From: Jonathan Jarett Fischer
Sent: Monday, April 26, 2010 7:42 AM

Querida família,

Wow we really worked hard trying to find new investigators. It’s been very interesting. We have been trying to be very obedient. We have been exceeding atleast 30 minutes everyday except Sunday as this is the rule. We have been trying to do our best. We’re not perfect and we still need to improve, but I know the Lord has been blessing us because of our effort. For we have found some great people. For Severino is really interested and wants to get baptized. But it was strange because he didn’t show up on Sunday and then we couldn’t get a hold of him. We don’t know if he embarked for the ocean to work on the oil platforms or not. When we taught him about baptism it was great. I could see his desire to change.

Also this week we have found a less active and his ´´wife´´. The less active Anderson loves the missionaries and, he and his wife want to get married. His wife Regina really liked the message and is interested in the church. Unfortunately they traveled this weekend to visit family members, but there coming to church next week.

Also we have been working with a couple named Eleniza and Elzimar. There very intelligent. I love them. The problem is that they both study and work. Elzimar also works on the ocean with oil and leaves every 14 days. But they like the church. We invited Eleniza to be baptized for the 15th but she said she doesn’t know yet and that she wants to be baptized but she doesn’t know if the 15th works because she wants to get baptized with her husband!! J So he gets back on the 6th I think. And so we are going to work with them and hopefully with the Lord’s help of course we can help them enter into the waters of baptism.

Also this week was interesting as well looked for new investigators. We taught a professional surfer. It was cool. He has surfed in Peru, Chile, Costa Rica, and other places. He liked the message and said he would pray. But unfortunately he didn’t want to commit to go to church and would rely on the answer from the prayer to determine if he would go to church. He lives in a really nice house with his parents.

I know that this work is real; that the Lord loves us and knows that we need to grow through our trials. Even though we face challenges we can overcome them. We need to have faith and work through them and then as we do all we can we receive the blessings of the gospel. It’s a nonstop cycle. I know that the Lord loves us.

I know that as we continue to work and heed the promptings of the Holy Ghost we will receive the guidance we need to overcome the difficulties. I love the gospel. It’s perfect. It’s the tool (together with the priesthood) that, with help, enables us to become the people we need to be.

Well I wish you all a great week! I still haven’t received the letters! I’m looking forward to reading them :)

Com Amor
Elder Fischer
From: Jonathan Jarett Fischer
Sent: Monday, April 19, 2010 8:33 AM

Querida Família,

Another Week passes!!! Its amazing how time just keeps going. This week we’re trying to find so many new elects. We had an incredible lesson with a man named Paulo. He is a lawyer for criminals. The spirit was so strong. It was an amazing experience. Lessons like this truly make the mission. He said that he would read the Book of Mórmon and if he received an answer he would get baptized. Unfortunately he did not put forth the effort to GO to church. Another lost soul in the world. But I felt gratified to have helped him feel the light and truth of the everlasting restored gospel.

My companion and I are trying to find the elects. I know as we continue to be strong the Lord will bless us, for this is the Lord´s work and He wants it to grow; but we must be worthy to be His instruments. I know that as we continue to apply the things that the Lord wants us to apply in this work we will find those that are ready. For yesterday we found another youth about 24 years old. He was way cool. He is truly looking for a difference. He said that about three years ago his mother passed away and then he left his church. He told us that he is interested to getting to know this church. I know that through prayer and effort he will come to realize that there was a purpose in finding him on the street. It was a great experience.

This week we are going to have a mission conference. It should be great. It’s going to be on Wednesday. I’m hoping to pick up my package J HAAH.

I know that as we do all we can we are blessed. We must express ourselves to our Heavenly Father through prayer. I know that as we do all we can the Lord Will bless us.

That’s great to hear about Elder Briggs. He’s a great kid. I knew he would be a great leader. I’m still a district leader. And I’m with the same companion. Elder Hall. Mom did you find his mom on Facebook? Her name is Suzanne Wilson, now Hall, she’s from Alta. Maybe you know her. The Alaskan missionary is part of our district. And yes mom, He is sweating all the time. I still sweat tôo! Haha Also, Just my companion and I live together. Our district hás a total of 8 missionaries.

