|At the temple with Elder Rivera before he was transferred|
|Pic of my little brother, Spencer|
after losing his first tooth
|At Red Robin with Isaac and Verduzco|
|The Lira's house now that they're all moved in|
So I shared that with them, and invited them to have family prayer every night, which is something they had never done. Hermano Lira said that it was something that he wanted to start. So we knelt down with them, and asked him (Hermano Lira) to pray. He was hesitant, but we taught him how to pray, and he said he would do it. He then started to pray, and about half way through he paused, and after like 5 seconds or so of dead silence, he started to cry, and as he finished the rest of the prayer he had tears streaming down his cheeks. When he finished and we all opened our eyes and look around, all of us had wet eyes. It was one of the most, if not THE most powerful moments on my mission. I have a testimony that there is true power in prayer, and that this gospel is real. Our Father in Heaven is aware of each and every one of his children, and he truly wants each of them to have success. I am so incredibly grateful for the chance that I have to be a tool in His hands and help bring his children happiness.
|My favorite native speakers...|
two of them go home tomorrow :(
|Our shower curtain that looks like it was handed down from|
Moses himself!! (Missionary life...)
|Chillin with the Sparks Loft Homies...notice I'm wearing|
SHORT SLEEVES in JANUARY!!!
Love, Elder Todd
|Doin our best to dress like the old guys at church |
("high-priestin' it"...which means wear different color
jacket and slacks.) Don't worry...we didn't leave the apartment like this!!
|Old Span-Am District|
|The cutest little Spanish girl Andrea and her bag of |
popcorn "palomitas" that's bigger than her!
|Service project...I was measuring, cutting, and laying sheet rock!|
Who knew I would get work experience like this on my mission!
|View of Reno from the temple|
|Ghetto swimming pool|
|Updated wall above my bed with all the wonderful |
pictures and letters I get
|Sad to see Elder Rivera packing|