Monday, November 19, 2012

19 de noviembre - La Ultima Carta (The Last Letter)

its about 99.5 percent over.
but not over yet! 

well, its been fun. now i know why they say "The Best 2 Years." they honestly have been for me. at least at this point of my life... im sad to be leaving, but im happy/nervous to be back to a normal life. going to school, working, but still sharing the gospel. most of you will never comprehend how much ive learned here in the mission, but its been a LOT. i will strive to live what i have learned, ALWAYS. i will be landing in Phoenix at about 9:45am on Wed. at that point it will probably hit me. that im not a Mexican anymore. ill keep this short. see you soon! 

Elder Inglish

Monday, November 12, 2012

12 de noviembre

good news! im staying for another 2 months! 

jk. other good news. i ate some meat that you dont cook and it made me kinda sick. i guess you just put some lime or lemon on it and it cooks itself. weird huh?! i didnt believe it and i was kinda scared to eat it, but i did it. its called Tártara. i think its like the neck of a toro. tastes like tuna... 

well, here i am, in the last week of the mission. still dont believe it. i remember when i was a little sunbeam the teachers were always like, "who wants to go on a mission?!" and everyone was always like "i do!" including me. but of course i never knew what it meant. until i actually became one. im happy ive been able to serve the Lord and do it well and faithfully. i cant wait to keep serving him when i finish this mission here in Mexico. there are still lots of missions that need to be accomplished. not one is impossible. 

tomorrow im gonna get a vaccine! maybe that will kill all the worms and bugs that are in my body....  ;)

well gotta go! ill see you soon! 
elder inglish

Monday, November 5, 2012

5 de noviembre

hola again. 

this week was great! we found, we taught, we testified, we learned, we lived, we laughed, we loved, we prayed, we fasted, and we baptized! 

twas fulfilling. if the Lord wants us to, we're gonna baptize this week as well. and if its not this week it will be the next. we have fasted and prayed a lot for this sister that is too ready to get baptized its ridiculous.  all she needs to do is get married and she is set to go! we are hoping for a miracle. 

 23 For we labor diligently to write, to apersuade our children, and also our brethren, to believe in Christ, and to be reconciled to God; for we know that it is by bgrace that we are saved, after all we can do.

love you! 
elder inglish

Monday, October 29, 2012

29 de octubre

i am very tired. pday is so tiring! i think its because my body is used to walking around and working and on pday we dont do anything. haha. i would love an afternoon nap. i think ill take one soon. 

things are going well! we are contacting, finding, teaching, serving, etc. everything that a missionary does! and yes, we will be baptizing soon. this saturday. and they are future missionaries! well at least one is. cool huh?! 

these last few weeks we are trying to find as many new people as we can. i need to try and find all the people i needed to find in my time here. i need to follow the spirit in order to do this. and i am seeing the Lords hand in this work. its real. its His. and its full of miracles. 

"there are feet to steady, hands to grasp, minds to encourage, hearts to inspire, and souls to save. Are we doing all we should?"
-Pres. Thomas S. Monson

im a Mormon, and i LOVE it,
elder inglish

Monday, October 22, 2012

22 de octubre

well, another week has passed by. pretty fast. time only passes by fast here, so thats pretty good. i guess... 

we are getting people prepared to get baptized on the 4th of november. they are a brother and sister of 15 and 14. they are sooooo smart and understand everything! their mom is a really strong member, so she helps them out with their doubts. and they already know a lot of members. their names are Enrique and Fernanda. Enrique is totally a future missionary. that makes me happy. and who knows... maybe Fernanda too. 

theres also 2 others that wanna get baptized either the 11th or the 18th. Bertha and Selene. Bertha just needs to get married and badaboombadabing shes sinless! they have a lot of desire, but Bertha needs to stop living in sin! shes very committed though. they are a great family. love them a lot. 

gotta go! love you all. 

Élder Inglish

 11 And behold, I am the alight and the life of the world; and I have drunk out of that bitter bcup which the Father hath given me, and have glorified the Father in ctaking upon me the sins of the world, in the which I have suffered the dwill of the Father in all things from the beginning.

Monday, October 15, 2012

15 de octubre

well, here i am, 23 months into the best 2 years of my life. 1 month left! how sad, exciting, scary, and thrilling. doesnt mean i can let up now. it just means i gotta work even harder. time to KEEP hitting the pavement and leave it on the court with out regrets and with out doubts. 

things are progressing and people are committing themselves more and more and wanna know the truth. we are helping them do that so that they can change their lives and become disciples of the Savior. it was a great fast sunday over here! i shared my testimony and heard many great ones by the members here. the investigators that went to church really felt the spirit and the power of the testimonys of the members. the Spirit was strong. 

my companion is leaving this area tomorrow and my new comp will be Elder Loera. i kinda know him...well see how this goes. he will be my last companion in the mission! 

gotta go! love you!

elder inglish

Mosiah 4: 11-12
11 And again I say unto you as I have said before, that as ye have come to the knowledge of the glory of God, or if ye have known of his goodness and have atasted of his love, and have received a bremission of your sins, which causeth such exceedingly great joy in your souls, even so I would that ye should remember, and always retain in remembrance, the greatness of God, and your own cnothingness, and his dgoodness and long-suffering towards you, unworthy creatures, and humble yourselves even in the depths of ehumilityfcalling on the name of the Lord daily, and standing gsteadfastly in the faith of that which is to come, which was spoken by the mouth of the angel.
 12 And behold, I say unto you that if ye do this ye shall always rejoice, and be filled with thealove of God, and always bretain a remission of your sins; and ye shall grow in the cknowledgeof the glory of him that created you, or in the knowledge of that which is just and true.

1. in the rain, in the mountains!

2. random pic of what my area looks like

3. soaking wet

4. getting wet in the grass

5. "dont matter if youre black or white" -MJ

6. tacos al pastor! those are amazing. the brother in the orange apron is a member and the other is René. hes getting baptized on wednesday!

7. and 8. scooter modeling

9. scooter modeling continued....

Monday, October 8, 2012

8 de octubre

i was totally gonna send pics today! too bad i forgot my camera... :( i guess youll have to wait till next week...

what a great general conference, right?! it was way spiritual and i loved it. pretty cool about the prophet's call to younger missionaries! and i agree with him, i think its better! 

the work is progressing here in Xochimilco. its a really beautiful place. sometimes its hard because there are a lot of customs here and the people don't wanna change. but when we bring the spirit the people can start to feel that special feeling and they wanna know more! we are teaching 2 brothers that are really cool. they also speak inglish, so after we teach them we talk a little in inglish to help them practice. they believe in the BoM and the Restoration, but their dad is of another church and so they are scared of what hell say. we invited them to be baptized and they said yes so we are preparing them. and there are a handful of others that have dates and that are progressing a lot. its such a cool work the missionary work. it is unique. there is nothing more special. love you!
elder inglish