Investigator from Haiti

Monday, December 27, 2010

Hola Familia,

Hey guys, well Christmas is gone and over with! All that waitin and it is gone in one day haha. Sounds like you guys had a good Christmas, Now you can start celebrating New Years. I opened the mac n cheese as soon as I got done talkin with you guys! Thanks for the MP3 it is nice to have a little music now haha.

That is weird that Curt is down here in Pachuca too! He actually called me this morning, he told me he was going to try and pass by next week and give me the stuff. Hopefully they can find our house haha. Well not too much happened this week. Talking to everyone was definately the highlight, I felt like I had went back to Benson for 45 minutes haha. It was nice.

Like I told you guys on Saturday, here Christmas is the 24th so everyone was partying and everything. Then the 25th there was hardly anyone in town! We were walking down the streets and they were pretty much empty. It was around 1 o'clock when everyone started waking up and coming outside. Most of the people were on hangovers haha or they were still drunk. All the wives were escorting their husbands everywhere cuz they were out of it haha.

The work is still going slow here in Pachuquilla. We ended up with one investigator showing up to Church. The people just can't keep their word here it is one thing that really bothers me! The guy that we found that I told you about, is named Cesar, he is 34 years old and really is liking our lessons. We called him Sunday morning to make sure everything was good for Church and he told us yes. Then what do you know he never showed up. We are also teaching his brother Miguel, they are alot alike but Miguel is 20 years old. He is super chill. Cesar was going to pick him up for Church that morning so they could go together, but Cesar never showed up. So Miguel came by himself. Haha So Miguel was our only investigator in Church but we were grateful to have him there. We are going to have a lesson with both of them tonight we are going to see what happened with Cesar yesterday. I think it will be a legitament excuse because he told his brother in the morning yesterday that he would pick him up. We will see what happened. They are really are only investigators that are looking promising right now, we need to find new ones this week.

Well, that is about all, I said about everything on the phone haha. Thanks for the packages that you sent me for Christmas, hope you liked mine. Well I will talk to you guys next week, well next year that is haha. Have a good New Years!! Pet the dogs for me! Haha miss you guys!

Love, Elder Chambers

Monday, December 20, 2010

Hola Familia,

Hey everyone how is it going? I hope that everything is going good, I can't believe that it is already Christmas! What time are you guys going to be waking up to open presents? 4 in the morning? haha

Well this past week has went a little bit slower than all the others, it seemed to drag on a little bit, I'm not sure why. We ended up getting Pouch last week so I got letters from Mom, Stephanie and Grandma Chambers. They told us that they were going to hold on to our packages until we go to the temple so tomorrow I should get the packages. I can't wait to see the inside of the temple here, I heard it has a bunch of old aztec symbols inside and stuff. There are two dates to go to the Temple half the mission goes tomorrow and the other half on Wednesday. Well I go tomorrow and Kayd goes on Wednesday, we are on opposite sides of the mission. So I won't be seeing him for Christmas, who knows when I'll get to see him.

This week we had a bunch of meetings. Tuesday we had to go to the state of Mexico for transfers, because Elder Castro had to get training. Elder Anderson and Solheim were also there, so I got to talk a bunch with them, and Elder Solheim bought me Burger King! haha Boom! It was awesome I had a whopper. Haha I think my taste buds have changed here in the mission, there is nothing that I can't eat now. I didn't even have to pick the tomatoes off the burger haha. Then on Wednesday we had another meeting, Elder Tenorio of the 70 came to talk to us. It was pretty good.

Not much else happened this week, except I did get a hair cut. But the lady cut it super super short! It is like a buzz! I don't like it at all haha but it's alright. After she finished and we left me and Elder Castro just laughed the whole way home about how ridiculous it looks! Haha Today for P day we went to a bowling with some other Elders it was alright. The lanes here really suck so you can't spin the ball or anything and they don't have tvs to keep score for you you have to keep your own score on paper haha. But after we got to play ping pong!! Oh how I've missed ping pong! It was the highlight of the week, nobody could beat me haha. We also got to listen to real music while we were there, I heard some Lady Gaga, Jay Z, and Akon haha it was nice.

Well I gotta run, talk to you more on Saturday, hopefully everything works out good. Remember we only have 45 minutes to talk. Hope that you guys like the package and everything isn't broke into a million pieces!! Peace out!! Love ya!

Elder Beanz

Monday, December 13, 2010

Hola Familia,

Hey everyone, how is everything! Looks like you guys got the house finished up, it looks really nice! Well before long Christmas will be here, it will be my first Christmas without snow, sounds like you guys might be without snow as well haha.

Well tomorrow is cambios or transfers. We got the call yesterday that both me and Elder Castro are going to be staying here in Pachuquilla for another cycle or 6 weeks. But we found out that we do have a change, Elder Castro is going to be the new District Leader. That means we get a cell phone haha, but really a cell phone will help us alot in the work. This also means a lot more meetings and travel. Tomorrow we have to go to el estado de Mexico, so he can get training. I don't know what i'm going to do while he is in his meeting haha. Oh well, I think him being District Leader will help us have a little more success in la obra.

But I think that pouch is tomorrow so I am hoping to get all your packages tomorrow. It will be hard not to open them till Christmas, haha we'll see what happens. Haha as well I am sending my package to you guys today, they said it takes three days to get there, so maybe lock up duke in the next few days because I am sending it to the house, not Cache Honda.

