Wednesday, November 23, 2016
This week was cold. I don´t know really how cold it was, but it seems colder when you have cement floors and walls. Problems always come up in anything that you do. We have a few investigators that were progressing really well, but they don´t want to get married now. (happens a lot in Mexico, don´t like commitments.) a lot of leaders would say, "You need to baptize them in November! You put them as the goal for November!" Hold your horses! They are not prepared. They will get baptized when they are ready. That is my council for this week: Get things ready, then go. The pioneers had a lot of problems because they weren't ready to go. Get ready, set, GO!
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Official: They bought my flight.flying into john wayne.
ayayayay another cycle is gone. this cycle ends on christmas, so I downloaded a bunch of christmas music to listen to.
This week we were going to baptize the ramirez family, but we found out that they weren't married. people sometimes say, oh we've been married for 8 years. but really they mean, we've been living together for 8 years. so next week we are going to baptize them. we got connections in the government and we get marriages done in a week.
last week we had a stake conference. Elder Reyes of the Seventy spoke and one of the things that stuck with me was, What did you do about it? He talked about a sister that spoke to her friend, saying, "we have prophets and apostles today", and her friend asked, "and what have they told us recently?" uh... And so he told us, President Monson has spoken about the Word of Wisdom. so what did we do about that? did I just say, oh yep. I don't drink coffee, tea, alcohol, tobacco or drugs. We should better ask ourselves, how can I better follow the Word of Wisdom? it doesn't just include those five things. It also talks about meat, grains, all food. If the prophets are talking about something, then we need to apply it in our lives. (by the way, Coke isn't included in the word of wisdom, that's why they said that we should avoid fanatism. Caffine isn't the reason.)
I Hope you all have a great week. Happy Christmas!
I'm not going to send photos this week. because if I do, all my pictures will disappear from my camera. viruses...
Thursday, November 10, 2016
Hey. It's now Christmas. Thanksgiving doesn't exist here, so now it's Christmas. Just thought i would notify you all.
Things have been going good here. We're doing good without investigators and getting referrals from the ward members. Sorry, I don't have much time right now. Just want to say that I love you guys, keep working hard, and strengthen your testimony!
Oh, and I ate my first burrito here in the mission today. (I have eaten others but really, no. They don't qualify)
Thursday, November 3, 2016
We have been doing a lot of work with members and less actives, so we realized we don't have any investigators when the Ramirez family gets baptized. so we have to focus on getting new investigators. This week we went to Zocalo (the centre of Mexico City). There were a lot of people there since it's the Day of the Dead. We are going to change apartments tomorrow so that´ll be fun. Oh and we also helped dig a hole to put a cistern.
Love you guys!!!
I am a dwarf and I'm digging a hole. (pretty big dwarf eh?)
my attempt at ramen
Dia de los Muertos is pretty. (they are flower petals)
Zocalo is Mexico´s Time Square.
we went to go to the top of Torre latino. here we are at the bottom, because it was 90 pesos to go to the top.
every chance to teach is a good one!