Villahermosa | Mexico
Called To Serve
July 2018 - July 2020
Good news I'm a papá!!! Hahahaha We had cambios today and I found out that I'm training! Today we went to Villa to pick up mi hijo and it's definitely going to be interesting. His name is Elder Sandoval and he's from Sinaloa, Mexico! Not gonna lie I'm a little nervous but it's all gonna be good. He's suuuuper shy though so we've gotta break him out a little bit and get him into the mission life. We literally just talk to people all day hahah. It's gonna be awesome though!
This last week was pretty dang uneventful la verdad. We were hoping that we were going to baptize Fernando y Irene this weekend (the people that need to get married) but the paper that they need didn't get here until today. Entonces I think we are going to have their baptism this week. Honestly who knows hahaha The legal system down here is such garbage you never know what is going to happen! Pero tenemos fe que los Mexicanos puedan sacar sus pulgares de sus anos y cumplir las cosas con bien lol. We also are teaching this joven named Julio who has 14 years and honestly is what they call a "golden investigator" hahaha This week we went for a followup cita and asked him how his reading went and he said "ahh well I mean it was alright, I wasn't able to read that much, only like 6 or 7 chapters" hahahaha That doesn't sound like bastante but here it's like impossible to get people to keep compromisos hahaha. Then he said "I don't know how anyone couldn't believe this, this goes along with everything exactly" hahaha es como no manches bato, honestly a super cool kid and he'll get baptized next week!
Yesterday to finish off the cambio strong Wilde and I went big and rode around in one of those triciclos from nacho libre hahaha. Just about the most mexican thing ever but it was dope! Well, that's pretty much all I've got. Hope everyone is having a good time back home and wish me luck with mi hijo!!!
What up my dudes?
First off, I'm stoked out of my freaking mind for this communication change so now we can call every week! That's insane!!! Ok, we had a dope baptism this week with a guy named Joel, he has 24 years and when we met him he was like the most catholic person I've ever met hahahaha but this one is definitely proof that the gospel changes people! He is the esposo de una hermana en el barrio and we started teaching him like 2ish weeks ago. He dropped everything he was doing and took a swim in the waters of life hahaha. Elder Wilde did the baptism and I did my first confirmation it was so cool! It was scary as balls though cause we did it in front of the whole ward hahaha. Awesome experience though and Joel is gonna be a great convert! I can already tell!
We are hoping to have a couple more baptisms this week tambien. This pareja should get married this week so then we can baptize them this weekend! We're moving right along here in Macuspana, finding new people every day and kicking satan right in the balls.
Today for pday we went iguana hunting!!!! Hahaha we went to this little pueblito called Pueblito lol with a familia in the ward and the hermanos cousin. His cousin went out to guide us to find one and it was the funniest thing ever. hahaha He was walking around with some hard liqour and a machete so just the type of guy you can trust!!! hahahaha We just about caught like 5 or 6 but they all ran into this stupid pond so it didn't turn out the best but was super fun though! We had our spears and everything hahaha.
Well, that's about it for the week, so pumped to call home today. Let's see what happens!!!
Love you all!
Elder Steve Irwin
What's up fans?
This week was probably the fastest week of my entire life hahaha! We're just working in this gosh dang heat trying not to die. It is starting to get into the super hot season but just wait for April and Mayo when it is like 115 degrees plus humidity hahaha!!!
This last week was super dope though, first off we had Zone Conference in Villa which is always super fun to be with all the other missionaries and get some knowledge dropped on us by Presidente Haws! This conference we learned about the importance of obedience because it brings the best results. Also how we can mejorarnos. Super cool, Presidente used Alma 5 to show the 5 Steps of Mejoring!
Paso 1:1-6, remembering our blessing.
Step 2:14,15,26, Realizing our condicion right now.
Step 3: 28, taking away our pride
Step 4: 33-34. What can we change?
Step 5: 35-36,40-41 Decide to mejorar and set goals.
Honestly such an awesome conference and it is going to help a ton out here and throughout my life!!
We should have a couple baptisms this week but honestly quien sabe porque no one can keep the dang compromisos hahaha. We are just waiting for some of these people to finally get married but it's gonna happen soon!! You wouldn't believe how much of a pain it is to get married down here. hahaha That's probably why no one is!
This week I lived out my dream of drinking out of a coconut and it was everything I hoped it would be hahaha. We went to visit this hermana in the middle of the jungle and she didn't have any water to give us so she just cut down some coconuts hahaha. Super dope!
Today for p-day we went to villa to play futbol with the zone which is always one of my favorite things because it gives me the chance to run around a bit hahaha. No one likes exercising here para nada so it's tough lol! Don't worry, I'm staying in shape though for all my ladies back home! After futbol we went up this giant watch tower which was freaking dope. You can literally see everything around because this place is so flat!
Ok, I hope you enjoyed my week!!!
I love you all! Adioooo!
Buenas Tardes party people!
I completed 6 months in the mish this past week! How freaking crazy is that?! It was so funny Elder Wilde and I got home and Elder Pacheco and Elder Horne had boughten a bunch of stuff to celebrate hahaha. They hooked me up with a nice tiara that says "Futuro Novia" hahahah and nice rubber chicken and stuff like that hahaha It was sooo funny! I actually burned a tie hahaha I didn't think I was going to but I just though why not? I mean I'm in the middle of Mexico why not go crazy like the rest of the people here! That was probably the highlight of the week for sure.
We have some awesome people that we are teaching right now too! We have like 4 people that want to get baptized really bad but none of them are married hahaha. We think at least one of them will get married this week so hopefully we'll have a baptism on Saturday!
The ward here in Macuspana really is super awesome too. We get like a million references so it keeps us busy for sure! Then in this ward they do a ton of activities which is way fun for us because we can have some fun during the week and "work" at the same time hahaha. We have actually gotten a few people from the activities so it's dope. We play volleyball every Wednesday and Friday and then we have our English class on Saturday! It's a super fun way to get involved with the members and it gives you a nice little break too. On Sunday, one of the members invited us over to eat and watch the Super Bowl so that was fun. A boring game but fun to hang with the members.
Today we went and helped an hermana cambia houses which is pretty much what I've practiced my whole life for am I right mom? Hahaha except here they don't have anything so we finished in like an hour hahah. Otro que eso we didn't do much just chill! This next week should be good I hope. We have conference on Wednesday which always makes me super pumped hahaha. Ok, love you all! I'll see you later!
6 MONTHS YEEHAW!!!
"You hold in your hands the happiness of more people than you can ever imagine."
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