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Monday, December 12, 2016

#76: Leadership Council Meeting with President Montoya

Hey, how's things going in the 775? haha
I really like my area.  I believe that it is the best area to have around Christmas time because there's lots of people to talk to here in downtown Chihuahua, and lots of events going on! :)

Mauricio, one of our investigators will be baptized next Thursday, December 22nd.  The other baptisms have fell through because they don't come to church, so that means their baptism will be pushed back a bit.  I'm sending pictures that were from Leadership council.  I hope you were able to see them!  There's lots of pictures from this week, which I'm sure you will enjoy!

As far as Christmas, We received info that this time we can Skype for ONE HOUR.  Last time it was longer, but an hour is still alright.  We will be eating with members around 2:00-4:00pm on Christmas, but when would you all be able to Skype?  More in the afternoon, right?  Let me know and I will talk with Elder Sanchez and make plans with him.  He's one of my favorite comps!  We get along great, and work super good together! :) I'm stoked to see you all again!!  Crazy to think that the last time we talked on Skype, I was in Guerrero...lots has changed in the last 7 months, that's for sure!! haha

(When his dad asked if he sees Elder Johnson much these days):
Yeah, like 3-4 times a week.! :)

(When asked when his companion goes home):
He goes home in May! He's been a zone leader for a year!!! He's been out 18 moths already and this is his second cycle in this area. (Chuviscar-part of Chihuahua City)

(When asked if he received the Christmas packages we sent):
Umm... the thing is... In Ojinaga, there's about like 35-40 packages for almost all the gringos!! Sooo, It's taking some time!  But I did get the Christmas tree you sent with the ornaments.  I'm excited!  My companion is getting stoked; more stoked I think for MY package!!  We are going to the offices today, so we will check what packages came.

Love ya!
Your missionary,
Elder Fowler

Scripture to "Ponderize":
3 Nephi 11:10-11

10 Behold, I am Jesus Christ, whom the prophets testified shall come into the world.
 11 And behold, I am the light and the life of the world; and I have drunk out of that bitter cup which the Father hath given me, and have glorified the Father in taking upon me the sins of the world, in the which I have suffered the will of the Father in all things from the beginning.
(These 3 were in the CCM together
Elders: Beeson, Anton and Fowler)

(Preston's companion is the Elder in the front.
We didn't realize how little he is)

Leadership Council Meeting-December 6, 2016

(President Montoya and his wife sitting in the front.
This may be all the zone leaders and sister leaders)

Elder Fowler & Elder Fuentez

At President Montoya's home
Elder Fowler with his companion, Elder Sanchez