willing to accept the pamphlet...hahaha thats a start! 

Love you guys and don't forget to pray and read the BofM as well!


P.S. For P-day all we are doing is going to the hospital to take out Elder Harris's toe nail....again. Yeah this is his 8th time ever....new record. Hahaha, keep us in your prayers!!


Elder Gee




Monday, March 13, 2017

March 13th - GO HOME HATERZ!

HOLA!

Hey what's up everybody? So much crap happened this week so I'm gonna get right into it. Last P-day we went to Pizza Hut and that was super sick....Pizza is great. We played futbol again to rematch the series we have with the other elders and we......LOST! I was super mad but its okay because nobody expects us to win anyways...hahaha!  We also threw water balloons at the sisters to spark up the p-day. 

We also had a meeting with all the leaders in the mission, it was super cool because I learn so much on how to become better....President taught a lot of cool things that we can do better to motivate our missionaries. It was awesome, and he bought us Pizza....AGAIN. I'm not gonna lie, I think I'm getting a little fat, my belt is close to not fitting!

We had a family home evening with our investigator C., it was great because we talked about his baptism and how it would bless him, he was a little weird at first because he has doubts but the lesson was powerful and he felt the spirit for sure. He told us, Ï think I'll be baptized this Friday!!! Yeah baby! A couple days later...we visited him with President Adams, and wow...was that an experience. Pretty much President had a mini interview with him to see if he was truly ready and he was, he said he feels this is what he needs do, "I feel good with the Elders and when I at church!" But what was the most powerful was when he testified that the book of Mormon was the word of God. He said he feels closer to God when he reads it....yeah, thats what that book does!!!!

Friday...........BAPTISM! It was sooooo narly! Go home haterz....because another one just decided to join the Lords team! He was glowing after the baptism, he told us that he felt good. What was funny was this...Elder Harris was in the water with him and he was telling him, "Alright we are gonna put you in the water, and he was like....wait what? For how long? An hour, 5 mins?" hahahha..."no, man 2 seconds!" He responded..."oh okay lets go!" Elder Harris did the ordinance, and he was pretty jacked up about it. It was his first time doing it in La Cima, and I know how much it would have meant to him if he did it, but don't worry there will be plenty more where that came from.!!! I'll be in white soon!

The gospel is sooooo sick! I love it so much...it was such a good week, The Lord is blessing Elder Harris and I so much right now, because we found like 12 new people and we brought 7 people to church. The Lord is preparing his sheep. There is so much work to do. I definitely have my work cut out for me....put me in your prayers....I love you guys and hope you all have a good week!


Elder Gee

#LightingUpLaCIma

#BlessingLives



Outside of the local Pizza Hut.
Here in El Salvador, they have a mascot for the restaurant!
Here is a close up of my cute face!

C.'s baptism 


This is Stake President Markland,
he is from Nephi and went to school with Aunt Suzy!

Monday, March 6, 2017

Mar. 6th - HAVING TOO MUCH FUN!

Yo fam,

This week was super cool!  Every week in the mission life is the best. Every week is flying by faster and faster. Its kinda crazy cuz I don´t want it to go by to quick...your only a missionary once in your life and you gotta make the most out of every moment that you have. But the week was good!

Last P-day we had a killer time playing soccer with the zone. The teams were, the A-team: Me (Gringo), My companion (Gringo), Elder H (Mexico) VS. the B-team: Elder A (Guatemala), Elder R (Panama), Elder Hernandez (Nicaragua). And guess who won............WE DID! Just some proof that Gringos have what it takes!!  We killed them to a game of 10...it was like 10 to 3! hahaha good times!

Well, the zone had some changes and some cool homies had to peace out for other places. Pretty sad because I was just getting to know some of them and they worked hard.  But the zone will be good.  But we had to see some homies go...like Elder Osiek from Layton and Elder Maliga from Orem go home...It's cool tho because I'll probably see them at UVU... hahaha, belizedat!!   

So the good news is that we are gonna have a baptism on Friday with Hermano C.!  We are super pumped about it. He already has attended the church like 6 times with us and feels he is ready to do it...like I said before he's a little crazy but God still loves him!  He kinda has a problem with drinking coffee and doesn't see a reason to stop until we came up with the brilliant idea to give him Hot Chocolate...hahaha!  We convinced him or trying to convince him that Hot Chocolate is better...he agreed.  So keep him in your prayers that all goes well this week!

Kinda crazy story that happened this week was a member of our ward Bro. Campos got jumped and was robbed of all his things.  They beat him up pretty bad and punched the majority of his teeth out...so right now he's bed ridden for a whole month and can't eat anything but smoothies and soup.  We visited him last Friday and gave him a blessing and it was so cool because afterwards he started to be all spiritual and told us that not to worry because God gives us trials so that we can be stronger....wow! It was super spiritual! He is such a great example to others. Blessings work! Priesthood Power is real! Keep him in your prayers so that he can have a speedy recovery!

Well, that was the week pretty cool, eh? I hope you guys have a good week and don't forget to read and say your prayers!! Love you Guys!! Be grateful for what you have...because everyday I see broken homes and families that don't have the same blessings as we do. Living in El Salvador is a struggle...so just remember to be grateful because we have so much!

Elder Gee

#GospelLife

#LoveThisWork

Saying goodbye to Elder Osiek
Elder Maliga with my companion photo bombing!