Sunday, April 5, 2015


We are having an amazing time here in Puebla. It was so amazing to meet the Mission President and his wife. They had incredible things to say about Shane. He was always a hard worker, and the President could always count on Shane. We got to meet many of Shane's investigators and converts. One lady described Shane and his companion as Angels sent from God who saved her family.

We are lucky enough to be here in Puebla during Holy Week... Which has been incredible to see their traditions during this week. We also got to visit many Catholic Churches, Ruins, and go inside a pyramid!! The only bummer has been, on the third day I got food poisoning. I ate the same food as Brian and Shane, and I ate much less than them.... and I was the one who got sick. Such a bummer (and not fair)! Oh well, what would a trip to Mexico be without someone getting sick, right?

Well, we will be home on Tuesday! See you all then! Shane will be giving his homecoming talk on Sunday, April 12th, all are invited.

Week of 3/30/2015

Well, the end has come. It´s weird thinking that I´ll be home in a few days. Two years have gone by fast. The mission really has been the greatest experience of my life. I learned so many things that I will use for the rest of my life.

These last six weeks went by faster than any other six weeks in my mission, which surprised me. We worked hard for the first five weeks of the transfer and then during week six, I got sick! I ate what´s called a "torta cubana", which is a Mexican sandwich with just about everything on it (ham, cheese, hot dog, peppers, chicken, tomato, avocado, onion). It is just a huge good tasting, but terribly unhealthy sandwich and my stomach hasn`t been the same since. I think that I lost all the muscle weight I gained from the all the exercises I did these last couple of months. That is something that I have missed from the home, being able eat at any restaurant without having to worry about getting sick.

I made a plan and schedule of the places and people we can visit during the week. Just one recommendation: this last week it rained just about everyday, so to those who are coming to mexico with me, I would recommend bringing an umbrella or something for the rain.

I also have my talk written out... but in Spanish because I had to give a talk yesterday at church. So all I gotta do is translate it.

I don`t know what else to say because I´ll see you soon! I am excited for general conference at home eating cinnamon rolls! I am excited to see my family! I am going to miss the mission field a ton! I am excited to learn how to be a member-missionary! This is really a bittersweet moment with a lot of mixed feelings!

Anyways I am excited to see everyone. Mom and Dad, I´ll see you on Wednesday, everyone else, see you onTuesday!

Elder Shane Davis

Sunday, March 29, 2015


Well, Ia now entering into my last week in the mission field! It´s exciting but a little bit wierd. I think that the wierdest part is saying that my mission is already ending, because I really don`t feel like I am leaving yet. But I intend to make this a good week.

I am writing early today because later we are going to go and visit some people from last areas.

This last week we had a great week. We found a good amount of new people to teach. We started teaching a family that seems very receptive: Lidia and Fernando. And we also started teaching some active members´ friends, an old guy that owns a thrift store, and another very receptive lady. So we are going to teach them the best we can and see if they make the decision to progress.

I think I told you guys a little while ago about Rafael, Jesica, and Maria Karina. They have been progressing well and going to church. Rafael is just about ready for baptism.

Last week I thought up a bunch of places and people that we can visit and a bunch of different foods to eat when mom and dad are here.

I love the mission! I love the gospel and know it´s true! This is truly the Lord`s Church!

Until next week,
Elder Shane Davis

Sunday, March 22, 2015

pictures from 3/16/2015- We will see Shane 1 week from Wednesday!!!

Week of 3/16/2015 shane's birthday!

Hola familia, thanks for the birthday wishes, so far it´s been a good birthday. Today we went out to eat domino´s pizza. And then afterwards I took a power nap, which was one of the best naps that I have taken in my whole mission, because I have been kind of tired lately. The next two preparation days I am planning on visiting people from my old areas

This week we had a fun week talking to a bunch of people. We contacted more people this week than I ever have in my mission. So that was pretty fun, and we contacted everyone in the streets/stores/park benches etc. But we going to keep talking to everyone we can this week and we hope to find more people to teach this week.

Mom asked about food that I am craving... I think that I am craving the pasta that mom makes (chicken alfredo, pesto) and a burger from Blondie´s. If anything else come to mind I´ll let you guys know. Foods that I want to avoid when I get home are beans; potatoes, because they use a lot of potatoes here, but I would like some nice mashed potatoes because the mashed potatoes that I have had here are a joke.

About the itinerary for when mom and dad are here, I also have being thinking about a lot of ideas of places and people to visit and in these last two weeks I´ll make a more concrete plan.

Dad asked: is there anything we should bring down with us when we come to get you? I think my credit card, a little bit of room in your suitcases for souvenirs, anti-diarrheal medicine, hand sanitizer.

Dad also asked about Public transportation versus renting a car. I think that it would be a lot easier with a car. We are going to be going to places about and hour or two from puebla, and public transportaion here is a chaos. We could do everything we need to do in public transportation, but it would take longer. Whichever one you guys want, we´ll make it work.

Anyways, I think that would be all for now! Thank for the birthday wishes. My companion and I are going to work hard this week! I love you all!

Until next week,
Elder Shane Davis

Sunday, March 15, 2015


Week of 3/9/2015

Hello everyone! another week down in the mission field and only 3 more left for me... but there is a lot to do in those three weeks!

Not a whole lot out of the norm went on this last week. We worked as usual, talked with people in the street. It was a little bit difficult because a lot of our appointments fell through, so we ended up talking with more people on the street.

One sad thing that happened last week was that our recent convert that was baptized about 2 months ago had a miscarriage. She was about 4 months pregnant with twins but they both died. So we tried to cheer her and her family up this last week but she is doing good and hanging in there.

That is one thing that I love about the gospel; our knowledge of God´s plan helps us understand why God allows there to be suffering in the world. It´s because if there was no trials in life we wouldn`t be able to learn and progress. Whenever we overcome a trial in life, we come out better and stronger than we were before. And God wants us to eventually become like Him.

Anyways, the mission is awesome. Time keeps on flying by super fast. I don`t want it to, but that doesn´t change reality. But as I said before, there is still a lot to do! I attached a goofy picture of our district here. But I love you all so much. Keeping praying for, looking for, and taking advantage of missionary opportunities!

Until next week!
Elder Shane Davis