D&C 76:22

And now, after the many testimonies which have been given of him, this is the testimony, last of all, which we give of him: That he lives! D&C 76:22

Monday, June 16, 2014

10 days

Monday, June 16, 2014

This week was sort of sucky. The world cup started which is great, but the amount of workable time in the day decreased considerably. It is also bad because I know all the scores....everybody also knows that I am part Uruguayan, and so nobody in the ward has left me alone about that. But with the 3-0 defeat of Honduras yesterday, I feel like my life will be better. 

We started the week off with zone conference, which I directed the meeting. HAHA. I got the directing gig at the end. I also gave my last testimony, which was super hard. That was sort of the last nail in the coffin for me. It has been rough these last few days, the world cup combined with the whole fact that all everybody wants to know is what I am doing when I get home. Also, the Hermana Hernandez, the presidents wife, as I was saying goodbye to them after the conference, I shook Presidents hand, and he said thanks for everything, and then the Hermana took my hand in both of hers and said, ¨Gracias por todo Elder Glassett. Usted ha brillado en su mision.¨ That was surprising and unexpected, seeing as most of the time she tells me that my pants are too tight or my hair is too long, (neither of the two are true), or on my case because we don´t have 32 progressing investigators. So that was just another part of me that was made more dead at the end. 

Apart from that the only other thing worth mentioning was the special activity for investigators on Sunday night, in which I was in charge of the musical numbers, accompanying half of the them, and playing the piano. They were really scraping the bottom of the barrel. But I did get to see Smith again, I love that kid so much. 

Apart from that, we played soccer this morning, and I am dead. I don´t know how I will do in a spartan race, but I will probably be very sore after.  I did play in my USA jersey, and I tried playing with my Captain America mask, but I couldn´t see anything with that, so it came off. And we did take photos, but the cyber doesn´t have the capacity to send them, so yall get none. Just hold on for 10 more days. . . 

I have really nothing else to tell. I will see all yall at home. 

ZACH 

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Week 5 of the change

Monday, June 9, 2014

To be honest, it's really hard for me to write at this point, seeing as how yall are gonna see me in a few. But I will make the effort today to make this a good letter.

This week started with a solid Monday, a Tuesday full of contacting and of a good cita or two. We had a good cita with fanny, because she is dating a member and I guess they were thinking of getting married, but the dude is not divorced yet, and he was like, ¨I am getting divorced and we are getting married.¨ But I think that scared her. She didn´t answer her phone or door after that, and she didn´t come to church on Sunday, even though he brought her kids. It worries me a little. But, like the beatles say, we can work it out. 

From there, we went to consejo and the temple on Wednesday. All day in meetings and the temple. IT WAS AWESOME.  Except for the next part, which is where both my comp and I get food poisoning from something that we ate in consejo. So all day Thursday was spent at home, moaning and groaning about the horrible fever and body aches. But I got over it and did divisions on Friday to do some interviews, and they were both good. Then Saturday was the baptism, and it went well. We had like the whole primary there, so that was good. The girl is the daughter of a member who was mojada in the states and her husband wouldn´t baptize the daughter because he is evangelical and thinks we are a cult. But she came back to a nine year old daughter and wanted her baptized. So we said, Okay. 

Then yesterday we gave talks again. My comp talked on tithing, I got chastity. Fun stuff. I was super blunt. And straight forward. I used some of dad's stuff from his talk on porn that I could remember, and pretty much called everybody to repentance. It was fun. They also finally decided to use a piano in sacrament meeting, so for my last few they will have accompaniment. 

And that brings us to now. Nothing else to count. Oh, I ate half a chicken on Saturday. Dope sauce. 

Love you all.
Zach
 
In a women's jacket



With Elder Bruce

Baptism June 7
 

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Week 3.... (again)

June 2, 2014

So, 24. WOW. I am in shock.

This last week was good. We spent a lot of time contacting and having first citas. Those either go well or not so well.  Most of them went pretty bad. Except for one that is a family with a recently born kid. They look pretty positive. It should go pretty well with them. I am fairly positive with them. Of course, then came the horribly trunky realization that I wouldn´t be even close to seeing the baptism...but oh well. 

