Early Birthday!

Jan. 15, 2018

Wow, I have much to be grateful for. I have such a different life than I did before my mission. I love the savior and I want to be like him. 

I am glad that I chose to serve a mission. 

“Christopher” 

We have been teaching a guy from Puerto Rico. He just started reading the Bible a couple months ago. He has a strong motivation to learn more. It is cool how much he has already gained from studying the word of God. We introduced to him the Book of Mormon and he was intrigued by it. He shared his concerns about how this book adds on to the Bible and we were able to bear witness that this is another testament of Jesus Christ, and indeed it is more scripture. Not from a man, but from God. He struggled to see that, but we were able to encourage him to pray about what we have shared. We are excited to get in contact again to see the answer he received. 

Moroni 10:4

4 And when ye shall receive these things, I would exhort you that ye would ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ, if these things are not true; and if ye shall ask with a sincere heart, with real intent, having faith in Christ, he will manifest the truth of it unto you, by the power of the Holy Ghost.

Love you all.

Wow, I have much to be grateful for. I have such a different life…

This man is 94 years old. He was more than happy to take a picture with us.

Wow, I have much to be grateful for. I have such a different life… (1)

Wow, I have much to be grateful for. I have such a different life… (2)

Florida!

Wow, I have much to be grateful for. I have such a different life… (3)

Una familia hermosa

Wow, I have much to be grateful for. I have such a different life… (4)

Carlos celebrated my birthday and his early!

Advertisements

Week 1 of Year 2

Jan. 8, 2018

I am so grateful for those who live the gospel this week was especially rewarding as we have been able to see those we have been working with come to church for the first time in a while.

It is so cool to see the growth in The individuals you work with. Elder Howard bore a touching testimony of the love he has for the members and people here in sacrament meeting. I was touched and am so blessed to be companions with him.

We are working with brother Oakley and his family in coming back to church, brother Oakley came to church! He was touched by Elder Howard’s testimony.

A girl named kayleen was baptized a couple months ago and she is 16 years old. She has shown such strength in the gospel, being the only member of her family. Her mom has begun to see her light and came to church yesterday. She is such an influence on her family by living the gospel!

Alexi

We met a man named alexi recently and found out he was deaf. Thankfully we have use of tablets so we could skype in asl missionaries to help us teach. It was amazing how as they taught him in American Sign Language we were able to feel the truthfulness of the spirit.

Peace in Christ.

https://www.lds.org/media-library/video/2018-01-0010-peace-in-christ?lang=eng

I love you so much,

Elder barber IMG_3280

image1 (39)

Dávila family and familia Amaya Munoz.

IMG_3260

We were able to teach using technology a deaf man named alexi. How great!

IMG_3259

This man is legend!

image2 (28)

New Year!

Jan. 1, 2018

This week has been a trying week. I have been in excruciating pain each day which brought to my knees in prayer. The Lord blessed me to withstand the pain of my disease. 

Story

I have had reactions which make me throw up on the spot when I don’t need to, so I threw up as we were driving on the side of a road, after that I felt better so we went to another house. We were sitting in the car waiting, and looking at these sweet sand hill cranes in front of someone’s house. We get out and see a little girl out front, we were jokingly saying “are those your pets?(trying a new appoach) she said nothing and went inside. So we kept walking, as we walked just past the house I nudged Elder Howard letting him know that I was going to throw up again. I threw up and as we were doing so this little girls mom is watching from the front of her house. She calls out to us after I threw up and says “are y’all drunk!( keep in minded we were wearing black coats because it was cold out so I guess we looked pretty sketch)This is private property!! Who do you think you are talking to my daughter like that! She told us to leave or else she would call the cops. We agreed and as we walked to our car she was filming us… hahahaha. It was pretty funny. 

I am so grateful for this gospel and for the members.

Angelica

She is a miracle who has been having a struggle as she has quickly come to know the gospel is true but her husbands has threatened to abandon her if she does. She has shown great faith has she has made plans to follow God no matter the circumstance. We love the faith of those who trust in Christ enough to act. 

I love you all dearly and especially those not of my religion. I am who I am because of my great friends and family. 

Zachary Barber

Morning drive in poinciana

Exchanges with Elder Oswald
Sent from my iPad
16.06 GB (107%) of 15 GB used
Last account activity: 1 hour ago

Details

Kissimmee Christmas Round 2

Dec. 25

The Lord has blessed me with so much

I have been able to see how the Lords plan has brought peace to others through my afflictions. A year ago, I was eating rice and pears in the ward I am serving in again now. The people I met were excited to see me and how I am eating all food. I am so blessed to be able to eat food and to share this gospel. The lord has blessed my afflictions to help others. I am a witness that the members of the church are precious. I love you all. The lord has blessed me with so much

The lord has blessed me with so much (1)

One year later..Elder Hatch, elder Porter, elder Howard, and I and hermana Andres

The lord has blessed me with so much (5)

The lord has blessed me with so much (2)

Londoño reunion. I had dinner with them the first week in my mission.

The lord has blessed me with so much (4)

The Lord’s Timing

Sorry for multiple posts-Catching up after our big move to UT…(zach’s mom)

Dec. 18, 2017

The world is falling and the gospel holds me together during times of distress we can always turn to the lord. I know the Lord can bless you as you obey. The world is fake, the people who follow the world will come to know that the world doesn’t bring happiness. I am grateful for the gospel which brings the light as others surround you. I am here because I cannot wait another day without serving others or helping someone come closer to his son Jesus Christ, this is THE MOST precious work the lord has asked us to do. 

