Villahermosa | Mexico
Called To Serve
July 2018 - July 2020
'Hey all you people, hey all you people, hey all you people won't you listen to meeeee!
If you understand what that is from, I love you. Well, how's it goin out there people of society? Got some big news, so ! complete a year this Wednesday! lol Isn't that crazy? Hard to believe that I've been in this dang country for a whole freaking year hahaha. It's ok though because I'm lovin it!!!!! I have been thinking a lot lately and am really excited for what is to come both in the mish and despues. I've got big things planned so lets just wait and see what happens!
A couple really cool things have happened this week with the people we're teaching and with people we're trying to bring back to church! So first off, we found a couple really awesome people, they're jovenes of like 17, 19, and 23 years and they are super cool! What happened was we went to visit this inactive family who are all suuupper cool, they gave us chips and coke and everything. It was the whole enchilada (and that's something a lot bigger down here lol). But one of them is a 18 year old girl who is super dope, but she introduced us to her cousins!! So we started teaching them this week and it's going really good honestly. Their names are Lupita, Jesus, Maria and Jose. hahahah You can tell they come from a catholic family am I right? They really are super awesome! This week we had a cita with them, which got canceled because Lupita was sick but we sent her a message and told her that we're able to give blessing for the sick and we just got one word back, "Si". Hahaha so we went over and gave that girl a blessing! It was a really good experience for her and and she said she could really feel it. So then her mom shows up and gives us dinner and everything (yeehaw) and she starts going off about how she was reading and how she is going to go to church on Sunday with her inactive cousin. It was so exciting and everything made us so pumped!!!!! Let's see if we can get her in the water here soon hahah.
This Friday we had a family home evening with our converts and it was super cool because they planned it and everything, Obviously we taught still but whats new hahaha. They really are some awesome kids and their mom is really amazing too! She is just going through some things and isn't able to be baptized right now but sometime soon. It's coming hahaha. It's always nice to see the change in people out here. When we met these people they were doing everything but thinking about church, and now they are starting to get active in the ward and are really loving it!
I would say it was a pretty dang good week1 hahaha. Other than Monday when it rained a freak ton and all the power went out all night and the house flooded hahahaha. Pero allí vamos!!! It's going good and it's only going to get better.
I love you all and i wish you all a Merry Christmas in July!.
Good day to my buddies around the globe!
Que tal? So it's been a pretty dang busy time here la neta. We've just been walking, teaching, doing conferences, and sweating. hahaha It has been an awesome week though! A bunch of things have been going on but it keeps me busy and it makes the time fly by! First of all, it's HUMP WEEK!!!! I should be home 1 year from today and I'm stoked about it. I have to say that this past year has flown by and I have had some great times. This week we had the consejo de liderazgo and the training for the new missionaries. Which is something that I always really enjoy. It was crazy because it was the first one of Presidente Whitworth! During his first week he came to me and asked, "Do we have new missionaries arriving on Monday?" I said yes hahaha. We have one. Then he said to me "What do I do?" He did awesome and some of the things he taught really put a new perspective on things for my missions and life. One of my favorite things that he taught in the consejo was that about teaching by the spirit and how we need to listen for his impressions. He taught with the story of Nephi when he is going back to get the planchas from Laban. He says," 6 And I was led by the Spirit, not knowing beforehand the things which I should do." When he found him drunk in the street and was faced with the decision to kill him or spare his life. At first he thinks no I can't do it because it's against the teaching of the Lord but when then he heard a voice that said to him," Behold the Lord hath delivered him into thy hands. Yea, and I also knew that he had sought to take away mine own life; yea, and he would not hearken unto the commandments of the Lord; and he also had taken away our property. 12 And it came to pass that the Spirit said unto me again: Slay him, for the Lord hath delivered him into thy hands;" We don't always know when it's time to do something or what is the correct decision, but when we little to the murmurs of the spirit we can know with seguridad. He's always there to guide us but we just need to be willing and ready to take his hand and follow.
We found a few really good people this last week too! We found this kid named Alan and his mom Aroceli out of nowhere hahaha. One day we were sitting in the park taking a juice break and this little chubby kid comes up to us on his bike and just started talking to us! He's 11 years old and was just wanting to hear us speak hahaha. So we met his mom and now we're working on the their baptism in a couple weeks! They've been reading and honestly have been loving the teachings, just need to get them to church!
Today has been super relaxing honestly. We just went and destroyed a bunch of frijoleros in basketball and ate some nice tacos al pastor hahaha. Just trying to get the work going and baptize some people here soon! Well I love you all and I hope you can have a super chida semana<3 lol
Ps I started going to the gym so get ready, Chris Hemsworth coming here soon.
"You hold in your hands the happiness of more people than you can ever imagine."
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