Brett Gonzalez has been called to serve as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in the Mexico Tampico Mission. He entered the Provo MTC on April 3, 2013 and is expected to serve a period of 24 months. He is a beloved son, brother and friend and we are overwhelmed with joy to share him with the wonderful Mexican people.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

In Memory of Colt Daniel Kunz

     Well this week was super interesting. Things I never would have expected to happen did, and it just kind of threw me off. I have a new mindset of how we use our time and how it ought to be best utilized and the downfall of being a quiet person, and the benefits of being trustworthy. 

     The week started off normally and all was well, we had some really good contacts in the street. I don't remember mentioning it, but we have a very self-motivated investigator that we found at church a few weeks ago and in the first lesson he accepted a baptismal date and it HASN'T fallen!!! Miracles do happen, that's the first of that category for me. Wednesday we had an EXCELLENT lesson with an investigator that we had contacted on the street last month and have just barely been able to get a chance to teach her. In the street she didn't really have much interest, or at least didn't seem to have much interest, but the moment we entered the door, things changed! A fantastic experience and I'm pretty sure she saw the Three Nephites! Super cool. We started with the Plan of Salvation and will go back to set up an appointment soon. The crappy thing here is that we run out of balance in our phone and so do other people, and then they aren't home when we try to stop by and set up an appointment and such, all going to the fact that they work a ton and don't really have time to do anything with us. 

     Thursday was where things started to get interesting. It is our day of weekly planning. We tried to visit an inactive sister with another sister in the morning, she wan't home. We decided to go visit another inactive young man and when we arrived there we found out that he had died the night before in the hospital. He had fallen from his roof (two story house) a few months earlier and had been complaining about a headache, but told no one about the fall. He died suffocating and other complications from inflamed lungs and fluids as well. We got to know th family a little bit and they accepted us and asked us for words of consolation. We said we would stop by later. We did, and that was super weird for me, my first viewing (it IS my first) and a very hopeless feeling was present. We had a few lessons that day and one of our new investigators is a person who really needs this Gospel. 

     Friday in the morning we went to the stake center in Chairel where the President spoke to us about the events with Elder Kunz. It was an experience to remember as well. The rest of that day didn't go too well, we attended the funeral of the young man (Ramón) that passed away on Wednesday from the ward here again a very interesting experience; we found and taught new investigators who were very welcoming and wanted to hear what we had to share. 

      Saturday we have our meetings with the Ward Mission leader and we planned a monthly missionary activity (one we have done for the youth a before the ward youth conference [FLY TV2]) called Trip to Hawaii! It will be great and we fashioned the flyers into plane tickets =). The meeting went long and we had our food appointment way far into a place called Chipús. The sister had forgotten that she was to feed us and so hadn't prepared......we missed two of our appointments and stopped by anyway to see if we could find them anyway...with no luck. I met a less active member for the first time who works on the platforms (sea oil rigs) and is gone for long periods of time. He is super hilarious and has rose colored glasses (they´re red) because he is color blind at a distance.....=) 

     Sunday was good. Not too much to say there. Right now we have five missionaries, Elder Dávila is with our Zone leaders until the end of the transfer so we think. 

     All in all this week was filled with a lot and not really too much happened, I hate that feeling. It will always be partly my fault, so I am needing to kick it up a notch and make sure my voice is heard and respected. 
     I love you all and I am grateful for each one of you. 
Elder Gonzalez
     -Warrior for the Lord-
D&C 138: 38-56; 57

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