Thursday, June 2, 2016

May 30, 2016 ¿A que hora sales por el pan?

Baptism Day:)
The Carrillo kids and Ulisses got baptized this week! Ulysses lives with them and is a family friend. He also takes care of their chickens when they are in Mexico. You could say he's like Alice and the Brady Bunch. 
Me with one of their "chicks" :)
Ulysses has been coming to church for the last month with the Carrillo family and likes it a lot but he wasn't there when we taught a lot of the lessons to the family, so we didn't plan on baptizing him with them. Anyway, on Wednesday, he was pretty much like "can I get baptized with them?" We read D&C 20:37 with him:

"And again, by way of commandment to the church concerning the manner of baptism—All those who humble themselves before God, and desire to be baptized, and come forth with broken hearts and contrite spirits, and witness before the church that they have truly repented of all their sins, and are willing to take upon them the name of Jesus Christ, having a determination to serve him to the end, and truly manifest by their works that they have received of the Spirit of Christ unto the remission of their sins, shall be received by baptism into his church."

We talked about the promise he was going to make with God, then finished teaching him the lessons on Thursday and he got interviewed and then Friday was able to receive the ordinance of baptism along with the Carrillo's.
We don't take the best pictures: Ulysses' eyes are closed

One thing I'm super grateful for is the reproving and correction the Holy Ghost gives us. Like Elder Corbridge (he's in the 1st quorum of the 70) taught us, "All we need to do to know we are right with the Lord is to understand that we are idiots." The context of that statement is the fact that "The only intelligent thing to do in this life is obedience and everything else is stupid." We need to understand that every good thing in life comes from being obedient to the commandments. When we understand all of these things, it's really easy for the Holy Ghost to give us correction to help us #elevate our discipleship of Jesus Christ.

I'd just like to give a special shoutout to Steph Curry... I'm on a mission but I'm still in America so I happened to hear he's doing some great things right now. It's all in the fundamentals people!

Also, a shoutout to my friend Robert at Men's Warehouse for scoring me a sweet deal on a Calvin Klein suit to finish out my mission:)

Love you all!

Elder Isaac Faldmo

May 23, 2016 The Corral Family and H. Wilkinson

Our greeting at ward council:)

 This week was another good week! The Corral Family got baptized on Saturday and it was a super great experience. They are the result of a member of the church opening their mouth to share what they know to be true. I know that there are people ready to make a promise to God to follow him and keep his commandments and be baptized in every part of the world at all times. The Lord calls no person to fail and "no unhallowed hand can stop the work from progressing." 
The Corral Family and us:)
There's people like the Corral family out there waiting...  we just need to find them and be there for them.
Love this family!

I was able to go back to my last area to the Robindale YSA Ward back across town in Warm Springs this week on exchanges with Elder Green from Rexburg, Idaho. I miss that place!

Also, Hannah Wilkinson came to Vegas this week for a clinic at UNLV and took Merrill and I out to lunch too! Thanks to her I will probably be in Arizona for some of this summer with her kicking my rear with her workouts. #GoSunDevils
She's practically my sister but she's also my future strength and conditioning coach!

There were two more sweet new families that came to church yesterday and one of them have a baptismal date now! People are prepared everywhere and searching for truth!
Love you guys,
Elder Faldmo

May 16, 2016 ISAID

My friend Isaid was able to get baptized this past Saturday! I am so grateful for the opportunity o had to teach him. I wrote most of his story in his last email. He just loves everything about the church and loves learning. I've learned from him that humility is the key to progress. Dallin H. Oaks said, "the quality we must cultivate is humility. Humility is the great protector." He is always humble and hungry to learn more. His wife and kids will hopefully be able to get here in about 2 months from Juarez! Another cool thing about his baptism was that he was baptized by Hermano Guerrero, a convert that was taught by Elder Thorne when he was in this Ward! 
Looks like comp unity for Tstroke and faldy30 never wares off :)

On Saturday in the morning we went to an elementary school to do service. The parents all scheduled and registered their kids and so we translated for them because our neighborhood is literally Mexico and none of the parents speak English.

I love El Rancho! It's the greatest Spanish Ward and it's about to be El Rancho Stake!

Here's us and Isaid and our young buck WML Sergio at Isaid's baptism.

Sergio is the second greatest WML behind Dave Faldmo:)

Love you all!
Elder Isaac Faldmo