Monday, April 25, 2016

Happy 20th Birthday! 4/25/16

Thanks Mom! I got your package yesterday and I loved it! I'm wearing the tie right now haha, although it might be the first and last time ;)

I can't wait to talk to you guys in May! I've been thinkin' a little bit about work school and I must just want to be a dentist afterfall. I want to know what you gusy think about that and what you would recommend I did for school. I'm not really sure yet but I've been praying a lot and for know that seems to feel the best.

Oh my companion. He is thee best. I love him. His name is Joesph Jones from Chijuajua Mexico. His moms a gringa and his Dads Hispanic. He grew up speaking only english in his home and learned spanish at highschool. Hes a farm boy in and out. His dad own a few thousand acres growing chiles peaches and all sorts of things. Hes always talking about his fun elk or mountain lion experiencias but still sleeps with a superman onsie everynight XD. 

We're really working hard to get a house of prayer going in Rodulfo. We had an attendance of 24 this week and weve got 8 baptisms out there planned for this month. Theres only one member family out there but they are golden, they come with us everytime we got out there 3-4 times a week and even if its not much they feed us whatever they can. Were talking with president about getting 2 missionarys fulltime out there so we dont have to make the two hour trip there and back everytime we go.

I didn't get to goto the baptism.. but I heard it was great, Her parents aren't members and actually her mom didn't know she had been going to church for 9 months before one day she went with her daughter. All the members were shocked to see her mom there and when her mom found out she told her daughter she couldnt get baptized till she was 18 for lying to her. Well she turned 18 the 23 so that's when she got baptized, it was great. Her mom came and was really supportive, we think were going to visit her this week and see if shes opened her heart enough to hear our message.

I love you guys so much! I hope you have the best week every! 

Elder Wixom

No it's actually pretty much the same , the food you eat at parties is just a lot spicier here haha. But I'm starting to not like my food if the didn't cook it with chile. I never that that day would come.

Zone leading stressful. I do not like it. But it does have its perks. You can really get to know and help the people in your zone that way. I've usually only work in my area four days a week just cause were always on divisions.​ 

The areas pretty, I know there's tons of ruins but I don't know much about them. I do know I'd like to see them some day in the future. We don't really have time right now but I know there's several and they're supposed to be really pretty.

Well Dad, Do you have any cool church history books? Anything about Joseph Smith or Brigham Young.  Or any other cool doctrine book? I'd like to know more about where we come from as a church. I don't know if you could send any reading material the next couple months, I've found now that were getting up at 5 we've got extra time at night and I'd like to use it studying more.

Thanks dad. oh and thank mom for the pillowcase, I thought it was really sweet! I hope you have a great week!

Elder Wixom

Monday, April 18, 2016

4/18/16 Great Week

Yeah we've been really busy like normal! This week we baptized a young women named Yaneth. Her younger brother (Carlos) had been baptized a couple years ago but when they moved from Cancun they stopped going to church. We'd found them and since the beginning they had desires to start going to church again. They're awesome. Being a zone leader is stressful,  I don't really like it haha, you have a lot of things to do and it seems like you're always traveling visiting other people. It makes you feel really sorry for all the church leaders who are in a car or plane all the time. The cool thing is you get to go on divisiones a lot and learn from everybody.

That's awesome, I can't wait to go back to the temple again when I get home, we should start going together as a family. How is Sol doing with the endowment? I hope is ok, I pray for him and all of you.

We didn't have any earthquakes but yesterday afternoon it started hailing a ton. I never would have guessed with how much calor there was in the morning. They came down like little marbles and they really hurt actually.

My companion and I having been going to the gym in the mornings and it's been killing us. We trying to do everything to work of this mexican food haha, its so good. 

Well I hope you guys have an awesome week!

Elder Wixom 

Monday, April 11, 2016

Church in new area 4/11/16

Happy Birthday Sol! Sounds like you guys had a lot of fun! When I come back we'll have to go up to Lava Hot Springs too, that sounds really fun!

Not yet mom but I'm sure it's here close, thank you!

So what's dad going to start doing? He always works really hard, we have the best Dad.

How's Katie and Madi and Justin doing in school? Working real hard? I hope so. To be able to study is a priviledge that a lot of people don't have. We need to make the most of it. 

How are you Mom, how is teaching in Sunday school, is it everything you wanted and more? I hope so!

My companion and I are working really hard. Were visiting a lot of small pueblos and seeing a lot of success. We started having small church services in Rodulfo Figaroa and 21 people came. We're going to be going there about 3 times a week now. There are a lot of escogidos there.

The Lord loves you, I love you and I hope you have a great week!

Elder Wixom

Yeah Dad we're working hard. We should be baptizing a few people this week, Yanet and Yanet haha.  The people here are incredible. I love them and don't ever want to leave. I've felt so weak and incapable but it's helped me grow to depend on the Savior. There's nothing I'd rather be doing. However I am excited for when I'll have more time to study family and church history more thoroughly. I've never felt such a strong dependence on our ancestors before. You'll have to teach more about family history work when I come home. It's really hard to inspire other people to participate in the work. I've noticed my biggest challenge in the mission is getting other members and missionaries to more fully devote themselves to the work of the Lord. I pray that you guys back home find time to share what you know with your friends and invite them to church with you. There's no way to feel closer to Christ then to work with him side by side in his vineyard. I love our Lord. He's always been there for me. He suffered for each and every one of us and knows what trials and temptations we face and is willing to extend his hand always. He lightens our burden everyday and gives us great reason to be happy.  Only through Him will we be saved. Thanks for supporting me and writing me and for preparing me to serve a mission. There's nowhere else the Lord would have me be. I know it's true and I share it with you in the name of Jesus Christ, amen.

Elder Wixom

Monday, April 4, 2016

Very Busy 4/4/16

Ay today we've got to go to a meeting in Tuxtla so we're super pressed for time. A man we've been pretty busy here in Comitan but this place is beautiful. I love it. My companion is the best and I love him to death. He's so funny, he always goes to bed in a superman onsie jeje. There's lots of people here and not enough time to visit. I hope I'll have more time to write you all next week! Just know I love you all so much!

Elder Wixom