“Dear Fellow Missionary:
We compliment you on the great opportunity you have to be a missionary. There is no more compelling work than this, nor any which brings greater satisfaction… The Lord will reward and richly bless you as you humbly and prayerfully serve Him. More happiness awaits you than you have ever experienced as you labor among His children. – The First Presidency”
I read that again this week. I was thinking about it and it really is so true. I´ve never done anything that is so rewarding, or brings greater satisfaction. I am so happy here in the mission, because we get the sacred opportunity to help others come unto Christ- the fountain of all happiness!
- Griselda, her sons Ramón and Pedro- Griselda is progressing towards her baptism this Sunday. We are going to help her get married this week. Her kids are still really excited to go to church with us, her son Ramón (who bore his testimony last week) came to church with a White shirt and tie, and a book bag with his Book of Mormon. We did an activity with them this week so the kids could learn the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We made little signs with a scripture on the back and a question, each one of the kids had a number that matched a question. With each question or principle there was a picture, Ramón had Repentance and the picture for that was the Atonement. When Ramón pulled out his Book of Mormon yesterday, he had taped the picture of the Atonment to the back of it! He wanted his own book so we gave him his own. It´s awesome to see a 12 year old have his own testimony!!
- Mary, her husband Juan Antonio, their 9 year old daughter Jude and 5 year old Antonio- Mary is Griselda´s sister. I think she feels more ready for her baptism than the rest of her family. This family grew up Catholic all their lives, so some of the things we teach them are a Little hard, but they´re doing awesome! Mary and Griselda all live in the apartment buildings in Palmar, in Puerto Papantla…just in case you´re still following on the map.
- Jorge- In the mission, if somebody doesn´t progress we have to leave them. Sometimes they get so used to feeling the spirit, but don´t want to do anything. We tried to visit him all this week, but he was never home. So we´re not going to call him or anything until next week, and hopefully he´ll be ready.
- It was so cool! We went to church and to our surprise and old investigator came! Her name is Maria de los Angeles, Elder Sander and I found her week 4 last cycle. She just showed up, and wanted to stay for all three hours! We´re going to visit her tomorrow, and get her ready for her baptism this Sunday!
I really don´t have much else to write, sorry kinda boring eh? We didn´t baptize yesterday because Adela needed to be interviewed. We´re going to help them get married this week…
Dad, all the members ask me where my dad served. And When I tell them Japan they all freak out! They think that is the coolest thing!! Haah, I couldn´t resist, I had to share my Samurai…with a Mexican accent of course!
That is so awesome Taylor got his call to Montevideo!! President Bulloch´s son is going there too! He leaves this week I think, how cool! He´s going to be in the same mission as Ryan Bulloch! Ryan is awesome, he shared his testimony at the last zone conference. He hardly has an accent at all, he´s going straight to the Argentina MTC because he already knows Spanish.
I´m so lucky to be here! Mexico is awesome! I know this is the work of the Lord, and I´m so lucky to be a small part of it here. I know Jesus Christ lives and is our Savior and Redeemer. I have seen the change in the lives of families as they come unto Christ, and LET the Atonement work in their lives. It really is amazing. Love you all,
Con mucho amor,