Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Short but Sweet 4/27/15


This week was long but really good.  Our lessons are getting better and the people are opening up to us more.  We're here to invite people to come unto Christ through faith and repentence and as we ask people to repent and then teach them the blessing of faith we see their lives change.  It's so much fun to see the difference in the people we're teaching throughout these last couple weeks we've spent here. 

Anyways thanks for the email and everything, have an amazing week I love you all!

Elder Wixom

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Happy Birthday Aaron 4/20/2015

Thank you and thanks for everything! I'm sure I'm going to have an birthday here but I'm going to miss you guys back home! But it sounds like your all doing great! And Jordan is a returned missionary so I'd trust him if I were you, he knows what happens to liars!

So this week was great.  We had our baptism with Hna Fernanda this Saturday.  It was awesome!  Her whole family is less active and have been for some time but we visited them and talked with them and they all managed to show up!  It was amazing to see the support she received from her family and all the members.  She's so great, she stopped drinking coffee and has been praying and reading the Book of Mormon with her sister.  Tonight we're going to have a noche de hogar in her house and we're very excited.

Besides that we've got a few promising investidagores and we're going to do our best to visit cada uno de ellos todos los días esta semana. We're super excited!

Hey well you guys have an excellent week y Les Amo Mucho!  Nos Vemos!

Elder Wixom   
So right now we're working with a couple kids who live in an área se llama vida mejor.  Their names are Jorge and Rodrigo.  We've been visiting them for a while and they're really receptive and are reading and doing all the commitments right now we're just trying to help them to come to church.  They want to but there's a lot of false ideas here about our church so sometimes people are really hestive to attend the church with us.  But we just keep working and just keep praying looking for an opportunity to talk with their parents and maybe share something with them.

The members here are awesome!  They're all super great, they love the missionaries and really super super generous. We get a lot of support here in Bosques.  The food is amazing, I absolutely love it.  I need to find a wife who can cook real Mexican food because wow, it is the best.

I had an interview with the misión pte about two weeks ago and besides that no.  I've got to say I really love pte George, he is so humble and he does so much for everybody here, wow.  Being a misión president is really demanding.

Anyways thanks for everything and I'm excited about my first birthday here!  I do not feel 19 haha but that's life, anyway take care y que tenga excelente dia, nos vemos!

Elder Wixom
Hna Fernanda!

This is Alejandro, un jovencito the hnas in our district are teaching i interviewed who also was baptized this saturday


Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Working hard 4/13/15


So this week was interesting.  We had intercambios which means we had splits with the zone leaders.  So Elder Diaz came to our area with me and my companion went with our other zone leader Elder Brass to their area.  Elder Diaz taught me a whole lot about the work while he was here and after he left we were able to get 2 brothers to say yes to the invitacion to be baptized and they're progressing really quickly. We're going to have a family home evening with them this Tuesday with their whole family and we're super excited.  We're also teaching a girl who's part of a less active family who lives nearby who's getting baptized this Saturday! (woohoo) I'll be sure to send pictures.  We've been working with this family for a while and they're finally starting to pray again and the kids are coming to church with us, little by little they're becoming more active.  Besides that all is good, I've got another 6 weeks here in Bosques with my companion and we've got our work cut out for us, thanks for everything and have an amazing week everyone, adios!

Elder Wixom

Monday, April 6, 2015

General Conference 4/5/15

Heyyyyyy! ​So this week was great! we worked until Wednesday when I got strep throat. That was no fun :( Theres a rule here that if you get a fever of 38 you have to stay home and I was 39.5 until Saturday.  I did however leave the house Friday morning for a zone conference that we had but besides that no.  And Saturday and Sunday we went to all of the sessions and I didn't understand all of it, but I did understand most of it.  Also the Spanish speaking general authorities are a lot easier to understand then the other authorities. I'm happy though because all the time going stir crazy in our house gave a me a stronger appreciation for the work and the chance we have to serve fulltime missions.  Oh and in that time I managed to find a favorite scripture(woohoo) its Moroni 10:32-33 

But my fever is gone now and my throats getting better so we're going to start working again tonight.  This Sunday after the evening session of general conference we went and visited our lidre misional and while we were there we ran into the brother of the sister who we were teaching in ocosingo (recuerdan?) and we were able to talk with him about God and the Prophets and he accepted the invitacion to be baptized! That so great to here after being stuffed away in the house not being able to teach all week. Anyways we've got another meeting with him and we're going to teach the restauración and we're really excited. 

Anyways I love you all I hope you all have an awesome week and wish Sol an early happy birthday, I love you!

Con Mucho Amor,
Elder Wixom

Hey I'm glad to hear you guys got to visit the family, I bet that was a blast.  I just got your valentine card last and the one for Elder Lopez too haha.  I really like Elder David A. Bednars talk about what it means to be God fearing, really powerful.  I also just got the two books about Joseph Smith and his teachings, they both look really cool but it's going to take forever for me to read through everything.  Little by little though, I love learning about the history of the church, it's all so interesting. Anyway hope you have an awesome week, thanks for all the support!
Con Amor,

Elder Wixom

So right now we're living in an area called Las Torres, a little neighborhood but it's next to Patria Nueva, Vida Mejor y Plan Chiapas, all of which are in our area.  My area is all its own ward se llama "Bosques".  The Hermanas in our district are both en Barrio Pimienta and that's also where our church is.  I don't know if it's on the map but we're by La Torre de Chiapas, the only skyscraper in Chiapas. 

Soo the Hna A and her boyfriend N are interesting.  We're still teaching her and she's still really receptive but we can't seem to get ahold of N. We always see him on the street but he never has time to talk with us, right now were just looking for a time when we can talk with them both together about his baptism but we're still waiting.  Something fun is we we're able to visit her younger brother S (17) and he accepted the invitacion to be baptized!  WooHoo!  He works a lot but this next Sunday were going to visit him again and teach the restoration.  The people here are all looking for the truth and I'm just happy to be the person to help them find it!

Anyways I love you both and hope you have an amazing week!

Elder Wixom