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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Monday, June 20, 2016

Hey guys!

Glad to hear that there will be AC when I get home, although I've gotten pretty used to ridiculous temperatures and the only solution being turning on a fan and trying to sleep... 

Sounds like the house is going to be very different when I get home! I imagine that between the new driveway, the new La Cañada, and other little things, I'll hardly recognize the place!!

This week we are gearing up to change into the new house of prayer that has MORE THAN 2 ROOMS and DOESN'T FLOOD WHEN IT RAINS!!! So that is the exciting news that we've got going.

We found a really wonderful family the other day on a bus and we started to teach them. They are really interested in going to church and finding out if the Book of Mormon is true, but this Sunday went out of town because the mother of the husband is very sick and they go on weekends to visit. We'll see what we can do so they can try and get both things done. We're having a good time and I'm freaking out because next Sunday I find out where I will spend my LAST CHANGE in the mission. Let's hope I can stick around here to see these families get baptized!

It's been a big challenge keeping the converts active and living the commandments, but I guess that's how God feels about all of us all the time, so we're not going to lose hope so easily.

Love you guys and glad you're there supporting me,

Elder Wadman

Mtz. de la Torre Zone

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Monday, June 13, 2016

Hey Guys!!

It was a pretty good week! We got a chance to go to a conference in Martinez and President Greer talked about the Book of Mormon. It was basically the same conference he gave when I was pretty new in the mission, but he gave some good insights about how to teach the people without just telling them everything and imagining that they believe you. We talked a lot about the promise in Moroni 10. Several people got to church, especially exciting was a sister and her husband who finally made it after weeks of unimaginable last minute crises that kept them from getting to church. We're going to work hard to make sure they keep going!

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Monday, June 6, 2016

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Hey Guys!

Glad to hear that you all got back home ok! We got lots of rain out here!! The money also got here a little bit late, -see photo-

We've been working hard and trying to get everything to run smoothly. We have a poor sister who has been trying forever to get to church. Her husband and her were headed to church and dropped their son off with their mother in law - hes young and they didn't want to bring him this time, and he fell down and cracked his head open! Hoping that things will FINALLY work out for them this week! We had some other people come to church who are progressing really well, but we're having a really rough time helping the fathers of the family to get excited about going to church, that's been the biggest challenge, since they generally have to get married and if the husband stays home he starts to get annoyed that his wife isn't making him lunch instead of being at church. Ay vamos... [Oh us]

We also activated a single mom and her brother! She's been to church for the last three weeks now. I attached a little photo when we stopped by and it turned out to be her sons birthday.

Don't worry-- we definitely taught her sister the restoration in the middle of the birthday party. She had felt bad for telling us to not visit her family when we went- her husband and in laws are Pentecostal and don't want to know anything about us, but she had lots of questions. Maybe someday things will work out so that the family can learn about the restored gospel.

Anyway, can't believe I actually have to be doing paperwork for Princeton now! Seems like a lot of stuff. Also, I said that I wanted 235 meals for the semester because I mean outside of cereal I'm pretty lazy when it comes to making food..

Lots of love,

Elder Wadman

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Monday, May 29, 2016

Hey guys!

This week has been good, although we are kind of running around a ton and we don't have much time! We've had a great chance this week to work with the family of some of the investigators that have been coming to church, and it looks like a father that we have been teaching may be able to come with them now! He changed jobs and now will only work from Monday to Saturday, so we're hoping that we can help him to come with his family this next week.