Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Life in the Field: The Field is White & Ready to Harvest

It was a short letter this week due to some transfers, but we were able to get some great photos of the members in the area before Elder Sanchez headed home from serving his mission. Dallin gave him an old BYU shirt, and he loved it! He is going back to Ecuador. Dallin's new companion is Elder Lopez, who was his Zone Leader while serving in Refoma! I have a feeling they will be a great companionship! The area they are currently in has a lot of farmland, which is so beautiful! It was exciting for Dallin to hear about all his friends receiving mission calls, and preparing to leave. What a wonderful thing to experience! 
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An old photo of Elder Lopez & Elder Jones from January of this year. They are now companions! 
A photo of the district.
Sending Elder Sanchez off at the airport!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Life in the Field: A Week of Baptisms

The missionaries with the newest members of the ward in Salvatierra! 
Dallin and his companion had an exciting week in the mission field! They were able to see two individuals they had been teaching become baptized members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Dallin was able to baptize both Vicki & Apolinar, which was an amazing experience! He explained that the best part was "seeing them come out of the water with a huge smile on their face!" Such a special experience and a reward for all the hard work both of these missionaries have put in while serving the Lord in Mexico! 
Apolinar on his baptism day.
Mexican street corn, or elote.
Must re-inacte "Nacho Libre" when given the chance.
"Get that corn outta' my face!" 
This is the ward mission leader and his family. 
The elders were able to give little Juan a blessing to help him feel better.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Life in the Field: Mother's Day

We were able to video chat with Elder Jones for Mother's Day this week! It was such a treat and so fun to hear his voice and see his face! Dallin is doing so great and still loving Mexico. He really enjoys his companion right now and they get along great! His Spanish is improving and he loves the work, the people, and the food! He is enjoying his new area and says that it is really pretty and the people are so friendly! We were all thrilled to see him happy! Let the countdown to Christmas, commence! 
A nice family who likes to feed the missionaries! 
Harvesting honey at a members home.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Life in the Field: Dia de Ninos

The zone in Salvatierra, Guadalajara, Mexico!
Another great week in the beautiful area of Salvatierra! Elder Jones loves the area, the people and the work. We are all so happy he is enjoying his experiences so far! Here is an excerpt from his letter this week: 

We had zone meeting this week which went super good! Elder Hulme is my zone leader. 

On Saturday we helped at a church activity and helped make some type of ice cream for the kids. In mexico they have a holiday called "Dia de Niño", and basically its just another day to party! It's for the kids. Hermano Eric did it all by hand!!! It took about an hour. Super crazy, but it was super good! It was basically a lime slushy.

Today i bought a Salvatierra belt. I thought it was cool, and its not super big and its easy to transport so I thought it was a good idea for an item for memories :)

We had some good lessons this week and we have 6 baptism dates!

We are going to baptize Vicky and Apolinar on the 16th! WE GOT A DATE FOR VICKY!!! That lesson was super great! It was on temples and I shared a photo of of the San Diego temple and of our family and talked about the blessings of the temple. We also watched a video of some temples with some music which was strong. We had the Piña family come with us as well which was super sweet. Overall, a great lesson!

We are going to baptize Enrique on the 26th of this month which is good as well!

We have new investigators. The Vasquez Muñoz family! We aren't going to baptize them until 13th of June but they are really excited about it! 

Sherly is having some troubles right now and she needs some prayers. A lot of things are going on and she feels like she doesn't have the strength to continue to study with us. But her husband is helping her and we are going to have a lesson with her. We planned it out this morning and its going to be great! But please pray for her!
I need these nachos in my life.
Elder Hulme and Elder Jones
Making the lime slushy for the ninos! 
Mixed by hand!