Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Life in the Field: Chicken Feet

Saying goodbye to his first mission president, President Camarillo and his wife.
Elder Jones has had a wonderful two weeks in Mexico! From celebrations in the streets post election, to going on divisions with his zone leader, Elder Dance, he is staying cool and keeping busy in his first summer in Mexico. The mission said "farewell" to their mission president, President and Sister Camarillo this month, and will welcome President and Sister Egginton from Layton, Utah later this month. The work with some of the investigators is still progressing, so please keep praying for missionary experiences for Elder Jones and all other missionaries in the field. Here is an excerpt from Dallin's letter this week:

We went on Divisions with the zone leaders this week, which was fun. I went with Elder Dance from Mesa, Arizona. He is pretty cool. He has one more transfer than me, so we will go home within 6 weeks of each other. We had a good time together in Morelia. 

We got some bad news from Enrique. He doesn't want to listen to us anymore due to all the bad things that are happening right now...He told us that in a few months he will be ready.... pray for him. He is having some problems with his family. 

So that picture of chicken feet is pretty sweet! I didn't take a picture of the jar of pig feet! I almost bought one, just to make you all sick! HA HA!

Antonio came to church again yesterday! In two or three weeks we will baptize him! He is super excited. His friend, christian, is preparing for a mission, which is awesome! Antonio said he is interested in serving a mission, so we are pretty excited for him!
Celebrations in the street post elections.
Walking the train tracks.
Elder Dance & Elder Jones on the bus for divisions. 
Chicken feet!

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Life in the Field: Divisions & Elections

Zone meeting photo
It was a good week for Elder Jones in Mexico! Although they couldn't leave their home on Sunday, besides to attend church, they still had a wonderful day and week. Because of elections, the missionaries were advised to only attend church and spend the rest of the day in their homes, just in case anything crazy broke out. They spent the day reading and writing letters, which sounds like a great Sunday activity for ALL of us! Here is an excerpt from Dallin's letter this week:

This week has been pretty good. We had two people come to church which is great! We have a posibility of 3 baptisms this month, so let's see if we can pull it off!!!!

We had divisions this week with the Elders of Moreleon, which was good. I was with Elder Juarez in my area. Elder Juarez has 7 months in the field. He is from Puebla, Mexico and hes pretty chill. We had a lot of fun. Didn't have a bunch of success teaching that day, but it was fun. 

We had some pretty funny lessons with Elizabeth this week. She's pretty dang funny. Sometimes it's hard to teach her, but that's alright. I'M MAD AT HER THOUGH (kinda).... she promised to come to church but didn't come! she has been 4 times! The rule in our mission is that our investigators have to attend church 5 times before they commit to being baptized. We will baptize her, one day. Maybe not me, but she will be baptized, I know it! 

Thanks for all the support and love!
On divisions/splits with Elder Juarez from Puebla, MX.
Sunday snooze? Just a little nap for Dallin's companion.
Getting a little silly at the zone meeting photo!