Villahermosa | Mexico
Called To Serve
July 2018 - July 2020
What up y'all?
How has it been going? I didn't write last week because I'll be honest writing emails isn't my favorite thing but that's what you gotta do when you're out here in the wilderne, am I right? hahah It has been a super busy couple weeks here getting ready for the new presidente to get here! There have been people nonstop walking through the office, painting, moving stuff, hammering for some odd reason that has made me want to kill someone! But it's going good and we're just trying to make sure that everything is prepared! It's crazy to think that Presidente Haws is leaving. He's going to be here for less than a week and then Presidente Whitworth will get here! The Whitworth's sound like awesome people. I'm super excited to meet them. Also I am so excited because they're die hard Jazz fans!!! Maybe he'll give us permission to watch some games with him next season hahaha.
It has been a little tough finding AND teaching people lately here in barrio espejo. We've found some good people and people that I really think could progress, but we have had zero time to meet with any of them or they aren't home when we go. hahaha I can't tell you how many citas have fallen in the last little bit because people haven't opened the door or weren't there. It's ok though because this next week we're going to kill it! A few cool things that have happened though honestly. One day this week we had been trying to meet with people all day but everything was falling. We got to our last set cita of the day at about 8ish and you'll never guess what happened!!! He wasn't there hahaha but we were thinking and my comp said, "You know what, lets say a prayer." So we're standing there on the sidewalk and he says a prayer asking for someone who we could talk to and boy oh boy did somethin happen!!! La neta 15 seconds. So many things happened in the span of 15 minutes hahaha 1- the guy's sister in-law shows up with her family 2-some random guy starts talking to us and thought it was awesome that we come out here on pure faith and we're gonna go meet with him 3- these inactivo kids passed and we're going to go visit them tomorrow and they are going to come to church with us!!!! The day went from having nothing to being overwhelmed in the blink of an eye! So dope honestly.
Today we went to the temple!!!! First time since the CCM in Ciudad de Mexico that we got to go to the temple! I honestly forgot the feeling that you get when you're in the temple. I was sitting there and reading the scriptures and read something really cool in Mormon 9: 6-13 which is a little long to put right here but it really was amazing! Just yet another reminder that we can become puros through Christ and that we can see miracles in our every day lives. If we have enough faith and act upon our faith. Just something that I really liked and that you can think about.
Well the only other thing that happened is that Presidente Haws gave me and Elder Rasmussen some of his old hats that he doesn't want so now we're gonna be looking like G's walking around the ghetto of Villa, shooting from the hip and keeping it real.
I love you all and cuídense mucho, les amo machín. <3
Elder Jones..... Indiana Jones
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