Attending the Temple and Hearing from Elder Oaks

Dear Family,

We got to go to the temple this past week. It was awesome there to be able to go in and feel the spirit so strongly. Things have been pretty crazy here in the mission lately with just tons of stuff going on all at the same time. It was nice to walk in there and be able to leave everything else at the door and forget about it for a little while. We don’t get to go to the temple very often, so when we do get to, it feels great! There is no better feeling than being in there.

The area I am in right now has been awesome. I see the temple every day and the members here have helped out a ton with the work. Lately we have been super busy helping President Adams out and we have still managed to have a ton of investigators in church every week. A huge part of that is the members and their willingness to help us out in our calling. Especially our ward mission leader. We are actually going to be having one more baptism this week before I leave on Wednesday night. We are going to be taking all the brand new missionaries to a baptism their first day. His name is Salvador. He is an older guy, but loves this gospel. He has a hard time walking, but said that going to church is worth the hard walk because he wants to have an eternal family. His wife will be following suit in getting baptized a few weeks from now. She loves church a lot as well. My new area is going to be La Esperanza. I will be finishing my mission as a zone leader in the zone of Arce. My companion will be Elder Kaufusi. He is one of my good buddies in the mission and I am pretty excited to be his companion. We moved him over there on emergency changes about a week ago to learn the area and president wants me to train him on how to be a zone leader. I am super excited that I will get to spend my last change not worrying too much about administrative stuff and getting to work a lot more in my area than I have lately. I am going to work as hard as I can for these last six weeks and make sure that when I finish, I and the Lord will both be satisfied with my mission.

Elder Oaks came down this weekend and did a stake conference here in Los Heroes stake, then did a conference for anyone in the country that wanted to come. There were 16,000 people that showed up to it. It was amazing to see that many people show up to hear an apostle. The stake conference was a lot smaller though and the spirit was super strong there. Elder Oaks went around and shook every single persons hand. There was probably about 1,000 people at the stake conference. It was really cool to get to shake his hand. Just having an apostle close by brings a super strong spirit into the room. It was awesome!

Well this week is changes, so that means not much sleep and a super busy couple days. I am excited for it though! Well I hope you have a great week! Love you!


Elder Black





My companion and I at the doctors office with the nurses. We were super tired from lots of late nights and early mornings and fell asleep while we were in the waiting room. Haha


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