August 18th 2014

It was such a great week this week. Elder Kimball, Elder Casco and I decided to work as hard as we can for Elder Kimball's last week and really help our investigators progress. We literally had daily contact with all of our baptismal dates and had a blessing of having 10 Investigators show up to church on Sunday! This other area had 11 another area had 7 and another area had 3!! Just with our ward we had 31 at church. It was so crazy but such an amazing blessing, especially seeing the ward get involved. They were fellowshipping, taking people to classes and everything. They were so on top of it. We were also running everywhere helping out. We love it though. As a Zone we had 47 investigators at church on Sunday!! Seeing that just shows that we are all doing great with the people we have now. 

Okay so quick story. So at church we have a member that is a little off. I don't know what it was or if he was drunk but he walks in and kind of starts talking loud. He's hugging people. (this is during sacrament) He goes and sits in the front and then he goes back to the back. This other Hermano was trying to take him about of the sacrament and the crazy guy just like flips a little and semi swings, wanting to fight, but then some other hermanos came and took him out. Ohhh and this happened literally right in front of the over flow which was full of investigators!!! Ahhh! That’s that. Oh well......................... everyone's invited right?

So it was Elder Kimball's departing missionary fireside last night and it went super great. A lot of people showed up and supported all the missionaries going home. I love Elder Kimball; he is so great and has taught me so much. I admire him because of how hard he worked. Especially right until the end. He is such an amazing example. He truly loves his mission.

Here's a pic of me and some hermanos from an old area at a fireside yesterday.  :)

I love you all!

-Elder Puertas

August 11th 2014

We took the Familia Tamayo to the Visitors Center on Friday (Temple) and they brought their cousins as well they are also being taught by other missionaries. So many people! I love it :)
Another picture with me and an old missionary that used to serve here in L.A.

Gotta love L.A.............. and big families to teach.

August 4th 2014

Don't have much time to write today but this week was full of miracles!
On Tuesday actually we had the chance to go through Temple for some of Elder Kimball's Recent Converts and then on Saturday we went and did a sealing for them as well. It was such an amazing experience. Every time I go in the Temple I learn so many new things, everything just makes sense. So in our companionship there are 3 of us. One is Elder Casco, Elder Kimball and then me. Elder Kimball happens to be 6'5 and Elder Casco happens to be my height. THEREFORE, we have decided to call our companionship, THE LOS ANGELES TEMPLE TRIO! You'll understand why after you see the picture.
All right also our zone is doing so good! We are just blowing up. In our area we had 9 people at church.. No biggie and as a zone we had 37! That’s pretty good in our mission. Everything is coming together though.

The work is hastening!
I love my companions!
They're so fresh!
Love you all!

Elder Puertas