Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Email #95:

Whats up Mama!

Wow! 8 days!!!! Wow! Cant believe it went so fast!!! Its soo hard to keep working! For realz! This week we didnt have too much sucess. I dont know whats going on with the investigators. Veronica has to get divored then get married then she can get babtized. Juan doesnt really want anything. But Cessy is doing sooo good! She went to all the sessions of conference and loved it! She is great! We had a really good time at conference. I learned alot about what I have to do after the mission. The priesthood session was sweet!!! I loved it!!! Well not much to say! But I love ya! Cant wait to see ya!!!

Love, MO
Note from Mom:

Really?????  That's what I get.  I know --  he's tired.  He's busy.  He's .....  But, a little more would be nice.  But, I understand.  I hardly want to email him.  I JUST WANT HIM HOME !!  Next week at this time he will probably be in the Mission Home with his final preparations, and I'm sure I will be DYING !!!  Cannot wait. 


Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Email #94:

A note from Mom:
Well, I got this email today.  He sent it yesterday, so I don't know why it took so long to receive it.  CRAZY !!!  But, good to hear he is happy and still "loving the mish". 
It’s good to know that my Chargers are doing good. I can’t wait to see! Haha! The time is really going by SUPER fast! Haha! Its hard to focus! La verdad! But this week was good! Cessy was supposed to get baptized on Friday but she drank because she felt the pressure. So we had to wait until Sunday. Sunday morning she got baptized. It was a nice service. Short and sweet! But Juan didn’t go. He drank again. After the service we went to pass by. He was there but he didn’t want to come out. I told Cessy, Well if he doesn’t want to. It’s fine.  I don’t really care. I was super frustrated. I was really hard on him. I told him that he needs to get his act together. He was acting all hard and stuff. He told us a lot of his doubts and stuff. Which was good. Things about poligamy and crap. He needs to feel that God loves him. He doesn’t believe in love. Because he had such a hard life before. It’s sad. Then we went back in the night time and he was drunk but a nice drunk. He said he saw a dream, where he saw God but without the face. Who knows. But he was drunk, so we have to go back. On the plus side Cessy got baptized and she is happy!!!! Also, some lady brought her friend to church. Her friend has been lots of times and actually was going to get baptized but she wasn’t married. Now she doesn’t live with this guy and I think we can baptize her on the 13 of October! J I’m excited!
 So, I’m pretty excited as well! Not gonna lie! It just keeps going faster and faster! I found out to this week that I go home on Wednesday instead of Thursday. Sweet!!!
I have bad news! L I talked to Fabian. He says that his wife doesn’t want to get sealed in the temple. I don’t know what happened but I don’t think they’re going to get sealed. I’m like sooo sad! I don’t know what’s going to happen but I told him that he should at least go for his on endowment. I hope he can go! Please pray for them. If you go to the temple put their names down on the list.
 Well Mama! I love ya! Tell Dad that I love him. Have a good week!!!
 Love, Mo

Cessey's baptism
September 31, 2012


Well, no e-mail this week.  I don't know exactly what that would mean.  Chad didn't think he would be transferred again this close to going home.  But, who knows .......  maybe I'll hear from him today.  Hopefully he's happy and well. 

16 days and counting !!!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Email #93: Alot of our invetigators aren't progressing.

Whats up Mama!

So were here in the apple store with Pako. I went to get my new shirt. I had to get it specially made. But its gonna be sweet!!! Now were waiting for Pako to buy something for his i phone. So were taking advantage of the internet and writing home. I saw a little bit of the news about the Chargers. :( Thats sad!!! When I get back they're gonna do good! Haha! So I also bought a new belt for like 5 bucks. Im ready to come home looking good!

So this week was hard. Alot of our invetigators aren't progressing. But Cessey and her drunk husband are! YEA!!! They came to church twice in a row now. She is getting babtized on Friday and Juan I think in two weeks! Everybody else is kinda like ehhh maybe Ill do it or maybe ill not.

Cinnamon is cool. I love him. Buts its hard! I need his help but he doesnt help me. But o well! 

Not much more to say. Haha! I love ya lots! Tell Dad I said hi!!

Love, MO

A note from Mom:

I have just one thing to say .......  it is time for this boy to BE HOME !!!!  We are at just over 3 weeks and counting.  And, his emails are getting shorter and shorter.  I understand.  I can't hardly bring myself to write him anymore.  All I want to do is talk about him coming home.  Which is a big No No.  So - I really don't have much to say to him.  My heart is killing me !!!!  I thought it would be easier, this close.  But, guess what?  It's not.  It's TORTURE !!!
This is the Kanasin Center

Cinnamon and me

Monday, September 17, 2012

Email #92: Mirna got baptized! It was good.

What’s up Mama!
 That is great news about the Bolts! 2 and 0!!! J I can’t wait!!!!!! I’m for sure not going to be speaking a lot when I get home because I will have a beard and they don’t like that!!! Haha! I miss my beard! I haven’t shaved today yet and it’s long! Haha! I have been Reading the Book of Mormon in spanish. I just finished 3 nephi. I have to get going on it so that I finish this month! I'll finishes though. I also want to lose 10 pounds this month! I hope I can do it.
It was great-- the wedding! OF COURSE you're gonna meet Omar and Rita! J
 So this week was good. Mirna got baptized! J It was good. And her husband came too! I really want to start teaching him and hopefully baptize him. J Yesterday she invited us to her house and we hate Panuchos that had meat from deer. It was sooooo good!!! I also tried meat from armadillo. It was super good!!!! Her dad is the blind guy. I thought I told you, maybe not. But, he thought we were missionaries from the Presbyterian Church. So, he and his wife don’t want anything to do with us anymore. Kinda sucks.  We still have lots of work here to do though! We have Jaime that can get baptized in like 2 weeks. But we have to teach him more. We had to go find Juan and Cessey. (He is the drunk) But they were there and they came and stayed for the baptism. So that’s exciting. We’ll see what happenes with them. Cessey can get baptized whenever she feels comfortable. Hopefully soon.
So one month to go. I’m so excited to work still. But it’s super hard. But I love it! I love the mission!!!
Love, MO
This is Elder Alonzo and his wife sitting
next to Presidente and his wife

This is "like a cow"
(Not sure what that means....)

