Monday, March 26, 2012

E-Mail #67: I HAVE A COUCH!!!

Hey Mama!

So last week I wrote Adam. I wrote him just saying that I loved him. That the Atonement was real. Today I got a letter from Diana with experiences from their day. It was so good!!! I felt their spirit really good!!! So I’m soooo glad that he went. He will be a good missionary!

So I’m here in Cancun. My area is soooo small. But, I have two SMALL towns that are in my ward. I live in an apartment. It’s huge! It’s on the fourth floor. That sucks! Haha! It has three rooms. The bathroom is small! But nice. I HAVE A COUCH!!! I have always wanted one in my mission. It’s really nice. One of the towns that we have is right by the airport! So I see airplanes allll day. Every time I see one I die little by little. Only six months and I’ll be on one. Haha! My new companion is a little prideful. He only has eight months and thinks he knows everything! President called me Tuesday and told me to be strong and to just love him. He can’t write his family because he opened his facebook a couple weeks ago. But he is a good missionary. Very fun! But this change won’t be perfect. But it will be fun.

So the old missionary that was here before me went home. He finished his mission. We were in a trio for a couple of days. It was fun! His Dad came to pick him up. But he isn’t the Stake President, so he was still a missionary. He could go to the beach. That sucks!!! But they had a good time. His dad rented a car. He said it was $200. I think they just stayed in dumpy hotels. They had a good time. It made me excited for when we come back.

That’s cool that Elder Haws is home.

I’m not sure if Ingrid got married, I’ll find out tonight. Enrique got his call!!!! He is going to Tampico, México. He leaves on June 13. I’m so excited!!! He wanted to go to Arizona, but o well. I love that guy sooo much! I’m gonna see him on Sunday for General Conference.

So I finally weighed myself. I weigh 235. I lost 50 pounds on my mission!!! Yea! But I still want to lose more! I want to be skinny!!!

Well Mama! I love ya sooo much! Tell Dad I love him and miss him! Seeing this missionary with his dad made me a little home sick, but Im over it now. Haha! Tell Binny I said hi! I love her! Love ya lots! I hope spring break was good!

Love, MO

Elder Asencio

Chad's new place
A New York City apartment -- I don't think so....

Monday, March 19, 2012

E-Mail #66: I got changed again!!!

So, I got changed again!!! Im still in Cancun but now Im in a different area called Kukulcan. Its the smallest area here in Cancun. Im the senior companion again. That makes me feel better :) It was just my punishment -- but I learned alot!!! I have to be a good boy these last 6 months. My new companion is Elder Asencio. I know him a little bit. He is a good guy. He has like 6 months in the mission. So we'll see how things go. I only have 4 transfers left! Crazy how fast the time flies!!!!

Enrique came to my ward yesterday! :) I love that guy. He has not gotten his call yet. Probably this week! :))) He is really nervous. We talked the whole hour in Priesthood. I told him he NEEDS to go to the temple ASAP!!! Thats what helped me. He is doing good though! :)

Kenna! Ugh! I so wish I was there. It makes me sad to read her letters. I just wish I could be there for her. Or just send her a text or something small. Its hard, but 6 more months!!!!!

So, Im offically in Cancun for Spring Break!!! Haha! Crazy!!! We babtized Shirley. She is a little 10 year old girl. She is soooo cool! I wanted to babtize her but my companion is ..... well! Its over now. She got babtized :)

Sorry my letter is small. I got to go. Love ya! Have a good spring break!

Love, MO

Baptism of Shirley

March 26, 2012

Me making Pozol

Power shake with corn and chocolate

Elders Ramos, Mozingo, Bradford

Villanueva, me, and Gonzales

Monday, March 12, 2012

E-mail #65: He told me that he felt like he was the junior companion and that I was taking control of everything.

So...Im offically freaked out! Kenna is getting old! I cant believe this! She told me about her whole night. He definately put on a show. That was good. I call him a dweeb cause he wore vans. Im way more classy than that. But o well. I wish I was there for all this. But o well. My 17 months is tommorrow!!!! The time is going by faster and faster!!!

