Monday, February 12, 2018

YES!! - Mon 2/12/2018, 5:06 PM

(I call it "Power Pose")

Dear friends and family,

Today, Elder Lingenbrink and I had a hard time finding a cyber to write all of you guys, but here we are!
We had a really incredible week this week. One of our investigators just keeps getting more and more excited to get baptized, and everything should go pretty smoothly for her this next Friday!
Let me just say how awesome it has been to see that change take place in her. We found her four monthes ago and about a month ago is when the change began to take place. This is the true Gospel, and it will help you change. As our investigator has come to realize that, we began to see a light in her eyes, and her words bacame more sincere. 
I just have to tell you all that everything is awesome. The Church is true!
Love,
Elder DuBose
p.s. we went to a muesem



 and had some intercambios

I tried making carmel popcorn

AND


Monday, February 5, 2018

When it suddenly gets warm, then cold, then warm again! - Mon 2/5/2018, 3:50 PM


Some members came by to give us food for our P-day lunch. AWESOME!!! 
Dear friends and family,
This last week was kind of awesome! So, the weather here has been kind of crazy lately. This last week, it was freezing, then the next day it was super hot, then freezing, but it all kind of stabled out by the weekend. That was the best! It became much easier to start finding people again when we could find some people outside of there houses.
This week, I've also had the chance to really just kind of study the plan of salvation. It is a wonderful plan, and I know that it is true. This life was not the beginning nor will it be the end. We lived with Our Heavenly Father before this life, and we will live with Him after if we choose to do so. And it is a wonderful thing to know that. 
The Church is True!
Love,
Elder DuBose
p.s. some construction that is happening in our area. 



Transfers came... - Mon 1/29/2018, 4:21 PM


We played pool with the zone leaders 

Dear friends and family,
So, transfers came yesterday and Elder Lingenbrink and I will be together for at least one more transfer!! That should be awesome, because one of our investigators told us that she wants to be baptized, and we are working for the date 17 of february. That was kind of a shock for us. We went in to go teach and ended up talking about the Holy Ghost when we had planned to talk about faith. It turns out to be just what we needed to do. We asked her how she felt at church, when she reads the Book of Mormon, and with her family. She then told us that she believes that the Church is the Church of God. We asked her what she needed to do then, and she said something like "Well, I guess I need to get baptized." She didn't have a specific date in mind, so we suggested the 17 of february, and she accepted.
It really just kind of boosted my faith and my testimony that the scriptures really are true. Like the scriptures say, the "22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law." (Galatians 5:22-23) The Church is true, and I know it for I have asked. I have put the Book of Mormon to the test, and know it to be of God. He loves us, and would never lead us astray.
Love you all!
Love,
Elder DuBose
p.s. We played pool with the zone leaders for our last preparation day together. Elder Platt is going to a different area.


AWESOME!! - Mon 1/22/2018, 4:19 PM


Dear friends and family,
This last Sunday was awesome! Lately, we have had a little drought of people that want to come to church with us. That ended yesterday thanks to the marvelous help of the members. Let me start. One of our investigators (Y.) has not been showing very much interest. Mainly just in coming to church consistently. She's come here and there, but the last time that she came was about 3-4 months ago, and everytime we invited here, she just said, "well I guess that we´ll see." That changed this Saturday when we invited a recent convert to come with us to her lesson and explain to her the blessings of church attendance. She got really excited. She didn't give us any excuses and she was ready when we went by to pick her up the next day. Then the members did their best to make her feel welcome. That was the best part. After church, we had a chance to talk to her and asked if she would like to come with us next week. She told us yes! 
Something that you tend to take for granted is the power of a friend. Sometimes that is the only thing holding someone back from make a decision that will bless their lives. A good friend at just the right time can make all the difference. And a lot of friends at just the right time can change the world. 
Be a friend to all and change the world one person at a time!
Love,
Elder DuBose​​
p.s. we went to play pool today.

p.p.s.  I bought a new tie and thought this picture was kind of funny.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Hey elders! - Mon 1/15/2018, 4:14 PM

 I'm not quite sure what this is a picture of (there is no preview on the computer I'm using) so ... I hope you like it!

Dear friends and family,
This was kind of a week of miracles. A ton of them, but I'm just going to share a few of them with you guys. We were having a rough time just trying to find new investigators and we were about to head back to our house and we hadn't had a single plan that was working out. My companion and I decided to try walking down one more street with a prayer in our heart, and some guys called out to us and said, "Oh look, the elders." That was cool. We talked to him for a little bit, shared a quick message about the importance of service, and then he asked us to come by and we could talk with him. It was awesome!
Then, the next day, we were talking to some guy and he asked us what two americans are doing here in Mexico, so I told that we were missionaries for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and he said "I have never heard of you guys." So I said, "Most people know us as the Mormon Church" And he replied, "The Mormons! I just read something about you guys." So we offered to come by and teach him more about what we believe, and he accepted. 
There is a ton of cool stuff that happens. God loves each and everyone of us so much, and He will place you on the right path if you will let Him. I love the Gospel of Jesus Christ and I know that it was restored through Joseph Smith. I testify of that, in the Name of Jesus Christ, amen.
I love you guys,
Love,
Elder DuBose
p.s. I'm not quite sure what this is a picture of (there is no preview on the computer I'm using) so ... I hope you like it!

Thursday, January 11, 2018

The elders in Terraza sang as they walked... Mon 1/8, 4:20 PM

and walked and walked.
Dear friends and family,
We did a lot of walking this week. Just looking for people that we could serve, and that we could talk to. 
It went well, but after all of the walking, we decided to try something different. We made a poster with questions like "How can I know if God has a plan for me?" "Why am I here on the earth?" and "Will I be wiht my beloved ones after this life?" It worked pretty well, but I didn't think to take a picture of it before I came to right, and I'll try to get one sent to you guys next week. 
It worked really well. There isn't a whole lot more that calls people's attention than two really white guys holding a sign in the middle of a busy mexican city. haha. 
But, I just want to bear my testimony to all of you that I know that God does have a plan for us, and that plan invlolves us coming here, recieving a body, failing, and learning to become better through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. That is the grand plan of God. He loves and knows each of us personally, and I can't express how awesome it is to know that. I also know that death is not the end. It is the beginning of our eternal life, and if we learn to really on God, we will obtain all that He hath. 
I love you guys, 
Love,
Elder DuBose
p.s. There aren't any new pictures. Sorry.

Feliz año nuevo! - Tue 1/2, 1:23 PM


Dear friends and family,
Let me just say that yesterday was a blast! Everything was closed, and the streets were empty. It was like in those western movies right before there is some kind of big old gun fight. And... it was a pretty quiet day.
This last year was awesome, and I can only imagine it getting better. 
I know that this is the Church of Jesus Christ on the earth, and I am so grateful to be a missionary. The truths of the Gospel will change your lives if you will let them. 
I love you all so much!
Love,
Elder DuBose