July 12, 2014
Well I have 8 months in the mission, it is kinda crazy to think about, but it has been an awesome experience so far. The offices are still amazing! This week we did a ton of errands for President because it was a super busy week. We went to the airport twice, once to fix a green card and another time to take the Sellers home. We are officially moved in to our hotel. It is really, really nice-the nicest bed I have had in the whole mission, maid service which makes life great, and we have a free Continental breakfast!! Today for P-day we went to Zocalo which was awesome and I will attach a few pictures. We also ate at a super fancy restaurant with some members from the English ward. Next week we have plans to go to the aquarium and art museum, then the next week to the Chapultapec castle and zoo over there!! I love the offices!!!
My trainer here in the offices left this last Monday and headed out to Maravatio Michiocan. Although I love him a ton we didn’t work really hard out in the field while he was here, but Elder Christensen and I really have made a point to do all we need to do here in the offices, AND to work really, really hard out in the field because we only have a few hours everyday and our work is really paying off. I love my companion. He is from Burley ID and is the oldest of 7 kids. He is really kind, really funny, and a blast to be around. We both work really, really well together and it has been such an awesome time here in the offices with him, the APs and President.
I want to give you a quick update on our investigators and how they are progressing:
1. Brenda is a mom who is about 30-35 years old, she is really, really awesome and really wants to know about the church, study it well, and actually does all of our "homework" and really loves learning. She doesn't want to be baptized until she knows more (which is very strange in Mexico) but is really working hard to learn and do her own part. Her husband is not interested at all in the church but she has a kid who is 10 a kid who is 8 and one who is 7. The kids have gone to church and liked it and Brenda will be going to church tomorrow with her 3 kids for the second time.
2. Enrique and Andrea. Enrique is a less active that we have been working with and just found out that he lives with his girlfriend. His girlfriend is really catholic and says that "she doesn't want to change religions" but is interested in learning and is really supportive about going to church with Enrique. She will be going to church for the second time tomorrow and we will work on helping her.
3. Abby, Abby is from Puebla but works here as a maid. She lives here with the 2 other maids in the hose of here boss. She is awesome and was a reference from Temple Square because she has member family members. She has a date to be baptized the 10th of August and the biggest problem right now is that she works every other Sunday and sometimes on Sunday when she doesn't work she goes to Puebla but we have plans for her to go for the first time tomorrow.
4. Jessica and Juan, Jessica and Juan are a family that we met last week and they are really really kind and a good family oriented family, they like taking family walks with there little 3 year old and doing things as a family. Juan isn’t super interested in the church but his wife is, she will be coming to church with us for the first time this Sunday and we are hoping to work with Juan through her.
We have more investigators than this but this are the ones that are progressing really well. Elder Christensen and I are working really, really hard and are seeing the fruits from our work. Our numbers apparently are the highest that President has seen in his year in the mission from the secretaries.
Just to end the email I would like to put in a quote that I really like. Working here in the offices we get to listen to talks from general authorities as we work. I have really fallen in love with the talk "Safety for the soul" by Elder Holland (You should look it up it is amazing!). Basically it is a talk about the Book of Mormon and there is a quote that I really like from it that says: "No wicked man could write such a book as this, and no good man would write it, unless it were true, and he was commanded by God to do so."
Well I love you all and hope you all have a great week! Be safe and don’t have too much fun without me! ;)