Monday, January 21, 2013

Chiapa de Corzo Parachicos - Look it up

I just want to start by saying that I have waiting my whole life to see the niners go to the superbowl and now that they make it I am here in Mexico. It honestly doesnt bother me but I thought that was pretty funny. We had a pretty good week.

We are starting to find investigators. We really thought what we could do to find people. The missionaries in the ward of Elder Cavazos in Monterrey made a box for references that they put in the chapel. We decided to do the same. We went around to all the classes yesterday to explain the box and the reference cards. We received several references inmediately and almost everyone is going to look up the direction to put the reference next week. I really like what you said dad about finding a smarter way because before we asked members to introduce us to people but les da pena (look that up because I dont know how to say it in english). Everyone knows someone but it is hard to share the gospel but everyone was excited to do their part by just writing the name and direction of the person.
This week we are going to visit every active member and give them a copy of the talk by Elder Nelson about the missionaries to give to a neighbor or friend because everyone here wants to know why a gringo is walking around with a white shirt and tie but the people are too afraid to ask us what we do. Sometimes they do and then they are interested to listen to a lesson or read a pamphlet.

The other day we were thinking who we could help baptize this coming week and i thought of Alba who committed to be baptized before but didnt want to. We went to visit her and she was super depressed and sad and happy we came to visit. We taught something and invited her to church. She told us she knows she is bad but doesnt want to go because her whole family is catholic. I asked her what she thought of what we teach and she said she knows it has been helping her because we are the only ones who have helped her in her problems. She said maybe someday in the future and she doesnt really care right now. That hurt pretty bad to hear that. To see someone feel the spirit and like the message and reject it, is not fun.

Also, when we went to visit her we planned to invited a young man preparing for the mission to teach with us because he lives close. I forgot about this and as were were in colectivo the thought came to go invite him. We were running late so we got out of the van and i felt again to invite him so we went. When we arrived I asked if he was home and he came walking out wrapped in a blanket and told us God sent us there because he needed a blessing. I know God loves His children because he has used me to answer prayers several times in the mission.

Right now in Chiapa de Corzo there is a fair and other traditions so everyone is drunk or drinking all the time. Look up in google Chiapa de Corzo parachicos if you want to see what the people do. It is PACKED with people and impossible to walk but it is almost over.
One of the members had masks for the Parachicos and she let us try them on.

I love you all and hope all is well.

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