Monday, September 30, 2013


I get to talk about Leòn, elder Vasquez, and everything and is happening, and i sent pictures..... pretty much today is awesome! Where to start....

Leòn is huge! It’s about the size of Vegas. 1.8 million people live here....the sad thing is there is only one Stake that crazy or what! how many stakes are there in Vegas? like 20? but we are working on that =)

um...where to start.... i`m just going to talk a little about my friend elder Vasquez... he is from Oaxaca(sounds like "wahaca" just so you know =) ) He has 4 weeks left in the mission and he does not want to go. He has 7 brothers and sisters and is the youngest and the only missionary from his family. He has one day he wants to go to BYU and seriously, his English is wonderful. I am surprised at the knowledge he has of English, knowledge that he`s gained in the 2 years he has been in the mission. Important thing about Elder Vasquez. HE IS TEACHING ME A TON!!!!!!!!!!!

Ok now let`s move on to the investigators.

Estefani. She is pretty awesome and her name reminds me of a certain ginge in know ;) she is the daughter-in-law of a sister who got baptized a few months ago. She`s been to the church like 4 times and says she likes it but that she wants to know more before she makes a decision about pray for us to teach clearly and allow her to understand by the Spirit that what we say is true....

David. He is pretty much awesome. His name also reminds me of someone i know. He is ready for baptism soon. We are praying for him to be bigger than his temptations and pray that we can prepare him for baptism....

One more... LULU. She is a florist and psychologist....not sure how that works but hey i don`t judge. Great person and pretty receptive to our message but doesn’t believe that belief Christ is necessary for her salvation…Seriously, elder Vasquez and i left that little meeting almost crying.....we pray for her to know her Savior and to recognize his importance....

um. Yeah. Got to go and all but I love you all with a heart that is getting bigger every day...

Elder Ben Williams

Monday, September 23, 2013

Welcome to Leon....That's it!


I´m kinda sick of stupid technology and i have absolutely no time. i will write more next week but seriously .... i thought i was patient.....i continue to learn....
Elder Ben Williams

Monday, September 16, 2013


I may not be able to writ much today because i´m not in San Miguel anymore. MY companion is Elder Vasquez he´s from Oaxaca and will be going home in 6 weeks! woohoo! so i just thought I´d tell you that I love you all a ton that I´m safe and sound and that we don´t have time to do much today. I have a lot to tell you and a lot of pictures so i think i´m just going to send some pictures( mom always says they are worth a thousand words.... i hope that´s true.....

The church is true, doesn´t matter where you are. I love you all and um....keep strong=)

Elder Ben Williams

*In his haste to write, Elder Williams forgot to tell us where he was transferred to. :)

Abraham Got Baptized!

Sunday September 15 2013

Monday, September 9, 2013

Learning is fun

That was a terrible title and i know it....but seriously what i learned in this week was....not fun but good.... it was close-ish to that cheesy title so i put it down.

Informes de Investigadores

1. Guadalupe: Sabe.
We haven´t seen her in a week and every time that we pass by she says she doesn´t have time. Her sister is a Member and hasn´t been to the church in who knows how long. She is A great person but we will probably have to stop teaching her soon.... Pray for her to at least pray. that´s one of the many ( Mom help me out here! i forgot the word in English!)

2. Antonio:
He still hasn´t stopped drinking but i can´t explain to you the Spirit that he has. He is one of the people that i just feel close to. He has given us more people to visit than any member and he brought his Daughter (Claudia) to Church this Sunday and she says she wants to hear more. I know he will be Baptized but he can´t seem to stop drinking! its a little tough sometimes..... he needs prayers of strength

3. Victoria:
She didn´t come to church this week(she works every day....) but she did introduce us to her children( Felipe and Magali). They listened to us and we all felt the Spirit, I¨m sure of it. I know it will be tough for them to come to church so I ask all of you to pray that they want to and will be able to come.

We had a Zone conference this week and i just want to but some of my thoughts from what he said.

1. Prez combined 1 Samuel 15 with the parable of the talents. he told us that if we are almost obedient....the Lord almost blesses us. I would suggest that any missionary who is almost obedient read 1 Sam. 15 =)

2. Without my companion, I´m not an Elder. I still have all the right and abilities to be Christ´s representative but i need the support of Elder Comboy to truly be such.

3. Without the Members of the ward, no one gets baptized.

I feel like i´m doing great, but its a commandment to be perfect(look for it its in the Sermon on the mount) So I´ve got some sacrifices to make.

I love you all and pray that all is well=)

Elder Ben Williams

Monday, September 2, 2013

This week was


Yeah i will divulge on that but there are some days that i just sorta feel like i need to be so much better! i feel like i have to convert myself and right now i`m missing a lot to become truly converted....but conversion is a process. its the process of giving everything you`ve got, leaving absolutely everything behind, Giving yourself to the Lord and its not easy..... but the best things in life are never easy. If the were, they wouldn`t be worth it. so I decided to make some changes this week.

1. I`m going to but the highest goals i can. And that doesn`t just apply here in the mission. Remember how i said that i`m making my life plan? So far I`ve narrowed down what i want to do with my life to a few choices Engineer (Chemical, Mechanical, or Medical) Accountant(i like numbers) or Dentist( i like the idea and any tips from Uncle Dave Macdonald would be nice) and I`ve got other plans that are probably more important but i don`t really want to share with the whole world so there. if you want to ask me personally

2. I`m no longer going to try to work by personal efforts. that doesn`t mean that i will ignore the Spirit when it tells me to talk to someone but seriously the most effective investigators or in other words the ones who go to church and that one day get baptized are REFERENCES!!!!!!!!!!! I can`t work without the members. in fact no missionary can, or at least not effectively. Do you know why there are so many baptisms in the city of Mexico? because the missionaries there work hand in hand with the members. so that`s what i`m going to do...more =)

3. I`m going to read a message from the modern day prophets and apostles every week. There is no guidance quite like the words of men who are living (or were living) in these days. I feel that they speak straight to my soul and even more so when i read in Spanish. There is nothing quite like it.....

just saw a video that i need every Father to watch(especially you pops) its Called "Padre Terrenal, Padre Celestial"
and even though the title is in Spanish the video is in English.

so enough about me.

Antonio is... who knows where.... but he is changing. he told us the other day that he felt sad....because he hasn`t had a drop of alcohol in a week and his body isn`t used to that =) Keep praying for him, because he is changing a whole ton but its tough to get rid of an addiction.

Guadalupe!!!!!!!! we have no clue what is going through her head right now....mostly because she doesn`t either....she told us she likes church and the feeling she has there and she always tells us how much she likes everything we talk about.... but she doesn`t pray and won`t read the BOM so....we don`t know what to do. Help us out by praying for us to understand her needs=)

Um... Angel. He is an Older man that leaves in a Ranchito called EL NIGROMANTE!!!!!!! its like 40 minutes outside the city. He is really old (i think he said he has 86 years) and is looking for a religion that convinces him so that he can be baptized.... he says that he has been with Jehovah Witnesses, Baptists, Christians and a bunch of other sects but that he isn`t we need to help him know the truth....pray for him to get better (he is a frail dude and recently had a heart attack and as such can`t leave the house....) and to understand the truth that is in the Book of Mormon =)

and that`s all folks. Just want to thank the people who have written me recently and say that I love you, You know who you are. and if i don`t get to writing you today, know that i am truly grateful for your love, your prayers and every experience that you share with me.

Elder Ben Williams