Monday, December 11, 2017

Una Visita Inolvidable

This was an incredible week to be a missionary in the Misión México Ciudad Juarez.

It really was "an unforgettable visit" from Elder Dallin H. Oaks, Elder Arnulfo Valenzuela, and Elder Joel Martínez. 
Elder Oaks walked into the room where we were waiting patiently to take a picture with him and said "Well this looks like a good group." He is such a friendly, kind, energetic and charismatic person. It was very easy to recognize him as a true servant of the Lord. After the picture we filed out of room one by one and were able to shake all of their hands. When it was my turn Elder Oaks gave me a good firm handshake, and I dont know how he did it, but pronounced "Poll" correctly.. for the first time in my whole mission someone pronounced my name right hah. I was chosen to sing in the special musical number/choir with a few other Elders and Sister missionaries which was really neat. We sang "Creo en Cristo" or "I Believe in Christ," which was a tender mercy for me because it has always been a special hymn to me. 

They then spoke to us and pretty much talked about finding new investigators, teaching repentance and baptizing converts. 

I really loved a part that he spoke about repentance that it isnt always connected with sin, but it is always connected with making a change. Sometimes we are scared to repent, but it is always a positive process. He told us how important it is to be "full-time missionaries" and promised us that if we teach more we will baptize more.

I know that God loves us and guides us by calling prophets.
Con mucho amor
Elder Poll

Monday, December 4, 2017

December?!

Time is flyyyyiiiing by. I feel like 2017 just started and it will soon be coming to close. I cant believe it hah. 

This week we had transfers, every single companionship in our zone had transfers other than us. Elder Kuri and I are staying in Obrera, and this is his last transfer, so I will be the one to "kill" him haha. I am glad that I will spend Christmas here in Obrera, it really is a nice ward and I feel comfortable with the members. 

We had a good week and lots of success with "menos activos" or less active members. We ate Sunday dinner with a less active family 2 Sundays ago, and asked the brother if he could take us to Colonia Juarez so that I could do a baptismal interview, and he said "¡claro que sí!" and took us to Colonia that week, we had a good time talking with him during the 30 minute drive and when we least expected it, he arrived to the "capilla." I hadnt seen him at church my whole time here in Obrera, so it was a nice surprise, and his wife, a very faithful and active sister, looked happier than ever that her husband had gone to church. We had some other families come with us that hadn't gone in a while and are seeing lots of miracles.

We cleaned the old house where the sister missionaries used to live in our ward, because the mission is going to stop renting the house and found an old little Christmas tree and some lights and we cleaned and fixed it up and now our house is full of Christmas cheer! Also a picture of our district because Hermana Hurtado from Costa Rica is going home tomorrow and we are gonna miss her here in the district.
Love you all so much, have a great week! Thanks for everything!

Con mucho amor
Elder Cade Poll

Dec 4th Cleaning Pics

December?! Pics

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Adventures with the Jurado Family Pics

Adventures with the Jurado Family

This was a great week for us here in northern Chihuahua. Last week we went on a super fun and beautiful adventure to "La Cueva de la Olla" which means "cave of the pot" or "pot cave" you guys can be the judges of that translation... I think I prefer the former. I will send lots of pictures... I felt right at home eating tacos between the pines with fall leaves scattered around the fire. I really did enjoy that P Day.

We have been working a lot with the members here and I am feeling right at home. In more than half of the lessons we had last week members of the ward accompanied us and helped us visit. We are getting help from all of the organizations of the ward from the Primary to the High Priests and all is going well.

I am doing great. We have transfers next week and I hope to stay here with my companion. It will be his last transfer of the mission and I want to send him off haha. 
Love you all.. thanks for the emails and cards and everything!

Con mucho amor
Elder Poll