Tuesday, March 31, 2015

My District 3/30/2015

Nuestro distrito (yo, elder luna, hna hansen,hna cavallo, hna luis, y hna yorgenson) 
Ay truth be told, I've been looking for my favorite scripture for a while now and I just can't seem to make up my mind, I'll find it though and I'll give it to you guys soon I promise, and the photo too I promise.

The sisters are really good, they're super hard workers and each of them has a really strong testimony about the gospel. I'm seriously so happy to be in this district this cambio, it's been such a blessing.

Hey I love you dad and I love the family keep looking after them and I can't wait to talk to you guys in May, adios!

Elder Wixom

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

3/16/15 Loving Tuxtla!

Wow that's great!  I'm glad he's doing good and I'm glad his surgery's already kickin in, that was really fast.  Ay I'm sure Madi did excellent! That's awesome! And that's very cool that the family was able to come down and see it also, I'm sure that was a blast!

So this week was really good, a lot of walking. Right now we're working on being better organized so we're not going back and forth from one area and another but we're getting better.  Todo tranquilo aqui (all quiet here), we've have a lot of success with less active members this week, me and my companion have been sharing 3 Nephi 18 with everyone its been really helping the members understand la importancia de la santa cena (importance of the sacrament).

Today we're going to central so I'll make sure to take a bunch of pictures for next week!  I've said that before but today I'll make sure too, it's just that in reality we've got a bunch to do everyday and there isn't a whole lot of time.

Cool stories:  there isn't much besides this Saturday my companion was bitten by a dog.  We were just walking down the street real calm like and we passed a dog just sleeping under a tree and I think we must've scared it cause it just shot right up and got my companion by the leg.  It let go and started chasing him so kicked it and it took off. My companion is OK, we're just keeping a really good eye on his leg because street dogs can have a lot of different diseases. But right now he's doing really good so were not too worried.

Anyways I've got to go but thanks for the email and the support and it sounds like you're all having fun back home!  Enjoy Canada haha! Adios y te queiro todo!

Elder Wixom
Yeah I would love to read the Lectures on Faith!  Send it!  But truth be told I'm finding less and less time to read now that we don't have a laundry mat we have to wash everything by hand and that and reports usually eat up most our time.  But Anything from the Doctrine and Covenants would be great, I would love to read! 

My district is awesome! The Hnas are super fun and really hardworkers, truth be told from them me and my companion are learning a ton, this district is definitely foreordained haha.

That's awesome! We've been talking a lot about prophets and church leaders and about how they literally have the exact same tools and resources to find gospel truths as we do. They have the same covenants and same spirit and same everything that we've been blessed with.  So why do we wait until we're visited or we hear a talk from an authority to find the answers to questions that we have.  We literally have the opportunity to know every single thing that we could ever need to know at our fingertips and all it takes is faith and a little studying to get there.  I don't know, it's just always important to remember that.

Anyways it sounds todo tranquilo en gringolandia, saluda los hermonos mios! Adios!

Elder Wixom

Monday, March 9, 2015

Great Mission Experience 3/9/15

Ha, I love the photos!  Justin you are awesome haha, I Feliz CumpliaƱos! and I'm sorry but I really don't have time every week to send photos because the computers here are mas o menos at best. And Sol I know you'll be fine and I'm praying for you, good job and I love you! Madi good luck with the play, if possible send me picturesI want to see it! I'm sure it'll be a ton of fun!

OK so about my area, it's one of the biggest in the mission, it used to be two missions but they merged into one so now we've got about 5 de la carpets del area. We travel everyday by combi. It's really helping me to be organized because we literally cannot waste anytime if we want to have a successful day. The good news is there's a Walmart and a Dominoes so I won't go hungry this cambio haha. My companion Elder Luna is really great and is just a cambio younger than I am.  I love him to death and he speaks absolutely no English so it's really helping me to learn the language a lot faster.  In our district it's just me, my companion and four Hermanas. They're super fun and if we have a district meeting I'll be sure to send you guys a picture of all of us.

Something amazing happened when we first got here, So my last few weeks in Ocosingo we were teaching an hermana. She's from Tuxtla but is studying in Ocosingo. So we were teaching her and she was super ready and super diligent and just really wanted to be baptized but she wanted to wait till we could visit her boyfriend first(a less active member). So we were waiting for a time that he would visit her in Oco. Well then I had cambios (change) and came to Tuxtla and guess what! The very first house of the very first visit I knocked on the door and guess who answered! Noody De La Cruz(her boyfriend). Idk, that kinda blew me away, anyways we've set away some time to visit him and I've been able to help them both in the English homework and Noody is getting more confident and he's attended the church with us this Sunday!  En realidad tenemos un buen de milagros aqui y tambien alli en idaho, solo necesitamos a abrir nuestros ojos  (Google translate says...We actually have a great miracle here and also there in idaho , we just need to open our eyes).  It's amazing, we'll see were it goes from here but I'm emailing my old companion and were both working hard with this couple to get them active and get them to the temple, we're super excited.

Anyways I love you all but I've got to go! Have an excelente semana!

Elder Wixom
Elder Oaks talked to us about a lot of really cool things but what stood out to me was his love.  More then anything just with everything he said there was a reason he said it and you could just feel how sincere he was when he was talking.  More then any thing he said I think I learned how to better recognize the spirit and about what it takes to recognize the spirit.  Anyways I just wanted to share that message really quick and take care of the family and take care of Sol, make sure he's alright.  I love you all have an awesome week!

Elder Wixom

Monday, March 2, 2015

Tuxtla Gutierrez New Area! 3/2/15

Hey I don't have anytime right now but I'll make sure to answer this email next week, thanks for email.  I'm leaving today to my new area in Tuxtla, I'm going to be the District Leader, I'm super excited. Anyways I'll tell you about Elder Oaks and everything next week but I got to go, thanks for everything!
Elder Wixom
Hey I'm super dooper pressed for time but I just wanted to take the time to wish Justin happy birthday! Justin I love you so much, you're the man! Just keep being that awesome funny kid you are and enjoy this year. Look after your sisters for me OK?
Anyways I gotta go, I'm leaving for Tuxtla in a couple hours and I have a ton to do! I love you all, adios!
Elder Wixom