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

Sunday, March 8, 2015

Week of 3/1/2015

Muy Buenas tardes everyone. I am glad to here that all is well at home.

I learned something interesting this last week. I learned that it is really important to gain the trust of the people that we teach so that they open their hearts even more to the gospel message. So the week before last we had a first lesson with Ana MarĂ­a and her family. In the first lesson we arrived to the appointment and almost imediately started teaching the message and they only seemed mildly receptive. Then in the second visit, before the lesson we talked with them briefly about their lives and got to know them a bit better, and for that reason they started to trust us a little more. And during that lesson they were a lot more receptive, and two of them accepted baptism so this week we are going try to set a baptismal date.

We also had a good experience this week when Abinadi a young man in the ward who is waiting for his mission call to come, was making visits with us. While walking we bumped into to one of his friends Teresa. So as they greeted eachother we learned that her mom had died not too long ago. So we invited her to listen to us, and she seemed very interested. So this week we are hopefully going to begin teaching her. But it seems that the Lord made us cross paths at the right time.

Anyways, I love you all so much. I am going to try to make the most out of my last month in the mission field! Keep working hard yourselves and thinking prayerfully about who you can share the gospel with, and the Lord will inspire you so that you can do it the most efficient way. Thanks for the letters! Until next week!

Elder Shane Davis

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Pictures- His Christmas package finally came!

Week of 2/23/2015

Buenas tardes mi querida familia!

First off, I am now with my new companion and most likely my last companion, Elder Trillo, from Lima, Peru (see picture). He is also a new district leader, so I am helping him learn how to be a district leader. Elder Trillo has been in the mission for about 6 months, (so around Kannon`s time in the mission). He is a great companion and a funny guy. I am happy to have him as my last companion. It was also nice having a companion that isn`t sick. We could actually work hard this week without having to worry about sicknesses.

I think I told you guys a little bit ago about a family that we started teaching, things are going well. They are all progressing well, and we think we are going to set a baptism date. They seem to be having a true conversion.

And about the homecoming topic. I think that the topic that Dad suggested me is great, about the gospel changing lives. But I think that I would change it just a little bit and call it Conversion. I can teach the doctrine of conversion using experiences from the mission

Anyways, This week is going to be a good week. Love you all! And by the way, my package got here ¡por fin! about two months longer than normal (see picture). The goldfish were delicious and I like the ties. Thank you!

until next week!
Elder Davis