Today was a pretty normal day. Elder M stayed with us until the afternoon. We cut each other’s hair, except for my comp who tried to cut his own hair. It didn’t turn out so well. We also got our food for the week and emailed home like usual. Nothing much happened today. Nobody was home or wanted to be taught. We just contacted. That was our day…boring. Though I did call the branch president to ask him who he would like us to visit. We had a pretty good talk, but I learned that you really should work with your leaders. Pres. is a little different, but he is super cool and the branch needs a person like him. I wished that he lived locally in Tamazula because that would really help the branch.
September 5, 2017
Today we spent all morning walking and looking for people in Colonia who we don’t know very well. We didn’t find anyone. We ate lunch at a member’s house which was awesome as usual. Her son showed me his video game collection. It is more impressive than mine and was a pure distraction. After we went to teach J. a lesson that went as usual. It is very hard to understand anything that he says due to a defect of his mouth. but he is sincere ands a baptismal date set for the 16th. Then in the afternoon we were rejected by one of our investigators. We stopped by some less active members and shared lessons with them. That’s pretty much it.
September 6, 2017
Today was a hard day. Me and my companion are starting to argue over little things. They are not heated arguments, but just things that cause enough frustration to drive the spirit away. It really comes down to me having more patience, love, and humility. Elder F contacted an old lade in the morning and he really wanted to share the entire restoration story with her, but she kept cutting her off. She kept talking about her nice neighbor, her husband, her old tortilleria, and how much more handsome I was than my companion…haha. Oh man, it was funny. We contacted all morning and then ate at Celinas restaurant. After that, we had our studies and looked for more people. Elder F. talked me into letting him buy huorachas, well he didn’t talk me into it. I just got sick of him constantly mentioning them. Then we taught a couple of kids who are going to be baptized on the 16th as well. We had another short lesson in the evening with a couple who I don’t think will followup with anything we ask them to do.
September 11, 2017
Not much to say about this week, things are going well and we are working hard. Well as hard as we can, Elder F. still has a lot of pain, but we are going to see the doctor tomorrow to see how he’s doing in his recovery. This Saturday we should have 3 baptisms!!! and we are going to have a branch activity for Mexican Independence Day after! It should be pretty fun. The next week is district conference and the week after that is General Conference, so we´ve planned to have a few others be baptized on the 7th of October. Work is going well here, but reactivation is a little difficult. The nice thing is that the Lord wants us to do the work he gives us, so he will provide the way to do it. We just have to be diligent. D&C says "be not weary in well doing, for behold ye are laying a foundation to a great work.
I don’t have much to say about our week, All we’ve been hearing about are earthquakes and different hurricanes. Everyone here is talking about the end of the world hahahahaha. I can’t count how many Mexicans have asked me about what the book of Revelations means, they’re afraid of it. Well it is called apoclipsis in Spanish.
|Toe still hurts!|
|The hills we walk|