Well I hope you all have a great week. Never forget the Power of prayer.

Com Amor,
Elder Fischer

From: Jonathan Jarett Fischer
Sent: Monday, April 12, 2010 8:02 AM
Querido Familia

The transfers happened. I stayed. !! This transfer is going to go so fast- its super short only 5 weeks unlike the normal 6. We received a new missionary from Alaska. Hes cool. Hes struggling with the language. I feel extremely blessed for the rapid pace that my companion is learning the language. It really makes a difference in the work.

What a great experience this week was. Actually the best of the experiences happened yesterday. We have been teaching a man named Lucas that came to church. He is truly trying to find the truth. I pray that through the Book of Mormon he receives a confirmation that this is the true Church.

Also yesterday we had a great fast and testimony meeting. It was unreal. Wow. Us for missionaries bour testimony. It was a very emotial experience for the spirit was extremely strong. I know that this truly is the work of God. I feel blessed to take part of it. Its amazing how the Lord truly knows each one of us and our capacities.

Well I pray that this week we find our more new investigators, for we need to meet our goal of baptisms, which is 4 for the month. I know that Lord wants this to happen. I just need to have more faith and believe.

Well I pray that you all have a great week. The photos of me are giving instruction at our activity night about the activity -we played Jeopardy. It was a riot!

Com Amor,
Elder Fischer


From: Jonathan Jarett Fischer
Sent: Monday, April 05, 2010 11:55 AM
Querida família,

Wow, what a powerful conference. I can´t believe how great it was to hear the words of the prophets and apostles. I felt the spirit. I was so blessed, for I was able to watch all but the priesthood in English. It’s amazing to hear the prophets and apostles in there own tongue. We are so privileged. It’s a completely different feeling otherwise. I wish I could explain better. But I loved the talk by Dieter F. Uchtdorf in the priesthood session. It was monumental. It was terrific. President Monson said it was the best session at priesthood. It was incredible. The talk by President Uchtdorf really focused on the need of patience.
It was a great conference, better yet, a great Easter.

This week flew by as we ended this transfer! Wow. 2 more to go! And this next one is only 5 weeks. Tonight or tomorrow I will find out if I will be transferred. Its going to be interesting what happens, for President said that he’s going to change the leadership…Lets see what happens.

We have been working with Antonio and his family. We are going to try to get his is marriage papers in this week and then we are going to baptize his two kids Alef and Mateus this week. Alef is wanting to be baptized so bad. It’s great. This is such a special family. And Antonio just wants the best for his kids. It’s great.

Today was great. We woke up at 6:oo am to do our daily run and then I came home and made pancakes! Mother, I want to thank you sooo much. You have no idea how much pancakes make a difference in the life of a missionary. Thanks for the mix and syrup.

Also this week we did a service project; we painted in side of a less active member’s house. It was fun. I attached a photo. Ha-ha

Well I know that this is the true church of Christ. That Christ lives and that He wants the best for us as does our Heavenly Father who knows all. I know that the Holy Ghost is real. I cannot deny the power it has. I have had some amazing experiences on the mission with the Holy Ghost. I know it’s real. I know he helps us in all things for good. He directs, edifies, warns us, and reveals the Lord’s will. He is the messenger of truth and Light. He testifies of the truth.

What a great conference we had. How blessed we are to live in this last dispensation. I’m so grateful to have the family that I do. I feel so blessed to know that we can live together forever if we do our part. What great counsel we heard this conference about the family. Satan is attacking it and for this we must not give up but protect it. I know that God lives. I know that we must endure to the ends in these troubling times and always have the hope of Christ in our attitude, mind and hearts. We cannot give up-for we know the consequences and it is not worth it. Wickedness never was happiness. God does not move. I love the gospel. I love the Church. I love all of you and thank you all for your birthday wishes, packages, and words of inspiration. How blessed I am to have you all around my thoughts. I love you, and thank you! I wish you all a great week!

Com Amor,
Elder Fischer