We did divisions this week for interviews, which went well. I am going to do more interviews this week, and I hope that they all go into baptisms. That is the goal. 

Well, it's hard to write, because I just figure that I can tell it all to you. . . in 3 weeks. Also, I am running out of time. And plus, I can´t remember much from this week. Oh, I got soaked in like three rainstorms. We contacted while avoiding rainstorms. Solid way to pass the time. and spent a lot of time doing errands. And had some issues with elders. Cody, just be obedient. Don´t do it because they tell you, do it because you want to, and realize that you aren´t the only one affected by disobedience. It's a fickle game, and nobody wins. You actually will always lose. Totally and completely. 

And dad, call Nancy Tello and tell her I got the super nice package she sent me, and that I will try to get her a letter sent, but I sort of threw away the address on accident. Silly me. So I will write her something, and just need the address next week. thanks.

That's pretty much it. 

Love you all.

Zach

Monday, May 26, 2014

Week 3 . . .

Monday, May 26, 2014

So, most of you have probably heard about Elder Martinez and Elder Lewis. Elder Martinez passed away Thursday afternoon and Lewis is okay. They were serving in Yuscarán,. . . strange. All that I could think about is how that very easily could have been me, given that I spent five changes there and he was starting his second. Lewis had two weeks in the area. No, one week. He had been in Yuscarán one week. I spent 7 months there. I knew Elder Martinez. Good guy. He was 27 because he came out late. Respected him a lot. Still do. This has been pretty hard for most of the mission, and it´s crazy to think that it happened so fast.

Apart from that, our week was okay. We spent all day Friday contacting. I am still tired from it. 97 contacts in one day. We tried getting the full 100, but it just didn´t happen. We found some maybe positive people. . . but we shall see. Apart from that, not much. 

We did make some killer sushi with a member in our ward. She took a course here, and we split the costs, and we had sushi!!! Legit california rolls, even a fried roll!!! It was so good! I loved it. 

Then me and my comp made some killer nachos. It was super good. 

I know it sounds boring, but that was pretty much all I remember about my week. It wasn´t that good. We did have two confirmations of the baptisms, and should have one this weekend.

That is pretty much it. 

Love you all.
Zach
 
"Killer Sushi"


"Killer Nachos"
 

Monday, May 12, 2014

Mother's Day

Monday, May 12, 2014

Well, seeing as how my family saw me yesterday, I really have not much to say....I sort of talked about everything with them. But I do have some photos....that I can´t send due to the crapiness of the cyber. Also, there are only two of them.

Most of our investigators are progressing nicely, and we should be having some baptisms this weekend, next weekend, and the week after that. Hopefully.  If all goes well. Yeah, this should be good.

I still don´t know if I am going to be staying in my area for a fifth change. I would love to, but I don´t know if it will happen. So we will see. 

Also, I am for sure cutting my hair when I get home. Crazy. Yeah.

That is pretty much it. I will talk to you guys next week. 

Love 
Zach
I am sorry, I can't get the photo to import the right direction.  This is Zach yesterday at the home of a friend we met while doing humanitarian service in Honduras many years ago.  Zach happened to meet him again and Rafa offered his home for Zach and Elder Bruce to talk to their families on Mother's Day.  Thanks Rafa!!
 

Thursday, May 8, 2014

END OF APRIL ... also Mother's Day

Monday, March 5, 2014

Note from Mom - Bonus Week!  He actually sent photos!!!!

So, this week was good. We had Consejo de lideres, so that was fun. I got to see our old Ciudad Nueva zone. All of that zone are either leaders or home.

We also got permission to baptize Kevin!!! His mom said that she wasn`t going to sign anything, though, so we will have the aunt sign it in her place. She told him to get baptized, but that she wasn`t going to sign anything.

We should finish this month with 2 to 3 baptisms. That should be good. I also asked President if I could finish in the area where I am. I am hoping that he gives me my wish. I will go wherever in changes next week, but I would love to finish here. It would be nice.

This week was sort of interesting, in the sense that nothing really happened. We were contacting and had a kid sit down next to us and start putting marijuana in bags, which was interesting. Not a meter from me. That was funny to see the difference in the culture. Also, I thought about saying something, but bit my tongue. I DO know how to stop talking, contrary to popular belief, I just choose not to most times. 

