Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Dear family

Hey how is everything going there this week? Is everyone ready for spring break? When is that? It's this week here. All the kids are pretty happy to be out of school. It will make it a lot easier to catch people home. Well I'm getting transferred again. I'm not sure where I'm going yet. I think back English speaking, but I'm not sure and i won't know until i get there. Its been a really good week for elder Contreras and I. We have been working really hard together this week. We were able to do a lot of teaching this week. I think He and his new companion are going to have a lot of baptisms this next transfer. We have quite a few people that are getting really close. I wish I could stay and see everything happen. Its going to be an amazing transfer for them. There are a lot of people that have made so many changes in their lives. That's one of the reasons I love serving in the Spanish community is because the people are so humble. Just two days ago, Elder Contreras and I met a guy. We went to the house to talk to someone else, but they weren't there. So we ended up talking to him. At first he told us he wasn't interested in what we had to share with him, but we gave him a picture of Christ coming out of the tomb with our phone number on the back. He just started telling us everything that has been happening in his life. He is an alcoholic. He knows he needs to change and asked us if we could help him. He wants to start coming to church with us. He isn't really active in any church, but knows he needs to be. We have been working with another family for awhile. Elder Contreras knew them before i got here. They are such a nice family. The wife wants to get baptized. She wants her daughter to be baptized as soon as she turns 8 in May. That will be right at the end of the next transfer. I wish i could be there to see that family get baptized. There are a lot of people that i am going to miss from this area. But I look forward to getting to the next place too. I'm excited to find out where i am going to be serving. O something else i realized last night. The end of next transfer will be May 2nd I think. 11 days later i will have been out 1 year. I can't believe its been that long. The time flies by so fast. Does it go by that fast there too? I feel like I just barely got here in Little Rock and I'm already leaving. I keep hearing the second year goes by a lot faster than the first too. Well I hope everything has been going good there. It sounds like the concert would have been fun to watch. LolI bet kaitlyn had fun. Thanks for everything. I love you

Love Elder Marshall

Quote of the week:

What we are is God's gift to us. What we become is our gift to God.
 -Eleanor Powell

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Dear Family

How is everyone doing? Still no word on the computer? Wow I thought it would have been done by now. Everything is going good here. Its been a pretty good week. We have been working hard together. I cant believe the transfer is almost over. It has gone by so fast. I wish I could have learned more Spanish, but its pretty hard to learn a language in 6 weeks. I think I’m going to be getting moved this transfer. There are a lot of rumors going around about what is going to happen. But no one knows for sure. I guess we will find out in a week. So if you are going to send anything this week, you can just send it to the mission office in north little rock. We have been working a lot with a family from mexico. Carmen and Jose-Luis. We have been trying to help them get baptized. I think they are really close to getting baptized. They need to get married first though. Carmen wants to get baptized, married, and go to the temple. She has a testimony of Joseph Smith, the book of Mormon, and Thomas S. Monson. Jose doesn’t want to get married though. I think they will get married and baptized in this next transfer though. They are such a nice family. They feed us quite a bit. Their oldest daughter is 7 almost 8 and she wants to get baptized when she turns 8. Its kind of funny talking to the Spanish community here. No one can pronounce Marshall. Everyone says Mar chal. Like its two words. Especially the family we are teaching from El Salvador. We were over there earlier today helping them paint their apartment. O I got your letters this week. Thankyou. It was good to hear from everyone. Thanks. I hope everyone has a great week this week. Have fun.

Love Elder Marshall

"Because of the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, we need not fear, for we will live forever, never to taste of death again. Because of His infinite Atonement, we can be cleansed of sin and stand pure and holy before the judgment bar. The Savior is the Author of our Salvation." -Dieter F. Uchtdorf