Monday, June 16, 2014

June 16, 2014 Caracoles (Xalostoc) with Elder Aquino

hey papi y los de mas de mi familia.

well this has just been a fabulous week. first off what you have all been waiting for..... i didnt get sick this week. oh and in other news. my new area is the Caracoles(area, also xalostoc 1), Xalostoc(my ward) in zone Xalostoc. and if your looking for it just go right over the hill of my last area and thats where im at. and i love it here. the members are so great and active. and its actually a ward! my new companion is named elder Aquino... and have made just about every seminary teacher worthy joke about his name in this week. i.e. elder donde esta? Aqui no jajaja he is great and has 16 meses in the mission. and is my district leader. this week we had a few lessons and my head was spinning a little just trying to get street names down and people that are members and less actives and investigators. i  think i should be just fine in about 3 weeks. ;) my new house is with some members. and it has been a party. the hermana is named clara. and she has a son and a daughter that live here,Beto and Luz. its the best because we get to talk with them in the nights when we are done with everything. and sometimes they give us atoli,(a drink like hot chocolate but thick and the flavors vary) its been pretty great. and getting to know some of the members i have been given so much food. i have felt so fat all week. its like one food to dinner to second dinner. to snack to second snack and so forth. but my new area is huge it takes up colonias caracoles, colinas de san jose, la laguna, y la urbana, y constitution. its great.

also this week the world cup started. which means walking down the street every store with  a tv is showing games. and mexico won the first one so every one is happy right now! we will have to see how tomorrow goes. brazil is pretty good. also this week it rained and not just little utah rain. we had rivers in the streets while we were workin. and within 2 minutes of walking we were drenched. free showers wednesday and thursday. it was so much fun but golly it poured!

Saturday we had a ward activity and a baptism!!! the baptism took place first. her name was leticia, and is in a wheel chair. Her baptism was quite interesting. first off we had to do visits inthe morning so we left the ward leaders to fill the font. and they did it but with cold water. then the question came of how we were going to do it. so right before we started my companion pulled me aside to another room. and we said a prayer that our bodies would get used to the water fast. and that everything would go well. we lowered the hermana to the font in a normal chair. and tried to do the ordinance. it was a failed attempt because her legs couldnt get under. then what we did was had it so that i held her in my arms and my companion did the ordinance. everthing went A ok. it was a really great experience. in the activity we played sports with some of the members in our mission clothes. and it was fun. and to finish it all off we had a family night/dinner with some less actives.

sunday was great  we got her confirmed and everything went great. i am loving my new area. like i said the members a great. and so our our investigators. im really looking forward to working with elder Aquino, and learing what i can in this time. also i got assigned to be the english teacher in my district. basically im in charge of making sure the latin elders, (which are all of the elders in my district) are learning English.

well thanks for sharing the story that was a great experience. you guys are a great family and you strengthen me so much out here love you all tons and thanks for the intent to contact coach thompson.

i hope you all have a great week your all awesome!. i miss  you tons and love you all so much and happy fathers day.

con amor,
elder jenson.

p.s. calle cerro gordo #3 colonia doctor gorge jimenez cantu, 54190 este es mi direccion.

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