Monday, July 25, 2016
Hello! I'm finishing yet another week in Sochiloa, and this week was very very different from any other week I've had so far. The heat is getting stronger and stronger still, and we've been getting some precipitation as well! There's plenty of heat, and a good number of rainstorms during the summer here in Obregon.
So, the reason why this week was so different was because what happened with my companion Elder Reid. In the beginning of the week, he went to Guaymas told renew his visa, so he could be legal still. He came back with a stomach full of pizza and candy, which for a missionary that walks at least a mile a day.....that's not good. He felt sick and tired shortly after he came home, but we thought it would pass the next day.
Tuesday comes, and we have our district meeting and everything is fine. After all that we go to a member's house because we wash our clothes there and we left them there from yesterday. When we got there, my companion looked like he was going to faint! He laid down and we bought him some Suero and we had to cut the day short there because my companion was suffering from the heat, he got dehydrated.
So, for most of the week he's been resting and working on getting better, yesterday we had to go to the hospital and they put him on an IV because he got dehydrated...again. But now, all is well and he's back to health....I hope...
Anyways, we're seeing good progress with some investigators and we're expecting a baptism in a couple weeks! Fingers crossed! This week we're going back to work and we'll see what we can do to find new investigators and do everything else we missionaries do :)
Here's to another week!!
Monday, July 18, 2016
Hey everyone! Passing through the first week of this transfer with my new comp Elder Reid! I'm getting to know him better and we're seeing good progress in our area Sochiloa!
We had quite an experience this last thursday, with our new mission president actually, President Myers. He joined us to an appointment with our investigator René. We came to the house, and we found René alone, his wife wasn't there. We were talking, President Myers was getting to know René...and WOOM! We get hit with rain showers and wind! Then, the light went out! We pulled out our phones with the neat little flashlight and we continued. Then René gets a call from his wife, Gabi, telling him to come pick her up because she doesn't want to drive in the rain. We all decided to go, so we all packed into President Myers's van and we went to go pick up Gabi. We arrived and René hopped off to go with his wife, and the rest of us went back to René's house. While we're on our way back, I get a call from the sister missionaries. Due to the rain, they were stuck in a little store, and they wanted a ride. SO! We went and picked them up, got lost a little, and then we dropped them off by a member's house. THEN! We went back to René's house and had a very powerful lesson. It was a crazy experience that none of us expected, but it all turned out for the better haha.
We also are receiving quite a few fruits from our labor, or rather, food from our labor. In that same night, René gave us some nice chipotle chicken with some rice to take home for dinner! Oh man, it was so good!!! Also, we visited a mom and her daughter this week too. A member talked to us about them and presented us to them and we had a lesson. The next day, or the day after, they call us and they invite us to eat lunch with them! Wow! I wasn't expecting that! I guess we made quite the impression for them to invite us over.
So, this last week was quite interesting, and we're going to see what we can do in this week to come while the days are getting hotter and hotter, and while we keep drinking more and more water each day haha.
Here's to another week!
Monday, July 11, 2016
Hey everyone! Finally done with yet another transfer in the mission, and it looks like I'm staying in Sochiloa for another month and a half! My companion left to another area, and I received a new companion. My new companion is..................a gringo! An elder from the United States! Woah! I received Elder Reid, from Virginia. He has 1 year in the mission field and he's a chill guy! This is the first time I met him, and we're going to rock Sochiloa! It's not often putting two white guys together in Mexico, but I guess it sometimes happens! This should be fun haha...
Also! This last week, we got to meet our new mission president! We had a special zone conference last week and we got to meet President and Sister Myers! They come from Ogden, Utah, and they introduced themselves and also talked about interesting things that we need to apply in the mission field. One of them is that we need to expand our "comfort zone" in order to achieve miracles. When we do that continually, our comfort zone expands, therefore we need to give an even bigger effort in order to achieve even greater miracles! It's a really cool concept and we'll see if it works!
The rest of the time we've been working hard to find new investigators, and continue working with our investigators with their baptismal dates. We're seeing good progress with two investigators, René and Gabriella, a young couple (René is a guy's name here). We're going to keep working with faith so we can get some baptisms!
That's what's going on in our area, let's hope for the best!
Until next week!
Monday, July 4, 2016
I haven't sent pictures in a while, sorry! Also, happy Independence Day!
1 - Our baptism, here's our good buddy Aaron
2 - There's a hidden dog in this tortilla...can you see it?
3 - Sunsets our pretty sweet here
4 - District Constitución, the guy with the grey-white pants is my companion
Hey everyone! Finishing another week in the mission, and wishing a nice farewell to the sister missionaries that were with me in the MTC, as they are finishing their missions while I'm just passing by the 18-month benchmark. This next week will be the last week of this transfer, so by next monday's letter I might have a new companion! It's most likely that I'll be staying in this area, Sochiloa, because my companion already has around 4 and a half months here, so he'll probably get transferred to another area.
So! This week was alright for us, we didn't have as many lessons as we wanted, nor street contacts, but something that went very well for us is that we had 2 investigators come to church! Woo! One of the investigators, is named René, it's a guy. René is a guy's name here....anyways! This guy is super cool, he loves to listen to us and learn the gospel and he wants to improve his life. We call him Leonidas, because when we met him he had this huge manly beard, and he looked like King Leonidas from 300, then he shaved and he looks normal. So, he's our next baptism in sight. Prayers would be helpful so that he and his wife, Gabriella, can progress!
We also had a zone conference on Saturday, and we were expecting to meet our new mission president, President Myers, but no. It was just a normal zone conference. However! We will be having a special zone meeting this week, where we will get to meet President Myers and his wife. I'm excited to meet him, and it'll be interesting having a new mission president. I was getting used to President Munive, oh well!
That was our week pretty much, the rest of the time we've been working hard and dealing with the heat, although it did rain a few times this last week. We're focusing on drinking tons of water to stay hydrated and putting on sunscreen so we don't get cooked by the sun.
Here's to another week!