Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Elder Jonathan Engle, 12/31/13

Happy New Year From El Paso!

Greetings and salutations from the wonderful desert of El Paso. I hope y'all had a wonderful Christmas!
Our Christmas day we had seven meals. People wanted to feed us. We wouldn't want to offend anyone, of course, so how could we say no!? We were truly blessed, having many kind members, and non-members, feed us and give to us out of the kindness of their hearts.
Our little Christmas miracle was when one of our recent convert's fathers prayed for what was probably the second prayer of his entire life. It was short and sweet, but I was so shocked when he offered to pray and even shook on it. It's wonderful that he's learning to pray. "By small and simple things"... :)
Attached is a picture of Chico's Tacos. Locals claim that it's world famous. Is that true? I'd say it's famous for having critically acclaimed ghetto Mexican food. I actually liked it, if not simply because it has some sort of nostalgic hype to it.
On Christmas, Brother Bush sat his kid in front of a big ol' cake and said, "This is the cake you can't have because you didn't eat that bean." Let that be a lesson learned. Eat your vegetables!
Speaking with Brother Pena the other night, we were having a wonderful doctrinal discussion, when he said, "We're from the tribe of Menasseh. We do all the work. You Ephraims just sit back and relax." He's a comedian alright.
We have an investigator who is adamant that I'm going to be a preacher someday, regardless of how many times we explain that we have no paid clergy. Elder Gawrych always drives the car since I'm not authorized yet. The investigator asked if he always drives and I said, "Yeah, he's my chauffer." He replied, "oh good. Pastors are supposed to have chauffers." I guess I can't argue with that.
Jesus Christ is the reason for the season. The stone cut without hands rolls forward. What have you done to invite others to Christ this season? We're saving souls! Remember from whom we claim our power. Alma 26:12.
Pictured is the wonderful Bush family that we spent Breakfast and Dinner with on Christmas Day.



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