Elder San Diego's Address

Explanation on Sending Packages and Letters

If you would like to send a letter:
Elder Eric San Diego
Apartado Postal 118-184
Gustavo A. Madero
Mexico, D.F. C.P 07051

If you want to send a package:

You write this exactly, including Elder Jose Luis Escobar Maya (They don't like more than one name coming to the same PO Box when dealing with packages).

Elder Jose Luis Escobar Maya
Apartado Postal 118-184
Gustavo A. Madero
Mexico, D.F. C.P 07051

To make sure Elder San Diego gets the package just make sure his last name is in the return address (or next to the return address).

January 28, 2013

Great Blessings Coming From The Lord!!

Hey folks and family!

Elder Jay and I had an awesome week and saw lots and lots of success!

We found two new families this week who are progressing fantastically and are feeling the spirit with us every time we go and are accepting the steps they need to take that will near them to their salvation. We are doing great and are excited for another great week of work!

We baptized a man named Rafael who contacted us in the street our second day here in the area. His dad was inactive and 10 years ago he always went to church with him but was never baptized and he wanted to learn more and be closer to the Savior. So we went and have had many great experiences with him and what a joy it was to see him in white with Elder Jay and be baptized.

We also have a family of three that we are going to baptize this Sunday and they are super excited and ready and willing to follow our Lord. Their names are Veronica (mom), Daniela (daughter), and Daniel (son).

Great stuff and great blessings coming from the Lord because of our faith and obedience!

Have a great week!

¡Ten fe y se obediente!

Todo mi amor,
Elder San Diego

Rafael's baptism!
My posterity!

January 21, 2013

"She Knew It Was Her Answer From God"

Hey folks!

Elder Jay and I had an amazing week.

One experience we had came as direction from the Spirit.  We had all of our appointments fall one night and Elder Jay turned to me and told me,"Quick who are you thinking of right now that we should go visit?"  I thought for second and the name Sergio Lara came to mind.  He is an inactive in our ward who has leg problems and has a hard time getting to church.  We went and visited him and find one of the previous Elders old investigators there who we had only talked to once before whose name is Guadalupe.  We chatted with her and were going to share a message with all but Sergio didn't feel good right then so we put an appointment with her for the next day.  The next day Elder Jay and I planned to sing, pray, and testify.  We went over and sung for her and started with a prayer and taught about the Godhead.  The Spirit came and we all could feel it.  She then said that she was confused between us and the Jehovah's Witnesses and how she didn't want to keep studying with the JW's because there were a lot of things that she didn't agree with.  I then asked her, "Guadalupe, will you believe the words I tell you right now?"  She said she would so I started to testify to her that Jehovah was and is Jesus Christ.  She believed me, but wanted me to also show her through the scriptures that what I said was true.  I showed her lots of scriptures and explained to her all those things and she was satisfied and convinced.  We then asked if we could say a kneeling prayer with her to ask God for an answer to the questions she had and to receive a response that what she learned from all the missionaries she had met with was true.  We knelt down and offered a prayer each.  When we ended, the spirit was super strong and she started to cry.  She said it was the first time in her life she had ever knelt down to pray and that it was a humbling and special experience for her to kneel down before her God because all her life she had been a very prideful person.  She identified how she felt as being from the spirit and was so excited and knew it was her answer from God.  We invited her to be baptized and she accepted! She will be baptized this Saturday!

We had many other amazing experiences this week and we have learned a lot together.  We have a family who has also accepted to be baptized in preparation right now and also a few more single people.  The work is going great and we are loving it!

¡Ten fe y se obediente!

Todo mi amor,
Elder San Diego

p.s. Oh yeah! We also had a baptism too! Guadalupe! Yay!! The one I talked about last week!

Guadalupe's baptism!
When I was a child a talked as a child, I acted as a child, I shaved as a child; 
but when I became a man, and had to shave every day, 
I put away childish things and started shaving with shaving cream.

January 14, 2013

Hot Water All The Time! Whoo!!

Hey guys!

Elder Jay and I had a great week. We got going from the get go and found a lot of members in the street who talked to us and have given us some references who we are going to visit this week. We had an inactive member of our ward contact us in the street this week and he was with his son and they talked to us for a bit and invited us to their house the next day. We went and got to know them more and taught about the Restoration. The Spirit came strong and we recognized it with them and taught the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We invited the dad, Humberto, to go to church again and he said he would and recognized that it's time for him to get back to church. We invited the son, Rafael, to be baptized and he said he would love to be baptized. The are doing good but couldn't go to church this week because they had family members visit them from Cancun. So, we will go this week with him and continue preparing him for his baptism which will be for the next week. 

We also went with a sister in the ward this week to visit some inactive sisters and while we were going with her, we passed by the house of a friend and she told us that she would like to have us visit her and teach her. We went over the next day with Sis. Perez to visit her friend and she let us in. We started getting to know her and talked about some important decisions we make in our lives and how following the Gospel of Jesus Christ blesses our lives and helps us overcome all the struggles and challenges we have. The Spirit came and Elder Jay invited her to be baptized and at first she didn't understand the why behind baptism and how, but after explaining some more, she said she would love to follow Jesus Christ's example and be baptized, so we have her baptism planned for this Thursday!

We had a great week and I have loved Elder Jay's work ethic and enthusiasm for the work of salvation. I have learned a lot from him and will continue to do so as we grow together. The new ward we are in (Joyas) is a super big area too! We have lots of work to do! The house we live in is honestly the best I have seen in the mission. Hot water all the time! Whoo! Also, the owners we live with are recent converts and super cool and love us to death. Yay! Well, we had a great week and I have you guys do too! I love you all!

¡Ten fe y se obediente!

Todo mi amor,
Elder San Diego

Me and Elder Jay

January 7, 2013

Time For A "Change"!!

Hey guys!

Last week as we finished up our time together, Elder Cadena and I had one of our better weeks yet. Even though we were limited on time because of having to go on divisions with Elder DeHart and Elder Carreto, we were able to find and teach more people. We went with Orfelina, a reference from a sister in the ward who went to church last week, and had an amazing lesson with her. We taught her about the Restoration and when my companion was relating the First Vision, the Spirit was strongly present. As we explained the function of the Spirit and testified it was there as we helped her identify it, she started to cry and explained how she felt really good. As I explained the Gospel of Jesus Christ and baptism to her, the Spirit was eer more present. I extended the baptismal invitation and she whole heartedly accepted. As we kept passing by to teach her, she had a new life and light in her eyes. I could really feel the difference the Gospel of Jesus Christ was making in her life and how happy it was making her. We had an amazing experience with her this past week but unfortunately she is not married and her man doesn't want to be married right now. We did all we could to help them in that aspect but in the end the guy just said he didn't want to. But, we left her and a few other good investigators for the new elders who are going to be there.

So, today I got changed! I got changed to an area called Joyas 2 in the Industrial Stake. And, I am training again and still being District Leader! My companion's name is Elder Jay but I still haven't met him yet because I go pick him up tonight from President Tervort's house. I think he will be pretty cool but I will have to tell you all more about him next week. Funny thing is last time I was here in Industrial I was with Elder Andrew and he was my District Leader. Then, he went up as Zone Leader  in Centenario and one change later I was one of his District Leaders. Then, he got put down after his time as Zone Leader and I was his District Leader. Now, he got put back up as Zone Leader here in Industrial and I am again one of his District Leaders. I guess President Tervort just already knows that we come in a package! I am excited for this new area I am in and I know as we work hard, we will have a lot of success! Have a great week! I love you all!

¡Ten fe y se obediente!

Todo mi amor,
Elder San Diego

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