Author Archives: Courtney and Nickolai

Tink hanik Maya! Utzbenil ata Tekax!

DSCF3482[1]I am learning maya, welcome to Tekax!

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Too many goodbyes for one missionary to handle!

DSCF3454[1]Well if you couldn’t tell from all the pictures, I got transferred! They kicked me out of Caucel and sent me to train in a pueblo called Tekax! My kid is Elder Wasden from Chico, California! I am writing today instead of yesterday because yesterday we were in a training meeting all afternoon and then we took the 3 hour bus ride to Tekax and by then it was 10:30! So I am opening up an area too so this should be fun!  Continue reading

Happy December!

Woah this was one of the best weeks that I have had in a while! Super action packed! Well relatively speaking for a missionary… haha

First off, we had a training meeting on Tuesday with two other zones. I love working with other missionaries. It was a really good training too because it involved all of the district leaders and sister training leaders, not just us. I also got to see some good friends like Elder Zambrano and other missionaries. I love getting together with all the missionaries! Although I realized that there are a ton of new missionaries and I dont know the majority of them because I have been here in Centro so long haha. But we have transfers this week so we will see if the Lord still wants me to stay here in Caucel or where he wants me to go and with who and doing what! I am excited to see! I love knowing that where I go is where God wants me to be. It helps me stay excited and ready to work hard all the time!

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Ba’ax onda.

Hello there family and friends! This week flew by because it wasnt very eventful! No meetings or trainings or anything special. Although we did do divisions. The new assistant Elder Peterson came with me on Wednesday which went fine! And then we did divisions with some other elders also because we needed them to do a baptismal interview for us and we took advantage of the situation and did divisions. But I was in our area the whole week which felt good!

Friday was a good day as well because we had another baptism! Sarali was baptized and she asked me too do it which was really special. I love getting all dressed up in white:). She was a pretty easy investigator. No fighting for a testimony or accepting to get baptized. She was able to recognize really fast that it was a better life for her, and read the Book of Mormon like crazy so she got a testimony of that pretty quickly.

Speaking about the Book of Mormon, we had an awesome experience on Saturday night… There is this investigator named Arely who lives right in front of us and we have been teaching her basically since I got here. She is really awesome and would have gotten baptized if it werent for the fact that she needs to get married with her couple… Anyways we stopped visiting her a lot, and just went like once a week because we found other people and were focusing on them. As of Saturday we hadnt seen them for like 2 weeks, although she has been going to church and last week her “husband” came too. Anyways we had an appointment with them Saturday night and we figured we would be focusing on her about her progress and what not, but out of nowhere, her husband, Abraham, started telling us that he had started to read the Book of Mormon and had finished first and second Nefi and Jacob. He has been going through some really tough challenges and picked up the book out of curiosity. Anyways he basically gave us his testimony about the Book of Mormon!! We hadnt explained very much but he understood it so well and was even quoting scriptures and phrases when he was talking to us. It was a 180% transformation! It just reaffirmed my testimony that not only the Book of Mormon is true and the keystone to our Church but that also ANYBODY can gain a testimony of it.

Anyways I have gotta go. I love you all so much! I am mighty fine right now here in Mérida! Have a good week, dont forget to say your prayers, and I look forward to hearing from you all next week!

Elder Judd

Hey there Family!!

DSCF3287[1]Well, well, well… Nothing too crazy happened this week! Really quickly Ill give a summary! Well first off we have been busy as always working hard! This week was a little tougher because we had to prepare two kids for baptism. Alejandra and Abib were baptized on Friday which was fun as always! It was tough though coming up with ways to teach kids! We had to use our creative side! Their parents are members though and knew just about everything which was good! I sent a picture of one of the lessons we had, we went through the plan of salvation and the gospel of Jesus Christ by going through and drawing and coloring each part. I was pretty proud of ourselves because it went really well! haha Continue reading