Villahermosa | Mexico
Called To Serve
July 2018 - July 2020
Hey my mans!
Not much has been going on lately honestly. We're working our butts off in our area trying to find people to baptize but everything is just falling apart. hahahah We had like 5 people that were really close to getting baptized and this week they all just said that they changed their mind and everything just died! One of the jovens Lupita even had her interview done and she passed and everything. She wanted to get baptized today but then noooooope! We went with her to eat cake with her family for her cousins bday, her name is Valeria. We're reactivating her and her family and they're all super cool lol. When we were there Lupita to us she doesn't want to change religion y no sé que y un chorro de porquería. Well, I mean we're jumpign back on the horse! We went and visited a few jovenes who are members that we hadn't seen in a while and the first thing that happens is one of their brothers runs up to us and says," Hey I have 8 years now can I get baptized?" It was the cutest thing ever! hahaha So that will be soon and hopefully we can get some more but it's a little tough right now in the area with the people we are teaching. BUT the members LOVE us so that makes it all worth it! hahaha We were really busy this week and couldn't go to the ward activity and a bunch of people called us all sad that we didn't go. hahaha I mean, what can I say, we're the life of the party! It's a really an awesome ward honestly. I love it, just a little hard to work but I'm enjoying my time! It's all good because I had my interview with Presidente this week and he told me that I'm not going to leave until at least November soooo I better like it here! No manches I'm gonna be here for like 8 months hahaha That's so dang long but it's all good!
This last week we went to a museum/zoo/ ruinas called La Venta which was so freaking cool! There they have all of the big giant olmeca heads that have been dug up here in tabasco and all of the carvings and stuff. It was really something else. I look kinda weird in all of the pictures but I mean what can you expect I'm a weird looking guy. hahaha
Well, I completed 13 months today. Just another one checked of the list! Weird to think of how fast the time is going. I'm just here chillin and loving it though.
I love you all!!
Elder Cutie Pie
Hello my Dudes!.
My baby bro Hunt is now a married man. Good job and good luck to you guys!
It was a dope week here in my winter wonderland of Villahermosa. A ton of crazy stuff going on this week! First off, we got a visit from Elder Pino from the area presidency of Mexico!!! It was so dang cool. We had conferencias with him and you could feel some big game autoridad from him hahaha. He talked to us about how our calls to be a missionary, like literally the calls we received and the responsibilities that we have como misioneros! Holy it was amazing. He explained the process of how we arrived here and what has to happen and that every single one of our calls is the same yet intimate and personal for every missionary. He reminded us about the commitment we make when me accept our calls and how we need to do everything we can to keep this commitment. It was a super awesome conferencia. I loved it!
We found some great people this week walking around in the heat! So we were going to contact this neighbor of some of the members here and when we walked into the apartment place we found one of the people who we were teaching a couple months ago but she had moved! Her name is Jovanna, super cool. Her aunt moved into her old apartment and we met her! She's Sara and she lives her there with her kids Pedro and Camila. We started talking to her and she told us that her husband just left her and how she's trying to find something that can help and that about 5 years ago she had met the missionaries and everything. Actually her son Pedro got baptized!!! So she is super willing to talk and really wants to see if she can get moving on the right camino. All in all she and her family are super cool people and we're gonna see whats goin on with them tomorrow!
We learned how to make empanaditas in the ward this week!!! Super fun and honestly so freaking easy to make. The bishop taught us and they're soooo good. It was so sick, our converts who are super cool showed up and learned how to make them on Thursday and then Friday night we were walking back to our house at like 9ish and we passed by their house. We saw that there was a covered plate sitting outside and we thought what the heck? what is that for? Hahaha but we started talking to them and turns out they went home and made empanada's and then they were selling them in front of their house!!! Hahaha it was so dope hahaha.
Well, I hope you all have a great week, I love you all machin. No vemo pue!
Good day earthlings!
