Monday, October 26, 2015

Working hard 10/26/15

Hey I just wanted to write you guys rapidisimo and say thanks for the emails and the love. The photos are pretty hilarious haha I'm glad your all having fun! I've been thinking a lot about our families and how important they are and about how happy I am to be apart of this one. Me and my companion have a lot of work to do this week were really trying to help our branch grow so I don't have much time but I hope you all have the best week!
Con Amor,
Elder Wixom

Believe it or now there are a lot of Jehovas Witnesses here. Who knew but in Mexico they're huge.  Also I don't know if you've heard of Pentecosts but there's tons of them too. But there's a good amount of Mormons and we're growing every day and that's the important thing.
I get along with everybody fine. My companion is the man, funniest guy ever who gives a lot of service, he's always working. I really do love it here.
So how is the scripture study going? are you learning a lot? I hope so! the book of Mormon is incredible! it's taught me so much on my mission. Anyways I hope you have an awesome, let me know how the fams doing!
Elder Wixom

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Machete 10/19/15

Wow tell Katie happy birthday. Here when it's your birthday they throw a bucket of water on you or "shower" you. Maybe you could start that in Idaho.

This week we did a lot of service. I helped cut down a GIANT mango tree with a machete. A really awesome convert fed us Thursday and gave us shrimp bigger than my fist. We found a boy whose parents are super inactive that wants to get baptized named Jose. We're going to start teaching him with hopes that we can get his family to come to church as well.

Maria's awesome! Happy as can be doing better health wise. This week we had to drop a lot of investigators that aren't progressing :( so now were on the hunt for a bunch of new people to visit!)

Thanks for everything! The missionaries in our district are doing really really well! Its been a lot of fun these last few weeks, we're just praying and looking for who else the Lord is preparing to accept that gospel. I hope you have an awesome week!

Elder Wixom

Monday, October 12, 2015

Baptism 10/12/15

Wow, this week was awesome. I feel like I've spent literally no time in my own area this week. We've been traveling so much to Chauhuites and Izhuatan it's been crazy, but we got to see a bunch of cool miracles this week.

So the first miracle this week was we baptized Hna Maria de Jesus (por fin!). This is an hna who completely changed her life for the gospel. She's the mom of a recent convert sister. Maria used to be a heavy drinker with her husband and never wanted anything to do with any church. She even used to harass the missionaries when they passed by. Well a couple years ago she got really really sick(probably from all the drinking) and had to move back with her daughter. She's been having a really hard time with all of her health complications and her husband as well. They cut off about half of his foot. I think that's what really humbled her. Since then she's given up alcohol, cafe, she even got legally married after living together with her husband for over 30 years. It was an awesome to be able to get to know and teach her. She wanted to be baptized because she feels like i'ts the right  thing to do and she wants to live more like Christ.  My companion baptized her this Saturday in the church that's in Ixhautan and it was amazing. 

Oh man I wish there was time to tell you guys more. This week was incredible! Thanks for the letters and thanks for the support! I hope you all have an awesome week!

Elder Wixom

Monday, October 5, 2015

Conference 10/5/2015

Haha! I love that picture! and hey Happy Birthday mom! I am so happy your my mom! The first time our zone leader saw Rosemary Wixom he was like   ´es su mama? Es Su Mama! it was really funny but I'm happy she not my mom because my mom is the best!  When it's your birthday here in Mexico your friends get together and soak you with water! I dont know if that's a tradition yet in Idaho but that's definitely something I'm going to bring home with me!

So we got to watch conference this weekend. We had to go all the way to Chahuites and stay the night at the zone leaders house. It was a lot of traveling but it was awesome! I have never felt the spirit so strongly watching general conference before. You could  just feel and know while these men were speaking that they are called of God. Es Increible! 

I love you all, I hope you all have the best week this week! Nos vemos!

Elder Wixom

Yeah! I loved this general conference! The three new apostles are going to do really well, you could feel the spirit strongly when they were sharing their testimonies, I'm glad they've been called to represent our church. I'm so jealous, were going to have to keep going to every priesthood session as a family when I get back, it'll be so much fun!

Camden haha, yeah I'm sure he's loving his mission right now, every now and then I'll get an email from him and he's just as funny and happy as ever.

What's been standing out a lot to me the last little while is the importance of the family, and especially my family. I just want to say I love you dad for all your sacrifices and patience with me through out the years. I cant wait to come home and spend some more time with all of you. Thanks for the support and thanks for the emails and hug mom for me and tell her happy birthday.  I hope the best for you guys this week! Hasta Luego!

Elder Wixom