And I have a goal with my comp....1000 contacts starting today. I have to finish before I leave. This should be interesting. I have to do 21 a day. I think I am going to get it. I am positive I am going to get it. I have a meter drawn in the house to measure and everything. Super dopeness. 

Also, I found Connor Bills in a manual they give us. 

That`s pretty much it

I love you all
Zach
 
With Elder Fielding.  Note the power lines in the background.  Those you see are pretty mellow "orderly" compared to others I've seen.

With Elder Elnicky.  If you are new to the blog, Zach and Elder Elnicky played soccer together when they were 10.  Elder Elnickly recently returned home.

Soap Carving of a tutle.  The inspiration came from the second to last photo of the week.  He generously gave this carving to the man who carved that piece.  Zach's comment is that this is "super dope."

Zach and a friend Vida,l who he met when he first went to Honduras at 13 as part of Smiles for Central America.  Vidal continues to support this humanitarian effort and plays a vital role in Honduras

Meter chart to ensure he meets his goal to contact 1,000 people before he comes home.

The last of the Ciudad Nueva Zone.  Zach is standing next to Elder Smith, one of his favorite friends!

Inspiration for the turtle soap carving.  Not sure who is going to wear this.

Zach with current companion, Elder Bruce and baptismee. 
 

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Week ... eh

Monday, April 28, 2014

Well, this week was sort of interesting. We had some divisions, and a baptism on Saturday, and played soccer today. I wore my recently bought Forlán jersey. Yeah. it's dope.

To be brief, the baptism was cool. I have been teaching this lady, Eddy Torres, for about two months, and she decided to get baptized a little while ago. She read everything that we left her. And came to church, which for her was somewhat a challenge. She has a brother who is special needs and confined to a bed and she takes care of him. So for her, leaving is super planned and time restricted. When she shared her testimony at her baptism, she said that she had listened to a lot of different religions, but that nothing that had been preached to her has changed us the way the gospel has. It was a super inspiring testimony to listen to, and it was just another reminder from God that I am doing something important. 

Then, I was reminded of Elder Hollands talk on Friday morning waiting for a bus. I was standing with Elder Tahauri, one of our DL´s, going to finish divisions, and a guy walks by and yells, ¨Gringos hijos de ....¨ Fill in the dots dad. . . it's a super groseria. (It's a super offensive thing to say.)  I was just reminded that I have spent two years of my life suffering, seriously, in the Lord's service, and that I am part of that special group. Obviously, what I have lived has been little compared to others, but I feel privileged, as I think it's Paul who says, to have received stripes in the Lord's service, and to pass for maybe, just maybe, a little bit of what He did. 

And lastly on Friday, after ending divisions, we had to go get and drop off baptismal clothing. We also knew that the two elders were having some issues, so we thought it would be a good idea to do some studying with them. It was about 11 in the morning, and one of them had just gotten up....obviously things were bad from the get go. We started to do a comp study with them, and then we did a companionship inventory. That was fun. One of them, in talking about what the other one did, started crying, and couldn´t be stopped. THAT caught my attention, cuz you normally don´t cry during these things. Well, I asked if it was worth it waiting so long to talk about some stuff that you cry, and he responded that he was crying because he felt so guilty. The night before, he said he just had the incredible desire to hurt his comp and that he just fought with that for hours, and almost gave in. I was shocked. I mean, I have wanted to hit a comp, but it was a fleeting thing. I knew this Elder from earlier in the mission, and he had had a super planchy (I think lazy) comp, so I asked him if the time with that Elder had affected him. He said yes. So I told him to fix it. You could tell that there was some definite contention when we got there. When we left, we couldn´t feel any. The two seem to be doing much better. Something that we left with them was the challenge to give each other blessings every day to be able to feel HF´s love for the other through the blessing. I think its working. Cody, Idea for ya. When you want to kill a comp, cuz you will, give him a blessing. 

That was the highlight reel of my week. Love you all, talk to you soon!!! I will probably be at rafa´s to talk, so see ya there!!

Zach