So this week was ok. ItHe told me that he felt like he was the junior companion and that I was taking control of everything. was Stake Conferance. We only had 2 people come to church. We planned on 7. Its always a little harder for conferances. So, on thursday Villanueva and I had our weekly planning session. Its a time to plan for the week and the investigators. He told me that he felt like he was the junior companion and that I was taking control of everything. Which is true. I told him. "Youre not a liitle greeny in the mission. You know how to do this. If you dont do it I will." So these last few days I let him do everything. and .... we had a crappy half of the week. We taught like 6 lessons in 3 days! Crappy!!! So tomorrow its go time. Going back to normal. Taking control. We have changes on sunday. Who knows what will happen. Whatever happens happens. He is a good guy but he needs to do stuff.

Yesterday was stake conferance. It was good. Prezy and sister Salinas were there. They spoke. It was good. Elder Gonzalez from the 70's was there. He spoke good. I saw people from Leona Vicario!!! Amailia was there! :) Ana was there to! Its so good to see your converts go to church after you leave. Enrique spoke. His papers should be here this week. He has his call, its just on its way!!!!! IM so excited!!! This week we might marry some people. Im excited for that. We have a little girl that might get babtized this friday. She is cool. :) This week should be interesting. Well I miss ya Mom. Love ya lots!

Love, MO

Monday, March 5, 2012

E-Mail #64: Something cool that happened. How great was this man's faith

Whats up Mamma

So this week we only had 2 people come to church! Crappy! We need to do something different to help people come to church. If we have a miracle, were going to babtise "Adela" this week. Villanueva and I have LOTS of faith. Were tryin our best with this girl. Well see what happens :) Next week we should have 2 babtisms. We have lots of people. Something cool that happened. To marry people here in Cancun you have to first have a form that says they're not married already. This form cost $220 pesos ($20 bucks) and you can only get it in Chetumal. A city that is in the Northern part of Quintana Roo. So Jaime and Pablo. A couple that we're teaching have been saying. "we dont have the money." He just got paid and still said I dont have the money. So turns out the Elders in Chetumal PAID for the form. It got here during the week. So we went to Jamie and Pablo and told Pablo ...well...we need the money. He said ok. Gave us $220. The best part is the he willigly gave it to us. He counted out his money and said well here is the money for my buses for this week and for next week. Ill be fine. We were like You sure? He said yea I have faith that the Lord will help us. So that same night we get a call from Chetumal. They said it turns out it only cost $109 pesos ($10 bucks)!!! Were so excited! How great was this man's faith :))) Pretty cool....but the crappy part is that they didnt go to church :( But were working on that part.

So yesterday we ate with Hermano Xooc´s sister. The whole family came to eat with us. Fabian and his wife. His 2 kids and bro and sis xooc. It was great! We were there for like 4 hours. Just talking. Its soooo great to see how the gospel changes lives. Fabian is still the same, its just now he doesnt drink :) I love him. We sat outside and talked about how when he made the chice to get babtized. We talked a little bit about the temple. Im going to be his guide when he goes through!!! Im so excited!


That all sounds really good. With the dates. I will right a note to the xoocs. For November 10. The wedding. :)))

*Were NOT going to eat crappy hotel food. Haha Maybe in the mornings. But for lunch and dinner everyone is going to want to give us food. Like EVERYONE. its how the mexicans do it. Just for breakfast.

*YES Car is a good idea. Its just like driving in Phoenix. Haha! Its fine.

*I think it should be Saturday Nov 3 to Tuesday the 6. En cancun. Wednesday is Chichen Itza. Thursday, Friday, Saturday Merida.

*Im gonna talk to my people here. But I NEED dates!!! Then Ill talk to everyone and see what we can do. Everything is going to be free. We wont spend too much here on food. Just gas, hotel, junk.

Well Mama got go. Love ya lots! The time just keeps going by!!! :) I love ya lots

Love, MO

Chad's Birthday cake

Pancake style

My 21st Birthday

only 1 1/2 months late