Monday, August 26, 2013

New Companion

Hey Momma! No still haven’t got the package yet but hopefully this Thursday I’ll get it! It should be at the offices now but my zone leaders have to go to pick it up! My new companion is Elder Arizmendi, and he’s been out for 20 months, so he knows a lot. He’s good at teaching the people. I do miss Elder Martinez a lot, but he is still in my zone! He just got changed to a different area! But I get to see him every week at our zone meetings! We got 30 new missionaries this last change and only 3 went home. Half of the new kids came from the new MTC in Mexico, and it is super nice there!

But with my new comp we are staying really busy. We should have a few more baptisms in September!  We are still working with Tiburcio and we are going to put a date for a wedding and his baptism in September. We had some good lessons with the Calsadilla family but when we challenged them to baptism, the dad of the family said he’d already been baptized, so he is already a member! I had suspicions because he was soooo positive. But he wants his wife and two of his kids to get baptized too so we are still working with them. We also have a young teenage kid named Oscar who is progressing too. I challenged him to be baptized and he said yes, but he just has to come to church a few time and then he can get baptized! That’s the update on our progressing investigators!

And I also started reading Jesus the Christ by James E. Talmage and its so good but so hard to read because he writes super intelligently! But if you haven’t read that I would recommend reading it!
I want to see some pictures of the Powell kids… all of them! I bet they’re getting so big! I miss Landon a ton. Well I love you guys a lot! Everything is good here! I love you all and hope you have a great week! besos y brazos,

Elder Hoy

My New Companion Elder Arizmendi
My Old Companion Elder Martinez

Yeah...I'm Jim Hoy's Son

Just chillin' on the local park bench

Monday, August 19, 2013

Feliz cumpleaños Elder Hoy!

Hey mamasita! Thanks for the birthday wishes! I can’t believe I’m 19 already! I feel so old! Yeah were going to have lunch with some kids in our área and maybe buy a piñata and celebrate El Salvadoreño style! It’s going to be fun! And no the package hasn’t gotten here yet! And the next one put Virgin Mary stickers on it because people here have more respect for her than for Christ which is really sad. The Catholic people are obsessed with her. They pray to her and not to God. It’s super hard to overcome that.

But yeah I’ll be getting a new companion this week! I’m super sad! Elder Martinez has been one of my best friends here and I’m going to miss him so much! I’m staying in the área and he’s leaving. We´ve had some great times together but I’m looking forward to my first new companion! It’s going to be fun! I’ll send pictures next week when I find out who it is! Wednesday is the change meeting. I’m really excited but also super nervous.

This week we had good lessons with HermanoTiburcio and he came to church, but his wife still doesn’t want to get married which is a bummer! But we are working with her so hopefully they will soon. The área is really slow right now, but the next change we are going to get two more missionaries here which will be super fun! I’m going to make this week super good so I'll have more stories to tell next week! I love you all.  

Monday, August 12, 2013

Temple Trip

Hey momma! Glad you got the stuff! And I’m glad you like it! The trip to the temple was really cool! We didn’t go in, but stayed outside with our investigators!  The temple here is pretty small, but really pretty! We had some good lessons with the Calsadilla family, but they didn’t show up to church on Sunday which was super disappointing. Hermano Tiburcio is progressing too. He just has to get married to his woman and then he can get baptized! 

I can’t wait to get my package but I’m sad you had to take out the candy. Tell Ashley that if she put money in the card she sent me it got stolen. Did you put Virgin Mary or Jesus stickers on my package? I hope so, and I hope you didn’t write happy birthday on it or anything because that’s how things get stolen... But I love you Mom and I’ll try and make this week super awesome so I have more to share with you guys next week on my birthday! Love ya!!

Elder Hoy

Monday, August 5, 2013

The Power of Prayer

Hey Momma, love you lots but my time is basically up here. So yeah I got Letta’s package. So you can send mine this week. And put stickers of the Virgin Mary or Jesus on it and it shouldn’t get lost or stolen. Send it to the aportado postal 142 address that I gave you.

We should have a baptism this week and we’re going to the temple tomorrow with investigators which will be fun. I pray so much everyday, it’s awesome! I’ve really seen how our Heavenly Father answered our prayers this last week! I’ll send more pictures next week. I love you a lot and hope you have a great week! I’ll do the same!