Villahermosa | Mexico
Called To Serve
July 2018 - July 2020
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.
"You hold in your hands the happiness of more people than you can ever imagine."
Letters From Mexico