Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Hey folks
So this week has been a pretty great and super busy week! First off we have been trying super hard this week to find new people who have been prepared,, not gonna lie this week we ran into a little bit of opposition, it{s been pretty tough lately to find a few of our investigators,, like joselo, jimmy, willie, all because of their stankin jobs! Basically all of our appointments fell through with those guys this week and it left us in the sun, frying, and contacting! we worked pretty hard this week too! So other than the appointments falling through and stuff and all of walking around the week was pretty normal. This week we shaved one of our investigatos. We have been trying to get Somosa to get to church for weeks now, but he always comes up with somekind of lame excuse,, so this sunday, of course, he had a new one.. It was that he wasnt shaved so he couldnt go to church! Not gonna lie it was a pretty nasty lookin scrub, but thats no reason to not go to church! So we decided we were gonna take away his excuse, and 30 minutes before church started, we ran home and grabbed my razor :( and some cream,, then we lathered him up and gave him a nice shave! Well it wasnt that nice,, there were a few little hair patches left, but it wasn{t too bad!, but he made it to church, so it was totally worth it! He{s a really good guy, hes the same guy who took us fishing,,, So right now im in el conde writing with elder allen and elder frogley, We just went to dennys,, ill also send ya guys the picture.. Elder Affleck and i are thinking of getting this sweet picture painted of us walking down this road. were all over the place helping with the zoneƱ doing cosechas, exchanges, and taking tons of calls.. I think my leg is numb with how much the phones been vibrating haha! Its been a super busy, but super good week! I hope everythings going good for you guys back home! and hope you had a happy 24th!

Monday, July 11, 2016

Wow well this week has been very awesome and very busy.. So this tuesday I got a call from President Corbitt,, he asked me how my obedience has been and I told him its been great! I was a little nervous cause whenever he calls and asks that usually something big was about to happen,, and its true. So this zone here in Las Americas has been seeing a ton of succes lately, and President feels like its time for the zone to grow.. So he decided to Split the zone into Las Americas A and Las Americas B.. And he assignmed Elder Affleck and I to be Zone Leaders here in Las Americas A... Super Crazy because neither Elder Affleck or I have ever been zone leaders so we´re just kinda putting along trying to figure things out.. As Well we are opening up a new area called La Llave A.. And Elder Palma will be in La Llave B and still living in the same house as us. Also Elder Palma is now training and he´s one of our District Leaders.. That means I´m a grandpa in the Mission!! i feel like im getting pretty old! So La Llave A, was originally part of Elder Palma and I´s old area, but I say we´re whiting out because, we literally had0investigators on the side of La Llave A and only a few members live on our side.. So it´s been pretty crazy opening a new zone and new area,, we´ve been working super hard trying to find new investigators, and to say the least I´m exhausted!! It´s been a ton of work and we hardly sleep haha, but its also been really awesome! If you guys remember, Elder Affleck was my DL in the Mtc and now we´re out here! He´s from Holiday Utah and Loves Baseball, Not only is he a great friend, but hes a great missionary! We´ve been workin hard and playin hard! as well next week we´re gonna have a little jimmy rigged, made from a fan cage, roast some hamburgers and celebrate our year mark this Friday! I can tell we´re gonna have a lot of fun, work hard, and learn a lot these next couple of transfers! Wish me luck! Well guys thats it for this week,, hope everyone has an awesome week! 
Elder Beard

Monday, July 4, 2016

Well guys, heres the new group chat, hopefully you don´t get a bunch of moses coke pictures now hah! Anyways lets dive into what happened this week, because there was a LOT.. So this week we´ve seen a lot on conversion in our investigators.. Until this week they were just kinda there, progressing, but not anything big.. Until this week.. Funny thing too, because last week Elder Palma and I fasted that things could start picking up in our area.. And they did, we had 16 investigators in church this week and 4 of them were new.. 4 of our investigators got up and bore testimony in front of everyone.. One of them was Samuel, who has his baptismal date for this saturday and he, bore a simple, but powerful testimony saying that he´s baptising with faith.. As well one of our investigators, who recently recived an oporation, Named Monica, waddled up and gave her testimony.. She told about her surgery and how she was laying in bed in tons of pain, body and head. She said a prayer saying, If you take the pain away I´m going to church and I´m getting my life on track and she looked up and saw the Book of Mormon, and she just randomly opened it and started reading.. She said when she started the pain was taken away! And thats the testimony she shared in church.. After that, Raisa (her recent convert sister) got up and bore her testimony about prayer,, saying that, the night before we came, she prayed for 2 angels, and the next day he didn´t send me any adventist or pentecostal, but he send me Beard and Palma, 2 Mormons! After that Jose Carlos (another one of our Converts)(he leaves with us about every day, we´ve given him a bunch of books and a Preach my Gospel, because he´s preparing for the mission) told us that Friends like Beard and Palma come once in a lifetime and that he´s never gonna forget us,, Bishop Sosa came up to us after and said, Tell President Corbitt, not to take away these 2 angels from this Ward.. Makes me feel really loved, this ward is aweosme, but honestly Elder Palma and i both know, that it´s not us.. If you take us out and put in 2 other missionarys who are living by the same standards, then the results will be the same! It´s the Lords work and we´re just trying to be tools in his hands,, but it is an amazing thing to see the Lord working through you. Thats for sure. Wow Some guy just sat next to me in and wow he must have bathed in axe colone cause he reeks, Its giving me a headache! Anyways as well this week, we finally got the Familia Rosario Baez to come to church,, And i know they Loved it, cause the spirit was undeniable strong in that metting.. Hmm so what else happened this week.. One of our investigators named Sonia cooked us empanadas this week,, very tasty,, I´m trying to eat healthier, which actually means less coke and emenadas! As well this week, i got to hit the course for the first time in a Year!! Got to golf with President Corbitt! I as well got to do a 2 man Scramble with E. Hutchins! It´s been forever since i´ve seen that guy! Things are going really well here,, We´ve been feeling the spirit and seeing the fruits of our labor.. It was an aweome week! And elder Palma and I are still getting along just as good as ever,, these 3 transfers have been passing by super fast!! Hope everyone has a great week, and have a Happy 4th of July!!