February 24th 2014

Hola! :)

This week was a good week. We got a new bishop and he is super good and he just cares for everyone so much. He loves the missionaries and is putting us to work and the best part is…. he's Peruvian. He’s probably the best bishop ever.

We got a phone call on Wednesday that we were moving apartments too :( we still cover the same area, we are just moving apartments and our new one is wayyyy nice.
It’s huge! So we are moving in today.

This week we also have been focusing on our investigator named Elias Guillen. He's from El Salvador and he's 61. He's so cool though, I’ve already said this in one of my last letters but it’s still crazy to think that he came up to us and pretty much said "baptize me" so awesome. Makes our job a lot easier. He is getting baptized on Sunday and we are all excited for that. He calls it "Mi Gran Dia" (my grand day), he loves us too. He sometimes salutes us and says "at your orders teachers", we took him to the Visitors Center yesterday and it went great. He really enjoyed it and that just pretty much confirmed everything for him.
Also this week we went to that cool outdoor art museum last P-day and it was amazing too. Here is a picture of Elder Valenzuela and me.

Well that was my week! I love you all!

Elder Puertas

February 10th 2014

Buenas dias todos!

Pues..... aver... This week was pretty cool. On Monday we hiked the Hollywood sign and that was pretty cool. Elder Schwalger was getting transferred out and we decided to take some pictures of Downtown too. It was just a really good PDay. I love L.A. so much. Okay so miracle of the week, on Wednesdays and Saturdays we teach English classes to help find new people. On Wednesday after class this guy named Elias (60 years old) came up to us and was like "I like the class but I liked what you teach a lot too (we give a spiritual thought at the end of the class), and I think I might want to get baptized" whaaaaa umm ya lets do it.

So we asked him to come an hour early to class on Saturday for a lesson and he did. We taught him and invited him to be baptized again just to make sure this was for real and he said, YES! Then he's like "is there some kind of class I can take so I can be prepared for baptism?" I love it!! The next day was Sunday and we invited him to that and guess what? He showed up with his Book of Mormon and this case he made for it already. He loved church and he loved our bishop, they got along great. It helps that they are both from El Salvador. Now we are teaching him 3x a week and preparing him for baptism on the 9th of March, probably sooner if he's ready. It’s pretty nice when people come up to you and want to be baptized. The church is true. :)
Love you all

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY to everyone, I hope you have an amazing week <3

Love, Elder Puertas

February 3rd 2014

This week was wayyyyy good.

OK story time...

On Wednesday Elder Knight and me just walked outside to get to work and there was this old man driving his white old school Mercedes and he was trying to park. Pues, he was going suuuuper slow and I remember having this feeling that he was going to just gas it and run into the wall so I started walking over to try and help and GUESS WHAT... He took off and just slammed into the wall and his foot was still on the brake so there was a bunch of smoke and I just ran in there and took his foot off the brake so he could stop going through the wall and he was just super shocked. Ha it was a crazy experience. He is just this old man I guess that was his 3rd accident in 2 months so yeah, I smelled like smoke and burnt rubber for the rest of the day.

Next story, so for us to find new investigators we have free English classes where we get students to come and then we take them on church tours and anyways we had this HUGE activity for it and it turned out amazing. We had so many different games and 94 non-members showed up and loved it. We had food as well after and took a big group pic. We found 14 new investigators from it as a ward (4 companionships)

Some more stories!!!! So about 2 weeks ago we had stake conference and they asked everyone in the stake to fast for rain because we had a drought. So yesterday was fast Sunday and everyone fasted for that and GUESS WHAT... it just poured all day and it was awesome!!! 
The church is true. Just saying.

Last story, I love all you guys!
Have an amazing week!

P.S shout out tooooooo my grandma Rolly!
Te amo y feliz cumpleaƱos. Que le pases bien

Con mucho Amor,
Elder Puertas


I forgot to say that transfers were yesterday and that Elder knight and I stayed again together in Lafayette square :) yes!