Wednesday, December 4, 2013

flight change

Luis' flight was changed to 3:20 pm  US Airways Flight 562
on December 4, 2013

Monday, December 2, 2013

December 2, 2013- Transfer 17, Week 6

 "Endure to the End"‏

This week was amazing!  What I will remember most is being able to bear my testimony and invite others to come unto Christ.  Such a blessing!  I saw many miracles this week.
But  most of all this week I want to bear my testimony.  I know this church is true.  The book of Mormon is true.  Joseph Smith was a prophet of God.  The priesthood is on the earth.  

Always share the gospel.  There is no other way.  Its our greatest responsibility.

I love you all.


Élder Luis González

2 Nephi 31

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

November 25, 2013- Transfer 17, Week 5

Subject: Transfer 17 Week 5 "The Death Bed and Rain!"

The Lord decied he would test me with some great rain this week!  My companion refused to go outside in the rain.  So then I quickly called a member and asked if we could come over for a lesson.  They said yes.  When we got there, there was a nonmember there that asked us tons of questions! We taught her the first lesson and she said she would pray and read the Book of Mormon!  It was an awesome miracle.

I went on my final exchange with Elder Sommer!  I was in the YSA ward.  It was a crazy day full of tons of driving!  But it was a good exchange!
My companion got sick on saturday, so we did not help at the Brentwood Parade and barely made it to Stake Conference.  I was so bored in the apartment for two days!!!!!!!!!  But the aparatment is looking clean!
Everything is looking great!  We found some new investigators and are planning on finding more this week!!!!!
I am a missionary.  I know it.  I love it.  I live it!
Jacob 6:12
Elder Luis Gonzalez :)

Sunday, November 24, 2013

flight plans

Luis arrives home on December 4, 2013 at 2:27 pm in Phoenix.
Delta flight 4501

Monday, November 18, 2013

November 18, 2013- Transfer 17, Week 4

 "The Mormon Temple in New Delhi"

Saturday I talked to a nice lady from India.  I gave her a card of the Oakland Temple, to which she replied,  "Is this in New Delhi?"
She called us this morning because she wants to meet with us!  So awesome!
Our Investigator also came to church yesterday, but only stayed for sacrament.  The Bishop is his home teacher, so we have a really good ally on our side. 
The tire on bicycle wore out and popped my tube.  I am borrowing a member's bike right now.  It is very girly.  It makes me laugh. 
Tuesday and Wednesday I got to go to Oakland!!!!!  There was leadership training for ALL the leadership in the mission.  It was so much fun seeing all my friends in the mission.  But it was really weird to realize that I was in the oldest group there!  i learned so much there that i will be able to apply throughout my life!
This week  I was very grateful for the opportunity I have to talk to EVERYONE about the restored Gospel.  It is such a privilege and blessing to be a representative of Jesus Christ.  3 Nephi 5:13
Never forget your duty to share the Gospel at all times!  "Share the gospel at all times, and if necessary use words."  if your example hasn't brought some to church, then its time for you to use words!!!!
Elder Luis Gonzalez

Monday, November 11, 2013

Transfer 17, Week 3- November 11, 2013

 "Obedience is the first law of EVERYTHING"
Wednesday I got to travel all the way out to Oakland!  I needed a temple recommend interview.  So I have a new recommend signed by my mission President!

Thursday we had an emergency Zone Leadership Council .  They told us to make sure our district was informed of everything, but my whole district was already there.  But we talked a lot about obedience and about exact obedience.  Also about correcting disobedience.  It was super inspiring. 

On Saturday at my district meeting I trained on why we should be obedient and how to help others be obedient.  It was really awesome.  

On Sunday we had lunch wit a less active family, and it was so good!  Then we had dinner with the Bishop and his family. 
 We were helping the young men and women pass out invites to their activity this week.  They wanted to invite the older brothers and sisters of the ward to a slideshow.  As we were helping with that we went by a family who had just found out that their daughter had died.  We didn't feel like we did much but they appreciated our visit.  It was so cool that the Spirit took us to exactly where we needed to be.
I'm loving my bicycle! I finally got the lights on it fixed! 
Well that's a summary of my week!
I know the Lord loves us despite our weaknesses.  He wants to help us improve and to grow.  But we need to be willing to let go of those small things that we are hanging on to.  Don't hold back a portion of your heart. Give it all to the Lord.  It will be the greatest thing you will ever do.
Élder Luis González

Monday, November 4, 2013

Transfer 17, Week 2- November 4, 2013

"When The Mighty Winds shall beat upon you"
There was some crazy wind this week.  Luckily when the worst parts hit we were inside.  We have been mainly been working with members this week.  We also invited ppl to learn about family history this week, but not too much success.   We are teaching tons of less active members though and it is going great!  It is still really wierd to teach in english.  I decided to tell the members I will be going home soon and I've been using that to encourage them to do their missionary work.  We tracted into a YSA recent convert and he asked us tons of crazy questions.  One of the recent converts in our ward has a cool pet snake.  We cleaned on halloween night.  Its a new apartment so we finished super fast.  I spent the rest of the night throwing away stuff I dont want to take home.  A member here in the ward has the same birthday as me so his wife made us dinner and cake!  It was a good birthday!

That's my week in a nutshell!
Con tanto amor,
Elder Luis Gonzalez