Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Weeks 31-32 Transfer 2

May 22nd

Hello Family,

Things here for me have been going fine. I have gotten used to my new companion Elder Pop in these past 2 weeks. We are going to have a baptism this week and I will be sure to send photos of it. The thing is that she is family of a recent convert that we have and she has never been so ready to be baptized. We shortly hope that the majority of this family can change their lives and become a family not only in this life but in the eternity. 

This week we have an activity with President Klein which is one of the final times that we will see him before he leaves this next transfer. In this activity all the missionaries in the zone have a chance to ask him questions that they have for him no matter what the topic is. I will be sure to send you guys pictures and all. This change for me has been a change of pace and we are working harder in our area and starting to advance the work even though the attendance of the ward is going down we will be there to help guide the ward in how they can better themselves. 

Probably this next change I will be leaving this area and I am working hard to try and leave the area better than I found it when I came, so that when the new companion of Elder Pop comes he will be able to work as well with him and that they will have success. 

It is cool to here that Katie is leaving for her mission this week. Tell her to send me emails as well if you can. 

Hope that this week goes well for you guys. 

Elder Trepanier

I found these photos in another email to Cory. I believe they are from his p-day to Utila a few weeks ago

May 30th

Hello family, 

Things for me went fine but the baptism that we had planned this Saturday fell through due to complications that happened during this week. I got a bit discouraged Saturday and Sunday when this happened, but things happen and God has a plan for all. The activity that happened with President Klein went great. He had some good advice to give us personally and spiritually as well. He had some good advice to give on marriage and such before he leaves this next few weeks and the new mission president comes in and does his work. 

Andrew it is good to hear that you are planning on enjoying your summer. Wow APUS be prepared for a lot of reading this year. A bit of advice try to finish your summer homework the fastest you can so that you can enjoy your summer. Work some take a bit of a break and relax and get back to work just work bit by bit and things will get done. It seems like you have a good plan to get into shape you could see if you can get a gym membership and go with friends if you can. Do cross training to continue to stay in shape and do not be a couch potato this summer like I was on my vacations. 

Rachel things will be fine with the transition of high school just do not waste your time and use it wisely to get your homework done. Do not be afraid to ask for help if you need it from mom and dad for your homework and if you feel tired and have a bunch of homework to do and you do not think that you will finish it in time to go to mutual make the decision that you believe to be the correct one go to mutual, or finish your homework that you need to get done. 

Hope that you have a good week, and good summer.

Elder Trepanier     

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Week 29-30 Transfer 2 Week 18-19

Week 29 (Post Mother's Day call)


So it was great to hear from you yesterday and talk. We found out yesterday that my comp Elder Hernandez has changes on Wednesday so I will be staying to see the baptism that we have for the 28th. When my comp found out we were just getting out of a lesson and he was shocked and was like it cant be so because I have less time than you. We went to go to a lesson with the investigator that is getting baptized on the 28th and he started to say goodbye and gave her a note and it ended up that she started crying because it is tough for both missionaries and investigators when there are changes the hard thing is that he is really kind and humble that when she read the note that he left for her she ended up crying. The crazy thing is that I had a dream in the beginning of this change that I would be the one that baptized her and I really did not know if that would be true or not, but it looks like I will be staying in my area for at least another change. 

Thanks for sending me the pictures of the honey extract. Like I told you guys yesterday when we talked if you can get me some honey that would be great if not than I can live without it. 

So like you guys know we went to Utila today and it was pretty cool to go and see the island. There are no missionaries on the island right now because it is a branch and there are not that many people that live there. Only alot of people that go to get certified to scuba dive and such. It ended up that President Klein came with us and it was cool to be with him for the day. Hope that you enjoy the pics that I took. Have a good week and continue to have fun these next few weeks with summer vacations and all. 

Elder Trepanier

Week 30

Hello Family, 

So I did not see an email that I had from you guys this week but let me say that all is fine for me here in the mission. (Yes, we missed our weekly family email - keeping it real) This week was changes and it ended up that I got a new companion in my area so I ended up staying in La Cieba for another 6 weeks with my new companion Elder Pop who is from Guatemala. He is so chill as a companion I think that I have had a good luck with companions in my mission I have gotten along with the majority of my companions in the mission so far. 

I have got to tell you that my companion has an interesting conversion story in how he became a member of the church. He is a convert of 2 years and before he was a member he was catholic but not catholic by birth and only went to church a few times a year, he was active in the catholic church in his home town. Some of his family were already members of the church and he was basicaly listening to the missionaries for 5 years when he finaly decided to pray to find out if the church was true and what he said was when he prayed he felt like somebody touched him on the shoulder and a great peace filled him and he decieded to be baptized that next saturday and not wait. I have got to say that listening to his convertion story was a great pick me up to get to work and be a more obedient missionary. 

In our area now we are trying to change things for the better in the work so that we can have a better area when I probably end up leaving the area in about 6 weeks. We have one investigator right now that is most likely going to be baptized in the next week she will be having her baptisimal interview next sunday. I have basicaly got a recharge to my batteries to work as a missionary and be more obedient in the mission even though my last companion was chill and we got along the work that we had going started to die off and I needed something new to continue to work hard in the mission. 

Hope that you all are going fine this week and I LOVE YOU ALL so very much. 

Elder Trepanier

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Week 28 Transfer 2 Week 17

5 Days until Mother's Day! We are looking forward to visiting with Elder Trepanier for a bit

Hello family,

Sorry if I am writting latter than usual. Things are going well for me here. For mothers day I can call you through skype at 1 o'clock my time because I have to be at the church in the morning until 12 and that is the only hour that I have free to call and talk to you guys. I will be able to call you guys through skype. Cant wait to talk to you. 

I will be sure to send photos of Utila next week when we go. Things are going fine for me in the work it is a bit dificult right now but I know that the baptisms will come. Right now I am completing 5 and a half months in my area and I will see next week if I will have changes to another area in the mission I think that I will because I have 2 changes with my comp Elder Hernandez. (I think his math is a little off, he's been in this area about 4 months)

Mom I did recieve the package last week. It is cool to hear that you got the oprotunity to go to the temple back home. I would love to go to the temple here in Honduras but that will probably not happen. Myself personaly I have been trying to be more reverent and calm more in the sacrament meetings in thinking of what I can start doing better as a missionary and what I am lacking. Always continue forward striving to be better each day. It does not matter how much that you have falled it is how you get back up and continue fighting to become better. I have learned alot on the mission and am striving to aplly it in my life. 

Glad to hear from the family let me know if the time that I gave you to talk is fine it. Talk to you guys next week.

Elder Trepanier