Monday, November 30, 2015

Baptism 11/30/15 New Pictures

We baptized two little kids, Anali (8) and Santiago (9). They're so awesome. They both have wanted to be baptized for a really long time but didn't have support from their families. We talked to the parents of both of them and we taught them about Jesus Christ and his Atonement and they opened up. Their mothers even came to the baptism! It's opened the door for us to visit their whole families and I'm sure their parents will soon follow.

To be honest we don't have a whole lot of  investigatores that are progressing, it's been kinda hard but we've had to drop a lot of really good people who don't keep commitments in order to find those who are ready. We are confident the Lord will help us find those that are ready to follow him.

Anyways I love you guys a ton, its sounds like you all enjoyed thanksgiving! I forgot all about it haha, maybe next year ;)}

Con Mucho Amor,

Elder Wixom
Santiago y su mama!

We had two baptisms this week(yay!) they were both kind of miracles

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Great Week 11/23/15

Jaja those pictures are awesome, Justin is such a goof.​

My new companion Elder Panohaya is awesome. He is a pretrained missionary, he has four older brothers who have all been on missions and so my companion has practical been living in the MTC for 19 years. We're still here in San Franscico del Mar Pueble Nuevo and I don't ever want to leave. This area is so amazing, it's had a lot of ups and downs in the years but right now everyones getting excited to watch it grow again.

This week we're going to do a zone wide consecration where we get together and bless the area. Then as a zone all the missionary's will leave with the priesthood members and visit all the members and investigadores de cade area to bless there familias and their homes so they can more fully p├írticipate in the mission work. It's going to be amazing. 

Sorry I don't have time to rewrite it in english jaja but David our investigator is doing awesome!

Mi companero y yo estamos aqui trabajando, mi companero vino pre preparado y ya trabaja bien duro. Es un buen ejemplo para mi. Ayer vinieron tres investigadores a la iglesia, Santiago, Anali, y David. David wow is un milagro. Es muy bueno el, ha asistido a nuestra iglesia antes pero alla en mexico y le gusto mucho. Nos dijo que sentio que era la iglesia verdadera. Despues tuvo un sueno en que dios le dio un vaso de agua para tomar pero no lo tomo. Pudimos explicarle que el vaso era la santa cena y despues el bautismo al tomar la cena dignamente se limpia de sus pecados. Vino a la capilla el seguiendo dia y acepto la fecha bautismal para este 19. ve a ser el primer miembro de su familia y van a ser una familia eterna.Dios esta preparando la gente solo hay que buscar con el espiritu de fe y mucha oracion.

​Anyways I love you all, have awesome week!​

​Elder Wixom​

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Mission Home 11/16/15

Hey! That's awesome, here it's just really really hot always. I guess it never gets cold here in Chauhuites, it's just sunny, and even more sunny.  So this week was really strange. Due to transfers and green card problems we spent about the whole week traveling and about 6 hours working our my own area. The weirdest thing is due to ticket prices our leaders had my companion stay in Chahuites while I got to travel solo. That was terrible, after being glued to someone for a year it's the strangest feeling every to be traveling by yourself, I never want to do that again haha. But the cool thing is that I had some of the best contacts of my mission. I took a taxi to get to the mission office and I talked with a man named Carlos. He's not a member but 3 days before I talked with him he drove some sister missionaries around and talked with them. He said he was really interested in their message but didn't have alot of time to talk with them. They gave him a pamphlet and he told me he had been reading it in his taxi when I came up. We talked a while (it's like 15 minutes to get to the offices) and he told me all about his family his wife and how neither attend church but both are wanting to know more about God. We talked about our church and Gods love for all of us and about that's why he wants us to go to church and he got so excited. I taught him how to pray and he said he's going to pray and go to church I was able to promise him if he did that God would answer his prayers. I had to leave then but I have no doubt that if he prayed and went to church it wont be long until he and his family will be baptized. Oh my goodness that was just one thing that happened but saw so many miracles this week it was amazing. God Loves us and knows us and wants the best for each and everyone one of us and knows what we need and when we need it.

Anyways my new companion is awesome, he's Elder Panohaya from Puebla. We've got two baptisms planned this week. Our president has set goals for every companionship. He wants us to contact 140 people every week and have at least 21 lessons with investigators and another 7 with less active or recently converted members.

Well I'm super out of time but I love you all and hope you have an awesome week!

Elder Wixom

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

New Transfer 11/9/15

Happy Birthday Madi! How do you feel to be finally be 15? Ready to drive? I know 9 year boys and girls who drive around in adult 200cc motorcycles all the time, it really changes your perspective on drivers safety. Anyways you're going to have so much fun this year. Here when it's your birthday and when you go to blow out the candles they shove your head in the cake, I hope that hasn't happened to you ;)

So we just got transfers and guess what, I've got another tranfer here! (woohoo) I'm super excited, right now I've got to head to tuxtla because I'm going to be training again, I don't know who yet but I love working with the new missionarys. But saadly that means Elder Rosas is leaving..  but its ok because he's going to my old zone with my companion from the MTC Elder Russell, They're going to be great together.

We're visiting a couple boys named Sayid and Eric and they are awesome! They always study the book of mormon and have tons of questions and really want to get baptized but their dad is reallly pentecostes. We're trying to get permision from their parents to attend church because these children really are amazing, we're going to do all we can think this week to try to help them.

Right now the branch we're in there's about 20 active members. Only the president and a very old man named Agustin worthly hold the priesthood but there are others who attend every now and then. David is married with a kid and he's really awesome, he really wants to stop drinking and smoking and we've been trying to show him how having faith in Christ and following him will help him. 

Thanks mom I just got your package, that was hilarious. One of our investigatooes Neftali was with us when I opened and he really like my guitaritita.

Anyways I love you all, have a fantastic semana!

Elder Wixom

Monday, November 2, 2015

Great Week 11/2/15

Haha those photos are awesome, I love the leaders back home, they're great! Here the day of the dead is pretty much normal except, unlike back home, they eat a TON of tamales. The bright side is a sister taught me how to do it so if I can find maseca back home were going to be eating really good next Halloween.​ Also a bunch of little kids wanted candy from us but it was Sunday and we forgot to buy candy Saturday so we just contacted a bunch of little kids and invited them to the church and to come to our English classes. It was really fun.

Well yesterday rained a TON so not alot of people ended up coming to church but just has the third hour was supposed to start came one of our investigators David. He's about 30 and about the humblest funniest guy you'll meet. He's been to  church a few times before but when he was away working in Mexico city. We found him awhile ago and he always said he wanted to go to church but he never came until today. We'd planned to have a couple who live close pass by for him, they never should but but David he came! It was a miracle! We've been having a hard time getting the people we visit come to church so it was so awesome to see him come and enjoy his time with the members. I cant wait to see him get baptized.

That's so amazing for Derek! Hes going to do so well! When does he leave? That's so fantastic.

So how goes Katie, is she still alive? haven't heard from her in a while.

Anyways thanks for the letter, I'm glad you guys are doing great, have an awesome week!

Elder Wixom