Good afternoon everyone! I hope all is well at home. I am super excited to hear about Kannon´s mission call!! Remember that I guessed Canada! Kannon: I hope that you are preparing, reading the scriptures and Preach my Gospel, etc. the best missionaries aren´t always the smartest missionaries, or the people who are best in everything, but are the most deicated and consecrated to the work. They are missionaries without weaknesses but who try their hardest to overcome their weaknesses.
This week we had a lot of trials, but in the trials we had, I learned alot! The Otero family, who in the first lesson wanted to be baptized, we found out that they have no intentions of changing their customs to live the gospel, even though they know they need to. Arturo, Janet and Sofia, have been having some strong family issues. Arturo is an alcoholic, and apparently he is violent when drunk, so for our "own safety" the lidia doesn´t want us to teach them for a little while. Antonio is hospitalized right now, and he will probably be there for a few weeks (luckily he brought his Book of Mormon with him). And we have one investigator that worships "Holy Death" (it´s like worshipping Satan)... and he said that Death kissed him, he´s kind of wierd; we probably won´t waste too much time with him. But this week, I learned a lot! Missionary work has its ups and downs, but overall, it is awesome! We are going to work hard this week to find new people to teach!
Even at the end of a hard week, you can feel good about if you worked hard.
On thursday we had a conference with the mission president. We learned a lot more about how we should use the Book of Mormon when teaching. The Book of Mormon is the evidence of the Restoration. By reading and praying about it, we can know that the church of Jesus Christ has been restored to the earth. I encourage you all to always read the Book of Mormon and have a testimony of it.
Today for Pday, we played basketball and soccer. It was pretty fun! I play basketball a lot better than soccer (at least with the Latinos). We invited a group of teenagers who just got out of school to play with us. They creamed us playing soccer, but when we played basketball, they had no clue how to play!
Oh, and today I was able to take money out on my card from home. So if the bank calls you guys and asks tells you that someone in Tlaxcala Mexico is using my card, don´t be surprised.
Well, other than that, not much more happened this week. Keep staying strong! Keep setting the example for your friends, and for the members in the ward. Work with the missionaries when they come! I am glad that the branch will have missionaries! I love you all and I can´t wait to hear about Kannon´s mission call!! (be sure to send pictures or a video)
Until next week!