Monday, June 19, 2017

WEEK 43


Feliz día de Padre

Happy Father's Day!!! 

In priesthood this Sunday we talked about fathers since it was father's day, and they talked on how fathers should try to be like our Heavenly Father. After they asked us to say something that we are grateful for from our fathers. I just want to say that I am super grateful for the examples that I have had in my life. I am grateful for the work ethic that I have learned and to have dignity in my life. You Dad, have taught me more things than you can think of and probably more than I can think of but one thing that I like is that you taught me that if there is something to be done we do it and that it is possible . Even if it is something that's not as fun we need to man up and do it. I have noticed how that has helped me in my life and especially in my mission. Whether it is spiritual or earthly you have taught me the importance of being diligent. Can't thank you enough for that. You are truly a leader and I hope to have more of your traits as I go on in life. Super grateful for Grandpa also and you 2 have a lot of the same traits that I admire. And I miss the farm a lot hah. 

So this week has been pretty interesting. My new comp has 5 months in the mission and has only 6 weeks in this area so he doesn't know much of it either. But we are working hard. And fun fact is that my comp is 26 years old.  My whole area is a steep hill...ugh 

This week the stake had an activity of " a day in the mission" I had a 17 year old kid with me all day as a comp. It was pretty good. The kid only has 2 months as a member of the church so it was cool to talk to him. 

I am still district leader this change and still doing normal district leader things. 

We talked to a recent convert this week. she was baptized 2 weeks ago, and she is super cool. She said that she has felt a happiness that she has never felt in her whole life and how the best present that she could give someone is the gospel and the happiness it brings to lives of people. 

Other than that its been a normal week.. misss and love you guys a lot.. Remember to do the small things. Alma 37:6-7 
Siempre Sonreír :) 

Monday, June 12, 2017

WEEK 42


Changes!

So this has been a little more of an interesting week haha.
 
So this week was pretty good. We found some good and prepared people and then with one of the families that we teach we put a baptismal date for them. They really do want to change their life and they have felt the spirit in their lives. They are a family of 5 but one of the daughters is 7 so she can't yet .. she was a little bummed out haha. 

Soooooooooooo.... I'm moving out of my area of madero 2 ... we had transfers. So I'm staying in the zone of Cuautepec but I'm moved to the area of Pastora 2. The whole area is a hill so that will be fun. My new companion is Elder Velez. He is from Puerto Rico and has 4 months in his mission. He talks super different haha. 

I had to say bye to the members and investigators so that is always hard but I'm ready to work in this area to try to improve it. 

I love and miss you guys! 
Ether 12: 27 
Siempre Sonreír! ;) 

me riding a moped hah not really

 Elder Fleming and I with our kids .. " the people we train" 

we made coke floats 

SAYING BYE TO SOME INVESTIGATORS



SAYING BYE TO SOME MEMBERS



HOME GREETING FROM NEW COMPANION

NEW COMPANION...ELDER VELEZ


Monday, June 5, 2017

WEEK 41


Los Sentimientos Del Espíritu

Hola Familia!
 
So this week has been a pretty normal week. We had the Zone Conference this week. It was good. We talked about the gathering of Israel and how it is super important to share the gospel to others and to be apart of the gospel also. 
We received this reference from a recent convert that was baptized in a different area, her name is Fany. She is 22 and we has been going to church and we were finally able to talk with her this Sunday. I asked how she feels going to church. She said that she feels love and peace and more happy. In that moment I know that she has received a witness from the Holy Ghost that this is the Church of Jesus Christ and that it is the true Church. In that lesson I put a baptismal date for her. She will be baptized 24 of June. It is amazing to be able to see the changes in peoples lives as they live in accordance with the gospel. She is such a happy person and I know it is because she has made these changes in her life. 

Today we went to Chili's and for a moment I felt like I was in the US haha I ate some good ribs. But we went outside and realized that this is Mexico haha. 

That's good that they got the cows up to the la cebolla grande haha I wish that I could have been there for that . Makes me miss working.. especially with farming season. 

Miss and love you guys un buen.   
Mosiah 2 :41 
Siempre Sonreír :) 
A DRAWING ELDER FLEMING MADE
 A MARSH WE FOUND
 REMINDED ME OF HOME
US EATING AT CHILI'S
 HAD SOME RIBS.......YUM

 ZONE CONFERENCE




Monday, May 29, 2017

WEEK 40


Just another week in Mexico

So first thing first, we didn't have the baptism this week.... She broke her arm the day before so she was not able to be baptized. 

