Monday, December 12, 2011

We have had a lot of changes this week. Well more like today, in the past couple hours. We had a giant activity in downtown and we got together the two missions - Guadalajara, and Guadalajara east. We set up tents in the middle of these giant round about things(it kinda reminded me when I slept in the round abouts with my buddies), but it was day this time. And we got all the stakes from the city together and had the members contact people and bring them to us where we had little presentations and taught them a little bit. We cleaned out our storage room in the office and gave away all of the old stuff and all the vhs videos (we had a ton). Then if they were interested in having missionaries pass by in their house they wrote down their directions. It was actually way cool! A lot of members showed up and we had a ton of success. One area in the city received over 100 referrals!!!! The president said that has never happened in history. 100 referrals in between 1 companionship!!! Well that's were the changes come in. The President closed our area. His wife said because the members weren't doing their part. But I really love them and I am going to miss them a lot. So Elder Moguel and I are now in an area called union. It has been closed for a while and we are going to open it, well kind of. The area that had the 100 referrals is going to merge with this area and we are going to work reeeeaaal hard together to make sure all of the 100 referrals get baptized. So it will be a huuuuuge area with no borders between us!!! It is going to be quite the adventure and the truth is that I am super excited! We don't have food with any members this week so we are going to eat in the street  on the presidents tab! I am very happy about it. I am going to push my body to the limit! I haven't been sick for a while, knock on wood. Life is good here in the office. I can see miracles everyday and it is awesome! I love being a missionary. I am so grateful for this opportunity I have to spend Christmas here in Mexico. I will mos defs miss my family but I still will have a good time. I won't have to wait 4 hours  until we take a picture to open my presents, hahaha just joking. I loved every minute of those 4 hour mornings of waiting. Hermano Octavio is doing great! I am so grateful for the opportunity to watch him grow spiritually. He is preparing for the Melchizedek priesthood right now. I am so happy for him. I am praying that he can find a wife. That guy needs to get married. Well I love you all. I am very happy where I am, even though I don't know where I am going tomorrow. I will have fun with it and I know if we have the spirit we will see a lot of miracles. 

Christmas Time!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Great week. We had a service project with our zone in a little town called Estipac. We got the whole zone together and headed down there to clean a road. The President's wife gave me a sweater which I am very grateful for because it is starting to get cold in the mornings, and driving in a truck bed in the morning is freezing but I stayed warm. We got to Estipac and cleaned the biggest road in the city. We all had santa hats on and we all were caroling while sweeping. We also gathered a bunch of unwanted clothes, books, and toys and invited everyone that drove down the road -we stopped their car or tractor to invite them to the church to get free stuff. It had an awesome turn out. A lot of people went and we gave tours of the church before they could grab stuff. I hope that they got some awesome investigators from that activity. Yesterday was a great Sunday, I am very grateful for yesterday. Hermano Octavio blessed the sacrament while I passed it, He also brought his little brother to church. He is 18 and a little shy but he wants to learn more about the church. We have an appointment with him this week which I am super excited about. Also Hermana Alondra was confirmed. She didn't get confirmed last week because we had stake conference but it was an awesome experience. She asked me to help with her confirmation and I was very grateful for that opportunity. We are trying to get the ward more involved in the missionary work. We are having activities almost every week to try to gain confidence in the members and to get referencias. Like this week we have a ward bring a friend to a movie night and I am very excited for it. I love Christmas! I listen to Christmas music in the offices all day long. I taught my companion the English part of ´´Feliz Navidad´´ oh and ´´Jingle Bells´´  and we sing a lot. I sure hope Santa Finds me in Mexico! I have been a good boy!!! Well its cambios right now and Elder Moguel and I are together for another change. and I have a presentation to give tomorrow. We picked up the new elders this morning which was cool. One from Chili, one from Uruguay, and one from Salvador. They have some crazy accents!!! Well I am going to sleep.