So how was everyone's Easter?!? Mine was different but good. My comp had the wonderful opportunity to speak in Sacrament. Elder Johnson only has 6 weeks but completely crushed his talk with killer spanish. I spoke a bit about the Atonement, but focused more on charity and serving our fellow man. Of course I had to implement something about missionary work and how it's a true act of charity and what not. I may or may not have started out with an example from Frozen as well. It seemed like it was well recieved and appreciated.
As for the rest of the week, it seemed really good but really short. Friday we had to return back to the house after the food. It was the climax of the Semana Santa and too crazy for us missionaries. Good day to relax and study. Plus we ordered Dominos which made it that much better. Saturday was the Sábado de Gloria and people just throw buckets of water on eachother all day. I don't know why and I asked and it seems that no one knows. Somehow it makes a Saturday glorious. Luckily we finished the day happy and dry.
Hopefully all of you had an amazing Easter! I definitely miss the eggs, bunnies and CHOCOLATE! But, it was a great week. I love all of you so much and hope you have an awesome week! If you have questions, comments, suggestions, chocolate *coughcough*, feel free to share!
con mucho amor,
So I'm a bit short on time because I went to Teotihuacan today! We went with Elder Gardner and his companion Elder Torres and my good friend Hermano Hernandez (our teacher in the ccm) took us there! It was amazing and so great to all be reunited. BUT! I really don't have time to write much. This week was great!
I'll definitely write a bit more on this next week, but be sure to visit the church's page for Easter:
AND BE SURE TO WATCH THE VIDEO! It's amazing and truly reminds us of the power of Christ's Atonement. It's something incredible. Watch it. Remember how this incredible sacrifice gives us new life. And share this great message with everyone. Hallelujah.
I love my mission. I love Mexico. I love the message of Christ that I have the privilege of sharing everyday. And of course I love all of you.
This week went by so fast! It's crazy how we're already starting our 4th week here in arboleda yet it feels like I've been here a lot longer than that. Anyways, it was another great week but not too much to fill you guys in on. So basically...
1) We've focused a lot more on bettering our contacting and we've already seen great success with the quantity and quality (as in they show more genuine interest after the contact) of people who accept us.
2) We're starting English class this Saturday and a lot of investigators and members of the ward are really excited about that. I'm pretty excited, too!
3) Johnson is still having a great time getting used to the food here in Mexico. Pobrecito.
4) Actually, no. Not Pobrecito because he literally bullies me all the time. He even taught the Latinos how to say, ''I hate your face,'' so they have fun saying that to us 24/7.
5) Someone knocked on our door and told us that our roof was flooding. That our ROOF was flooding. Yep, never thought that was something I would hear. I guess we forgot to turn off the pump to the cistern on top of our roof. Luckily, nothing was damage. Hey Cindy, your roof is leaking!
6) I woke up on Thursday and my eye was red and leaky. It burned terribly and I looked like a hot mess. Of course we still had to go out contacting like that but I thought I would at least get some sympathy and more people would listen to us. In reality they probably thought whatever I had was contagious because I think we had less accepted. It got better the next day.
7) Our Pday was changed to today because we had a zone conference yesterday. It was awesome to learn some amazing new things and to rejuvenate our excitement in the work. Plus I got to see a lot of great friends too. Oh, and eating Costco muffins made it that much better.
...and that's about it. Another successful week here in beautiful Mexico. As always thanks for your wonderful love and support. I love hearing from everyone and seeing how things are going back home. I love and miss you all and hope you have an amazing week!
So, second week after the big change and things feel....pretty normal. We're still working really hard to find more people to teach but, poco a poco. I still feel plenty confident that things will pick up here in a week or two. Especially since we've been in better contact with the leaders in the ward and plenty of activities are in the works to encourage the missionary work here in Arboleda.
In our efforts to find new people to teach we've obviously knocked on a LOT of doors. And you never know what's going to be behind those doors. This week I've met a lot of amazingly nice people and some...interesting people. One of the more interesting experiences was when we knocked on a door and a Jehovah's Witness burst out the door practically guns a'blazin. He had a lot of interesting things to say to us. Personally I think it went well and I thought afterwards that Grandpa Foust would be proud. We also had another similar experience with a man from the Luz del Mundo. We talked to him long enough for the hot mexican sun to turn me into a sun-dried tomato. It was worth it thought.
As far as my new companion Johnson, I think he's adjusting well to life here in Mexico. The Latinos that live with us are awesome and help out a lot. They call him 'pequeño bebe´ which always cracks me up. I tried calling him 'sport' in spanish, but it doesn't really work and everyone's always confused. Hijo mío is good enough. But things are really going great. I'm super glad to have him as a companion.
Well, that's pretty much it...OH WAIT!!!! I forgot it was the 29th.....One day more on the mission. Obviously the Lord knew I needed a little bit more time to learn some things. Oh well, we spent it well by eating Chili's :) Hopefully all of you enjoyed your wonderful extra day!!! I love you all and miss you!
To email Elder Foust, his address is: firstname.lastname@example.org