We worked hard this week and found a lot of new people to teach and my story is about the same as Colt's, that there are not a lot that are interested but we did find some good people this week. 

Not a lot has happened this week just the norm. We played basketball today as usual. It is pretty crazy how Quincie is engaged! that was a surprise. 

Alma 5:26 
If you have felt the spirit in your life and have received these blessings, can you feel it now? 
pretty deep scripture but I like it a lot, says that we always need to be doing the little things to maintain this light we have. 

Love and miss you guys 
Siepre Sonreír :) 

BASKETBALL.......Sorry I didn't send more :(

Monday, May 22, 2017

WEEK 39


9 months!

Hola Familia!! 

This has been a decent week. We are starting to find some good people to teach so that is always good. 
We are going to be having a baptism this week! Her name is Alondra and she is a daughter of an inactive family. They have been going to church for about a month straight now and they say that they are liking it. She is really excited to be baptized. 
We had stake conference this week and it was pretty good. They had some good talks about how we should share the gospel and that it is really a blessing that we have the restored church here on the earth. 
I contacted someone in English the other day. We were walking in the street and some person yelled " Hey hello my friend how are you" usually when people say that they are drunk haha but this guy seemed nice so I figured I'd go talk to him. He lives in Los Angeles and he is visiting his family in Mexico. He knew Spanish so I was talking in Spanish but he told me he wanted to speak in English with me. So I contacted him and told him about the church and that we could visit him another day. He didn't seem too interested but the family that he was with was interested so we got the address. It was my first time contacting in English.. so it was a little weird and I think it would've been easier in Spanish haha but it was a good experience. 

That is my week. Remember that I love and miss you guys. 
Siempre Sonreír!:) 
2 nephi 31 ... the whole chapter!! 
COOL GRAFITI

THE HORSES IN MEXICO CITY

ZOOM IN CLOSE......DO YOU SEE THE PIG SNOUT?



GRANDMA.....THIS IS HOW YOU MAKE AUTHENTIC CARNITAS...YOUR DOING IT WRONG...HAHAHA

MEZA FAMILY DINNER

TWINERS



Monday, May 15, 2017

WEEK 38 - MOTHER'S DAY


 Happy Mothers Day!

So really not much to talk about this week. But we are preparing the people for their baptismal dates. It is a cool thing to see how excited these people are to be baptized. I can tell that they are ready. 

We had divisions this week and that is always kinda fun to be able to see a new area even though they are about the same haha. 

We found this one taco place in our area and they have really good tacos! they have something called costras and they are the best. We eat there at least once a week. We contacted the taco guy also and we have been trying to have a lesson with him and his family but when we showed up they were busy so we helped them hang a tarp over their taco place. 

We played basketball this morning and as always I enjoyed that but we played at a stake center and I finally got to play on a wood court with nets on the baskets. 

It was super good that I was able to talk to you guys! From the sound of things you guys are doing good. I miss you guys and love you. 

Do the things that you should do and do the things of God and you will see the blessings pour into your lives. Mosiah 2:41 
SIEMPRE SONREÏR :) 
Siempre les amaré 
THOUGHT THIS SIGN WOULD MAKE YOU GIGGLE MOM

OUR B-BALL CREW FOR THE DAY

MOTHER'S DAY SKYPE CALL
MY VIEW OF THE FAM

MOM'S NOTE: LOOKS LIKE HIS SMILE IS ON CHECK!!!!



Monday, May 8, 2017

WEEK 37


 Hola

Hola Familia! 

So it has been a pretty normal week as usual. 
Something good this week is that we set 2 more baptism dates but one didn't come to church this Sunday so will we have to change it. We are starting to find some really good people but chances are is that I will not be here for their baptisms because I'll be done training. 
This week we visited a less active family and we found out that her daughter has not been baptized yet and that they wanted us to teach her. We have taught her a few times this week and now we have a baptism set for her. She really wants to be baptized we just need to activate her family. We taught the Sabbath day and they understood really well and the are encouraged to go to the church more.

Nothing else too exciting happened this week. Love and miss all you guys and I will see you next week!  2nd Nephi 10: 23-25 
Siempre Sonreír :) 

ELOTE....corn on the cob with mayo cheese chile and lime..YUM


ELDER FLORES IS GOING HOME FROM KNEE PROBLEMS SO I HAD TO GET A PIC WITH HIM.....AND YES MOM I BOUGHT NEW SHOES AFTER BBALL TODAY, THESE ARE GOING IN THE TRASH!