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I didn't even notice I was writing in spanish

August 9, 2010
Esta semana habia una capacitacion para lideres de la mision. Fue una capacitacion de tres dias, Martes, Miercoles, y Jueves. Cada dia estabamos en la iglesia de Los Yoses en San Jose desde las 8 AM hasta las 4PM recibiendo la capacitacion. En las tardes fuimos a nuestras areas para aplicar lo que aprendimos. Por tres dias estaba con Elder Sorensen en Cartago, mientras mi compañero Elder Montoya estaba en Orotina con el compa de E. Sorensen. La capacitacion fue increible. Aprendimos tantas cosas para mejorar nuestra enseñanza, y estoy seguro que si todos aplican las cosas que aprendimos Costa Rica va tener mucho mas exito. La mayoria de lo que aprendimos ha estado aqui todo el tiempo, en Predicad Mi Evangelio, pero no lo hemos aplicado tanto como deberiamos. Pero durante la capacitacion nosotros aprendimos ciertos puntos claves, los practicamos alli en la capacitacion, y en la noche lo pusimos en practica. Al hacer esto, se lograron milagros, y todos llegaron el proximo dia a contar como les fue y contar experiencias maravillosas que habian tenido. Muchos pusieron fechas y unos en la primera cita. Aunque nosotros no logramos poner fecha fija, si tuvimos lecciones muy poderosas al aplicar los puntos en Cartago. Una de estas experiencias fue con nuestra investigadora Jessica. Jessica y su suegra Isa son muy felices y un poco sarcasticas, y siempre estan bromiando, entonces cuando llegamos el Martes, tuvimos miedo de que iba a ser dificil mantener el espiritu en esa leccion. Pero al empesar testificando sobre porque estabamos alli y sobre como este evangelio podia bendecir y cambiar sus vidas, ellas se calmaron y prestaron mucha attencion, porque les hicimos entender cuan importante era nuestro mensaje para ellos. Al hacerles preguntas sobre que era lo que esperaban o querian sacar de nuestras visitas, nos pudimos dar cuenta de lo que ellas realmente estaban buscando y necesitaban. Asi podimos tener una leccion completamente enfocado en ellas y sus necesidades y asi el espiritu estaba presente muy fuertamente durante toda la leccion. Las desafiamos a ser bautizadas, y aun que no aceptaron una fecha specifica todavia, podiamos entender porque no se sentian listas y ya sabemos como ayudarles con los desafios que tienen y al fin ayudarles hacer convenios con Dios. Fue muy excelente los capacitaciones y ahora tengo que enseñar lo que aprendi a mis compañeros en el distrito y aplicarlo siempre en mi area para ayudar a las personas a venir a Cristo y lograr paz y felicidad.
Estos capacitaciones estan pasando en todos los misiones del mundo. La mision esta cambiando mucho y es muy exciting. Van a ver capacitaciones asi para los lideres, cada dos meses. Ahora las Conferencias de Zona y Entrevistas solo van a ser cada tres meses. Tambien los cambios van a ser los miercoles, y la semana de cambios el Pday va ser los miercoles tambien. Tambien los misioneros van a ir a casa los Jueves, entonces ahora voy a terminar el 23 de Diciembre.

This week there was a training for leaders of the mission. It was a training of three days, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday. Every day we were in the church of The Yoses in San Jose from 8 a.m. to 4PM receiving the training. In the evenings we went to our areas to apply what we learned. For three days I was with Elder Sorensen in Cartago, while my partner Elder Montoya was in 'Orotina' with Elder Sorensen's companion. The training was incredible. We learned so many things to improve our education, and I am sure that if we all apply the things that we learned, Costa Rica could have more success. The majority of what we learned has been here all the time, in Preach My Gospel, but we have not applied it as much as we should. During the training we learned certain points keys, practiced them there in the training, and at night we put it into practice. On having done this, miracles were achieved, and they all came next day to share all the wonderful experiences that they had had. Many set dates and some in the first appointment. Although we did not manage to set specific dates, we had very powerful lessons on having applied the points in Cartago. One of these experiences was with our investigator Jessica. Jessica and her mother-in-law Isa are very happy and a little sarcastic, and they are always making jokes, when we came on Tuesday, we were afraid that was going to be hard to maintain the spirit in this lesson. But to the start we testify on why we were there and how this gospel could bless and change their lives, they calmed down and were very attentive, because we made them understand how important was our message for them. On having ask questions on what they were waiting or wanted to gain from our visits, we could realize what they really were looking and needing. like that we could have a lesson completely focused in them and their needs and like that the spirit was present much stronger during the whole lesson. We challenge them to be baptized, and even though they did not set a specific date yet, we could understand that they were not feeling ready and now we can help them with the challenges that they have and finally to help them to do covenants with God. It was an excellent training and now I have to teach what I learned to my companions in the district and always apply it in my area to help the people to come to Christ and to achieve peace and happiness.
These trainings are happening in all the missions of the world. The mission is changing very much and is very exciting. There are going to be trainings like this for the leaders, every two months. Now the Zone Conferences and Interviews are going to be only every three months. Also the changes are going to be Wednesdays, and the week of changes /Pday will be Wednesdays also. Also the missionaries are returning home every Thursday, so I am going to end on December 23.

I'll write more about this week next week.
Elder Tobler
ps. I didn't even notice I was writing in spanish.