Investigator from Haiti

Monday, May 30, 2011

Dear Family,

I hope everything this week has went just great. This week has been a little rough here in the mission. The girl that we were going to baptize decided to wait a little bit, but hopefully she will get baptized this next Sunday. For this next Sunday we have a 14 year old boy progressing, he is really excited. The others that we were teaching all fell through. One couple got into a big argument on whether to be Christians or Mormons and now they are in a big fight and don't want to hear anything haha. And we haven't been able to get ahold of the others. But oh well, that's the mission for ya.

As far as I know I will keep being District Leader here in Azteca, because, I don't have changes. But Elder Navarro does have changes. Tomorrow we gotta go to The Temple and I will get a new comp. But the nice thing is that this time my comp is a brand new greenie. If I had to train again I would have cryed haha. It's a lot of work. So we'll see how changes go tomorrow.

Other news, well, there hasn't been much news here. Everything looks pretty wet back home! I think it will be rain season here pretty soon, I don't know if it will be worse or better than the heat. It is so hot right now, all the people are saying that it is the hottest that it has been in years! Haha just my luck to come here in the hottest year ever haha. But what can ya do!?

The cows look good, what month do you think that you will sell them? Do you think that they are 800 pounds yet?? I don't think so. Hopefully they will sell good. I haven't heard anything about those tornados, sounds pretty crazy. We are so lucky to be guided by a prophet in these latter days. Only a Prophet of God would have led the Church to the great land of Utah. Not to much crazy stuff happens there. But they do say there is going to be a big earthquake. But that is why we have food storage. I think that we are prepared.

That is great that Mom will be keeping her job. The Lord has always blessed our family. I can't believe that Dillon will be home tomorrow! That will be awesome to see him and hear about his experiences. Be sure to tell him hi from me. The missionaries here always leave on Saturdays in the morning. A group just left haha they were always talking about what they were going to do when they got home. But that is all for this week, you guys are the best!

Love Elder Chambers

Monday, May 23, 2011

Hola Familia,

Hey everybody! How has the week been? I hope everything is going fantastic there back in Benson. Things here in the mission are getting better, in the mission you will have highs and lows but for the most part, the attitude that you have affects whether you are in that high or that low.

The pics that you guys sent me are hilarious, I can't believe that you all got stuck! It must be super wet back there! But trust me! Kandy never fails!! She almost died gettin me to St. George but somehow she made it! Man I really miss driving and listening to music, but oh well, the only people who get to drive here are the secretaries and trust me, I do not want to be in the offices. Don't forget to wash Kandy good, I think Lacey would be a good volunteer to do that haha.

The work is coming along slowly. Transfers are this next Tuesday, we'll see if we are lucky haha. We are going to baptize this next Sunday but for the next we have about 6 progressing, we'll see if I'm here to see them get baptized. We didn't get to baptize Gloria, we put a date for their interviews and they didn't show up, we were just waiting and waiting. Until I called them and them daughter said her Mom was showering. I asked them if they were coming but they aren't going to baptized, you can see that they really just don't have that desire to do it. I'm sure that if we baptized them they would soon be inactives. So we are going to let them go, they didn't come to Church Sunday either. But for the most part we had success with 7 new investigatores there in Church.

This last Thursday we worked and then at 9 we went back to the house to rest. Shortly after someone knocked on our door. It was the Brother Huerta. He is a member that is super cool, we usually eat dinner and stuff with them. It is the guy that took us to the pyramids with his family. But I could tell that something was wrong. He asked to come in, and started to tell me what was up. I will never forget the words that he told me he said "Que cree Elder, tengo un buen de problemas...... mi esposa me dejó." In English is I've got a bunch of problems.... my wife left me. He told us that he got back from work and his wife and kids had taken the furniture and were gone. I didn't know what to tell him. He was crying really hard, it was so wierd to see, a family so cool that in such short time now is ruined. He has a 15 year old son that 1 month ago left the house and has really gotten into drugs and stuff. But I never thought that his other 2 kids and his wife would leave him too. It was so sad to hear his story. We can never let anything stand in the way of the family, not work, not school, not church callings, anything! The next day he and his brother found his son and took him to this rehabilitation center. But his son didn't go willingly, he put up a good fight, when brother huerta told us the story of how they did it I was pretty surprised. His story included stealing a motorcycle and driving it, which the brother huerta never has done, being chased by the police and then having his son scream that when he got out he was going to get his gang to come and kill his dad as he was being carried into the prison place. I'm pretty sure mexico is one of the craziest places in the world!

Well that was our shocker for the week. Not much else has really happened new. The brother Delgado, who we baptized a little bit ago, him and his wife now have callings in young mens and in the young womens. They are super cool, I'm almost positive they will be goin through the Temple in a year. The other two families are really cool too. Hopefully in this next cycle I can find one more family, because after this cycle I will have a year and then I won't be here when they go through the Temple and stuff. I was able to talk with Garcia, my first son, and he is really struggling with his comp. His comp doesn't want to work and is really disobedient. But Garcia is going strong.

Mom will do great in her first classes that she has to teach. I remember that my first class that I taught as District Leader was the best one. I think because I was so worried to teach other missionaries that I prepared the class really good. I've never been a good talker or teacher but when you open your mouth the Lord really does put the words in your mind.

