Monday, January 26, 2015

Teaching the less actives 1/26/15

Right now we're teaching a few people.  Mostly we've been strengthening the members and menos activos.  I don't know if you guys have one for the US but the Plan Del Area para Mexico es we to have Mexico be self sufficient with tithing, fast offering's, missionaries, and priesthood holders and to get there we've been teaching a lot about temples, eternal families, and family history work.  Our lidres have been pushing us a lot to teach out less actives so that's what we've been doing.  My new comp is awesome, Elder Granados del Heffe, por la capital de Mexico.  El es bien chido y su familia es de Spain.
I like training, I love my old companions but I'm excited to be able to start doing things my way and follow the rules.
Yeah I got the books, thanks! The missionarys' workouts have been kicking my butt, I love it.  Y tambien el libro de medicine helped my companion with some rash he has so he appreciated that a lot, thanks.
Anyways thanks for keeping me in the loop and thanks for everything, me and my companion are going to try to figure family history right because we're going to be teaching it tonight, Adios!
Con Amor,
Elder Wixom

Thursday, January 22, 2015

I'm a Trainer! 1/22/2015

I really don't have a lot of time because we didn't have p-day this week so today we have half a day to do our p-day so I'm really pressed for time.  Buuut I'll be quick.  Justin's awesome I miss him a ton make sure he knows that.

I think the same thing, I love 3 Nephi to death.  Just the spirit the LDM brings in the lessons is, idk, it's incredible. there isn't really words for it.
And ya, not everyone is literate, probably 4 out of every 5 people can read though, and if not we like to read with them.
ANyways I didn't have p-day because I was in Tuxtla because guess what, I'm training now!  YIKES, I'm nervous but I'm called for a reason and I can do anything through Christ who strengthens me.  I can tell you guys more Monday, thanks for the emails tell mom and everyone I love them, I have some pictures you might like too, anyways have an awesome week, love you all!
Elder Wixom

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Another January Day 1-12-15

Ayyy, how are you guys? I'm feeling a lot better, thanks. And that's awesome, tell Katie congrats on the scholarship! That's really cool. And that'll be fun, teaching lessons is the funnest part about missionary work and I'm sure the missionary's will be grateful for the help.  I'm sure Justin is probably ready to take his braces off.  There's a kid here about 7 years old and literally whenever I see him he is watching videos about Minecraft.  It reminded me of Justin haha.

Life here is good, it rains every now and again but we usually just work through it, umbrella or not were going to be soaked by the end of the day anyway. The rainy season I've been told starts in two months so I've been enjoying the weather now that I can.

This last week we had a baptism planned but she didn't feel ready so we postponed it until this Saturday and this week we will stop by and try to help her feel more confident. We're also baptizing the son of Ha Alma this Saturday and that's really exciting, Ha Alma is the Ha we baptized last week and she's been really good with giving us referencias and helping us teach lessons. 

This week and last we've been focusing on family history work and temples with our lessons with members.  It's really hard for the members to pay for the trip to Tuxtla and back but we've been explaining the importance and the blessings they'll receive when they go and I feel like were making progress, poco a poco.

Jordan will be ok, just make sure to keep him in your prayers.  The Lord wants to help anyone who looks to him, especially missionary's, and he´ll keep Jordan safe, there's no doubt in my mind.

But anyways I'm glad to hear you're all doing good!  Life here is hard but its enjoyable.  Enjoy your winter, I know I miss the snow sometimes haha Adios!

Elder Wixom

Monday, January 5, 2015

A New Year 1-5-15

Thanks for the advice! And yeah I'm going to do my best to stay on top of my health here! There are some sketch diseases.  And yeah Brock's one of the people I still email every week, he's doing good, it sounds like he's absolutely loving his mission which is great. And are you talking about E. Ethan Runyan? I love him, he is an excellent missionary and really down to earth.

Anyyyyyways.  So this week my and my companion had our first baptism! It was a lot of fun. Since the plumbing in the font doesn't work we first had to drain it. Our district was there all Thursday morning just emptying it bucket by bucket, it was a lot of work but of course it was well worth it. Friday afternoon we baptized Hermana Alma. My companero did the baptism. She's a cousin of one of our really active sisters.  She's about 30 and is really loving el evangelio. She has two kids who after her baptism, both asked her if they could get baptized too so were really excited to go back and teach them as well. 

This Saturday we have another baptism scheduled too. The assistant to the Pres. of the branch, Ho Raul, his niece has been staying with them and we've been teaching her.  Ha Gabrielle is only 16 but she's been really receptive and has been fulfilling all of her reading assignments and asks really thought provoking questions.  If all goes well and she gets permission from her mom this Saturday at 6 will be her baptism and I'll have the opportunity to do it.  I'm really excited!

Besides that it's been a really busy but a really successful month.  Me and my companion have 6 really promising fechas bautismales and a lot of referencias to contact. Its really hard when we have to spend 3 days a week in san cristobal for meetings outside our area when we have so much to do but it just motivates us to stay on task.

In reality, already in just 3 months there's been a lot of ups and downs.  There are times when you feel like you're not good enough and you don't have a strong enough testimony to teach but something I've learned is to always focus on what you do know.  Como yo se que el evangelio fue restaurado por medio Jose Smith. Tambien, yo se que por medio los principios en el evangelio, recibiremos muchas mas paz y felizidad en esta vida. Es no mucha pero, it's a start.  It's exactly like the conferencem doubt your doubts before you doubt your faith. If you do that you can realize the actual significance of what you do know.

Anyways thanks for the letters and all the help with everything! I'll let you know if my health or anything changes but I think I'll be alright! Have an awesome new year all of you!

Con Amor
Elder Wixom
Ha Alma and us!