Well I got the pictures of the Jace! Hahaha sounds like a good Christmas present for Kelly and Heidi. He is going to be a lot bigger by the time I get to see him in real life haha.

Well this week we had a bunch of animals be our friend! Starting with two dogs, we were knocking at this door where we had an appointment and these two dogs were barking at us. The people at the house didn't answer the door, so I started calling the dogs over to us. After a little bit they finally came over to us and we were petting them and stuff, but then it was time to go back and work. So we went to leave but the dogs went with us haha. They followed us everywhere! Everywhere we went, even when we contacted people in the street they were there circling the people haha. After about 30 minutes they found a garbage bag and decided to have lunch so that was when they stopped following us. Haha this week we also found a lizard in the street, It tried to play dead and just lay there so we picked it up haha I sent pictures of it. We also found a cat this week. It is really really rare that you can catch a random cat in the streets here in Mexico! Because everyone is so mean to them they all run when you are about 20 feet away from them. But I was calling this one and it came runnin over, I am also sending pics of it. So that's what has happened this week with animals.

Yesterday was the 12th of December. I guess here in Mexico it is some celebration day because most people are Catholics and worship the Virgen Guadelupe. I guess the 12th of Dec, is her birthday so people were going nuts. I guess people walk from all over to see some big Virgen Statue in Mexico City. Ya that's right walk, from all over Mexico, I guess the streets are filled with people in the city! My comp told me that some people that last little bit of their walk go on their knees!! Ya Mexico is just a little bit different. Because of this we had a lot of people skip out on Sunday that told us they could go. But we had 4 investigators there so it wasn't too bad haha.

Well it is getting a little bit colder here but for the most part it is always sunny. I haven't seen rain in about a month and a half haha. The nights get pretty cold here because it is windy but I bought me a sweater so everything is alright. Well that is about it for this week! The house looks good I wish I could see it in real life!! Oh and the cows look like they are thicker especially Jr. his belly is ginormous!! Haha they need to get some height on em! Well gotta run but thanks for all the emails!! Look for my package in the mail! Peace out!

Love - Elder Chambers

Monday, December 6, 2010

Hola Familia,

Hey everybody, what's up!? Sounds like everything back home is going good! That is crazy that you guys are redoing all the flooring! Que bueno que the insurance company paid for it all haha. I can't wait to see what it all looks like!! New hardwood, new paint, new carpet!! You need to send me some pictures, I want some pics of the calves and the house!

I can't believe that you guys already had a Christmas party!! It only is December 6th!! Here there is a few lights on some houses for Christmas but not nearly as much as back home. I liked the pictures of Santa! I wouldn't have been able to tell if you hadn't have told me haha. Most all of his face is covered, and with the glasses you really can't see very much haha! That's awesome!

This week we didn't have success! We went to the house of the little girl that was supposed to get baptized Sunday morning before church. We went and the Mom was really mad about something. So we started talking and she doesn't think that the girl is ready to be baptized so she didn't give us permission to do it. The little girl is 12 years old and she really wants to be baptized!! The thing I don't understand is why the Mom is resisting! The mom is a member! Oh well, when we went there the girl was crying and we had a lesson with them and the mom and the girl were yelling at each other and crying all in front of us! To be honest it was a little bit awkward! So we didn't baptized this week. We also had none of our investigators show up to church yesterday! So, we are back to square one, changes are next Tuesday we'll see what happens. I think the people have a hard time getting to church here because it is a little far away. About 30 minutes in a bus, and most people have to take the bus cuz they don't have there own cars.

This week we also had a cool experience. We were knocking doors and we came to this house that had a big dirt driveway, so we walked in and as we approached the house we seen that there was about 7 big dogs haha and they all started barking at us. My comp is a little scared of dogs so he didn't want to go any farther. But we went anyways haha then the lady came out and we talked with her, while we were talking all the dogs calmed down. She didn't want to hear our message so we turned around to leave. Then as we were walking my comp grabs my arm and pulls me a little and says watch out. Hahaha then a dog went flying by me!! Hahaha one of the dogs tried to bite me!! Then he was comin back for round two, but the lady that lived there grabbed piece of a hose or something and came in and hit the dog! hahaha then she started throwing rocks in the other direction and the dogs went away chasing the rocks haha!! So that is my experience for the week. For some reason I don't have any fear of dogs down here, but my comp sure does haha so he doesn't like to go to houses with dogs.

Today we also had a zone activity, we went to a church and played basketball and soccer. Then after we got to eat pizza!! It was pretty fun. But all of the basketball hoops down here are super ghetto!! None of them have nets!! It really bugs me for some reason! There are a few with nets but it looks like a dog chewed em all up so they are just barely hanging onto the rim.

I think we get to go to the Temple the 21st and 22 of this month. I'm pretty sure we have a mission conference then too so I will most likely see Kayd there too. Mom, the only thing that we have to cook is a little portable stove, the only thing that we cook has been eggs haha. The seasons are also all the same but a little warmer, and in the summers it rains alot.

I can't really think of anything that I need for my birthday or anything. I heard on ebay there are some pretty legit ties for cheap, I need a paisley tie, I don't care what color but it needs to be legit! Other than that I pretty much have everything I need here. Well gotta go, but thanks for the emails and updates!! Love you guys so much! Good luck with the rest of the floor this week! Hope the weather isn't too cold!! Peace out!

Elder Beanz

P.S. Cowboys rule!