Villahermosa | Mexico
Called To Serve
July 2018 - July 2020
Howdy to all my goof goobers out there!
Sorry I didn't write last week but I just really didn't feel like writing! hahahaha. Hey, I completed 10 months here in the mish yesterday! So cool! We've had a ton of stuff going on though! Here in the offices we are honestly so dang busy because we're trying to get everything ready for the new President to get here at the end of the month. One thing they always do before the president goes home is to do an AUDIT OF THE MISSION!!!! I have to admit I was stressing pretty dang hard. hahah This guy came in from Ciudad de Mexico and was in here looking over all of my work for like 6 hours. hahaha It sucked but we didn't get a single complaint! That means I'm doing a good job that's what I'm talkin about! I'm not laundering money or committing fraud so that made me feel good about myself lol. That was just one of the big things that happened last week, then we had all the nuevos come in and the oldies go home which is always a ton of work and it gets pretty crazy I have to admit. It's ok though because we got through it all! This week wasn't too crazy though. Wednesday we went on a hospital tour with Hermana Haws so we know what to do and where to go with the new Mission Presidents Wife and after the hospital we took a nice step into America when we went to COSTCO!!!! Honestly the most American thing I've ever done. hahahah We walked around and ate samples and stuff and then got a nice Costco 100% all beef weenie. Que rico la neta. I thought I was going to die.
We're having some awesome success in our area too! So like last Thursday we were walking home at around 9 o'clock and we were passing through a neighborhood, i looked over and saw a couple of little kids hiding behind a rock but we just kept walking. Then all of the sudden these kids jump out with a nerf gun and a water gun to scare us. hahaha Then they started asking us like a million questions about the US and immediately thought Rasmussen and I were the coolest people in the world just because we're big white guys. hahaha. The kids names are Martin y Joshua who are both 9 years old. We were talking to them for a little and then all of the sudden the two sisters of Martin showed up, Emilyn y Darlyn, who are 11 and 13. They started talking to us about how they wanted us to teach them english and everything and then we met their mom, Reina, and we started talking about the church and they wanted us to go back the next day because it was a little late to meet and teach them. So the next day we went and put a baptismal date with all of them!! They just needed to go to church. So last Sunday we were waiting for them outside of the church and we had to go speak so we weren't able to wait very long. Turns out they never showed up and we were pretty sad but it was whatever. So that night we went to visit them in their house and Martin saw us from like 100m away and runs up to us and yells "I went to church today!!!" and we were like what the heck are you serious? hahaha Long story short their are two wards at the same time right now because they are renovating the other church and they were in the other ward!!!! So dope honestly. hahaha. So that night we talked with them and they are all really excited about the church! Reina really likes the church but isn't able to get baptized right now because she and her boyfriend are living together but Martin, Emilyn, and Darlyn and all going to get baptized here soon!!! Super awesome hahaha. Also when we were their visiting them that day Reina's brother was there and was wasted. lol He came up to meet us and kissed us on the hand and everything it was so dang funny hahahahaha and then he invited us for tacos!!!! Some drunks are real douches but this guy was a beast. It's going really good with this family and we're pretty happy with it. hahah.
This week when we were here in the offices we found ourselves an owl outside!!!! It got hurt or something so we started nurturing it back to health. So one of the other secretarios took it back to the house and now we're trying to get it ready to fly back into the wild. We named it Russel after the Prophet. I wouldn't say that we have a pet owl because that would be bad but we have a sick patient who happens to be an owl.
Also I was reading this week in 2 Nephi 25 and read something that really caught my attention. In 12-13 dice, "12 But, behold, they shall have wars, and rumors of wars; and when the day cometh that the Only Begotten of the Father, yea, even the Father of heaven and of earth, shall manifest himself unto them in the flesh, behold, they will reject him, because of their iniquities, and the hardness of their hearts, and the stiffness of their necks.
13 Behold, they will crucify him; and after he is laid in a sepulchre for the space of three days he shall rise from the dead, with healing in his wings; and all those who shall believe on his name shall be saved in the kingdom of God. Wherefore, my soul delighteth to prophesy concerning him, for I have seen his day, and my heart doth magnify his holy name."
It really just made me think about the importance of keeping the name of Christ over our hearts, to remember the sacrifice that he made for us and the joy we can have when we are faithful to him and really take upon ourselves the name of Him. He has given us so much and we just need to accept it.
Well that's all I've got! I love you all!!!
"You hold in your hands the happiness of more people than you can ever imagine."
Letters From Mexico