Investigator from Haiti

Monday, November 28, 2011

Hello Fam! November 28, 2011

Everything is great out here in Tulancingo. My comp and I are getting along pretty good hahaha. Thanksgiving sounded amazing! I wish that I would have been there to celebrate with you guys!! Falslev and me were thinking of buying some green beanz, cream corn, mashed potatoes, and Turkey at the Waldos here for Christmas. We didn't get much of a Thanksgiving, we went to the city for the meeting with President but we ate a normal lunch. The only Thanksgiving thing that we got was some pumpkin pie that President bought us.

The work is going great. Saturday we were able to baptize Angi, she was really really happy. We also went out to Zacualpan again this week, we are teaching a couple out there that is ending a divorce so that they can get married. We are hoping to be out there in the pond baptizing the 11th of Dec. This week me and Falslev were a little sad cuz we didn't have many investigators in Church. But a true miracle showed up to church. His name is Omar, he is the son of a member here in the ward, he is 18 years old. I guess he was out of town for like a year, and just last week got back. He never ever liked the missionaries or the church. But finally decided to read the Book of Mormon a few months ago. He found a part in 2 Nephi that really hit him. He now knows that the B of M is true and is totally ready to accept everything now. We taught him in a classroom there on Sunday and put a baptismal date for this coming Sunday. He accepted everything and is really excited for his baptism. Hopefully he will go on a mission someday.

Christmas is coming soon now. We are hoping to be in the water that day! That would be sick! You'll have to let me know how the Christmas Party goes this week, I'm sure it will be great. I hope my letter was good enough. This week it has been super super cold here, especially yesterday. I thought for sure it was going to start snowing any minute but it didn't! Man it was cold. How is the cold back home, is it horrendous yet!?

Shaun and Brad look good. How did they do with their homecomings? Duke is looking fatter!! He can't be getting overweight!! Somebody gotta walk him dangit!! haha jk. Dad's truck looks really big. He just needs some tires like mine on it to get the optimum gas mileage of 8 miles to the gallon haha. How is Kandy doing? I'm sure she's just sittin out back chillin!

Well that is all for this week!! Love you guys!! Thanks for the emails.

Elder Chambers

Monday, November 21, 2011

Hello Family,

Well this last week has been a great one. Tuesday we all went to the changes meeting and we got a big surprise!! One by one they announced the changes of all the zone leaders. And for the last zone, there were only two left, me and Falslev. So we knew we were going to be together before he announced it. But when he did announce it everybody freaked out cuz everybody knows that we are cousins.

It takes forever to get to our area, we are 2 and a half hours from the temple maybe a little more. It is really cool out here. On the way we passed through Pachuquilla. Ya the church that you guys found is our church. We live really close in the street carillo puerto. The ward is a little weird but their are some really cool members that are working together with us in the work.

I'm not quite sure what we are going to be doing for thanksgiving. All I want is to see the Cowboys game that comes on every year, but I won't be able to do that haha. On thursday we actually have a meeting with Pres. all the zone leaders. Maybe sister hicken will have a little thanksgiving meal made, who knows. We have to go back to Mexico for it, 2 and a half hours.

We should be baptizing this coming Saturday. A girl named Angi, she is 21 years old. She is really cool. Falslev and his comp found her from a members refrence. but she wasn't sure if she wanted to be baptized. We taught her our first day together and she started crying and said that she felt like she needs to be baptized now.

We also have a part of our area in Veracruz. It is called Zacualpan! Man I haven't ever seen a place like that. It is forever away though. We only go once a week for one day. It is another 3 hours from where we are right now. But it is the straight up Jungle. It is the prettiest place I have even seen! It is just all green green green!! Mountains and trees and everything. There are houses just in random spots of the mountains. We went there Thursday, the people are really humble it is just hard for them to go to church, because it is so far away! 3 hours! But we had two investigators from there who went on Sunday. Out there we would baptize in a little pond thing!! Hopefully we can.

Ya we should try the skype thing, there is a member here who has it who will let us borrow it. So we have
to make plans for that. That is good that Dad likes his new job. Sounds like it is cold back home. Here it is hot in the day and super chilly at nights.

I am super excited to be with Kayd we have just been laughing a bunch every day. But I am determined to have a lot of success together. I want to make this a time I will never forget! Oh and that is awesome about Jeff.

