Monday, August 26, 2013

The Gospel Changes the Lives of all Those that Live It

August 26, 2013 Familia, Well we had another good week. It was a good learning week. These past weeks we have been struggling getting people to progress and finding good quality investigators, so we have been looking and looking, and still struggling a bit. In our area we have very few members so that makes it tough. It really made me hope that everyone back at home is helping the missionaries out. It makes everything so much better when the missionaries have members helping them and taking them to meet their friends!! Don’t be scared to do it!! Well this past week we didn’t pass by for Gonzalo and he came to church and was a lot different. He wants to get baptized and so we are going to work with him again! Then there is a neighbor of the Familia Cepeda that always comes to church with them, her name is Annabelle. We haven’t been able to find Nicolas unfortunately, hopefully he will come around. Oh something Elder Hernandez and I have been doing is going and visiting inactive members and singing hymns for them. It is awesome doing it! I Love to sing now. I think I sound just as bad as ever but now all the members and investigators tell me I have a voice of an angel. Haha but it’s because they don’t know any better. Haha The Familia Cepeda is doing great. It is crazy to see how much they change every day. I feel so blessed to have been able to find them and teach them. They are a perfect example of what happens in the lives of people who live the gospel how they should!! The Lord blesses them so much! They have had a few challenges lately, their pick up broke, and they got robbed, but they are like its ok the Lord will provide! And they walked to church and it was freezing cold. They live about 3 kilometers from the church, what great young faith! I love how this gospel changes the lives of all those that live the Gospel!!! Love you guys and hope all goes well! Good Luck with school!!! Can’t believe it’s been 2 years since I started BYU. Love ya'll, Elder Eppich

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Blessings of Tithing

August 19, 2013 Familia, Well this week was a great week! We found a lot of great investigators and we are really excited for all of them!! well to start of last week the Familia Cepeda paid tithing for the first time and on Tuesday he got a call for a HUGE JOB, and a lot of little jobs. He does cement floors for shops and stuff, he hadn’t had work for a long time before he got baptized, then he had a really good job, made some money, paid tithing and then received a job that is 10 times bigger!!! Miracle!!!!!! Then on Friday morning we had a lesson with a reference, but she wasn’t there, and I almost got bit by a dog, Haha bummer, but then we went to the backup plan, and they weren’t there either, but while we were there a kid named Nicolas of 17 years, came over and asked if we had a magazine or some church stuff for him, I said yea and then I said he actually we are going to walk to your house with you and teach you. He said ok! so we get talking and walking and come to find out he was a member of a religion that worships the devil that started in Africa, but then got into some bad drug stuff, and then he went to a rehab place and got out and knows that god did it, so he has been looking for the way to show the lord he is grateful, he has been looking for the true church and hasn’t found it, every night he prays to find it and then on Friday he felt a strong feeling that he needed to talk to us!! We had a super spiritual lesson with him and committed him to be baptized, he is such a stud!! He said he wants to be a missionary already! We are really excited for him!!! We are currently teaching 3 future missionaries that are doing great! We are excited for September we are going to see lots of miracles!! We had interviews on Friday with President Carter and Sister Carter! It went SUPER good I loved it a lot! Hope all is well! I love you all!! Love Elder Eppich

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

More Blessings of a Mission

Baptims of Min in Lujan
August 12, 2013 Familia, well it’s going to be another short letter, sorry, I talk a lot with pte and that doesn’t leave much time. Well we had a great week! We had the baptism of Mini, she is the sister of the Hermana cepeda, and Hermano cepeda baptized her!! It was so spiritual seeing recent converts doing missionary work and then baptizing a sister in law! Sister Cepeda gave a talk, and little Ramiro gave a testimony again and made everyone cry again, Haha. I never remember what I needed to tell all of you we had lots of great experiences but I never remember what I have to tell ya, sorry. Well yesterday I completed 19 months in the mission, so crazy how fast time is going by!! Oh last night we had a super awesome experience, we were trying to look for new people to teach and so we officered a prayer and Elder Hernandez had an idea to go visit someone, so we headed that way but we felt that we should go a different way than normal. On one street we heard some loud music and were like that’s a sign we need to go there, so we clapped our hands and out came a guy named Ezekiel. He is really awesome and lived there with his family!! We only were there for 15 minutes, but it was super spiritual to know that we followed the spirit how the Lord wanted us to! I am positive this family is going to be awesome because the Lord lead us right there!! Things are going super good for us here in Lujan!! The Lord is blessing us a ton. We are losing lots of investigators, but were going to find a bunch this week!! Love you so much, Love Elder Eppich Ps. sorry I didn’t respond to all the emails

Monday, August 5, 2013

An Awesome Week

August 5, 2013 Wow what an awesome week! I don’t have much time so I will share with you guys my favorite part of the week. Yesterday at church, little Ramiro Cepeda that got baptized last week, he’s 8, got up to bare his testimony. It was incredible!! He has such a strong testimony and made everyone cry, it was so sweet! I felt so good and was so excited for him and his family! I know this church is true, without a doubt. I wish everyone had the knowledge that they can live with their family forever!!! I hope all is well and that every one is doing good!! Love you all! Love Elder Eppich