What's good in the hood? I had an awesome week as usual down here in the boonies of Mexico. We have been visiting a ton of people and the fruits are showing! Something really awesome is that we are visiting that one chubby kid named Alan, suuuuper good kid hahaha probably like the cutest little fat kid I've ever seen in my life. So we went with Alan this week and we have it all planned for him to get baptized next week! It was awesome. He asked us, "So what do I have to do to enter into the kingdom of God?" hahahaha It's like you've gotta be kidding me! So we read with him John 3:5 and showed him that baptism is the only way. When we told him that he could get baptized next week his face just lit up! It was so cool hahaha Really a good kid. I forgot to take a picture with him but what can you do? lol.
Yesterday was a jam packed day. We were sitting here in the offices in the morning and we get a call from the hermana who we were going to eat with and she asks us "Hey elders when can i come pick you up?" So we were like what the heck? Why is she gonna pick us up? hahah So she comes and picks us up for the food and takes us to this seafood place. Holy sack! It was amazing! They ordered us sooo much freaking food haha A nice giant shrimp cocktail, empanadas de queso y shrimp, and a tortilla rellena de queso y a fish called peje-lagarto which is so good! We were a little spoiled if you know what I'm talking about?
Then last night we had the opportunity to do a noche de hogar with one of the familias that we are trying to reactivate and with some people we are teaching. By the beard of Zeus it was the best one ever! So, what we did was we read about the dream of Lehi and the tree of life and holding to the iron rod. Good Gandhi they loved it! We explained all of the symbolism and then after they had to draw their own version of the dream and it was so awesome! Three of them had never even heard of the Book of Mormon and they pretty much drew perfectly the dream of Lehi hahaha. Such a good night honestly. Then to top it all off, they invited us for tacos! hahaha You know it's a good night if you finish it off eating tacos.
Such a good week and we're hoping we see some good things come from it! Well, that's about all I've got this week. hahaha Oh, and also I ate a Krispy Kreme donut today that Presidente and Hermana Whitworth brought back from Mexico City! It was dope!!!!
Love you all!!! Adiooo
Yikes scoob, it's been a craazzzy time our here in the hood!
We been cookin up some goodies! Y'all know how it is cuz.? What up all to all of my 6 followers out there? All has been goin dandy here in the sunny south of Mexico. I'm just chuggin along and trying to pull some stuff together hahaha. This week was pretty cheel but it was honestly a really good week for us! We've been working really hard to teach this joven named Lupita who seems pretty interested! She is family of this inactive family and the family freaking loves us. hahaha We took the girls to the ward activity this week and they loved it and then they're all going to go to church this week! They are honestly really cool people hahah. Just an example: So Elder Rasmussen and I have a ritual when all of our citas fall and we don't really have anything to do, we run to the Oxxo (like a 7-11) and we get a little chocolate milk and this thing called a mazapán. We told that to the hermana at the beginning of the week when we met with them and then yesterday we showed up to the cita and she had milk and mazapan waiting for us!!! We were pumped! hahaha I was so happy la neta. Also, this week we also found that little fat kid named Alan again hahah He left for vacaciones a few weeks ago and we started teaching him again. He's just a little chubby kid happy as ever. hahaha I'll try to get a pic of him this week.
We kind of took a change of course this week in our motivation. Before we have just been trying to find people to baptize and nada mas that. It's a little tough though because we only have about half the hours to work, so thats why we really need help from the members. PERO, our ward has mission leader has really been struggling with getting to church and going to the activities and visiting people, so we asked Presidente Whitworth about it. He told us we need to refocus our energy. He told us if we focus on aumenting the asistencia then the baptisms will come. So that's what we did. We started visiting a bunch of menos active people and we have gotten a lot of people to commit to going to church. Through that we have found some really awesome people. Just gotta trust in the Lord because it will be how he wants it to be.
Well my dudes. I have officially completed 1 ano (lol). Honestly, I cant believe it. 'Ive just been trying to work and teach and everything and I've been loving the heck out of it. It is honestly the most amazing thing I could be doing right now. It's something indescribable when you help someone realize the importance of the gospel and the joy that it can bring them. Loving it and can't wait for more!!! Only one more ano (lol). Also Elder Rasdaddy was a total G on my year day and got me a nice DQ blizzard and a nice halo desk toy hahaha. Well, hope you're all having a good time out there. Love you long time.!!!
Elder Jose de la Cruz
"You hold in your hands the happiness of more people than you can ever imagine."
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