Tuesday, August 19, 2014

So this week we had two baptisms! It was awesome because it was a father and a son :) and the dad is going to baptize the other son this Saturday, woohoo! It was such a great experience, and the ward was great! There were a boatload of people! I couldn`t even see the baptizm because all the little kids were pushing up towards the front! haha! It was wonderful though. Tomas is the dad and Edgar is the 18 year old boy. There are such an amazing family that is ready to make life changing decisions. Edgar was never one to say much, but afterwards he shared his testimony of how he knew that he had just taken a life changing step in his life and that he felt really good about it. I can`t wait to see him and Helen (she`s his wife--theyre a really young couple) get sealed in the temple! Helen will be getting baptized in two weeks :)

Yesterday we were making soup and my companion really wanted eggs but we didnt have any so we thought we should ask the neighbors...but we didnt know if we should because what if that wasn`t a thing in Mexico? So she sent me over and I was like ¨Hi...my friend and I are making food and we realized we don`t have any eggs...could we borrow two? and they awkwardly gave me a carton with two eggs in it through the window haha! They didn`t even open the door!

I also bought a mini Mexican sombrero today, I love Mexico, haha! The house situation is interesting because there is a bunch of water damage under the floors and in the bathroom but I guess it`s whatever lol the owner of the house knows about it, it just smells like a lake whenever we`re at home.

I hope everyone is doing awesome back at home and that everyone`s pumped about going back to school!

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

This week we ran into a bunch of interesting people....apparently we contacted some witches..that was scary, but it´s all good because they didnt do anything to us, but there were asking us a bunch of really odd questions....

We also went to a graveyard to look for a family that was in our area file ....they live behind the graveyard but it was really interesting asking the people that worked there for this family...I´m pretty sure they thought we were crazy...but we eventually found this house in the back of the woods...but they werent home! We´ll have to go check it out again sometime, apparently the kids are awesome and they went to church once!

We went to this lesson and at the end sometimes we kneel down to pray with the family and the night before I told my companion that I actually really wanted to kneel down with them...and when we did it...a cockroach feel from the wall of the family´s house in the exact spot where my companion was sitting...haha! She definitely thanked me afterwards lol

We´ve actually contacted a bunch of people that really needed us this week...there have been a lot of deaths of family members and a lot of unfaithful people in the marriages in our area and we´ve been able to help and comfort a lot of these people and I´m so grateful I have the opportunity to be here and to help, even if it´s just a little that I can contribute.

This week was really hard because we still don´t know our area and we live outside or our area....everyday we have to take two buses to get to and from the area that we teach in...it´s a little frustrating, but I don´t let it bother me too much, it´s just the way things are right now.

Congrats on your marriage Brittany and Matt! You guys look great and I wish you the best!

Monday, August 4, 2014

I´m in a new area everybody! I got a call Friday night at 10:40 and they told me to pack my bags because I was going to Morelos, Cuernavaca--I was at the bus station at 7:30am the next day and I came to my new area! I´m in an area that´s called,¨Pradera¨ and there are definitely some interesting things about the situation...first of all...we don´t live in our area! We have to take 2 buses to get to our apartment from our area (but I´m pretty sure it´s for safety reasons), and our house only has water from 8pm to 10pm....We´re showering with buckets again

(I taught my companion how to do it lol she has 6 months in the mission and she´s always had hot running area in her areas...ha! The mission never has hot water and the majority of the time there´s not water lol--but I´m totally use to it by now, I offically have 9 months in the mission!)

We´ve got to do a hefty cleaning on the house because the other people left it pretty bad...but it´s okay,everyday is another day in the mission, which is offically the biggest adventure of my life.

Yesterday I stepped in a huge pile of doggie poops...my new companion is from Vegas, she seems pretty cool, and I offically weighted myself and I´ve lost a decent amount of weight!

I love serving a mission, it´s actually pretty stressful, but it has it´s spiritual moments too..today our district leader taught us what it was to have perfect faith and that faith requires action. We made plans to make our area even better and we are going to work really hard this next week to see if we can find our way around (we´re both new to the area and it´s pretty big...but we made it to church on Sunday so that´s a start!) I finished reading the book of mormon too! The 65 day challenge ended today and I´m actually surprised I finished on time, haha! Miracles are real!

I love you guys!