Good-bye to the office!

Monday, February 27, 2012

This week was good. It was great! Carlos and Elisa were baptised and it went great, except for Lola, the wife of Carlos, couldn't get off work early enough and didn't show up at his baptism. But he was determined to be baptised. I really do love them! Yesterday they were confirmed and it was such a great day. I knew I was leaving the ward so I said goodbye to everyone. I only had 6 weeks in this ward but hands down one of my favorite wards that I have been in. Oh ya, I got my changes and I am returning to TEPIC!!!!!!!! I am way excited! I do love the state of Nayarit! I will be one of the zone leaders up there and I am stoked! I am way excited to work! I have learned so much in my time here and I am way excited to head back to the land of the lamanites. Well this means you need to write me before Monday because I will be writing you Monday in the morning from now on. Love you all! I know the Book of Mormon is true and I know it has THE FULLNESS OF THE GOSPEL!!!! 

Carlos and Lola got married!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Well we have good news and bad news about Carlos and Lola. The good news is Lola was baptised but Carlos had some problemitas. But don't worry, he is getting baptised this Saturday. They got married last Saturday! We went to the office place to plan it and everything, with all their papers, birth certificates and stuff, and everyone was giving us the worst looks ever. Half way through the process I realized that everyone there thought that Elder Lopez and I were getting married. I love my companion and everything but I don't think I was ready for that kind of commitment. But everything worked out in the end and Carlos and Lola were married. It was great. President made my changes this week. I was about to go to the only area in the mission that has SNOW!!!!!!! But it wasn't where I was suppose to go. But I still have a week left here in Primavera and I will work hard and focus on this week. 
The baptism of Lola!


Friday, February 17, 2012

Well Carlos and Lola didn't get married so they couldn't get baptised. You have no idea how hard it is to marry a couple in Jalisco. Everyone tells us we should go to another state to marry them so we don't have to deal with the registro civil here. We were stuck in registro civil from 9am to almost 300pm. We battled and battled but they are getting married and getting baptised this week. They are awesome! I really do love them so much. They want to be baptised but they have their sights stuck on the temple. Baptism is only a little stepping stone. Elisa the wife of Roshon is progressing so well. She is going to be baptised this Sunday with Carlos and Lola. She is having a lot of problems in her life right now and I know she needs the Holy Ghost more than anything right now. President is making my changes. I'm mos defs leaving the offices, but the change doesn't end for 2 weeks so I will be focusing on baptizing these two weeks. I love my companion! We are working way hard! I wrestle with him a lot. In the offices we have a luchathon, but one of the assistants is a pretty big guy. He gives me a run for my money but I can still beat him sometimes. I hope you are enjoying Star Wars episode 1 3D. The past couple of weeks I have bought my cereal according to the free starwars stuff I can get. We had our zone conference this week and it was a great experience! I learned a ton. We are trying to focus on working with members more. I love the mish.

My bus was hijacked!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Baptism of Hermana Ana

Well we had a fantastic week. I love this ward! It is the greatest! We worked way hard and we found a family of 5 that accepted to be baptised. We are putting a goal for them for the 25th of this month! Hermana Ana got baptised Saturday! It was such a special experience for her! The water was sooooooo cold, because the water heater doesn't work, but it still worked out. The enemy tries so hard to ruin baptisms but he did not win!!!! We had so many problems but it all worked out so awesome in the end. She already has visiting teachers and the Bishop gave her a triple combo, a bible, and a hymn book after her baptism! I have never seen or heard of that before but I was so grateful for the support of the ward. I won't forget how happy she looked after she was confirmed. That is the best part of a baptism. After the baptism on the bus ride home, a strange man with a machete and giant tree clippers got on the bus. The bus hit a speed bump and he totally fell down, he laid there for a while but then got up and put on a ski mask and told the bus driver to go somewhere. Before we knew it everyone on the bus slowly moved behind my companion, Elder Hall, Elder Magaña and I. The wall of missionaries! To be honest, I didn't know where we were, but we got off pretty close to the house. And when we left, pretty much the whole bus left with us. It was pretty crazy but I know that we are protected. Carlos and Lola are set to get baptised this week. They are getting married Saturday night and getting baptised in the morning before sacrament meeting. They have made a ton of friends in the ward and feel right at home. I had a very interesting experience Sunday. So like 9 days ago, a man contacted us in English, his name was Roshon. It turns out he is a inactive member and he doesn't speak Spanish. He is from Sri Lanka, an island close to India! He can speak English alright. Oh ya and a little over a month ago he got married to a Mexican women. He invited us to his house and it turns out his wife is real nice. We had a lesson with her and it turns out she is going through some real tough times. We taught the power and importance of prayer and it made the biggest impact on her life! They came to church yesterday and she loved it! He doesn't speak Spanish so I translated the meeting into English, and gospel principles, and priesthood. It was a cool experience. His wife Elisa has accepted baptism and we are preparing her for the 18th. I love my companion, we have so much fun everyday! This is his second area and he loves it here. I do too! I have been feeling the spirit stronger than ever before in the mission. I love you all.

I am alive, alright!

Friday, February 3, 2012

Hey sorry I haven't written for a while. We had changes! Elder Moguel left the offices and I am here again! Yup, I didn't see that coming, but its alright. I am getting white washed into another area again this change. I am starting to get use to that. I have a new comp ELDER LOPEZ!!!!! He is from Mexico city and is awesome! We are working way hard together. Our new ward is great! It was the first time in my mission since my first area where I have seen the building full of members! We have a lot of support from them and they are starting to throw some references our way. We have some real great people we are teaching right now. We found a young couple named Carlos and Lola in the dropped investigator binder and we are teaching them. They aren't married but we brought with us to our lesson a counselor from the mtc in Mexico who is in our ward and his fiancé. It was incredible! They were the ultimate example of a future perfect marriage. Carlos and Lola have  date to get married the 11th of February and to get baptized Sunday, the next morning before church. I am pretty excited! We found a couple of other dropped investigators that are progressing real well. Hermana Ana is the best! She has a testimony of the church and wants to get baptised but the problem is she works on Sundays. She also is the biggest fan of Phantom of the Opera. We are praying that she can find a job that she doesn't have to work Sundays. She is 22 years old and a single mother and is soooooo humble! She is doing all she can to support her kid. But she changed her shift so she didn't have to start work til 12 and so we went to the ward that has church at 8. She loved it! And actually we did too. I am not going to lie, I wasn't too excited about 6 hours of church every Sunday for a while, but it was great except for when we were in the other ward the gospel principles teacher didn't show up so I had to give the lesson to a ward where I didn't know anyone. But everything went good. My comp and I are working way hard, and we are having a ton of fun. The food in this ward is wonderful! I have never had such variety of such marvelous food before! My diet out side of the food with the hermanas consists of cereal and quesadillas. I am having a great time. I love you all!