Monday, July 27, 2015

A great week! Sort of.

hey! another week in this transfer, one more left! this week was a little bit interesting for a reason. tuesday with our district meeting was fun, everything was normal. district meeting, then we went back to work for the day.

Wednesday is when it happened. i got dehydrated again, my head hurt like crazy and my stomach was hurting a lot as well. I tried to work for most of the day that day, but at around 7 i couldn't focus and then I decided to tell my companion that maybe I should call it a day. The whole day he was asking me if i was okay, I tried to keep pushing forward, but sometimes you have to call it quits in order to preserve your health, for lack of simpler words.

So what happened these past couple of days was pure resting, I stayed in the house for thursdayfriday, and saturdayOn thursday, a member stayed with me for most of the day as my companion worked with another member. On friday I stayed at a member's house for the entire day, that was great.  On saturday, another elder from a trio companionship came and we did divisions between us 3 and another member. He stayed with me in the morning, then after lunch we changed and the member stayed with me, up until 5, then we all went to help clean the chapel.

On sunday, it was interesting. I went to church, and we had meetings the entire day. After lunch, we went to the chapel for a meeting with all the district leaders, then after that ended we went to a meeting with the ward leaders and after that we went home, so I wasn't under the sun for too much on sunday

this week I wasn't able to work much, and that made me sad a little bit, but now I'm feeling better and I'm ready to get back to work this coming week. Yay! i'm now starting to realize that I need water a LOT.

Also, this week I said goodbye to some elders and a sister missionary that are leaving after this week. They've finally finished their missions and they're going home.

That's everything for this week, nothing too exciting I guess, I hope I have something great next week!

Love you!
Elder Morrison

Oh! I forgot about today! Today my companion had to go to Guaymas again, so I stayed here with another elder, whose companion also went to guaymas.

We didn't do much, we studied for a little bit, we ate some pizza and watched some church movies until our companions came back. i was studying and I saw some glasses of the elder's companion, I decided to try them on and study with them. it was weird, as I wore them everything was fine, and I take them off....and everything's blurry for like 3 seconds. It was like my eyes got used to the glasses then they had to get used to normal vision, I thought it was cool.

also! I recieved personal revelation this week, concerning my journal. I now "write" in my journal by taking videos of myself, where i say what happened that day. It's so much easier than writing in an actual journal!!!

just thought it was something worth sharing, have a good week! Until next monday!

Elder Morrison

Monday, July 20, 2015

Hey another week of July finished! (with pictures!)

Hey another week of July finished! 2 more and we'll be done with July, time really is flying down here in hot Mexico. The heat is continuing to rise and I'm going to get the full blast pretty soon in August. Right now, I'm preparing myself by drinking tons of water haha.

Some good things happened this week, and some...not so good things happened as well. First thing that happened was good. I had the fun chance to go play football (soccer) with some other missionaries and some members, it was really fun! Mexicans sure love their soccer haha. It was extra fun getting fried under the Sonora sun, but it was worth it!

This last tuesday, I ate something that's called Ceviche, it's seafood with vegetables all in a tomato sauce. It's good, but we've been warned that it could make us sick. We ate ceviche with a member, there was 8 of us missionaries and we ate with the members that served us ceviche. Everybody else was fine, but not me. The next day I got sick, I also managed to get dehydrated. I felt so terrible. I had a fever of 104.1 and I had 0 energy and I looked terrible. So, I went to the hospital! Fun! They stuck a needle in me and injected me with something called Suero, which was a liquid that rehydrated me. This happened at like 8:00 at night and we got home at around 11:30. It was an amazing experience as you can tell. Lesson learned, drink water!!!!!

Something else worth mentioning this week was that I ate some amazing shrimp! 

I don't know why I find it amazing, but yeah. We ate with other members that are super amazing! They help us a ton in the missionary work, they give us rides to wherever we need to go and they join us in lessons as well. I love shrimp! I've been eating a lot of food that I've either never tried before or never heard of, that's something that I'm loving about the mission!

As for my investigators, they're coming along great. Some investigators that are really progressing well are Chuyita and Monica, they're so great! They're super friendly, they love going to church and they read the Book of Mormon every day and they're able to see the effects of the Gospel in their lives. I'm so certain that they're going to get baptized in a couple weeks, I know it! We actually tried to help them this last saturday with their tire. They have a truck with a flat tire and it really doesn't want to move. We tried with all our heart, might, mind and strength to change it, but the bolts didn't want to move at all. Oh well, we're going to figure something else.

