Monday, July 25, 2016

Life in the Field: A New Family

This week was really great. We have three new investigators and they went to church. They all have baptism dates! :) I'm pretty happy. Pray for my investigators. Pray for the Samora Family, Hermana Villa SeƱor, Yuliana, and Hiatana. We are hoping to baptize five people! 

We had some really spiritual lessons. Especially with the Samora Family. They've had some hard things happen in their life, but ever since we have came to their house, they said that they are more at peace, and everything is better. They are reading the Book of Mormon and want to be baptized! Woo! I think the best was when we found them. It was 9:00 PM and I was walking to the house, and my companion just knocked the door randomly and I almost asked him what was he doing because we shouldn't be contacting at that hour. We can only get home late for being in a lesson, but the family opened up the doors and let us in. Basically, it's more important to follow the Spirit than trying to live like a stickler. We have rules, but the Spirit and the will of God is more important. It's like if someone is drowning and I know how to swim, I should help them if i can! So, that was pretty cool. Hermano Samora has a problem with smoking and ever since we have came to his house, he has stopped smoking! How awesome! This is a golden family!

We had a baptism in the ward. This sister has had more than a year investigating the church and now she got married, so she got baptized! Wooo! :) We have an investigator that we are waiting to baptized as well that hasn't gotten married. She is getting married next month, so I'm pretty happy! Sometimes the blessings come fast, and sometimes they come slowly, but they do come!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just stay strong in the faith! 

My companion is a really good worker, and works super hard. Really good example and really loves the people.

Can't wait to see you all in 33 days!!!! We have a bunch of work to do!

Monday, July 18, 2016

Life in the Field: Last 6 Weeks & A New Companion

This week was good. I have a new companion! His name is Elder Ruiz, he is from DF, and he has 13 months in the mission. He is starting his first change as a District Leader, so I'll be helping him out with it all. I'm excited to keep on working in my last change! We ware hoping for a baptism in this change! Let's hope for the best!

We had an interesting experience this week. We were waiting for the Combi (Combi is a van that they use for transport here), and we were sitting on the bench, and we see a really drunk guy walking towards us. The first thing he did was start begging us for the Jello that we had in our hands, because we were just in a house and they gave them to us, so we just gave it to him and he just starts telling us about all of his problems, and it was really sad but it was interesting. We have so much luck with drunk people... they love missionaries! Hahaha!

Besides that, we had a zone meeting, it was pretty good. We are trying to work harder with members and not trying to work by ourselves.... it's harder, but in the long run it will be better! 

They changed the Areas this transfer a bunch! Now, it is just us & a pair of Sisters! It's pretty nuts all the changes in the Mission, but its nice to see a bunch of changes. There are a ton of new Sister missionaries! I wouldn't be surprised if there are more Sisters than Elders! :)

Elder Luna and I bought pizza to remember the companionship and to celebrate my 22 months in the mission. Pretty awesome. 41 days to go! Let's get crackin'!

This week we had a good lesson with Angelito. He is not very interested in the gospel, but we still teach him. He makes us laugh a ton! We had a really strong lesson this week with him. I decided that we should sing a hymn and it invite the Spirit. We sang, "I Need Thee Every Hour" and it was a great way to open the lesson. I hope you comes to church one day!

I'm ready to start working hard. I start a new program this week, that helps you transition to leave the mission field. It is the last 6 weeks, and he helps us remember how to stay active & righteous after our mission! We will see how it goes!

Love you all a ton! See you soon!

Monday, July 11, 2016

Life in the Field: Baptism of Paola

This week was really great. A lot of work, and success! It went by super fast, but it was fun. 

We went on divisions this week and I went to Patzcuaro. I love that little town. it's so beautiful. As well we went to Tacambaro. It's beautiful as well. The only problem is that they ran out of gas in their apartment, so they are using a metal tube thing to heat up water. Pretty ghetto, but it works. It's super cold out there, so it's almost impossible to shower in cold water. I'm glad they had they ghetto tube thing! Haha! One time I had a companion who used our extra iron to heat water up.... haha! Mom is going to kill me for saying these things... just gotta be careful to not touch the water so you don't get zapped!

We had a baptism and it was super awesome! President was there because we had interviews that day. He shared a message and sang a hymn with us! It was super spiritual and everyone loved it. Paola and Benito were baptized! The bishop baptized them both and afterwards we enjoyed cake, sandwiches and talked. Overall a great night. When we got home, we bought a pizza to celebrate!

Saturday we had our activity with the youth of the stake. We worked super hard and it was pretty spiritual. It gave them the opportunity to work like us in the field. We taught some great lessons and a specific young man was able to invite the Spirit in the lessons. He didn't teach very well, but his desire brought the spirit into the lessons. More truth that we don't need to be the best teacher to invite the Spirit, we just need to try our best and the Spirit does the rest.

Today we walked around Morelia, and enjoyed the cool day. It's been rainy and cold, and the next day hot.... pretty weird but at least I'm not in Lazzaro where it's over 90 degrees and humid!

Well that's about it! President told me that I will most likely finish out my mission in Morelia, so I'm very happy about that! 
Thanks for the awesome package! You are the best!

Monday, July 4, 2016

Life in the Field: Walking Hills

This week was pretty good. A lot of work and a lot of work and a lot of walking... LOTS OF WALKING! UP HILLS! My legs are going to be beast, and I'm dropping more weight... life in the mission.....dem hills, searching for houses.... one day, we walked two miles straight up hill.... my legs were so shot after that.... it was sooo steep! We spent that whole day basically walking... trying to find people in the lists... 

We had a zone activity today, which was sweet. We played football, and ultimate Frisbee. I was a captain in the Frisbee game. We picked teams, and I picked straight Americans.... no one plays Frisbee here in Mexico, so I knew that I didn't need the fastest people to win, just people who know how to play Frisbee. My team destroyed the other team! Hahahaha! AMERICA! Afterwards, we ate carne asada, and chorizo. It was amazing! It was basically a BBQ, but Mexican style, perfect for July 4th!

One day this week we ate hamburgers and it made me miss American hamburgers. We have MacDonalds and Carls Jr here, but its not the same. Elder Timpson and I started to remember American food and California burritos. Oh American food. How I miss you.... 

We also did divisions this week. We bought some Dominos pizza with cheese filled crust. It was pretty good, but not the best. It was fun being with Elder Ramon. He is going to end his mission in October. We got here the same day!

THIS FRIDAY...... BaPtIsM BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOOOOO we are going to baptize Paola! Pray for her like crazy!!!!!!!! :)