Hey Family! What's the new?
Well I really feel like this week I've done it all! A lot of experiences that I'll never forget for the eternities! hah
This week started out blah, but it turned great because on Monday we had a fun Monday night with JC and Prex with another family (Bautista) we had a family night. Well the hmna did the message and talked about a lot of doctrina that left our investigators wondering with a lot of questions we had a good explaining after. Umm we ate Hotdogs and browines buen rico!! haha!
Then on Tuesday started out the same ol same ol but ended up with an experience I'll never forget. THat morning I remembered an experience that I had when I was in the MTC ( I remember like it was yesterday) I was sitting at my desk, thinking about Mexico and what it was going to be like. I got a little preoccupied about how I would teach tithing to the poor people. Well a few months passed by and here I was getting ready to go and do just that, I was in that moment I thought about. That morning we were going teach Prex and JC about diezmo (tithing) in the small plywood walls, tin roof, dirt floors of their home... and in the middle of my words I remembered that moment I had at my desk in the MTC. I felt my worries come back. But I was comforted again when Juan Carlos accepted the law of tithing and accepted to do everything possible to follow the commandment.
(Jonny and Carla drew batman on my hands)
Wedding Wednesday! da da na na da na na( wedding theme song) haha Yeah the time came to marry Juan Carlos and Prex. It's was funny because the Prex (the wife) was always joking about taking the kids and running away and JC would wake up solo in the morning. It was like something from Run Away bride. no se. It turned out to be a beautiful day. The niños cleaned up and so did JC, he shaved and was looking slick. Its funny it really wasn't a wedding just signing papers and having the witness present and that was about it. Haha I kinda made it a big deal in the office of the judge when they finished. I started to chant besa besa besa (well I regret it now) they didn't hold back on the kiss!!! It was an awesome day. We were thanked a thousand times over about helping them get married.
On Thursday: Elder V and I were struggling to see eye to eye. So I decided to not talk with him for the rest of the day. Well that lasted until the comida. ha! I learned it's better to be the first one to say sorry then wait for a sorry, or not. Well mid day we went to go see the family of Izedro and Veatriz (recent conversos) It was a while since we were able to talk with them last, so when we arrived the house was dark. Thinking that no one was home, but it turns out that they were but just ( Juan the dad) had lost his job and wasn't able to pay the bill, ni the hospital bill for their baby. It was actually a pretty bad situation. They were pretty gloomy sitting in the candle light glow. Well instead of starting in to some lesson I tried to say a few jokes. It took me awhile to finish it because I was translating it in my head. but no one laughed. Elder V caught my drift. And we started telling jokes and laughing and then everyone joined in. The mom and dad took turns telling stories and jokes and laughing. I feel like for the little moment they forgot about their situation. It was awesome! We left with a message and smile on their faces. (the family went by themselves to church) CHOSEN!!
Well Friday was a sad day because our 36 year old bachelor investigator decided to take the low road of drugs and cerveza than the higher road of the gospel. It was a hard day and you're always left asking if there was more you could've of done. Finished the day with not too much succes.
Saturday Elder V hit his 6 months left mark and we had a good day of making sure our investigators will be able to go to church the next day.
Sunday was a day of a lot of events! I had a baptism and a new comp and lost my camera all in a one day!!
Fast Sunday is always a good Sunday! Everything went well we had Investigator in church. Prex and JC were pumped for their baptism. Well the time came for baptism and we were a little late. So we were in a rush to get there and finally got to the stake center and payed the taxi and rushed in. When I was all dressed I went to go get my camera to take pics for the babtism. Well it wasn't there! (worst feeling ever, next to rejection) Well we called the taxi center and they said the guy checked and couldn't find the camera. I was heart broken. Luckily I backed up the photos but not of the boda. It was horrible. Well we pressed on and the baptism went great... one of the most peaceful baptisms yet!! wahoo...
(baptism de Juan Carlos and Prez family)
Well in the night we looked for the camera couldn't find anything in the street. Today we went and found the taxi driver that I took. He said No I checked every where. Well I asked if I could look and I Found It! under the Seat BEST FEELING EVER!! (mom's words in my head: Check your pockets every time you take a taxi)
Well I got word of a new Comp Elder Salaya (dad would say saliva) I'm going to miss Elder V. He was a good comp, reminds me of an action figure missionary. He had his catch phrases and would say stuff like "today feels different" or "a la goma" or "soy el rey del mar tiburon" haha and walking he would always be fake blowing stuff up. I'll miss the guy!
Well i'm doing great- excited for the new cambio here In Martinez! Hechamos fuego! haha I love you all! It sounds like Laur is really taking the Highschool life and running with it! that's great!! Wade It sounds like you're killing it in all the things that I was never good at. River: Don't forget your Valentine crush here in mexico (his name is pedro and he is 7 years and already has mustache) haha Kallers don't worry I still have a little boy belly too. Quinny I have a love hate relationship with school too. Love right now because it doesn't get better. Canny, Go Patriots! haaha. I can see you becoming the next Tom Brady! Ro I love you dude, your first words should be coca!
Mom and Dad I'm gaining more and more respect for you guys each day and realizing how much of trouble I was for you!
Sitting happy here in Mexíco