Villahermosa | Mexico
Called To Serve
July 2018 - July 2020
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."
Letters From Mexico