I happen not to be home. I'm living the Dream in Mexico! It's always good to hear from the family and what everyone's doing! Its been kind of tough down here. I'm loving my time here but its been hard because we don't have any investigators to teach. We aren't allowed to knock doors here in Mexico and we can't contact on the street (there's half of what we practiced in the MTC) so our primary source is to work through the members. Its tough working through the Members when we just have a little branch. We've just been visiting families in the ward and trying to work with menos activos. I want to go out and teach people! That's what I'm here for, to invite people to come unto Christ through the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ. I know we will receive more investigators through prayer, fasting, obedience, and patience.
Spanish is tough but its still coming... slowly but still coming. I know that I just have to be patient and it will come. I can have like little conversations with people if I try really hard and if they are patient with me but other then that Elder Tucker does most of the talking. It's fun to hear him just have full on conversations with people and them actually understanding him and him not having to pause to think about what they said. It's just natural. It gets me excited for the time when I'll be able to speak fluently like him... and I just got to keep telling myself that that time will come.
One cool experience that I had this week was through service. Our Ward Mission Leader was moving houses from one side of Tepatitlan to the other side of Tepatitlan. He didn't have a lot of stuff to move
but it was a lot of big things. We went to his house and waited for Hermano Antonio to come with his truck. Once he came we started getting the big stuff and stacking it on the truck... and when I say stacking... it was like we were playing Jenga. We moved a Fridge, two couches, two beds, a stove, a couple
different cupboards, a night stand, a work out machine, and some other stuff. It took a little while to put it all in Antonio's old bright blue Ford Truck (looked the same as Mitch's Truck) but we fit it all in. The only problem was that Hermano German (our ward mission leader) only had one rope to tie all of this stuff down. So guess what he decided to use for the other ropes...
driving from one side of the city and the other side of the city. In Mexico Traffic. I knew that If I was supposed to die on my mission this was the time it was going to happen. We hit different bumps and I legit got air, you'd think someone would drive slow with a load like we had but Hermano Antonio was confident I guess and drove just like everyone else... super fast. But even through all of these different elements that could've killed me, somehow I got there in safety. I guess I'm not supposed to die out here on my mission.
Service is wonderful, it really was a good experience and fun helping out someone else that really did need the help. My missions great it'll be good to hear from you all next week!
Mitch and Megan : I'm super excited for you two and I know this is a big step and it's awesome!
Gramma, Happy Birthday! Gramma, you better be using these next couple years to be practicing your scrabble skills... because you better believe that when I return home we're going to be playing! Hey and we could even play Spanish Scrabble when I get home :D