Villahermosa | Mexico
Called To Serve
July 2018 - July 2020
Week 64 . . . Third Times a Charm
Good morning USA!
The sun is shining and the dogs are barking. A marvelous week it was here in the slums of Villahermosa. To start off, Maria Jose(Che) got baptized today!!!! Holy I was so freaking happy honestly hahaha She is so dang awesome it was great! The service today was quite the roller coaster though not gonna lie. It all started this morning when I got a text from Lupita, our other recent convert/sister de Maria Jose, asking if we could change the hour of the baptism from 5 to 3. So I had to change all of our plans and call everything to let them know it was going to get moved up. So that all got worked out and then we were on our way to the baptism like an hour early to get everything ready and this idiot taxista dropped off a bunch of people before us so we got there like 30 minutes to the baptism and we still had to fill up the font! So we go in the church and I went to turn off the alarm but because I'm an imbecile I messed up on the code and the alarm went off and I couldn't get it to turn off! Hahaha Then the bishop wouldn't answer his phone for like 10 minutes so I was pooping myself thinking the cops were gonna show up or something hahaha. AND THEN, we were getting the font all ready with like 15 minutes to go, putting this toilet cleaner that makes the water turn blue because the water is straight brown it's disgusting hahaha. I was stirring the water around with a big stick and was leaning over the railing to the baptismal font and all of the stuff in my shirt pocket fell in the water!!! My phone, mission manual, plaque, pen, mission cards, everything! I was so mad la neta hahaha I had to roll up my pants and get in to fish for my stuff but the water was so dirty I couldn't see the bottom. was in like 5 minutes looking for all of my stuff! I finally got it all out and everything was ready for the baptism. Everything was going good and then Maria Jose and I were getting into the font and she tells me "Ala I'm scared of water" and I'm thinking well shaz this is gonna be interesting hahaha. So we got in and everything was good and then I got to baptize her and she comes up out of the water super scared! Then they told me that her hair had come out of the water so I had to do it again! The second time her foot shoots out of the water! At this point she was like "Ya no I'm done that's good enough" hahaha I was just like no don't worry it will be super quick!!! So I grab her, stepped on her feet and then third times the charm. She kept everything under hahah. Super funny experience but I'm so happy I was there to be a part of it! That family is honestly amazing. I love them so much. So excited that we could help Maria Jose into the waters!!!
That pretty much explains my whole week right there hahaha It rains a ton and then changes to straight 105 and sweating ace but I mean we are keeping the work moving! Hoping this week can be just as good as the last. I love you all and would give you all a big hug if I could. Have a good week my dudes.
Week 63 . . . Tacos, Tortas and Tamales
Como andamos compas? Al cien? Eso es todo.
Well, it's been a wild ride out in the wilderness but what can you expect when you are wandering around the streets of Tabasco. Pero la neta it was a pretty decent week! Just been trying to work like my fellow people down here but we´re keepin it rollin! This week it started to rain a ton so it was a little tough to work but we're doing what we can even though we barely had time to be in our area because of conferences and stuff. First off, the conference was awesome!! We learned about what we need to do as missionaries personally in order to help the lives of others and made goals of what we're going to do and how we're going to do it. Super good conference honestly it was a good time.
This week we had some awesome experiences with the people that we are teaching! One of them, Che, who is the sister of our recien conversa Lupita was honestly so cool! Last Sunday we went with them just to visit and we got one the topic of Lupita´s baptism while we were talking to the family. I didn't really expect anything but kind of jokingly I asked Che "So are you gonna get baptized too?" And she just was like well I mean sure why not. hahaha So we went throughout the week a couple times and got the entrevista done and everything! Now we are going to have her baptism this Saturday que viene hahaha. Those my friends are las bendiciones de la obediencia! I was so shocked hahaha but we talked to her a little more and she really wants to do it! It was kind of the same thing as Lupita if my real fans can remember, Just one day she changed her mind and got baptized that week! Super awesome experience honestly and just hoping that they keep coming. That family is amazing. I'm gonna miss them so much when I leave here. It's like I found long lost relatives but they're a little bit shorter, speak Spanish, and make really good tacos hahaha.
I'm really surprised that I haven't been putting on a ton of weight in these last few weeks. I mean, ya I work out and stuff but I have been eating straight tacos, tortas, and tamales hahaha The classic mexi food but I mean it's like food from the gods so Im gonna eat it while I can. It's going good though. Just snappin necks and cashin checks.
Well I love you all and hope you kids have a good week.
Good day from around the world!
It was a pretty dang good week if you know what I'm talking about! It has been a little rough with the work lately because no one wants to talk to us and the people that we have are like never there hahaha but alli vamos! Just an excuse to work harder and keep on movin. We're hoping that we can find some more people this week and that it can go a little better! All the members here are freaking awesome though!
So this week a guy in our ward got back from his mission in Argentina and on Thursday they threw him a party for his bienvenida and they surprised me with a birthday party at the same time!!! Lol so the whole ward was there singing Happy Birthday and eating cake. hahaha It was so cool, I almost cried. Then Friday I officially became a man when I completed 20 years. I don't really know how to feel about it but all I know is that I'm probably gonna have a midlife crisis soon. Maybe i'll get a tattoo or shave my head or something. It's so weird, what the heck 20 years old!!! I left when I was 18! hahaha Time is passing so dang fast. So on Friday for my birthday we bought a nice and tasty ice cream cake from DQ in the morning hahahaha and then we went to visit! We ate with this super dope family who also gave me a cake and then we went with our converts who made us pigs in a blanket type thing. The crazy part is they made fry sauce for it!!!! I was amazed! hahahaha Craziest thing but it was dope! Then we went with our other convert who painted me this dope turtle shell for my birthday!!!! (I ate the turtle lol). It was a pretty awesome birthday if I say so myself. Not quite like back home but I think it was about the closet thing you can get!
Today we pretty much just chilled and watched conferencia all day which was super fun. Just listening to the greats spreading the good word! Other than that nothing much going on, just sweating and walking around like normal. We're killin it here so that's alright! Just trying not to get chubby. Don't worry though all the spicy food helps with that.
Well I love you all!
"You hold in your hands the happiness of more people than you can ever imagine."
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