Villahermosa | Mexico
Called To Serve
July 2018 - July 2020
Hello my friends,
It has been a freaking awesome week and I have been busy as balls. Last Sunday I had the coolest thing happen. Remember those people who I was teaching in Macuspana? It's the couple named Fernando e Irene y. Last week they were able to finally get married! Elder Sandoval, my last comp called me last Saturday night and told me that they were going to get baptized on Sunday and that they wanted me to go back to Macuspana to do the ordenanza!! So, on Sunday after church here in Villa, Elder Olive and I hauled out to Macuspana and I had the opportunity to baptize and confirm both of them!!! It was honestly one of the coolest things that has happened to me so far on my mission. Just knowing that I had made such an impact that they wanted to me travel back and preform their baptisms. I was so happy and so grateful for the opportunity to help them take that paso in their lives!
This week has been super busy here in the offices. I finally got my comp that is going to be here with me for like 6 months in the offices. hahaha His name is Elder Rasmussen from Las Vegas. He is a super cool guy so it will be fun here in the offices with him! He plays volleyball and world of warcraft so it'll be a good time. (He knows Michael Simister for you people who know who that is) It was the first week I've been a solo financiero so it has been interesting for sure! It's kind of annoying that everyone just calls me and complains that they don't have any money. hahaha It's ok though, that's what I'm here for! It is pretty hard to do missionary work in our area though, we only work about 25ish hours a week when normally we're working like 50+. We have 30ish hours in the office. We have some good people in teaching though, hopefully we can pull out a few baptisms soon!
The first day of general conference today was awesome! It is definitely not the same in Spanish but still it's always something special. It was so dope la Hermana Haws brought us cinnamon rolls between sessions and I almost cried! hahaha It was like I was at home! They give us so much dang food here I just hope that I don't get fat!
Another cool thing happened this week. We were walking past an elementary school and started talking to this guy. He looked at my name tag and said " Elder Simonsen, Coleton?" I was like, he's my older brother. He told me that he was Coletons trainer in Costa Rica! It is sure a small world! Well that's all I have for the week. Hope you kids are having fun.
"You hold in your hands the happiness of more people than you can ever imagine."
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