Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Monday, September 1, 2014

Los Cambios

Its been a good week with a good companion having a good time when there aren't many good contacts to make but we are making a ton of them....i love to contact in the street even if they think i met them a couple months ago...maybe they have had a change of heart?:D:D You asked for a letter? cuz a few sentences isn't enough? 
The only thing that comes to mind would have to be the man that we are helping so that he can be ready for his baptism this 13 of september but the cool thing about this man would have to be his whole conversion story (well.. he is still not baptized but the changes that have happened are cool). so i was helping my broham juan in the carnitas stand (like normal) because i'm learning how to cook carnitas. and then we head to take off for another cita. and all of the sudden i hear this man behind us yelling for us to come back and talk to him. and when we turned around we see this man drunker than all get out walking toward (how in all the heavens do you spell that word in english) us and all i could think to my self was... oh goodness i really do not want to be kissed by another drunk.. i mean... believe me its just as fantastic as a drunk man kissing you... oh wait.. that is just about as bad as it gets here in mexico (kinda..)... and so he came up to us and we started to talk with him and the things that he was doing and what he wanted to change and all the jazz and finally he invited us to his house and so we went with him and taught the first lesson called the vision and we saqued another cita and we left him to read another chapter of the book of mormon and when we came back the other time he was just as drunk as before and so we tried teaching the vision otra vez and we asked him to read the book of mormon because it would give him strength to leave the alcohol cuz that was his whole point that he was trying to get across to us was that he needed to leave the acohol pero he just couldn't do it because of how bad his addiction is. so after that lesson we left him with the folleto of the palabra de sabiduria and after that we started to help him get off the drugs and the drinking and after like 2 months  of working with him he is completely off of it all now and we put a date with him for this 13 of september and that is where the coolest part of the story comes into place.. so we put the fecha with him and we took him to church and he really enjoys the messages that we share with him and all but he did not want to be baptized. so the first day that my son got here we went with him and he shared the first part of the plan of salvation and once we finished he just flat out told us no that he did not want to get baptized. and one thing that i have learned being here in the mission is that when someone says no to a baptism they are not only saying no because they don't want to there is always a reason so as we talked to him about why he was not so excited for his baptism he finally told us that he just did not feel worthy to be able to partake of a baptism because of all the things that he had done in his life. and with that we explained more and more about the baptism until he was able to feel and understand that we partake of a baptism when we are doing all that we can and want to follow Christ and return to his presence. and with that we left him with a chapter in the book of mormon and saqued out another cita. and the next time we came back to teach about the plan of salvation part 2 and he told us after that lesson that he still did not feel ready for his baptism but he wants to do everything he can so that he can be ready and then when he prayed at the end this time it was so tender and so awesome of a prayer that when he said amen we just sat there on our knees for like 4 minutes  in the stillness of the spirit until we felt ready to leave. and with that he told us afterwards that he is so very excited for his baptism and can't wait. so... we will see what happens with that. but this is the little letter that i wanted to write home da fam not too long but... enough right?  PS i will see what i can find to work with my toe:D:D sorry no pictures of that mom:D:D:D it would gross you out :D:D:D

 headed to help with a baptism.....

       My cool companion!  I wanted to get a picture of him helping out at a baptism
    One of the hazards of doing a baptism.....slipping and falling in front of the new members:D:D:D
 We are starting my comp out on the "good" tacos first....then the ones you all cringe at:D:D:D:D
    He loved these and he will come to love all the mixed mystery meat ones:D:D:D 
                     You said dad bought you a hummer?
 It looks like someone just stole it from your driveway and drove it to mexico for his wife:D:D:D
      Krispy Kremes in Mexico!  Dont want my comp to miss too many things from the states:D:D:D
        I asked him to pose in front of the donuts:D:D:D

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