(*Anthony had just moved back to work in Mazatlan and our family had talked with him the day before for Mothers Day so short letter this week)
im here safe!
so i dont know if i said it yesterday but Happy Mothers day mom!! i love you so much!!
so not much to report haha got here this morning! i love the area and my comp and every things looking good! haha
"home again, home again" or at least thats how i feel!
i like the house a lot! its super nice haha. no hot water but theres a washer and air conditioning! my comps pretty cool. he was in m zone before and i got along with him really well. the area is absolutely huge! its 1/4 of mazatlan! Elder Adrian says that the areas pretty cool with a lot of opportunity! im pretty excited to be honest this is exactly were i wanted to go so i cant complain!
pics: some awesome families from escuinapa, i little bit of my area, Elder Mite gave me bop it r2d2! and some food Elder Adrian and i made!
Alright so i know im writing early this week but theres a reason. tomorrow we have a meeting in culiacan so we have to leave to day and so im not gonna have time in the afternoon (maybe like 30 mins will see) but here we go!
Juarez is awsome! i have alot to be greatfull for! My area is massive (Biggest in the mission! ) and super awesome! lots of work and so were nice and busy! as a missionarys that the best thing in the world haha.the zones awesome too, my compañion is Elder Adrian and we get along really well. the ward is really awesome too! they help us out a lot. and the house is the nicestest house ever hahah leather couches!!!! and air conditioning!!!!!! so im pretty happy where im at! our area is so big that we use bikes. for the first 3 days i had the most uncomfortable seat in the exsitance of the world. i think a two by four with some nails sticking out of it would have been more comfortable. it was funny because as we were riding on thursday the cloth on the top and the thinest foam cushion fell off and i didnt even notice till my comp told me haha so i took it as a sign to buy a new one.
we have a lot of awesome investigators that look promising. there names are jesus and arturo. they talk and talk and talk and they just dont know how to stop talking but its ok cuz they have a million questions for us. they came to church on sunday and in the classes they talked more than any member haha. there pretty awesome there just super excited and cant calm down.
hope everyone has an awesome week! love you guys!
monday i was in culiacan and because ive never had the opportunity to serve there my comp and other zone leaders took me to this famous mall to buy cool ties. well it was pretty cool until we walked in to this store and i felt a little awkward and more than usual because normally its just cuz people stare at me because im the only white guy in the building but this time they stared at the four of us and well lets just say when we walked out we agreed that the workers in that store really liked rainbows and mormon missionarys haha. i got some remarks i really wish i hadn't understood haha.
tuesday was really awesome! we had a meeting for all the zone leaders with president velez, it was his last being that now he is a 70. learned a lot and I have a lot to better in. we got home late so we didnt get to work that day.
wensday we had our district meeting then president showed up to have surprise interviews haha which isnt always the funnest thing haha. then we finally got to start working.
thursday we went to visit a less active family and we had a super awesome lesson with them. after a big truck full of donated food showed up so we helped the family fill some buckets of food for them.
friday we had an awesome lesson with a family we hope to baptize in a couple of weeks!
saturday we had our zone meeting. it went really well and after it was the birthday of one of the elders so we bought caked like awesome zone leaders haha
later we had a ward activity and after we played volleyball!
sunday i woke up with out my voice! im not really sure how but i could not talk very well. when we got to church the bishop asked me to give a talk hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha well i tried answering him but it didnt all come out but he understood fairly quickly what i was trying to say haha so my comp took the talk for me, i really dont like when they do that to us, its not like we just are professional backup plans for the ward.
the rest of the day i did my best to teach but no one could understand me haha
today i woke up with half my voice haha but we just the normal wash, clean and buy food. were hoping next week to do something fun! hope everyone has a good week!
well it was a good week.
Tuesday i went on divisions. it was weird cuz i had to walk and i was falling all over the place! im a afriad ive forgotten to walk cuz ive been on a bike since jaunuary haha. but it was fun to walk again. that night we ate french toast haha.
Wednesday to friday was pretty normal. im stating to get a hang of this area, its so big sometimes my comp says to me, "ive never been here before or at least i dont remember" haha but we haven't gotten lost yet! also my bikes falling apart which is awesome! thursday my brakes gave out on a hill so i learned how to fly a little haha. on friday we had to go to the other side of our zone to bring medicine to some sisters and we dont have any money for the bus so we went on the bike and one of me pedals fell off haha.
saturday and sunday we had stake conference so we went to the meetings with some investigators. pretty good stuff!
today we play volleyball and soccer with our district and then the normal boring stuff! im pretty excited for this week! we have some investigators that we think might be able to progress! pray for us!!
(*The pictures below - the drawing is his companion and Anthony was worried about me posting the picture with him doing "gang signs" as he called them. I figured it was no big deal so I'm posting them anyway!! ;))