Villahermosa | Mexico
Called To Serve
July 2018 - July 2020
Que dice familia?!
This week went by super fast but nothing really happened hahaha. Another storm came in and so it rained dang hard on Thursday, Viernes, Saturday, and Sunday. Which really blows for working when all you do is walk around outside hahaha. It's so weird here whenever it rains or is "cold", people shut themselves in there houses and don't want to talk or visit with us at all. That's ok though!
We found some awesome people this week despite the trash circumstances. One is a joven named Adolfo who has like 19 years and is sooo dope. We taught him the restauracion and everything and then he told us he wants to become like us and share the gospel with todo. So I mean that's freaking sick, right? hahaha We're hoping he can be baptized in the next few weeks but we'll see what happens. Another is a lady named Xiomara who has 21 years and is practically what you call a golden investigator. Other than the fact that she and her "esposo" aren't married hahaha. Her boyfriend is a member but inactive. His mom is a super active in the ward. She introduced Xiomara to the church and gave her a book of mormon and everything and when we showed up to teach her she just straight up told us she wants to get baptized hahaha. So right now we're helping her so that she can get married and then in the next few weeks she should be good to go! Awesome people here in Macuspana la verdad.
Today for pday we went and played soccer with the joveness in the ward which is always dang fun. They also had a basketball and everyone wanted to play me hahaha I mean I'm trash but they think I'm like the next Kobe but white lol. Then we went with an Hermana in the ward and I taught her how to make crepes! So dang good and they all love crepes for some reason hahaha. Well, that's all I've got for this week!
Oh, also we ate a giant turtle this week!! It's called Wow and it is freakin weird hahaha. It tastes pretty good but the meat is all slimy and stuff hahaha. Ok that's it!
I love you all. Viva México!
Buenas Tardes Damas y Caballeros!
It was a pretty dang stressful week here in Macuspana hahahaha It really blows when you don't have any idea where you are or where you are going or who anyone is. hahaha That's just part of the experience no? I was supposed to get a new comp but I think President decided to leave Elder Wilde here for a while. He is a cool guy. He is 23, from St. George and has been out 9 months. It is super fun to have another set of elders in the house. The Mexican guy is super funny. We finally got lights about half way through the week. It was a good week and a lot of new stuff though! Macuspana is more of a city-ish but mas o menos. It's a lot like the Frontera. Just Mexico! The members here are super cool though and there is a ton of work to be done so it's all good! The problem here is that no one is freaking married! hahahaha We started visiting like 4 different people this week and none of them are married! That's ok though, that's why we're here lol.
This week we actually did more service than I have done my whole the mish combined hahaha. One hermana needed us to put up some screens in her "windows" (Just giant holes lol) but they don't have tools here para nada. hahaha Dad you would die here. hahaha Another hermana needed us to rebuild a bunch of chairs for her and another needed us to fix their food cart. People here don't really know how to do much hahaha You give them a hammer and they don't know what to do with it.
Today for p-day we did the coolest thing I've done so far!!!! We went to a place called Agua Blanca that is close to Macuspana. It is this super dope place that has a bunch of waterfalls and a ginormous cueva. It was so sick! We had to hike a bit and it was like everyone was going to die when we got to the top of the trail. hahaha I mean, I workout everyday but still I'm not in the best shape! It is kind of hard to do cardio. hahaha It was insane! We were looking around in the cave and found the holy book just lying there! We might've found where Ether was hiding out in the caves hahaha.
Well, it's been an awesome week here and I'm hoping it just gets better from here!
I love you all and hope you all have a good time this week!
What up everyone!!!!
Holy shaz! It has been a freaking crazy day! hahaha I got transferred to a place called Macuspana, Tabasco with a gringo comp named Elder Wilde. To get here completely sucked! hahaha We had to walk through the streets of Villa with all of our maletas in the pouring rain! It didn't help that I have 3 freaking suitcases lol. It blows but I need my stuff! I had to make room for my Krusteez pancake mix hahaha. Macuspana is a way cool area but it's a super weird situation because they are splitting our area into 2 and another set of elders came today as well. We are living 4 in the house which is really gonna be interesting. hahahaa The house is a little different i'll have to admit! There aren't any lights! hahaha So when it's dark it will just be dark! hahaha. The situation is pretty different because Elder Wilde is going to teach us the area this week and then he's going to leave and I will get another comp here! So basically all 4 of us will be super lost for a while hahahah but that's the mish! I'm super excited about this cambio though an know it's gonna be dope!
