Sunday, September 6, 2015

Week 27

Waz up!  How is everyone doing?
So this week was super good.  We taught 23 lessons this week!!  That's soo crazy especially for spanish work in the states!!  I'm literally praying so hard for 1 on our 11 investigators to come to church!  We had so many that said oh yes I will be there and not one of them showed! :(  I was like are you kidding me!!  Why do ppl have agency! haha but its so good!  But then we had this guy named carlos and he told us he couldnt make it and then we hit the 3rd hour which is sacrament and he comes!! He left work early all the way in Virginia just to make it!! I was sooo happy!! He is such a boss!!  And after we had this money lesson with Gregorio, the one that lives in Damascus MD and he was just saying I want to go so bad but my wife just doesn't want to go.  I had to of course tell him that whenever I went dirt biking, unless I loaded the trailer, packed all the dirt bike bags and then went to my dad and said ok everything is packed all you have to do is drive, that is when we went riding!!  He liked that idea and said that next week he was going to load up everything and say ok Esposa all you have to do is come and sit in the car!  We have another lesson with him on tuesday and that is a miracle cuz he didn't even want to meet with us last night,  I think it was cuz he felt guilty for not answering out texts.   We didn't care!!  So I took an elder with me on exchanges this week and he is still in his first 2 transfers and it was one of the funnest exchanges ever!!  He couldn't believe we could knock a hispanic door at 8:55 at night!  Or ask for a bottle of water and they would just go inside and get us one no matter who it is, even if we just met them!!  The culture is just soo humble it is soo awesome!!  So I have a miracle to tell about this blessing we gave this week and wow it is soo cool but I'm like out of time to write!!  So we get this call at 9:30 am this week from our branch president and he is like hey I need you at my house there is a lady there that needs a blessing.  So we go and it turns out that it is this family that is not members of the church and they are there with their little baby and he has this feeding tube hooked to him and he needs a liver transplant or something I didn't understand the spanish word they used but anyway this baby looks so sick and the mom is just in tears and the dad is looking so sad it's almost like that story of how the man is desperatly bringing his kid to be heald by Jesus.  Now I'm not comparing anything we did to Jesus but we anointed and gave this baby a blessing and I'm not kidding you everything starts going crazy as we bless this baby!! Phones start ringing, tv's are on,. the baby is crying the other kids starty screaming all while I'm trying to hear the words of the Lord in spanish!! One of the most ridiculously distracting blessings I've ever given but after, color returns to the baby's face and he looks healthy!! The parents were like what the heck!!  It was sooo nuts!! They were so thankful!!  It was something I def wanna remember.  Missions are crazy cool!  I love em!!  I love you all  I have to go but I hope everyone has a great week!  Take care of the gym for me!  And ya see ya!!  Love
Elder Cornejo

Week 26

So this week was sooo sweet!!  Man I am soo crammed for time all the time!   It's so great! Makes the days and the weeks go by super fast.  Tomorrow I hit my 6 month mark... it does not feel like I have been here 6 months then again it feels like a year haha but I'm doing awesome!  How is everything back home?  Getting ready for school.  The walmart is absolutly packed here in the back to school section.  It's so weird seeing everyone get ready for school.  I feel like I should be in high school.  So we went to dinner at this peruvian family's house this week and their son who is 25 he's just left wednesday for BYU provo.  He's about to get married and he's soo sweet.  He made us like a 6 course meal.  It was nuts!!  The first thing he came out with was this guacamole stuff but he put pomagrante seeds in it! Pretty good, then this corn that was boiled, then grilled, then had all this other stuff on it,  pretty bomb, then this octopus that was grilled with this black bean sauce.  Then this carne asada with these fancy potatoes and I think there was one other thing and then they finished it all off by giving us home made flan... sooo good.  Nothing like resturant flan./  I seriously have never had food like I have here- it is sooo good!! Then we have been teaching, seeing less actives, bringing less actives to investigator lessons... wouldn't recommend doing that again... haha then just this last sunday was such a miracle!!   So the Spanish branch is doing absolutely amazing!  Everyone here knows about our 2 baptism goal before the end of September.  Yesterday, we had a branch council meeting that was amazing and focused on the missionary efforts.  After, with the branch presidents permission, we got the entire branch together, except the children, which were in primary, we showed the restoration video, just the first vision part.  After that the spirit was so strong that we passed out family plans to each family in the branch.  We watched about 4 hastening the work videos and they wrote down ideas of who and how they could help missionary efforts.  They passed their papers back to us, we made copies and gave them back theirs and we kept a copy.  Now we have names of who these people want to work with!  Now all we have to do is edit the plans with them when we go over and follow up.  The branch president then stood up in support of us and said that the way we are going to be able to get these names is through prayer and the spirit.  So we have really been praying for each one of these people by name because when we do that there is just a different feel!!  It was so amazing.  And then that night we had a fireside where 3 past missionaries came and spoke at the stake center.  Mostly everyone that is active from our branch was there.  I have faith that we can get these 2 baptisms!  Miracles all around. And another miracle happened that night.. It was like 8:50 and I was close to our apartment, and I was like I have to do key indicators tonight and call a bunch of people I should just go home, but I was like no, not yet, I really want an 8:59 I tell my companion, we are going to get an 8:59 miracle tonight... so we have been trying to find this guy named Leonelle forever!!  The sisters gave him to us a little bit ago and his cousin just got shot in Vegas, The only thing that I knew from him is his name and that he wants us to pay for his cousins funeral... So last night we are walking and I see 4 hispanic guys and it's like 8:55 so we talk to them and I am not even kidding you at 8:59, some random guy drives up and says Elder Cornejo, Elder Brewer, how's it going?  And we are just like what the heck who is this guy?  He says I'm Leonele!  So we start talking to him and he parks the car and we get a return for tomorrow!!  And he said he'd really like to come back to church!!!  Ohhh Whaaaaat??  That was so sick!!  And he knows my trainer Elder Riddle so it was sooo sweet!!  He's gonna be baptized haha.  Talk about finding... we walk down the street and our investigator just finds us!! It was sooooooo sick!!!!!  I was pumped!!!  It reminds me, we are fishers of men, just need to be in the right place at the right time.  I love it!!  Hope you all have a great week!.
Elder Cornejo

Familia Riggins from Columbia!  They were the ones that bought us cheesecake factory!!
Same family!

Will Lopez.  My favorite fam alive!! From Annapolis!!!  Literally chilled with them the whole o's game.