Tuesday, December 29, 2009

WEEK - 46 Ixtapaluca

Saludos a todos!
My birthday was a lot of fun! I am really in the best place in the world to celelbrate my birthday-MEXICO! The sister who gave us food found out it was my birthday and made this really awesome food called "Mixiotes" (pronounced- mishotes) And they bought me a cake! Later we went to the San Andres family and they made us lasagna!!!...and another cake. We didn’t just eat the whole day, dont worry! Thanks for the gifts guys, the nativity scene is awesome! And the tie was great too! Thanks!

Today we painted a sisters house in the morning, then we mailed your package finally!! Now we`re here, it took us a long time and my companion wants to get a haircut before tomorrow so thats what we´re going to do right now. I ahve to make this really short because we want to do it before pday finishes!

My new companion is Elder Juarez. He´s from Guanajuato, and was Elder Bertin’s companion before in Palmar, Pachuca! He’s a good guy, and hes ready to have success here in Ixtapaluca!

We´re going to the temple tomorrow at 1030! It’s going to be great, I miss going to the temple.

Christmas- President is going to talk to us about that tomorrow, but what I heard is that we can choose to talk on Christmas Eve or Christmas day, you guys pick. I was thinking I have a telephone so you can call me if you want to there, Id ont know how much more expensive it would be. It woudl probably be better the San Andres family.

Love you guys, have to go sorry its short!
Elder Rasmussen
ps- Mom, I did get the package, the second one Ill get tomorrow! You should get your package this Friday.
Thank you for the letters, I have to go now!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

WEEK - 45 Ixtapaluca

We received the changes last night, Elder Martinez is heading out of good ol San Buena! Hes pretty bummed out cuz he wanted to stay here for Christmas (I think he just wanted the package you’re going to send my companion for Christmas!! ) He’s excited though to get out there and have the same success that we were blessed with here.
This week we changed houses, so we were busy doing that. I have your package all ready to send off, we´re writing our emails real quick and then we have to go to the post office before they close. I’m sending your stuff in the same box you sent me, I didn’t have a box big enough! Thanks for the Christmas presents, I won’t open them until Christmas, I promise!
This week Elder Martinez and I saw another miracle, the hand of the Lord in the work. Sara and Jessica have already been baptized, but Sara’s husband Sergio wasn’t too sure about it. This week we talked alot with him, and he told us he wasn’t sure. He went to his baptismal interview and realized he had no need to be afraid. I know the Lord blessed him and softened his heart, his wife Sara and their daughter Jessica were praying the whole time that he would accept! Yesterday I had the opportunity to baptize him, it was a great experience!
The San Andres family invited us over for Elder Martinez birthday. They made us steak and ribs, BBQ style! It was so good. I haven’t had food like that in a long time! Elder Martinez really enjoyed it!

Next week we are going to the Temple!! Ill write you next Monday and tell you the time.
Well that’s all for today, we have to hurry to the post office before they close! Thanks for all the letters and nice things you sent me. We are eating with the San Andres family again for my birthday dinner, they invited us over to eat lasagna!
Con mucho amor,
Elder Rasmussen