Investigator from Haiti

Monday, June 27, 2011

Hola Familia,

Hey everyone, what's up? How is everything going back home? Everything is going good here in Azteca, I've been here for quite a while now. I'm thinkin that I will probably have changes in 2 weeks but who knows. I heard of an Elder here that has been in his area for 9 months. I've really liked this area but I think a change would be good. You can only walk the same streets for so long.

This week was so so here in the work. We did end up baptizing Zamira. We were really thinking that it wasn't going to happen because she ran away again and didn't come back until Friday haha. But everything went good. As for our other investigators, well we don't have too many. We are really contacting alot these days, trying to find new people. The ward here isn't too much support. But Saturday we did find a really cool family but they couldn't go this last Sunday to Church, but hopefully this next they will be able to go. The lady told us that not to long ago some people kidnapped her husband and asked for a ransom. So they had to give up everything to get him back, right now they have nothing, but at least they got the guy back. They are super humble and look really prepared to hear us, we'll see what happens this week with them.

In other news, The Rain Season has come. This week it has almost rained everyday, I have been usin my raincoat and umbrella alot. But I'm not likin the rain to much cuz we just have to start knockin doors, it doesn't work very good. They say that it will stay like this until September.

Also, The United States played against Mexico in the Gold Cup Final Saturday, but they ended up losing. We ended up buying hamburgers that night and the game was playing there so I got to see the first half of the game. The U.S. scored to quick ones but Mexico then scored two. All the people thought it was neat to have two Americans there watching the game with them. Haha but then we left and the next day we heard that Mexico won 4 - 2. Oh well.

Ya, today we went to this mall thing. We went with Elder Falslev again haha, and we seen all the movies that have came out. I seen all the bilboard things for transformers, Pirates, Cars 2 and some new Jim Carrey one, something that has to do with penguins. Haha I'm sure it will be hilarious. But more than movies, I have missed music, it will be crazy to get back and hear everything that has came out in the last two years.

Well, that is all that I can think of right now. All is well here in Azteca, we'll keep working and lookin for people to teach. But gotta run. Love you guys! Peace!!!

Elder Chambers

P.S. The pic is with my new suit but it looks black in the pic, it is just a dark brown!
P.S. Tell Grandma and Heidi Happy Birthday for me. Feliz CumpleaƱos!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Hola Familia,

This week was just another week here in the mission. Not too much exciting stuff went down. This week our baptism that we had ended up falling through. The girl passed her interview and everything just fine (Elder Falslev did the interview). Then Sunday morning we got a text from her Mom saying that she never came home last night. She ended up not getting home until the afternoon. Her parents were pretty mad, I don't know what she was doing, but we talked with her and she is going to be baptized this next Sunday.

The work is coming along. Our whole zone struggled this week, I think because it was Father's Day, everyone struggled to get people to Church. We actually had a really cool lady named Lucia ready to go to the Church but she wasn't there when we went to pick her up. We'll have to see what happened with her.

The Rocky story was pretty funny, but he totally deserves it! Hahah he was always the most stuck up cat i'd ever seen! Haha I don't regret that one time me and him had it out and it ended with him being punted from the deck. hahaha! I was actually just talkin with Elder Falslev today about that story! Today for P Day we got to go to a regular sized field with grass and play soccer. It was sweet, it's super rare that we get to do that because all the big fields here cost a lot to use. All of the free ones are just dirt. But it was good to play normal again. It reminded me of high school ball a little bit.

So last Monday night I got a big surprise. I was starting up my District Class and guess who walks in, haha yep good ole Presidente Hicken! Haha I about pooed my pants I was so nervous. But the Class ended up going really good, it was about the Atonement. President actually gave some really good comments in the class.

So how did Dillon's farewell go? I'm sure it was great, I wish I could have been there to hear it. Doesn't Tyler get back in July? Man the time has went by super fast. Then mason will be getting home in August or September or something like that! How are the calves doing? What time were you guys thinkin about sellin em? I hope the price of meat skyrockets hahaha.

Well I know this is a short email but it's all I got for this week! I'm sure something exciting will happen this week and I'll let you guys know Monday. But until then, take care! Love you guys!

Elder Chambers

Monday, June 13, 2011

Hola Familia,

Well, another week down here in the mission, it is amazing how fast the time seems to go! Sundays come and go like nothin! Everything sounds great back at home. I can't believe that Riley is going to the Dominican Republic! That will be quite the experience over there. Has anyone else left for the mission lately?

During the week we had a great blessing. Last week we had an investigator that when we got done teaching her all the lessons she still didn't want to get baptized. So we stopped visiting her and everything, but this Thursday I got a call and it was her calling to tell us that this Sunday she wanted to get baptized!! It was sick! Because we weren't going to baptized this week but we had a miracle and we were able to baptize.

