We had a zone conference with the President, so that was always fun. We talked about how to work well with the ward and stake leaders. Which reminds me: the missionary work can't succeed without the support of the members. Speaking as a full-time missionary, this is very, very, true. I challenge each one of you to find some way to help out the missionaries where you live, whether it's through giving them names of people they could visit, feeding them dinner a night of two, or accompanying them to lessons. The work is so much more effective when we receive support from the ward!
For example, meet Logan. He's almost 13, and he's been helping us lately in contacting and accompanying us in lessons.
Today, we went to the center of Nuevo Laredo with the district. We ate Domino's, because the majority of the missionaries were American. As it happens, none of the missionaries in our district are Mexican. My companion and the district leader are Dominican (and apparently, when Dominicans get together, excitement ensues), and everyone else is American. We don't know how we managed that.
Anyway, here is Elder Garcia and I with the disrtict leader, Elder Estevez.
We had a great week this week. We met Daniel, a reference from a member. He lost his legs to a disease a few years ago, so he is confined to a wheelchair. He came to church this week, which is pretty rare for an investigator to come to church the first Sunday after meeting them. He's super awesome, because he has a very firm faith in Christ and the Resurrection. He is very excited for the day when his legs will be restored, and he's very interested in our message. We're actually going to meet with him in a couple of hours, so we will see how thigns go with him.
Thanks for all the letters and love! Happy Spring!
Elder Jakob Schramm