Tuesday, November 24, 2015

23 Noviembre 2015 Happy Thanksgiving!

We have seen a lot of miracles. We had some different changes so we had to go receive a few new missionaries this week that came in early. The two elders are now my companions. They are cool, Their names are, Elder Sepulveda from Mexico and Elder Magaña from El Salvador. They will be with us for about 10 days until we have the real changes.  It is great to work with these elders as they come right in ready to go to work. 

I was working with Elder Magaña and we were getting to know this newer area, and we went to this crazy part of town with  climbing and coming down a bunch of mountain stairs. Everyone was rejecting us. You always have that thought---"Well I know I was sent here by the Spirit, so I am here for a reason". I am being rejected by everyone that sees us but there is some reason we are here. Well we contacted all these houses and then as we were coming down thinking of maybe going to another part. I felt I should talk to this girl, I said to her ¨The missionaries visited you before right?  She said yes, I didn´t know why, but  I just jumped right to the question. I said I asked her if she could show us her house because we have a message to share with her Family and she said okay, and lead us to her house. So we followed her down this alley, sidewalk thing and finally found the house and asked for the family. Long story short---We taught the family and found out that half of the family is less active and has not been to church in 3 years. So we taught them a spiritual lesson and they said they will go with us to church on Sunday.  Anyways it was cool faith prompting experience!

Things are well. I hope you all have a great Thanksgiving!

Love ya!

Elder Caleb M. Adams

PS--Long story short---I am still working on getting my driver's license here.  Quite the task!
 I had to go to the Drivers license place and I asked for the boss.  I went to the US Embassy and now I am going to go talk to The Director of Licenses or what not over Costa Rica to see if I can change a Federal Regulation.... So that the missionaries that are coming in to the office and that I can get my Drivers License.

16 Noviembre 2015 The work moves on!

Things here are good! We had some more time to work in the Area! I actually went to Cartago for a few days and did some divisions there. and in the Area,
We were walking at night just the usual and well first you have to understand that here in Costa Rica they have these HUGE Rain Drains on the Side of the Roads, Like GIANT rain Gutters! Anyways We were Walking, and then right in front off us a car that was trying to turn around had one of the tires fall into the Gutter and couldn't go anywhere. so We kept walking and arrived to the Car and said-- "do you need help", So then we lifted up the car, my comp and I put it back down and then said have a good day! haha and then afterward we said, ----Woah we just lifted up a car!!!... haha we didn't even think about it.

One other thing, We planning and we were stumped on a few things because we feel we should find another place to cast our nets.... So we whipped out the Map and planned an area. Well when we got there the next day There was like a fork in the road thing and so we had kind of contacted all we knew, so we prayed where to go and then my comp said "Well I am going to see what this guy thinks" and he asked a man that was walking by.The fellow was texting so didn't even really look up at us, but we asked where are there a lot of people that need a message from Christ and haha he pointed to one of the roads and said there is a lot of people over there I think. That was the idea we had so it was kind of a confirmation--2nd witness---of where we needed to go. Anyways long story short we went there and Wow!!! We found areas upon areas of people and we found several new people. We set up appointments and yeah it has a lot of potential.:o)

Today we went to Presidents house and had the Monthly Check up and it went well! President Grilled some burgers and we shared a few things. It was awesome!

The Work Moves on! I get to serve in the best place ever! I totally love the people here and wouldn't trade this time in my life for anything. SOOO very thankful for this time to draw closer to my Savior.

Love ya all!

Elder Caleb Adams

Here are some pictures of the week----

Elder and Sister Burt--- the 2 Secretaries took us( Elder Macias and me) out to eat!--- at Johnny Rockets! These two are the greatest!

Dinner at Johnny Rockets!  It is like and old 50's shop to eat at.
My shirts arrived from Idaho---thanks Mom :o)

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Week 4 in Tres Rios-- 9 Nov 2015

                                 Two more wonderful days with zones Cartago and Toyopan!

This week we had a lot of meetings as well. Some Zone Conferences and then on Friday the Leadership Council. WOW!!!  It was good!   I got to teach in each one and help people out. Church was good as always. We had Ward Conference. We are working with some people to Baptize them. I love working with Pres. Hayes. He is such a powerful example of what is right and good. We had a great meeting today and I learned a lot about the Scriptures from him. The spirit of the mission has changed a bit with him here, We really have talked a lot about the difference of the Law of Moses. and the Law of Christ. Mosiah 1-5 talks about that and so does Helaman 5. 

Anyways life has been great. This week hopefully I will get my License and everything will go through. We are going to do divisions with some people to help them out. Next Monday we have the monthly check up with all of the new missionaries and their trainers in the President´s house. So that should be fun.

I love ya all and hope all is well! Thanks for the Prayers---I definitely feel them  :o)
Great news--- The repair man came and fixed our shower so now it has hot water instead of just cold haha so that's great.  I love what do!

Elder Adams

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Week 3 in Trios Rios Cartago !!! 2 de Noviembre 2015‏‏

Things are good! I did a lot of traveling this week. We had meetings with president and Zone Conferences in the Office. Then we took a rode trip and went to Guapiles and had a meeting there.  Then afterwards, we had to go drop some elders off at Puerto Viejo to open a new area. And then we traveled to The Limon Zone and slept there and then had a Zone Conference in Siquirres in the Morning. It all went well and then we helped with some things there and went home. 
                          Meetings and lots and lots of learning :o)

Lots of eating too---yum!
Things are going well. We haven't been able to work in the Area as much, which really is sad. This is a different way of serving, but very rewarding also.  This week we have a ton of meetings..... but the following week should be better. We are hoping to have 2 more baptisms here pretty soon.

Anyways, I got to eat lunch with Obispo Marin, Great Guy---He is  one of Gaby´s Friends from her childhood friends from back in the day  and is now a Bishop here.

I am  given lots of opportunities to teach and serve.  The Lord is blessing me in my calling. (me teaching in the La Limon zone conference)

Things are great! President Hayes and his Family are great! Take care! 

PS--still working on getting my Costa Rica drivers license so I can drive Pres and other missionaries around  :o) Love ya all!

Con Amor

Elder Adams
La Mision San Jose East Costa Rica

These are pictures of all the different zones that we took as we did zone conferences.

               New area opened up in Puerto Viejo
On the far right of the picture is Elder Farnsworth from the MTC. We opened a new area there and divided the companionship. Elder Farnsworth is there. We dropped him and others off to open the new area.

                              La Paz Zone

                      La Zona Limon

                       La Zona Sur

                  La Zona Cartago

                   La Zona Atlantica!