Mirna's baptism
September 16, 2012

My group from Telchaquillo

Monday, September 10, 2012

Email #91: I LOVE THE TEMPLE!!!

Wow! It was so great to see pics of Sam! I miss that guy so much!!! It was GREAT to see a pic of Parrish!!! I love that guy! He was a great missionary! Yea, this is my last transfer! Crazy! But there is still lots of time! We have been working alot in Telchaquillo. Its our small town. I seriously love it! It will be a culture shock when you come and see it! The people are so great! They all speak Maya. Haha! On Sunday we're going to baptize a lady. Her name is Mirna. She is the one that her husband wouldn’t let her get baptized! But she is going to on Sunday morning. We also have a guy named Jaime. He is a great guy trying to overcome alcohol. He is going to get baptized on the 22 of Sept. But we’re going to try to baptize him in a Cenote. It’s like a cave with water! It should be really cool. Our other family is kinda falling apart. Juan drank again and didn’t go to church. His wife left for a few days and also didn’t go to church. L It sucks! We’ll see what were going to do.  It was kind of  a hard week. We weren’t diligent so we didn’t have much success. We need to work harder! It’s hard because Cinnamon doesn’t work very hard. He is a great kid. But he doesn’t go out of his way to do anything! So I have to do everything and sometimes I’m just tired of doing it all. But I gotta do it. I’m excited.
So I got a call from Omar on Monday and he told me that he was getting sealed on Saturday and that he called Prez and asked permission for me to go. So….YEA I WENT!!!!! Ahhhh! It was such a good experience. I LOVE THE TEMPLE!!! It was so great to be with Omar in the Temple. He is like me. We were messing around and joking in the celestial room. Haha! I love him! Then after, we went into the sealing room. The guy that led the sealing asked well who are the witnesses. Omar said, well the missionaries. I got to be a witness. My name is signed on their certificate!!! It was such a great experience! The spirit was so strong! It was wonderful. I can’t wait till November to see Fabian get sealed! J
I hope all this crap with the tractor gets fixed. :/ But tell the old man I said hi and I love him lots! J Well Mama I gotta go. Love ya!
Love, MO

Lopez Magana Family
after their sealing in the temple

Ceasar, Cinnamon and me in Pixlya Yucatan--
another small town.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Email #90: This week we had a lot of great experiences..

Whats up Mama!

What another great week!!! This week we had a lot of great experiences.. La verdad! The work here in Kanasin is ok. The family that we have is having LOTS of problems!!! The dad drank again. L Sucks! We saw him Sunday, Monday Tuesday and Wednesday. Then he said that he was going to have lots of work and we would see him on Saturday. We told him that it was important to see him every day. But, we couldn’t. So we went back on Saturday and he wasn’t there. On Thursday he drank and got into a fight with his wife. Told her that he has another wife and family! UGHHHHH!! It’s horrible. Here we go again with this Doctor Phil crap! It’s hard!

On the other hand we have our small town called Telchaquillo! It’s SWEET!!! We went on Friday. The members there give us lots of referrals! We talked with one guy named Jaime. He accepted his date to be baptized! He had spoken with missionaries for like 2 years but never got baptized or even accepted. Pretty cool! Then there was another lady called Mirna. Her husband hasn’t let her get baptized because he is a jerk. But we went and saw her and she accepted a date for 16 of Sept. We taught her about Faith -- That her husband would let her get baptized. We also taught her mom. But the best part is her dad. Her dad lost his sight and hearing like 5 years ago. He can’t see very well or hear. He went Beethoven style or something like that. He was outside on the front porch while we talked with Mirna and her mom. We were in the Living room. Same room where he was. After the lesson we walked outside the house while the members said goodbye. Then I walked back in to use the bathroom. The dad talked to his daughter and said are you getting baptized? She said yes. He said Take me with you, I want to too. This man couldn’t have had any clue about what we talked about but he felt the spirit so strong!!!! Then I gave him a blessing. It was different. Every time I tried to say what I wanted to -- my Spanish went crap! But then randomly I started talking. But during the blessing I saw the veil. Like everything was white and I saw Christ. After the blessing he started speaking and said thanks. After, I asked Cinnamon what he saw. He saw the veil too!!!! CRAZY!!!!! It was sooo sweet!!! We’re going to baptize them in an asanote. Like a water fall thing! J

Then on Sunday I went back to church with Heiner. It’s so small but the members are soo cool! We had to bless the sacrament and give a blessing to a baby. After we taught a class. But there all the classes are outside because there is only two rooms. It’s so sweet! One lady didn’t understand the class so some lady repeated what we said and said it in Maya! Hahha! Sweet!!! I want to make it a branch. Its technically part of our ward -- they just have permission to do it there. It was a wonderful and humbling experience. We take it way for granted -- the churches in the states!!!

So it was a wonderful week! I love my small town!!! Look it up on google. TELCHAQUILLO, YUCATAN. I gotta go! Love ya!!!

Teaching a class in my small town,

Elder Reiner and I