Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Week 66 in Mexico, Week 6 in Del Valle

Hi everyone!  Hows it going?  So this week the big thing that happened is that we had transfers. Turns out that I`m training a new missionary.  It caught me by surprise because both my companion and I were pretty new to the area and it just finished up so fast.  My new companions name is Elder Peña, and he is from Merida Yucatàn. So far everything is going good.  
Okay, so besides all that, this past week was pretty good.  We had some ups and downs, partially because we went with Sergio one day, and he was saying some pretty crazy stuff, that he didn`t like what we were teaching and stuff like that.  We prayed that night so his heart would be softened and the next day he sent us a message that his mom was sick, and he wanted us to pray for him.  Later on, by pure chance we ran in to him, and he sort of talked to us to calm down for some other problems that he was facing, and he said that he wants to keep learning and working to his baptism which is in 2 weeks.  We`ve got a lot to teach him but he is doing good.  Israel is also doing good, we taught the word of wisdom and he is working to stop drinking coffee.  He wasn`t able to go to church this past week, so we are going to have to put his baptism another week back, but besides that, he is progressing really good.
We also got to see part of the lunar eclipse.  We were on our way home, and the moon looked a little weird, and partially covered, and I told my companion that I thought it was an eclipse, and when we got to the house, it was completely covered and a little red, I do have some pictures, but they didn`t turn out that well.

Okay, here are some of the pictures from this week.  Sorry that one turned out pretty dark, the flash messed it up.  My companion and I also made root beer floats, the first that I`ve had in a while, so we took some pictures.  There is also a picture of the lunar eclipse, and my new companion and 1 last night after the meeting.  Okay, I`ve got to go now. Enjoy everyone!!
Elder Carey

Monday, September 21, 2015

Week 65 in Mexico, Week 5 in Del Valle

Hi Everyone, so far this week was really good.  We had lots of cool experiences, the first was about that elderly sister that we gave a blessing to like 4 weeks ago.  She isn´t member, but we just got the reference to go back and to teach her this time.  So we went to her house and she recieved us pretty well.  She was very happy to see us, because she feels that the blessing helped her a lot, and she called us her angels.  So we went and it was a really good lesson.  Also we went with Israel, and he told us that he prayed about the Book of Mormon, and that he knows it is true.  Then he told us he did an experiment and prayed about another book from another religion, and didn´t feel anything, which was a pretty cool experience.  Oh, and he also introduced us to his sister and his sisters husband, and we taught them too.  We also got to see Sergio, and he is doing a lot better, he got to go to church yesterday, and he liked it a lot.  He already looks like a member haha.  Israel was going to go, but it turns out he overslept.  There were a couple other things that happened, like we got to see meet the Mormons yesterday with the ward, and that was good.  We are going to see it again tonight.  Anyway this is about all for now.  Have a great week.
Elder Carey

Monday, September 14, 2015

Week 64 in Mexico, Week 4 in Del Valle

Hello everyone,  The temple re-dedication was really good, it lasted like an hour and a half.  Also we found another super chosen investigator named Israel.  He sort of showed up and talked to us.  He read the Book of Mormon a long time ago, and he has been looking for a copy ever since, so he came up and talked to us, we gave him a copy, and the next day we went to his house and we taught him.  He liked it a lot, and willingly accepted a baptismal date, and was going to go to church, but there weren´t any normal services because of the re-dedication. 

Okay, so the car wash went pretty good, it started up pretty slow, but afterwards, a couple of people came, and we got some future investigators to visit.  Besides that, this week, we are going to recieve a copy of meet the mormons to use it in our lessons for a week or so.  We also have a zone conference with president this week, so we are excited.  The first pictures is Elder Guillen, a senior missionary who is here, and he is pretty funny.  The next one is my invitation to the temple re-dedication.  Sergio is still doing good.  We weren´t able to have a lesson with him this week because of some problems he was going through, but now he is better and he is still excited to keep learning.  Besides that we have been working  with lots of less actives, and we are getting to know our area better.  So thats about it for now.  Have a great week!
Elder Carey

Monday, September 7, 2015

Week 63 in Mexico, Week 3 Del Valle

Hi everyone!!  This week was pretty good.  I got over the infection that I had, and now everything is all better.  We have been working hard, and today, we had a zone activity, and I´m pretty sure I´m burnt a little.  It was way fun, but now my companion and I are way tired.  We are definitely going to sleep good tonight.  We have been trying to get the hang of the area, its pretty big so we have to do a lot of travelling.  Usually we end up talking a couple of buses daily.  The members here are really nice, actually just the other day some members invited us to eat with them.  They bought my companion a plate of fruit with sweetened condensed milk and m&ms on top, and they bought me french fries with hot dogs.  The hot dogs were cut in half, and then they cut it length wise, but not all the way.  After that they fried it all, and the hot dogs finished looking like little squids, which was cool.  This past week we also had the zone meeting, and there was a rule change, we can now go to the temple as a district 1 time every 2 transfers.  They will assign us a day to go, but we are way excited, especially since only the missionaries in Guadalajara will be able to go.  We now also have a copy of Meet the Mormons as a zone, and we are going to have the opportunity to "borrow" it for a day or two, which should be good.  We are already planning a family home evening or something, which should be good.  Also we got to meet with Sergio, the person that showed up at the chapel by himself.  He seems like a great person, he went to church again yesterday, and he liked it a lot.  He likes to read the Book of Mormon which is great.  We also got to work with some of the ward missionaries.  We told everyone that we will need lots of help because we are both new.  Actually Saturday, we are going to have a car wash, so that people can go to the church, and while they are waiting for there car to be cleaned, we are going to give them tours of the chapel, and show videos and stuff.  Another cool thing is they are going to broadcast the Mexico City temple re-dedication
to a church in our stake, and we are going to be able to go, which is going to be quite exciting.  Anyway, that's about it for this week, Have a great week everyone.  
Elder Carey