For those who don’t believe in a God I would like to share an experience I had tonight. As I ate food I was impressed to eat. I was come to the feeling that the lord loves me and that he is aware. I know that he loves you and you can know too, just believe. 

You are all precious.

That is all.

I will be getting transferred back to my home ward, Buena Ventura!!! I will be paired up with Elder Howard for the 3 time in my mission. We are pumped and we know the Lord is going to bless us for living up to his expectation with the saviors help, who is all we need to return back to the father. 

Bless you all, 

In the name of Jesus Christ.  Amen.

image1 (38)

Ballin with some members

Week 5

Many miracles were seen this week.

“Matt”
Was blessed to go to down town Orlando to share the light the world
video! We were walking around Lake Eola park which is a hotspot for a
lot of people. As we were walking around we saw a worker who seemed
bored. We walked up and got weird, he watched the video. Turns out he
has a cousin who is Mormon. He was very interested, we gave him a Book
of Mormon and committed him to talk to his cousin about what we
believe, specifically about the Book of Mormon.

“Taco Bell”
Elder Durham has helped me grow my love for Taco Bell, we have been
going there a lot which has given us opportunities to share the light
the world video.

I have grown to love people of all beliefs. I am happy and that is why
I doing this work.

This is the last week of the transfer, hoping I get to stay. Love this
area and all the people in it.

image1 (35)

Mangu is good

image2 (27)

Lake Eola Park 40 degrees

image1 (36)

Taco Bell

image4 (16)

Spent time with Emmanuel for his 13th birthday! So cool.

Light The World

 

Dec.4, 2017

What an amazing week of sharing the gospel. Feel closer to my savior.

We had the opportunity to hear from a general authority this week.
Elder Klebingat, I felt the spirit and just know that this gospel is
real. I am so blessed with this gospel and I plan to take this to all
4 corners to the earth. I have been blessed with the value of the
commandments growing up. I have been blessed with the Lords mercy. I
know my father in Heaven loves every one of us. Have an amazing week.

Elder Barber

img_6998

Zone Conference

img_6999

Cena con familia fort!

img_7001

Mormon.org

img_7003

Gonna miss these senior missionaries. Elder Creamer and Sister Creamer

Blessings of the Sick and Afflicted

I am blessed.

I was given an opportunity to bless a man who has been battling
illnesses which would attack his body to lose sight and other normal
functions of the body. The Lord blessed me with the gift of healing
and by the laying on of hands this man was healed instantly, by the
Worlds eyes this is not possible but because Jesus Christ lives and
has restored his gospel again through a prophet we have everything he
had back on the earth today.

Faith
To bless one must be worthy, and have the priesthood. The one who
blesses must have faith and the receiver must have faith.

The Lords will
The Lord is our master and by the spirit he manifests himself through
his worthy servants. This man had the faith which had been culminated
over many years of pain and near death in which he was hopeful enough
that the Lord would heal him. I know the lord blesses those who have
faith.

I am a witness that the lord is aware and that you are not completely
alone but completely surrounded by the lord.

Blessed to be here and I am grateful for the membersimage1 (34)

image2 (26)

Felix was baptized

image3 (24)

Thankful for the members

image4 (15)

Thanksgiving with the Robleros and Zayas

who support us.

Francisco

We met a homeless man named Francisco. We were able to teach him

truths and get to sit with him at a park. We were able to be with him

and enjoy his presence.

Been eating food and throwing up a ton, still having fun! Shout out to splash.

We have been getting so close with the members! Love them so much and

we are seeing the work move forward.

Love y’all and want to share my testimony that the Lord delights in

righteousness. The world is far from that and when we stand alone with

God we are standing on his right side. Love you all and hope to hear

from you.

Elder Barber

D

Margareth, Dayana, and Mama Calderon

Felix will be getting baptized this week! So happy to be apart of his choice to be baptized:) love this gospel. Felix is happy. He is from a part member family. His sister has cancer and they left Puerto Rico because of the hurricane and the lack of medical help. Blessings come to those who wait in patience and act according to the Lords will. I have learned a lot of his sister as she has been battling cancer, it helped put my trial into perspective.

Putting Yourself in Their Shoes

Great week!

Elder Durham and I were at the park the other day and we were lead

through prayer to a person in a hammock. We were asking what she was

doing and she was listening to the Bible with headphones , we were

excited because we had felt to bring a Bible and an English Book of

Mormon that morning before we left. We sat down and began to have a

gospel conversation, she had some great questions and ultimately we

invited her to read the Book of Mormon and pray to know if it is true.

She prayed and thanked the Lord for the boldness of our message and we

left.

For many our message can be quite hard to accept, especially many who

already have strong beliefs in Jesus Christ. Just think of that, we

are telling people that there is more when they have been living what

they believe for so long. We are sharing that the gospel was lost and

was restored by a prophet and that we need to be a part of his church

to return back. That can be difficult to accept. I am grateful that

this is the true church and that I have many friends of different

faiths, I know that my redeemer lives and I am so blessed out here.

Love y’all!

Elder Barber