Right now we don't have that many investigators that are progressing but we have been able to baptize. This week we should have another baptism of a 15 year old girl, who has a sister that we baptized earlier here. I think the Gospel will really help her in her life. Some people in the ward that new her before said that she used to cut herself from depression, but she seems really happy with the changes in her life.

This week we also had a lesson with a pretty crazy dude! He used to work for the Mafia as a drug dealer here, but he said that he didn't like it but he couldn't get out. Then someone killed his boss so he took the opportunity and ran. He told us that he has a family of 5 and is out of work right now. He smokes marijuana just to feel better and he drinks alot too. He has had so many problems that now he doesn't even have faith in anything. We invited him to Church and told him to pray but I don't think the message really got to him. He will probably keep living that way for the rest of his life.

I did get a package this week. It had the DVDs and the papers about Quetzelcuatl. Thanks for the info it is pretty interesting to read. I haven't been able to try out the DVD yet but I'm sure it will be great! There is a lot of stuff there. I don't really need anything right now, if you send me batteries I think that rechargeable would be the way to go here in the mission because the ones we buy here only last about 3 days.

Today, me my comp and Elder Falslev and his comp all went to the downtown area. We mainly went to buy a few things. I really wanted a new suit, so what do you know, I bought me a suit. It was pretty cheap too. I bought it for about 65 bucks, it is dizope! It is dark brown pinstripe! I'll have to send you guys a pic next week. The only bad thing is is that I gotta buy brown shoes now to match but because the suit was cheap I still got some money to buy me some shoes. So that's what we did today, pretty exciting!

Not much else is going on, I seen in the papers in the street that Lebron lost again to the Mavs. Hahah I don't think that he will ever be able to win a title. All the other sport news that I know is that Mexico has been doing pretty good lately in soccer.

But that's all for this week, have a great week all of you! Always be obedient in everything that you do, all blessings come from obedience! Love you guys! Peace out!!

Elder Chambers

Monday, June 6, 2011


What's up Family!!? Well this week has been super super crazy, I don't know where to start! Haha that's crazy that Dillon got home, does he look any different or the same? Mason will also be gettin home just in about 4 months. Haha and Kayd just hit his year mark I think! Wow the time is going by pretty fast.

Well enough of that. On to the changes, well first off Elder Navarro now isn't my problem, he is off and out of the house haha. But guess what. His new companion is. . . Elder Garcia ahahahahaha. They are companions now, Elder Garcia also got made a new District Leader! And well I got a new companion too, and he's not Peruvian and he's not Mexican and he's not Columbian and he's not Austrailian. haha He's Hawiian! Haha yep Aloha! My new comp is named Elder Saifoloi (Sie-foe-loy). He is the bomb, he has been here in Mexico for one month haha, so he is still working on his Spanish. We talk alot of English, now I don't have my accent. Haha this week has reminded me so much of my first months here in Mexico when I didn't understand anything. The other day we were at this house and the lady asked him how much time he has been here for and he said "uh me gusta" hahahahaha. But we are workin on the Spanish. He also likes to eat! He can put it away! He is always hungry hahaha. But everything is good, he is a hard worker.

This week I also got pretty sick. My stomach felt aweful for a few days, I felt like I needed to ralph but it wouldn't come. But I'm over it now so everything's good. It hasn't been as hot here lately I think the rains will be coming soon but they haven't came yet.

But yep in our zone there are three districts. I am the District Leader of one, Elder Falslev is the other and Elder Anderson is the other. It is pretty cool, we all had a meeting the other day. They also anounced who is going to be in the south east mission. I'm pretty sure Elder Solheim is going. Me and Kayd are going to stay here in the east.

There is another hawiian in our zone in kayds district. Named Elder Pukahi and he played football for Montana haha he said that he knows Kenzie haha. We were talkin about him the other day. Elder Pukahi can also eat a ton!! We went to Burger King today and my comp and him got like 5 burgers and 5 fries hahaha!

Well we got to baptize Carlos yesterday (the 14 year old), he was pretty happy. I baptized him but my camera didn't have batteries so I don't have any pics yet of me and my comp. Maybe next Monday. But we only had one new person come to church yesterday. She is named Samira. We baptized her sister when we first got here and the other day she found us in the street and said that she has been reading the Book of Mormon and really likes it. So we went to her house and hopefully she will be baptized on the 19th. But this week we will have to really focus on finding people.

But that's all for this week! I gotta run but be sure to tell Dillon hi for me when you see him! Love you guys!!

Elder Chambers