Monday, December 28, 2015


What up?

Yes, I will be getting a new companion today. I'm pretty excited. I
think it will be fun. I've only talked to him a couple of times but he
seems pretty cool. I'm sad that Elder Keith is leaving but it's all
good. We have been together for a long time. Of course you already
stalked him on Facebook haha. It was awesome seeing everyone. I'm glad
they were all there.

The rest of the day, we kinda just hung out at the church. Elder
Anderson couldn't call home until 5 so we just waited at the church
with them which was still pretty fun! Then, we went to dinner which
was alright. It kinda sucked because there were twenty people at their
house. The house was huge so there was a lot of room everyone but they
were all family so we felt a little out of place!

Hey, we switch to 9 o'clock church next week too! It is way better now
because I can take a lunchtime nap on Sunday's now! That is so awesome
that Nate gets to serve. That is so exciting! When does he go? What is
different about that mission than a normal one?

This week, nothing too crazy is happening. We can't work again on New
Years but that's really it. A lot of people in our district are
getting transferred. Sister Wynn is getting transferred. Our district
leader is getting transferred. Then, Elder Cepeda is getting
transferred down south too. :( he is going to be the Spanish Training
Leader in the south. I was hoping he would be the STL up here so we
could go on exchanges.

I'll probably just keep the Christmas tree at least until I get
transferred then I will figure out what to do with it.

Yeah it was awesome face Timing! I had fun! And Mother's Day isn't
even that long away! I'm excited for this transfer. We are going to
get some good work done. Love you all! Bye!

Elder Navarro

Monday, December 21, 2015


Hola! Feliz Navidad!

What's up? How is everything going? Is everyone excited for Christmas
this week? I know everyone here in the OPM is super excited. We have
had a pretty awesome week here. On Tuesday, we had the chance to go to
the temple! It was a lot of fun! The Portland Temple is definitely
very beautiful!

Then on Wednesday, we performed at the Temple Visitors Center. That
was an interesting experience. We only practiced for it twice and they
decided to change a bunch of stuff right before we performed. I don't
think any of us understood what was going on haha. It was still a lot
of fun! I enjoyed it a lot!

Then on Friday, we had our mission Christmas party! That was a lot of
fun! It was cool to have our whole mission in one place. There was a
talent show where a lot of different elders and sisters sang and
played instruments. Also, there was a devotional afterwards and that
was the best! Sister Ballard gave an amazing talk on Angels. She
talked about how we have angels watching over us on this side of the
veil and the other. Then President Ballard gave an awesome talk on
Christmas. He shared some of his Christmas experiences with Elder
Ballard when he was younger. He told us that when he was on his
mission in Japan and he got to call home on Christmas, he called Elder
Ballard and Elder Ballard said, "Good work! Keep working hard and we
love you." And then he hung up! That's all he said to him. Anyways, I
hope everyone has a great Christmas and remember why we celebrate!

Elder Navarro

Monday, December 14, 2015


Hello everyone!

How has your week been? Mine has been pretty amazing. On Tuesday, we
had a mission tour with Elder Arnold of the seventy. He was amazing.
He talked a lot about the importance of us working with members. He
also told us how we need to work with members. He really focused on
the importance of members in the conversion of our investigators. They
are essential. It was a fantastic meeting.

On Wednesday, we went to the baptism of Doris and Camilo. They are an
amazing couple with a super strong testimony of the gospel. Even
better, guess how they were found? A member! They are a friend of
someone in the Spanish ward in Hilsboro. It is awesome because they
are the first addition to our group since I've been here. It's great.
We have really focused a lot this week on getting members to invite
their friends to activities and share the gospel with their family and
friends. I have yet to find a new investigator by knocking on doors so
hopefully the members can help us out a little.

Other than that, not a lot is going on here in Portland. We are going
to be working really hard these last two weeks of the transfer. We get
to go to the temple tomorrow which is super exciting. We also have our
mission Christmas party on Friday. That is going to be incredible! I
can't wait. Christmas is getting really close. It is super exciting.

Elder Navarro

Monday, December 7, 2015



How is everyone doing this fine December morning? I'm doing pretty
awesome! This week has been super busy. We have been helping set up
for the festival of nativities all week. It was so beautiful. I think
we did a pretty good job. It also went really well. We had some
investigators come which was super cool. There were different choirs
singing the whole weekend which was amazing.

We were also able to set a baptismal date this week. Woohoo! It was
with this guy named Edgar. He is a photographer and is booked every
weekend this month, so we couldn't set the date until January, but it
is still super cool! He really wants to be closer to God in his life.
He wants his kids to be able to fight the temptations that are in our
world today and he knows that he can help them through the church.
When we read the Book of Mormon with him for the first time, the first
thing he asked is how do I teach this to my kids? It was amazing.

Also, this week we went to this tree lighting at the library. We were
leaving when this lady asked us to take a picture of her and her son.
We got talking to her and invited her to watch the new Christmas
video. We asked if we could come over and talk more but she said that
all she needs is for us to keep her in our prayers. Then on Saturday,
we went to the nativities and she was there! We didn't even invite her
to it. We went and talked to her and she said she saw it online and
thought of us so she decided to come. It was definitely a miracle. We
talked to her again and said maybe sometime in the future we could
come over. It was awesome!

Anyways, I hope everyone has a great week this week. I love all of you! Bye!

Elder Navarro