So this week has probably been one of the best ones to date. It started off normal until Tuesday night when we started divisions with the other Elders in Escarcega. I went with Elder Ortiz and worked in his area on Wednseday and it was fun as always! I would probably say he is one of the best friends Ive been able to meet here on the mission. Such a good guy and we always learn a ton from each other. For example, I showed him how to make oatmeal in a microwave because he never had a microwave before the mission. Haha
Hola, hola! How goes life in the real world?! Mission life is as good as ever! This week wasn’t the most exciting but we worked hard and that makes the time worthwhile!
So last week I told you all about our Easter activity that we had last Saturday, which was awesome but it was also really good because from that activity we found a super awesome investigator! Her name is Gabby, her and her “husband” are family of the branch president but he is super less active. Lorenzo is his name, and he hadnt been to church for like 22 years until his mom invited him to the activity and then they came to church the sunday afterwards. So we have been teaching them both this last week and she has been one of the best investigators Ive ever had! We always talk about golden investigators and how nice it would be to have one for once, and finally we do! She reads everything we leave with her and sucks it all in like a sponge. The only problem (because an investigator without problems is too good to be true) is that they arent married. We talked about this the last lesson and invited them to meditate, pray, and then get married haha so we will see if it works out!
Translation: Soccer, Divisiones, Interviews, Birthdays, and an Easter Activity!
This last week was one of the best of my mission up to date! I mentioned last week that I was writing early because we were headed to Campeche really early, which we did. All we had time to do last week was study and write before we took a combi to Campeche. We got there at like 1 or 2 in the afternoon and we headed to the soccer field that we had rented out to play soccer. Normally we just play on the concrete “canchas” but we decided to rent an actual grass field and we played Zona Champoton vs. Zona Campeche! It was super awesome! My zone (zona champoton) killed them, and I actually had the most goals with 4! Im really not that good but managed to score four times and it blew all of the guatamalans and mexicans minds! hahaha
WOOOH! I love me some general conference! I didnt get to watch it in English unfortunately but it was uplifting and awesome any ways! It was pretty frustrating though because a bunch of people that had committed to come didnt! And not only investigators but less active and active members! I think I was probably the same before the mission, but how is it that a PROPHET OF GOD talking to us about what we have to do doesnt call everybodies attention?! We always worry about what we can do to get through in life or a situation, or to be successful in something, and often times we investigate and look into it on the internet and talk with people but how many times do we go to God, and not only ask him for the answer, but look for it too?! There isnt any advice or council more precious than what a Prophet can offer! I know that I personally learned a lot and received a lot of answers to how I can improve both as a missionary and as a person.
Okie dokie well another week down! Yesterday was actually the end of the transfer but I am staying here in Escárcega with Elder Winger for another 6 weeks! I am super glad too because I wasnt ready to leave here yet. I am surprised that we stayed together, I thought that one of us was going to leave but I am happy with how it ended up!