Well that is all for now! Love you guys!

Elder Chambers

Kayd says hi

Monday, November 14, 2011

Hola Familia,

Well how is everybody doing this week? Everything is good here in the mission. There's not to much new stuff going on, it seems like every week I am writin the same stuff. It has been a really good week for us here in our area. We got some sweet refrences from some members here and they are awesome. They are two ladies, one that's pretty old probably like 75ish and her daughter who is about 40. They are really excited. The older lady can hardly see but she is always excited about her baptism when we go. She just smiles and says I'm ready!! haha We are also teachin the Dad of Yatana. He is cool too. We are going to marry him and his wife this Saturday so that he can get baptized. We are also teaching the son of Jose Luis. He is 30 something years old. He can't walk though, about a year ago he was on drugs and fell from the 3rd story and really messed up his legs. He is getting better but it is a slow process, they don't have money for physical therapy, or a way to take him so he is just there in his house all day every day. But he also is excited to be baptized, we'll have to see how we can do it, because he can't stand up.

We are seeing lots of success right now, but the only bad thing is is that I won't be here to see it all happen. They told me last night that I have changes!! I won't be able to see everybody get baptized this week! Oh well. I am still pretty excited about changes! Who knows where I will end up. I hope I don't have a comp that is about to go home. It makes me start thinkin about home too. But yep tomorrow I will say goodbye to Anahuac.

What else is new? Well, I don't remember if I told you guys about the crazy scientist guy in our area. We found him when I was with Soza. He says that God revealed to him this math formula to prove that God's power is always increasing. He is really crazy!! and he's really got somethin for me. He is always calling me to explain more of his formula. Every now and then he goes to Church to explain his formula more in person. This Sunday he was there again and brought pages and pages of stuff he had been working on. I don't understand any of it hahaha. He wants me to take it all back to Utah and show the scientists there so that he can win the nobel prize hahahaha. He is going to miss me I'm sure.

How is everything back home. Sounds like it is pretty cold, it is staying pretty much the same here. It's still short sleeve weather haha. How is everything going with Dad's new job? Were there enough pictures for the Eager Elder thing? I know Kayd got his package, it arrived the same day mine did. I will keep an eye out for the packages on the way. Who knows who will be my comp when the get here. It will be an interesting day tomorrow!!

Well that is all thanks for everything, love you guys! Elder CHambers

Monday, November 7, 2011

Hola Familia,

Another week down!! And we're into November!! It doesn't surprise me much that it has already snowed back home! It looks like you guys got alot!! haha I knew it wouldn't be long before the snow hit! Everyone looks good in their costumes, especially dad haha, he is perfect for the luchas.

Yep it is already almost time for transfers again! Can you believe it, they will be the 15th of November but I'm pretty sure that I will be staying one or two more cycles here. I'm almost positive that I'll be Elder Reyes last comp. He is still doing good, but it will be hard his last cycle.

Thank you everybody in the fam wrote me this week. I would love to write everyone back personally but I won't be able to this week. Today we had a zone activity and we went to the pyramids again. We all met in the subway and from there we were going to take a bus, but the bus never passed by. So we stopped a convi that was passing by and rented it! The only problem is that the convi's only fit about ten people in them and we were 30 missionaries. We all piled in like crazies!! All thirty of us. It was crazy, we were packed in to the roof, one Elder even fainted because there was too much weight on him hahahahaha. Oh man and it took an hour to get there. But we made it! At the pyramids we had a member guide us that knows a lot of history stuff and he related it with the church. It was pretty interesting.

The work is going slow right now. We have a few possibles for this week but who knows if they will decide to do it. We are working with them. This week was the confirmations of Jose Luis and Gerardo, they are both really excited! We are thinking of calling Gerardo as our ward mission leader. Right now we don't have one and he is really cool!

I have the book of mormon ensign, just so you know. And the chex mix turned out good last time. I haven't thought of anything else that I need, just the electric shaver and that should be good. Heidi sent me jerky and it was really good! Reyes didn't seem to like it though haha.

Well that's about it for this week, I hope you enjoy the pictures that I sent!! Good luck with everything you guys have to do this week!

love, Elder Chambers

P.S. JB stinks!