Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Life in the Field: Visa Renewals & Meeting Elder Durrant

This photo was posted on the mission Facebook Page with "I Love you Mom!" We love that Sister Egginton, the mission presidents wife, updates the page with photos!
This week was crazy! They called me on Tuesday and told me that I needed to be in Guadalajara on Thursday. We changed all our plans and came to Guadalajara and we went to the temple!!!!!!!!!!! THAT WAS AMAZING! The next morning we left to go renew our Visas.

We go take pictures and everything and then they told us that the pictures weren't any good, so we went and looked for different pictures, and again they told us that they weren't good because they weren't from a studio. They basically just didn't want to give us Visas! They then told us that the pictures we needed were going to take two days. Since we were going to be there two days, we walked around the city and went back to the temple, which was great!

The next day we got to Listen to Elder Durant, who gave the talk about ponderizing, which was sweet! HE IS SO TALL! I look up to him! Anyways, we learned some cool things and also listened to other members of the 70, which was cool. I gave a comment about a good teaching principle and Elder Durant loved it! He thanked me, and when we shook hands after he was telling me how awesome I am. HAHA! :)

After that, I saw Elder Clifford! Love that guy! He made me laugh a ton! I also saw Elder Mathews which was great. He is going to end soon. I also saw Elder Ball who is going home. I was following him for awhile in the mission... that was funny. We have a lot of the same areas! He is from San Diego as well! :)

After that we went to another area which was in Tlajomulco, to do divisions so we could work a little. It was a good ward. I liked it there. It's weird being in Guadalajara again, but its awesome here because there are a bunch of restaurant chains that are American! I had to buy some Dairy Queen and McDonalds and all that :) I'm fat!

Finally today, we got it all fixed and we have the Visas and everything ready. :) It was fun to see all my MTC companions again when we met up to renew our Visas. We had a fun couple of days in the city-- I am very tired from staying up late with them! 

Love you all! 
Elder Clifford and Elder Jones
Elder Jones meeting Elder Durrant
Elder Jones & Elder Struhs, MTC companions renewing Visas.
Elder Jones & Elder Ball. Elder Ball is from San Diego & his Aunt and Uncle (Bruce and Jill) were in our long time ward in Seal Beach! 
MTC Companions reunited for Visa renewals!
Elders with Karla, a member in their ward preparing to serve a mission!
This bird flew into the house and Elder Vargas caught it with his bare hands!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Life in the Field: "When Ye Are in the Service of Your Fellow Beings, Ye are Only in the Service of Your God"

And behold, I tell you these things that ye may learn wisdom; that ye may learn that when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God. Mosiah 2:17
This week was good. We did some fun things and it was a really fast week!

So we did some service for Hermana Adriana! She was baptized recently, which was cool. We started to paint her house! We still have a ton left to paint, but we have set a day aside to come back to complete it and help, which will be fun. We painted with her daughter Lili who is a member as well.

Then a few days after we painted, we were eating outside of a members house and it started to poor rain! So we ate with our umbrellas open! We were almost done with the food, so it wasn't too bad! Haha!

Today we had a zone activity and played sports and all which was fun. Took a ton of pictures, and overall a really fun day! We ate a ton of pizza, played soccer, volleyball, football, basketball and other things! It was a multi-zone activity, so super fun! I saw Elder Larson today which made me happy! He is training now, which is cool.

We have an investigator named Rosendo who is super awesome. I'm buying him the triple combination (Book of Mormon, Pearl of Great Price, and Doctrine & Covenants) and the Bible. It's 80 pesos and he loves to read, so i know he will enjoy it. He is Mastering in some type of Mexican history. He loves to read and he is like 27. He is in Jacob now in the BOM. Super awesome.

We have some Elders sleeping in our house now. They are having problems in their area next to their house, so they have moved in with us to see if it settles down! We are having a lot of fun!

Overall everything is good :) 

I love you all so much!!!!!!!
Elder Dance AKA Elder Guapo & Elder Jones
Elder Christensen & Elder Jones
Zone Conference fun.
These Elders were in the MTC together!
Matching Soccer Jerseys!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Life in the Field: Conference & Go Carts

Go kart riding with Elder Christensen
This week was pretty sweet. A bunch of fun stuff and a bunch of craziness.....

We had our zone meeting which was fun. I got to see my old comp Elder Garcia which was funny. We talked a bit which was nice. He makes me laugh. Hahaha! We had some problems, but overall we got along pretty well when we were companions. 

We had our zone meeting and I got a TON of cards!!! Elder Dance called everyone over and said, "Hey everyone watch this!" and he gave all the cards to me and only one to Sister Anderson. Hahahahaha! Then i had two packages, which was legit!!! Everyone was jealous. Hermana Andersen was like, "What the heck?!?!?! The only people who write me on P-day is my Grandma.... and if I'm lucky i get letters or a package." She ended up getting a letter and a package, so that was great for her!

After that we went to the house and I opened up my box from DT and Vlad (friends from high school). I think the funny part is that I was in the bathroom when I opened the box! Karma.

For conference, we watched it in the high council room. With the AC on, drinking coke and eating chips and candy.  Pretty dang fly if you ask me! On Sunday I brought 2 liters of Coke & Lays chips and candy for everyone. Hahahaha! Elder Dance and Elder Christensen ate well with me :)

Conference was really good and I enjoyed the talks! Elder Nelson with the power! President Monson looked like was going to fall over. I was a little worried at the end of his talk. I hope he can get a little better! 

Today was fun! We went and ate with Elder Mendoza and Elder Christensen which was fun! Elder Christensen and I went on some go carts for 40 pesos. They were super fun! no seat belts or anything! I love Elder Christensen!!!!!!!
Elder Garcia, one of Dallin's old companions.
Zone Conference
T-shirt and package from DT & Vlad.