Monday, July 3, 2017


Good morning/afternoon my friends and family! I hope this last week has been awesome for you.
In the life of Elder Horton, all is well.
I'm just working hard in the Lord's work, thrusting my sickle, and trying my best to reap the harvest.
So the 4th of July is going to be awesome. The Zone Leaders have planned an activity for today for the whole zone to hang out and play sports in the park, while we grill hamburgers and hot dogs. It should be super fun!
But the funny thing about fireworks out here... For some reason I guess people couldn't wait until the 4th of July to send off their fireworks. Ever since the 1st of July they've been going off all day. Morning, Afternoon, night, you name it. You can count on hearing a "Bang" every 30 minutes or so. I'm not sure which fireworks are legal and which aren't, but there's a lot that are shooting into the sky. Some are even so powerful that when they blow up in the sky, the shockwave sets off a few car alarms. Super funny, but I still haven't learned to discern a firework bang from a gunshot. So yeah.
We have been working with a few investigators. One's name is Vick. He's about 20, speaks both English and Spanish, and questions EVERYTHING. He even questions the way he questions things sometimes! Lessons with him easily go an hour or more. Preach My Gospel says, "sometimes people will intellectually question what you teach, but it's hard to question a heartfelt, sincere testimony." Well, we've born testimony to him, he's felt the confirming witness that the Book of Mormon is true, but he still second guesses all that. He's not hesitant or anything, just a really intelligent guy who's a little confused.
We're working with a family named la familia Lopez. Just like the Ambrosio family in my last area, the mother and kids love us, but the father wants nothing to do with us. He even hid from us when we knocked his door on Saturday! But not to worry, it's a work in progress. We fasted for him and we're going to see where this goes.
We just have so many investigators that it would be too much to tell you guys about all of them but those are the ones we have been working the most with. This last week we found 7 investigators which is extremely good. Almost double the standard! We hope some of these people are prepared by the Lord to be baptized in this next month.
AAAANYWAYS! I hope you all are having fun. Have a safe 4th of July, don't blow up anyone (or anything that's not a firework) and stay safe.
Con amor,

Elder Horton

Sorry, I didn't take any pictures this week... Next week for sure

PS from Ryan's mom - Here's a picture of Ryan and his buddies before they all left on missions.

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