Monday, December 26, 2011

26 de diciembre

happy christmas!

well another transfer has just finished and we are starting a new one. im in the same area with the same comp.

well christmas was cool. kinda weird not getting presents, but that way its easier to remember the meaning of christmas, which is the birth of christ. :)

Luke 2: 8-14
 And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night.

And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the aglory of the Lord shone round about them: and they were sore afraid.
 10 And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you agood tidings of great bjoy, which shall be to all people.
 11 For unto you is aborn this day in the city of David a bSaviour, which is Christ the cLord.
 12 And this shall be a asign unto you; Ye shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger.
 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying,
 14 aGlory to God in the highest, and on earth bpeace, good will toward men.

growing up ive never really thought about Christ on christmas, only really thought about presents and what not, and its a shame because we should really be remembering the Savior, Jesus Christ, who was born for us, and died for us. i hope that you all could make room for Jesus this Christmas and not let all the presents take up HIS glory.

wow mitchell is home! i love you bro. see you in 11 months.

love you all,
elder inglish

Monday, December 19, 2011

19 de diciembre

well another super fast week has passed by!

we are working hard and the next week should be better cause we have a lot of appointments with a lot of people we have contacted...

so on friday we had the ward christmas party and dinner and well it started super late and we had to leave at 9 but the food was pretty good... haha. and then on saturday we had a dinner for all the missionaries in this stake. the stake president does it every year for the missionaries in his stake and invites the president and his family. we ate some yummy food and then we hit some piñatas. i am sending my video. we had blind folds and ya its funny, haha.

theres a lot of work to do here in this area. and we need to find a lot of people. we are finding more and more and the its getting better and better everyweek, but it aint enough fo me!! but yesterday was sweet. a family that we are teaching recieved an answer. she was reading the beginning of the BofM and the testimonies of the 3 and 8 witnesses and then of Joseph Smith and she said she thought it was cool how the angel moroni came to Joseph in a vision to tell him about the BofM and that same night she dreamed that she was there present in the vision and saw everything... and we were like COOOOOOOOOOOL!!!!!!!!

well i gotta go to a meeting! have a wonderful christmas and ill talk to you before the new year! smooches.
elder inglish

ps.  theres some crazy guys here that walk in the middle of the street when the lights red and they lay out a blanket of glass and lay on it... cool huh...


1. the missionaries and the old couple missionaries and the pres. im on the left

2. the district

3. hitting the piñata


Monday, December 12, 2011

12 de diciembre

dear brothers and sisters

well, i'm entering week 5 of this transfer and so far its been tough. but its not the areas fault, its ours. as the missionaries of this area we arent doing something right... we had another week kind of difficult. which includes not teaching a lot of lessons, only like 8 to investigators, only finding a few new people to teach, and not receiving any references from members... we are working really hard, but there is something that we arent doing. today i was laying in my bed, thinking and pondering of things we could do to be better and have more success. the thought of being more obedient came to my mind. i thought, but we arent disobedient missionaries.... and then i thought, ya, but we could definitely be even more obedient. i know we are working hard, but we need to push ourselves even more. i remember that when i was in my last area i got there with almost nothing and left with like 20 investigators progressing. and i was really obedient. and well these last 2 weeks of this change i know that it is what i need to do. obedience with exactness. i know the Lord provides the way, he wants me to obey.

did anyone hear about the earthquake here in mexico city? it was a 6.5 on the Richter! and no one even emailed me to ask if i was okay... wow what love... haha.

and ya we were in a lesson and all the sudden things started shaking and we were like, whoa whats that, and then my comp was like, earthquake! and i was like, oh snap lets bounce! then we all ran out of the building and it stopped. but afterwards i had a headache.. and i was kinda laughing because it was my first in my life and i was so tripped out. Mexico just shook.

the temple was cool in spanish... and i understood it all.

well i gotta go! love you lots fam and friends.

elder inglish  

pics from the temple visit and also a little part of my area at night

Monday, December 5, 2011

5 de diciembre

today for pday we went to the pyramids! it was pretty sweet. i took lots of pics for ya!
well little by little the area is getting better. we are contacting, knocking doors and testifying. its pretty cool. ;) but when we actually teach the lessons its a lot better. we saw a miracle this week. we looked in the area book, which is a big binder full of old investigators. and well one day last week we went to look for Ivonne and Luis. we found Ivonne and she was like, yes of course you can come over Elderes! and i was like, what the?! that was easy. we get there like a week later on thursday of this week at 7 on the dot and they were waiting for us with dinner! tortas and hot chocolate! i was like, you guys are AWESOME! but before we ate we walked in and we talked for a little and presented ourselves for like 7 mintues. then they were like, ya the missionaries just like stopped coming like 2 years ago. then luis was like, so, whats baptism? and my comp and i, with HUGE smiles on our faces, taught them baptism. and boom botta bing they will be baptized on the 7th of january! sweet ehh?
oh guess what...i won 900 pesos. i had a reimbersment for a tank of gas which is 220 pesos and the secretary was like, oh the peso went up and well it gave you lots of money. i really dont see how its possible, but he told me to take it.. we bought like fruit punch and lemonade and nutella..
on friday were going to the temple! its all gonna be in spanish... sweet ehh? and weve also got some christmas activities as a ward and then as a mision this month. i hope i receive packages... ;)  
welp, the mish is passing by super fast and well im pretty sure im taking advantage of it, because i am working pretty hard. hey Friends is on the tv here in the internet cafe. im not watching but i heard the theme song and it was funny. oh ya yesterday we ate wings and salad and macoroni and cheese! it was awesome just cause i felt at home. we ate with a new young couple that are way cool and even speak inglish! and we listened to the new Michael Buble christmas cd which is awesome! especially Feliz Navidad. haha.
well i love you all. 
elder inglish
And behold, all that he requires of you is to keep his commandments; and he has promised you that if ye would keep his commandments ye should prosper in the land; and he never doth vary from that which he hath said; therefore, if ye do keep his commandments he doth bless you and prosper you.  Mosiah 2:22