Elder Espinoza

Elder Espinoza
Alma 26:12 Yea, I know that I am nothing; as to my strength I am weak; therefore I will not boast of myself, but I will boast of my God, for in his strength I can do all things; yea, behold, many mighty miracles we have wrought in this land, for which we will praise his name forever.

Monday, July 29, 2013

Be interested not interesting

July 29, 2013
Hello hello,
So this last week was a little different. It was weird not having to worry about the singles ward anymore. Kinda sad actually cause we miss everyone there and all our investigators we had! One is getting baptized this Saturday and he asked me to baptize him so !'m very excited for that!! Hes a great guy. We had a lot of free time cause basically half of our work isn't ours anymore so that meant lots of tracting time! Which means lots of crazy experiences too haha.
We meet lots of interesting people. Our mission president has counseled us to be interested not interesting and you can definitely tell the difference while talking to people. When they see that you are actually interested in them the open up a lot more and are a lot more willing to listen to what we have to say. We met this African American lady who says she is a prophetess.... very interesting individual. Haha. She is really cool though! She dances and sings glory all the time its pretty funny but she has a very strong testimony about Jesus Christ and that's how she expresses it. We invited her to come to Church and she came with her two kids. She sat way up in the front but we could still see her waving her arms around in the air whenever she liked something that the people giving the talks said. We couldn't hear her but we heard from members she was saying glory, amen and hallelujah the whole time haha. Shes got NO shame whatsoever its awesome. Anyway she really enjoyed church and wants to come back again. We gave her a Book of Mormon and she dove right into it from the cover page and is really enjoying it so far. She's very interested in our beliefs. She hasn't heard anything about our Church but so far we've been able to answer questions she's had and give her new ideas that "totally make sense" that shes never thought of before. She would be a great addition to the first ward! We just need to kinda clear what exactly a prophet is and does. She is very spiritual though and reads and prays a lot. She is a fun person to be around so we are excited to start teaching her.
This area has a bright future ahead of it for missionary work. Our ward is excited that they don't have to share us with the university ward anymore haha. So we will continue to stay busy and help people build their relationship with our Father in Heaven.
The weather had been pretty crazy here since its monsoon season and my comp and I have loved every minute of it! Lots and lots of crazy rainstorms. Which is something I've always wanted to be in on my mission since I was a little boy and who woulda guessed I woulda got that in El Paso Texas?? Not me that's for sure! But its been awesome! Lots and lots of awesome thunder and lightning storms its just sad cause they always happen at night when we have to be in the house :( Luckily we have an awesome view from our balcony lol. Lucky me!
Well I hope everyone had a great week and has an even better one this week!!! Thanks for all the love and support. It really helps a lot! Love you all!
Love Elder Espinoza

Here are a couple of pictures of new friends they found  in their apartment this week.

A giant whip scorpion


  1. My daughter, Sister Daines, and nephew, Elder Overby are both serving in your son's mission! My daughter is back for her second time in El Paso. She LOVES it there. You have a great blog site! I truly miss having a mission blog site, but at least she emails every week. I hope to see a district meeting picture soon to share. Please say hello to your son for me!
    Marilyn Lacey Daines, Herndon, VA

  2. Oh that's Great! Isn't having a missionary out just wonderful! Will do! That would be great to see a picture! Thanks for commenting! -Verna :)