Monday, November 30, 2015
Hey everybody! So here's another week down, even though I wrote to you guys last Wednesday :) Some more interesting things are going on in our lives here in Mexico, so we're not bored just yet :)As many of you know, last Thursday was Thanksgiving. The answer is no, Mexicans don't normally celebrate Thanksgiving here....HOWEVER! We had the opportunity to have Thanksgiving dinner in the mission home, with the mission president and his family, our district, the president's assistants, and one of the missionary couples! So yeah, I celebrated Thanksgiving too! I really am grateful for that experience, the food was perfect and oh man, I was so full!
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Hey everybody! I luckily found time to write an actual email about this past week, unfortunately I didn't have time yesterday....This normally doesn't happen so no worries :)This week had a couple of interesting things for my companion and I, the thing most interesting was the fact that I spent my entire P-Day in another part of Mexico, not even in my mission area. So, what happens is that when we are in the mission for about a year, our visas are almost expired. So naturally we have to go renew them, and we do that in a consolate building in a place called Guaymas. It's in the state of Sonora, but north of my mission, it's part of the Mexico Hermosillo mission, I think. It's far away. We took a bus, around 24 or so missionaries, and we headed up north. It takes about 2 or 3 hours to arrive in Guaymas, and we left at around . We get there at 10:30ish, and we walk to the consolate building. This building is super small and one by one we started signing papers and giving finger prints. A few other missionaries and I didn't have visa pictures, which were required, so we had to go to a local photo place and take some pictures really fast. Everything worked out in the end, and when we were done, we went and ate lunch. There was McDonalds, Little Cesar's, Burger King, and Subway to choose from. I ate subway :) After lunch we went back to the bus station and we started our bus ride back to the mission. We got back at around 5. Then, my companion and I took a bus back to our area, and we got home at like . Normally, P-day ends at at we work for the rest of the day. So, you could say we lost our P-day. Good stuff.
This saturday, we went to a baptism! It wasn't any of our investigators that got baptized, it was of a sister companionship in my district. The new convert's named Chalo, he's a really cool guy actually, he's really nice and it's always nice to have a new member in the Church :)
Monday, November 23, 2015
Monday, November 16, 2015
Hey everybody! Another week down in November, it's actually starting to cool down now. It's actually a little bit cold in the mornings and at night. I love it! It's amazing, the heat is officially gone and 'winter' is now starting.This week was pretty good for us, a few good things, a few not as good things. However, we're still pushing through, we're happy with the progress that we've seen with our investigators and we've been finding new investigators every now and again :)
Monday, November 9, 2015
Hey everybody! I finished another week here in Villa Bonita, and this week I officially complete 10 months in the mission field! It feels like I'm still a new missionary, but it seems like I'm not a greenie anymore haha.This week was an interesting one, a lot of stuff happened that usually doesn't I guess you could say.
Monday, November 2, 2015
Hey everybody! October is over, and now moving on to November. It's really weird for me to think that this year is almost over! Also, this week I'm going to complete 10 months in the mission. I can't explain how weird it is to know that I've been in Mexico for 10 months already, it feels like it hasn't been that long!So, this week was the first week of this transfer, and wow what an interesting week it was! First, an elder in my district WAS going to train a new missionary in this transfer. However, there was a little problem.....this new missionary didn't come to the mission field. My elder friend, Elder Steele, was waiting and waiting in the chapel for his new trainee to arrive, but he never did! So, he stayed with us for about a day. We actually ended up spending the night in his house (we share the same area, so we live in the same area). The next day, Tuesday, he received a new companion, Elder Rojas, a mexican that has almost a year in the mission. They get along well, and I feel like they're going to be great companions.
1- The time we slept in Elder Steele's house (the elder who had no companion for a day), I slept on a spare mattress, with a blanket of the Virgin Mary. Don't Say Anything
2- Getting into the Halloween spirit!
3- My companion taking a selfie with a member's dog
4- Elder Rojas with his sweet new ride (not really his car)
1 - My companion and I eating dinner in an investigator's house
2 - This is a Virgin Mary sticker on a window above my desk
3 - This is what the sticker says: Little Virgin, Please send me a boyfriend.
4 - "Um....maybe they're not home"