This last week was pretty depressing I'm not gonna lie. All of the members were so sad that I was leaving! It made me want to stay so bad but what can you do. We ate more tacos and drank more coke that I ever have in my life! hahaha I've been in Mexico for almost 6 months! Can you believe it?! Like every family that we were visiting wanted to do something crazy for my last week in Frontera so I wouldn't be surprised if I have gained a couple pounds.
This last Thursday we had our interviews with President which I always think are super cool. He leaves in Junio so I'll have a new Pres for the second half of my mish! After our interviews we went and got another Dairy Queen which is just like a little taste of heaven hahaha.
Well thats all i got the week so I hope you're satisfied. Hope you all have a great week!
I love you all - the church is true!
What up my dudes!
This last week was freaking awesome! It started off a little rough because of the New Year so we couldn't work much but we had some good times with the members! As always when we don't have anything to do, we went and chilled at the bishops house and played some UNO in spanish (Lol get it? UNO hahaha). The week sure sped up with another baptism! Alexis got baptized this saturday and it was freaking dope! I had the opportunity to do the ordenanza which I think is always something cool. He's an awesome kid for sure and I see big things coming his way in the church! Speaking of church, how cool is the new horario?! 2 hours makes it feel like it goes by so fast honestly. hahaha It's weird because now we'll only teach principios del evangelio every other week. Super awesome change I think.
We've started doing algunas activities in the ward which will hopefully bring in some more people to teach! We started english classes on Thursdays--no one came this week. hahahaha It's not starting off very good but maybe that'll change. We are gonna play futbol with the jovenes on Saturdays! For that we had like 15 people show up so everyone wants to play but no one wants to learn.
Yesterday was El Día de los Reyes, I don't really understand what it is but some catholic thing with the wisemen. We went over and did a family home evening with the obispo and had some cake and it was good stuff. Then today for p-day we went and learned how to make this cake called carlota with an hermana in the ward! Super easy to make but it is so freaking good hahaha I'll make it when I get back! Only 18 months hahahahaha. Well that's pretty much the week! Doesn't sound too exciting but it was dope. Super excited for the cambios this week! I should be leaving Frontera so that's gonna be exciting. Ready for a new adventure and a new comp hahahaha.
I love you all.
¡Feliz Año Nuevo!
Well shoot guys it’s 2019! That is so crazy to me because time is flying! This year will be full of serving and Mexicans hahahahaha. I hope everyone has a good goal for the year (even though they’re all forgotten by February lol) because we can’t accomplish anything unless we put our mind to it first. My goal this year is read all the books that I have like Jesus the Christ and stuff like that, and of course not die.
Well, sorry I didn’t email yesterday! We were in Villa all day and then got back to Frontera at like 5:30 pm to go email and the cyber was closing because of New Year’s Eve! It’s ok cause here we are and it’s all good. Everyone here was out partying until like 5 am this morning and they’re just gonna sleep the whole day today hahaha. They were doing fireworks for soooo long last night too! They make this “año viejos” which are just paper old guys they blow to pass into the new year! Pretty crazy right?! hahahah It sounded like there were bombs going off last night.
Christmas this last week was the best thing ever! First for Christmas Eve we went to this families house and ate more food than I ever thought possible. Then for Christmas the best thing in the world was talking to the fam!!! Not gonna lie it made me wanna chill with you guys so bad hahahah. That was the best and made my day! Then we made cookies and it was a good time! Other than that it was a pretty dang slow week. No one really wanted to talk to us but that’s ok it’s the holidays and I'm sure it’ll turn up! Then this week we’re gonna have another baptism! It’s this joven named Alexis (a guy lol) who’s like 14 and loves the church! We found him about a month ago and he hadn’t missed a week so far! It’s only gonna get easier for him to come with the 2 hour church schedule. I’m super excited for the baptism, we started teaching his dad but he didn’t want to listen and now he’s been trying to talk Alexis out of getting baptized. Alexis always says “I know this is what I need to do”. Such a strong testimony from a 14 year old who has been going to church for a month! He is such an awesome kid. I am so pumped for him!
Yesterday for p-day we went to Villa and played soccer with the zona and ate tacos. It was a classic Mexican day hahahaha. Then on the way home we got a freaking BLIZZARD FROM DAIRY QUEEN!!!!! Got a nice butter finger and it was probably the best thing I’ve ever eaten hahaha. When we got to Frontera the bishop invited us over for some food and cake for New Years Eve and it was dope!
It blows my mind that it’s already the New Year! This will be my only full year in the mish so I better make it a good one!
Love you all!
"You hold in your hands the happiness of more people than you can ever imagine."
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