Monday, February 17, 2014

Week 78 - February 10, 2014

This week has been a pretty good week. Our baptism fell through but its okay because he will be getting baptized in 2 weeks. His grandpa got the flu and said that he wanted to baptize him but he was too sick to do so. So we put his new baptismal date for February 23rd.

This week we will be baptizing this awesome guy! He has had a pretty tough background. He has a few friends that are members of the church, including a return missionary that just got home about 2 months ago.  We started talking to him on the street and he has been coming to church every week since then and young men's every Saturday morning. His friend will be baptizing him this weekend and we are super excited for them.

This week the entire mission will be going to the temple in Guadalajara. One guy from the seventy is going to talk to us. His name is Elder Christensen. I'm excited to be able to see all my friends again! Last year when Elder Cristofferson came in May we had about 150 missionaries in the we have over 230. The mission is growing like crazy!!!

Well I am doing great and loving it out here. We are working super hard and we are having tons of success right now. We have found a few less active families this last week with a bunch of people who arent members. We are gunna keep working with them to reactivate the familes as well as baptize those who aren't members yet. 

President Camarillo wrote me last week and said that he has never seen so much success in this area before. We are now up to about 80 people at church every week.  We are doing well and very happy with the work and success we have been seeing!!

I love you all so much and thank you for everything you do for me!!! Happy Valentines day, have a great week and God bless!!!

Elder Mike Payne

My three countries!
Waiting for the bus... the bench kinda broke haha
Walking in the spot light
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