Tuesday, February 24, 2015

February 24, 2015...."If My Whole Mission I Never Baptize One Person, It Wont Matter"

Hey friends and FAM! Holy! Man another week has gone by. Let me just put
things in perspective for you guys. Next week will be my 3 month
mark.....Has it felt like 3 months? For me it's felt like 3 weeks
hahaha and I'm not just saying that lol. That means Curt has been out
what like 7 or 8 months now? And Gunnar has been out like almost a
year huh? (If I'm wrong correct me lol) and Seth has been out like 6
or 7 months? Idk I can't remember when everyone left hahaha. But this
past week has been super good and this week we are in now is gonna be
so busy! Yesterday we had a mission conference and Elder Zswick of the
70 came and spoke to us about being obedient with our iPads and also
the guy who is in charge of all he Missionaries in the world so like
he's head of the missionary department he spoke as well his name is
 Mike Hemingway . Elder Zswick is the one that spoke at the MTC while I
was there as well so it was cool to listen to him again. So in a few
weeks we will be getting brand new iPads with more storage and faster
processors or something and giving these old ones back and at the end
of the mission I can take the new one home with me. So mom I'm not
sure all the details so I'd call the mission and ask but they did say
we are going to have to purchase the new iPads or something idk. But
yeah he spoke to us on obedience and how awesome iPads are and how
much trust we have been given by the Quorum of the 12 and the First
 Presidency by letting us be a test mission for them. He also
warned us of the dangers of these things. It was a good mission
conference. (Wasn't my first one momma remember we had a christmas one
right when I got here lol). Anyway,  this is already super long so
I will end it by telling you a miracle that happened to me and elder
Yates this past Sunday night.............
 We were biking home from our last
appointment it was like 8:50 and we were coming up to our apartment
complex and as we crossed the street to turn in, a guy in his car
yelled at us and so we pulled off to the curb and then he flipped a U
and then pulled up in front of us.  So we went to his car and he
started asking us all these questions like,  what we do and why and if
there is a God and what we believe.  He told us he has been going
through a rough time and he needs some enlightenment and he feels like
he's been missing something in his life. So we counseled him and
taught him and then we said a prayer with him. He got out of his car
and we stood on the side of the road hand in hand with each other and
said a prayer. Afterwards he opened his eyes and he was crying and he
said "Guys to be honest I was on my way to commit suicide ( I could
smell the alcohol on his breath) and then I saw you two......and I
don't know how many people you have talked to today but if I'm the
only one.... If  I'm the only one you have talked to I want you both to
know your day was worth it because I'm not going to kill myself
anymore". His name is "E" for privacy and he just moved into our apartment
complex a few doors down actually. We got his number and his apt # and
now we are going to see him tomorrow.....If my whole mission I never
baptize one person or I never become DL ZL AP it won't matter. Sunday
night my mission was made clear to me when we met "E".  The lord puts
us in the path of those who are in need and the lord puts people in our
path when we are in need. I'm not sure what will come of "E", if he
will follow through or if we just helped him get through a Tough time
in his life...whatever the case may be the Lord knows us all and knows
what we need. For "E" it was a sense of direction and someone to
tell him that God is still there and he loves him.....for me it was
 "E" to make clear to me why I am here because that same morning I
had prayed and asked Heavenly Father to help me have the confidence
and the courage to be the best Missionary I can be and also to make
known unto me the reason I'm here. I know now. I love you all and I
hope you all know at we all have a purpose and God knows us all. -
Elder Armijo
 Mission Conference 2/23/2015
30 degrees in Orlando....Keeping it warm on Bikes

1 comment:

  1. What a touching story! I'm sure that will stay with your son all his life.