Monday, March 30, 2015

Okay well...I have 6 weeks left and I`ve been sent to open a new area that is literally one area over from my last area!! haha! I`m with Hermana Cortez, she`s from San Diego and we`re gonna work super hard here in the area. I can`t wait to see the miracles that are waiting for us.

Oh and we had 3 baptizms!! Woohoo!!! Their names are Reina, Delia and Luis. It`s a family of 3 that just get baptized and confirmed last week and I`m so happy for them. They`ve been coming to church and going to the activities for over a year now and it was totally their time.

On Thursday night I went to be with the sisters from another area here in Iguala and they`re so nice. We got along great! Today about 3 hours ago we went to the bus station to pick up my new companion and I told her ¨sooo...have you ever opened an area before?¨ and she didn`t know that we`d be opening an area! haha! Isn`t that crazy!

The heat is still going strong. I saw Sister Durham from the last time on Thursday too! She`s going to be a sister training leader in Cuernavaca. She`ll be great!

I love you all!!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Wow...ok SO MANY THINGS HAVE HAPPENED. First off....Elder Clayton and Elder Piper came to Mexico to have a special conference with us. They were accompanied by their wives and also Elder Miron was here (area president) and it was awesome. I´ve never felt that spirit so strongly and it was such a special experience. Afterwards we went to eat tacos al pastor...and that was delicious. I love the food here in Mexico, it seriously is a big perk of being here in Mexico. Although I will admit that I´ve probably gotten a little rounder than I was when I first came here lol But it has totally been worth it.

My companion, Hermana Silva will be going home in 2 weeks and she has been ready to go for like a month lol It´s been a little distracting considering that I´ll be leaving right after her in 8 weeks but that´s okay, I´m trying my best to stay focused and on track here in the mission. I wonder who my new companion will be! It´s sort of weird thinking that after the mission is over I´ll be back in the real world again and I´ll have to work and go to school...and later eventually have a family of my own. Wow. All of this is becoming a little bit more real as the weeks pass by. But in the mean time, my companion and I have been trying to go on as many splits as possible with the Sisters in our Ward because we´ve got to get the most out of this time that we´re here together and we both know the area.

We should be having a baptizm here in 2 weeks. Her name is Reina and hopefully her son, Luis and her daughter Delia will be taking this grand step of being baptized together on the 28th. Please pray for them! They´re amazing. They´ve known the church forever and the crazy thing is that they got so used to the ward (without being in the limits of the ward) that they actually moved into the ward boundaries to be a part of the ward where all their friends are!) Isn´t that crazy? We told them oringinally that they could come, that they could even be baptized, but it´s better to be baptized in their own ward (according to the ward limits) so that they´ll be able to have a calling and progress spiritually. It´s been a rollercoaster, but I really hope that they´ll be able to take this important step, everyone together. They´re amazing and they all have a lot of faith. I love them all.

The weather here has been sort of weird, but I´m okay with it because I love the rain and it´s been raining here. In April and May is when Iguala really gets hot, so we´ll just have to see. I´m pretty sure I´ll be coming back brown.

Oh! Okay so this is pretty funny...but we have a less active olderly couple in our ward and the man is sort of deaf so whenever we talk to him we have to yell and it´s sort of funny because he also has a parrot....and whenever we try to speak loudly the parrot starts to yell too and it´s usually crazy whenever we go over there, but they´re a great couple.

The members here in Iguala are awesome too, one of my favorites is Estella...she´s 55ish and we probably go over to eat at her house 2 times a week. She took us out today to see the biggest flag in the world! And it´s here in Iguala! The Mexican flag was also made here in Iguala! isnt that crazy? A small like town and it has the world´s biggest flag!

I love you all and I can´t wait to see all of your smiling faces! :)

Monday, March 2, 2015

First off, my sister got her license everybody! WOOHOO!!! That`s awesome. She`ll totally be driving me everywhere because my license has long expired...I`ll have to renew that 10 weeks...WHAT? I can`t believe it! My companion is going home in 4 weeks and it`s definitely crazy and a little bit unbelievable but I think she`s ready lol she`s already packed.

Anyways...WE HAD A BAPTIZM! woohoo!! His name is Emmanual and he`s AWESOME. He`s 17 and definitely one of the kindest most sincere people I`ve ever met. His friend Aaron baptized him and it`s cool because Emmanuel is one of Aaron`s classmates and so one day he was just taking about the church and well know he`s a member! And he has a calling too! Emmanuel is now the secretary of the Priests! :) It was pretty funny because the confirmation always is on Sunday and he wasn`t there on time! There was another lady who the elders taught that went up to get confirmed and I was a little bit scared, sitting in the back waiting and praying for Emmanuel to show up, but right when I thought he wasn`t going to come in time, bam! He shows up right on time and he just walks straight up to the stand. lol Way to show up a la mera hora! geesh! haha! Kids these days.

Carlos did not get baptized and it was pretty sad because we worked all week with him. But he still doesn`t feel that Joseph Smith was a prophet even though we did everything that we could have possibly thought of. I didn`t see him at church yesterday either so I think he might need a break, but we hope to see him soon again.

On Sunday before church we were walking down a street and some little girls start calling up over to talk to there mom...and we`ve been to visit the family before, but they never wanted to go to church, but the brother of the mom (the girl`s uncle) had died and it was an open casket and they asked us to sing because they had a lot of family over...we sang ¨God be with you `til we meet again¨ and it was sad because this family really didn`t believe that they would ever see their brother again...but we shared a little bit about the plan of salvation and I really hope that the family goes to church this next week.

Yesterday during the 3rd hour (relief society) I actually really had a good time! It was probably the first time that I really was super interesting and learned a lot. We talked about the importance of having family home evening and some fun activities that we can do. I can`t wait to have family home evening at home with my own family.

On Sunday Elder Clayton is coming to visit us in our stake center and next monday I`ll be at a mission conference so I won`t have time to write but I think I`ll be allowed to write on Tuesday so I hope everyone has a great week!!

Oh...and this picture with the coke is sort of sad...but I thought it was funny! One of the guys at church just have it to us! 3 liters of coke! haha! it was awesome. It`s still in the fridge and I´m not quite sure how long it`ll be there for lol probably for the month of March lol gottagetthatcoke.