We have other investigators, but we barely met them and we're still getting to know them. Fun thing! With our recent convert Ramón, we've taken him in as our "trainee", he's been accompanying us this week, to help him prepare himself for when he goes on his mission. It's like a mini-training. It's awesome!

There's some fun events upcoming this week, I don't really remember what they are, but I'll find out and tell you later!

Here's to another week!
Elder Morrison

I look like crap in one of these pictures because I was still recovering from getting dehydrated last wednesday :P

Monday, July 13, 2015

Weekly Letter: New Investigators!

This week, some cool things happened. We found two new people that we strongly believe are chosen to recieve the gospel! Their names are Chuyita and Monica. Chuyita is the mom and Monica is her 18 year old daughter. Chuyita has had some problems in the past that she was still dealing with when we met her. We invited her to an activity in the ward and that same night, all her problems were resolved! She had a house in another state in Mexico and she was having money problems with that house, that got fixed. She didn't have a job before, and during the activity she recieved a call and the person that called her asked her if she wanted a job! Don't tell me that's a coincedence! Church is true everybody, let's face it!

Also there was another activity this week, in another ward, we visited less active people there in that ward and a member accompanied us, it was fun! It was really interesting to visit with these people and understand why they stopped coming to church, and how we could help them.

Today was a ton of fun! We first had to do some yard work outside of our house. It looked like a forest in our patio! We recieved some compaints from the local neighbors and also the owner of the house (we pay rent), so today we decided to weed the entire front....yard thing. It wasn't too bad, it was hot and we sweated a lot, but we got it done :) now it looks nice...nicer than before I guess haha.

Not much happened this week, just working and enduring the heat. Pure 100 degrees and above, with a chance of rain this Thursday, not excited for that at all.

So yeah! Love you tons and I pray for you :)
Elder Morrison

Picture: Local member goes on mission

This week a young woman from the ward here just left on a mission! She went to Lima Peru South! She's really cool and she shared her testimony this sunday and it was awesome

Picture: My convert Ramón

Monday, July 6, 2015

Weekly Letter - Ramon gets baptized

Hey! Another week gone by super fast and in this next week, I'm going to complete 6 months in the mission! That's crazy! Time's going by so fast! It's really interesting because I feel like I haven't learned that much, but when I begin to teach and in the way I act, I really have learned a lot. It's interesting, I don't know how to explain it hahaha.

So this last saturday we had two baptisms! One of our investigators, Ramon, and an investigator of some sister missionaries, Perla. Ramon is 18 and Perla is....21 or 22. The baptism service was great! A lot of people came! Many missionaries, including my previous companion, came as well to support two new members of the church.

What's really amazing about our investigator, now recent convert, Ramon is that he wants to go on a mission! He was mentioning it to his mom and he mentions it to us some times, so we might bring him along on a few visits to 'train' him or something. It'll be tons of fun!

Also, this week 2 young men from this area left on their missions today! They were set apart last night and a lot of people came to that...event? Yeah. One young man is from our ward and the other man is from another ward called Tetabiate. They're both going to Veracruz, which is south-west from where I am. It was really nice to see them get set apart and support them in their decision to serve the Lord, just like I'm doing right now.

Today was super fun, first we went to go to the hospital. My companion is sick. He has some sort of infection in his stomach and it's been giving him problems for the majority of his mission, he's been in the field for about a year, and we decided today to check it out. He's gone previously, but the doctors didn't diagnose him with anything. This doctor that we went to gave him some prescriptions to help him deal with this stomach problem and next week we're going to return and do some tests with him to figure out why he has this problem. It sounds serious, but he's fine, he just has to go to the bathroom a lot.....too many times actually. He's already been given 2 or 3 blessings to help him improve in the past.

So that all happened this week, and here we are, just moving along, teaching and bringing people back to the fold of our Lord and Savior. Fun stuff!

Here's to another week!
With love,
Elder Morrison

P.S - They don't celebrate 4th of July here, go figure

P.S.S - Mom, I got your package. Thanks a ton!!!!!