Well I gotta run that is all for this week! I hope everything is going great back home! Read the Scripts and say your prayers! The basics are the most important!! Love you guys!

Elder Frijolezzz.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Hola Familia,

Hey everybody, what's up? Not much has changed here, Mexico is still Mexico and we continue workin hard. The weather has continued to be HOT, it is just awful if we have days when we don't have appointments. We have to contact all day, it's pretty fun haha! But they say that it is time for the rain to come, for these next few months it should be rain rain rain. That should be interesting haha, my comp doesn't have a raincoat.

The next transfers are not till the 31st, I'm really hoping to have changes. My comp really frustrates me. But if we don't have changes, oh well right? He really makes the Sisters mad here, he doesn't like any of the food so he just doesn't eat it. You can tell that the members really get mad with him. I mean come on put on your big boy diapers and eat the food!

But anyways, this week has been kind of rough. We didn't really find anyone cool that went to Church. The only peolple that we have that we are teaching right now is a Mom named Gloria and her 3 kids. She is a single Mom. We are hoping to baptize all of them this Sunday, but we'll see what happens, the kids don't really like to go to Church. This Sunday an ex missionary from Utah came back to visit the ward. It was pretty cool to see him talkin with a few of his converts. It would be cool to come back one day too, when I don't have to go everywhere in a shirt and tie haha.

That is great to hear about Mom's calling, she is going to do great. Just remember that The Lord calls everyone to their calling and that it is what the Lord wants. He will help us every step of the way if we humble ourselves before him. (ether 12:27)

How is the ward doing? I forgot, what are the new boundaries now? Is the Ward bigger or smaller than it was before they changed everything up? It was no surprise to hear that Doyle quit coaching, who is the new coach, hopefully they can find somebody good to do it. That is crazy that Dillon will be home at the end of the month, it is going to be another year until I see him again haha! That's good that you could get the movie, I'm excited to get it, hopefully it didn't cost too much.

Well that is all for this week. I hope you guys have a great week and enjoy these last weeks of the school year before summer! Con mucho amor y paz - Elder Chambers

P.S. No sicknesses yet, and the pics are with the last fam. that we baptized, we went to this museum thing today

Monday, May 9, 2011

Hey Everyone,

Well there isn't too much to say, we talked a bunch yesterday. It was pretty nice to talk to everybody again. It is the fastest 45 minutes ever haha! Today we played soccer again and I got to see Elder Falslev once more.

Well I'm going to send a few pictures, but that is all for this week. It was great talkin to you guys! Have an awesome week! Love you guys! CTR

Elder CHambers

Monday, May 2, 2011

Hola Familia,
How is everyone doing? I can't believe another month has already blown by. The time is going really fast, before long I will have been out a year. With the pictures that you sent me I can't really tell if the calves have grown that much, Hopefully these last few months they can put on some pounds!! Is the grass out in the field starting to grow yet? I imagine that this month things will really start to heat up. Are you guys reading for summer to start?? I think that here in June and July it rains a lot, I'm not to excited for that time! It will be a lot harder to find people.

Things here in Azteca are going good, not great, but good. We are hoping to have two baptisms this coming Sunday. It all depends on if they can stop smoking for good. The guy that we have looks like he is gonna be able to stop! But I'm not sure about Alicia. We'll see what happens. I'm pretty sure that the missions here are a lot different from other parts of the World. Here if they don't get baptized in 3 weeks then we shouldn't be wasting our time with them. We always ask them to be baptized in the first lesson. That way they don't feel like it is such a short time. I think that in the States the missionaries take a little bit longer to baptize the people.

Once again this week has been a scorcher. I don't know how hot it is but I think it is into the 90's and with all the concrete and asphalt it gets really hot. This week we really need to find another family haha it's like an addiction, the families. Once you baptize a few all you want is more. But it's hard because usually the Dads here are really alcoholic and don't want anything with religion. They pray to the virgin Mary and that's good enough for them haha. But this week I feel like we are gonna find another. I dunno I'm just feelin’ it!!

Well it was interesting to hear what's going on in the World. Today in the morning I also saw that Bin Laden had been killed. It is in the newspapers here too. It's almost a blessing to not be able to read the news, I swear all that you hear are negative things. The only thing I miss is the sports section!! I can't wait to watch Football again!! haha

Not much is happenin here, it's the same ole same ole! I was talkin with a kid that we baptized who is 20 years old. And he really wants to go on a mission. I think that when he has one year in the Church he is gonna go on his mission. That would be sweet to be in my mission with one of my converts in the mission at the same time!! Today we played soccer with the Zone! So me and Kayd got to see each other again! We were on the same team haha. It's pretty cool to have a cousin here.

Ok for the call! We have our Church in the morning at 9 and we end at 12 then we are going to eat and then do the calls. I was thinking. About at 3:00 here in Mexico I could be in the house where you're gonna call. But I also think that the time is different here. I will need to talk at 3 o clock here I think that that is at 2 o clock there but you will need to check. But at 3 I will be there waiting for you guys. I'm pretty excited to talk again, I've been practicing English with my comp this week haha.

But that's all for this week have a great week and I'll talk to you guys on Sunday!!! Love ya!

Elder Chambers

P.s. I hacked onto my facebook to save a picture that i'm going to use for my District class tonight, don't worry I got permission to do so.