Monday, January 12, 2015


Well all the holidays are over and were back to normal here in Atlixco. The p days here have been super crazy and different from my other area that when i sit down i cant remember anything from the week! I figured id share about some of the awesome people here.

"A picture of how crammed it was the 6 of january, the 3 kings holiday. SUPER easy to get around and talk to people about the gospel hahahaha"
Investigator wise we have some really sweet people. One is Ernesto, a hilarious and caring grandpa. He has had the craziest life ever, its straight out of a movie. But his life has since calmed down, especially since he lost most of his sight a couple of years ago. He likes to remind us that he's partially blind, not partially stupid' hahaha 'yes, Ernesto, we know'. The last time we taught him we were chatting after and he did impressions of his family and friends because they freak out ever since he lost his sight. he showed us how he sets a glass of water down completely normal and they yell out WATCH OUT ITS GONNA SPILL! or he sits down on a stool completely fine and someone will say 'CAREFUL OR YOULL FALL OVER!' his wife, my comp and i were laughing so hard, i couldn't breathe.

Fun fact about Ernesto, he never had any interest in religion until last year when he prayed to God to help him. That day, people from 7 DIFFERENT RELIGIONS approached him haha. A stake president that eats breakfast in his restaurant every day for years randomly started talking about the church, his catholic godfather called him, a Jehovah's witness started talking to him on the street, and on and on. The good news is were the only ones he's listening to haha. A lot of people have wronged Ernesto in his life, so he told us he wants to learn how to forgive those people. i think thats really  noble that he realizes that its not good to have those kinds of feelings in his heart, and that he just wants to let go of whats happened. 

Who else..., the mom and brother of my comps recent converts here are showing more and more interest in the church!!! even though the 3 daughters in the family are baptized, this mom and son have been a little more slow going. but now theyre going to church and activities! i got hit with food poisoning really bad this weekend, and they came to visit me, it was super sweet! its really cool how the mission bonds you to people. normally i would be horrified if someone came in while i had my pale face crazy hair and was sweating under a bunch of blankets, but they just came and sat on my comps bed and talked to me and made me feel better. i lent the kid, whos 10 my guitar because he wants to learn how to play and theres a group of kids learning in the church for a ward talent show. i barely have time to play my guitar and he was really stoked so im super happy that its being put to good use!!! :) :)

"Nadia, one of my favorite kids here. She is fascinated by America, and blonde hair hahahah. We like to play barbies and practice english. she says i am the only missionary that has gone on the swings with her haha." 
We had a really awesome lesson this week with a kid here that just got called to Tijuana, MX mission and leaves in February. we found a cool youth video of a byu basketball star leaving everything to go on a mission. when it ended the mom, my comp and i were in tears haha. it was so hard to watch a video of a missionary packing up his stuff and saying bye to his family!  but it was SO sweet because the mom of the kid that we visited served a mission and she just started bearing her testimony to her son about how great the mission is and how much it changes a person, it was such an incredible lesson! we are excited to help Abinidai as he prepares for his mission!!!!!

Im so happy to be here in the mission. even though its REALLY hard sometimes, theres always one little miracle in the day. one thing that pulls me through and says YOURE DOING GOOD, KEEP GOING!!! I know that the Lord is watching over me and my loved ones as well. Thank you for sending emails that lift me up and remind me of the awesome people i have in my life. I hope those that read these updates that aren{t members can learn more about the church and how much HAPPINESS it brings us members!!!! Until next week!!!

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