Go ye therefore, and teach all nations,
baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you.
Matthew 28:19-20

Sunday, March 24, 2013

Eleven months and the work is great

Hey mom!
The package came last week! Elder G  and I thoroughly enjoyed the goodies! The alarm clock wakes up instantly! lol Tell Mrs. South the candy was delectable  and Elder G especially loved the sixlets. He hasn't be able to try a lot of the American candies. The Girls Scout cookies were also incredible. Thank you for sending everything Mom! You're my hero!
I love hearing about the bi(polar) weather of Ohio. Whenever people ask me what the weather is like in Ohio, I always tell them it's a little bit of everything, but you can never know what's going to come!
Well Elder G  left today for D.F., Mexico. It was a great month I had with him, and it was such a great privilege to train him! We had 0 problems, had fun, and worked hard. What else could a missionary ask for? Now I'm with an Elder from Honduras, Elder R , another great guy! I'm finishing his training this change and the next here in Palin!
I still haven't got any more letters from Bro. S. The mail is sketch sometimes.
But things have been going great here. We've been patient and now there's plenty of people who can get baptized. The Lord will help us if we just trust in him and work super hard.
I'll send something for you guys next week with the details about the mission. It'll be nice for me to take some time to meditate and see how blessed I've been and how our youth can prepare to serve missions.
Glad to hear your lessons went well. President S  is such a great guy. Bishop M  taught about achieving perfection too. Man. he's a spiritual atomic bomb. Incredible.
Sis. P is awesome. her husband works here for Dometec. They're building a giant sugar dome in Santa Lucia. It's super crazy.
How's W  been? Let him know that I hope he's doing well in school.And J? I know he's doing well in life, never have to worry about him lol. he's awesome.
Man, I can't believe I've been in the mission for 11 months! So crazy! it's gone by so quick. Hey how was your birthday!??? I prayed that you would be able to enjoy it and see how much of a positive influence you've had on so many people's lives, including mine. I owe everything to my Savior, but i feel likeI owe a lot to you guys as well. I'll always been indebted to you guys, and I promise that this time next year when I  get home I'll be a blessing, not a burden. Love you guys soooooo much.
Elder Butler

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Working, working, working

Hey Mom!

Well, you aren't going to believe how hard we've been working this month.  It's crazy but I LOVE this work.  It makes such a huge difference in people's lives.  Gives them focus and purpose.

Glad to hear that you get to see Grandpa. Hope he feels good while you and J are there.

Elder G (is a great son.  That is what we call them when we train so we remember how important it is to do this work,)  He is a champ! He's progressing so much. It's truly an honor to train him. 

So awesome Escuintlas going to be a stake. The work truly is booming. It's the stone cut out of the mountain. You just can't stop it. 

Well we're going to Antigua next week.  It is kind of touristy but cool anyway. I don't need a lot of cash. Just something in case I find something interesting for you guys to send home. Maybe i'll send a package home at my 1 year mark, because once Christmas rolls around I'll only have 4 months left! But don't worry about it. I hate talking about money.

Well I'm honored that someone thought that I had an impact on their life, especially since I mainly live in regret for what i did back then. I guess there's something we good we can take out of every experience. I'm almost positive I know who it is. Love that guy.

Well, you might have noticed how I've started out every paragraph with the word "well". I've fallen into a bad habit of saying the word "pues" at the beginning of every sentence lol. Please forgive me I know have bad habits in two languages!

I had some cool revelation this week. I realized why it's such a great blessing to have prophets,  Think about how many revelations God has given to our modern day prophets. The Family, Proclamation to the World, Sec. 138 of Doctrine and Covenants,prophetic counsel about personal  debt, etc. It's such a blessing to have them. I can't wait until conference to hear counsel from  our divinely called leaders!

Well I'm absolutely loving the mission. I can't believe we're already half way through this change. Time just doesn't exist in the mission. I'm just grateful for evey day that i get to go out and preach and truly help others come unto Christ. It's such a great blessing.

Well I love you guys with all my heart! I hope everything goes well this week for you guys, and know that I'm praying for you guys always!

Con Amor Eterno,
Elder Butler