Monday, August 26, 2013

August 26, 2013- Morro de Mazatan

Hey guys! Another week down in Morro! We had a really solid week and had a lot of good lessons, the works a lot slower here because it’s just a small branch, but there’s definitely a lot of potential here and room for growth. I don’t know if there’s a hurricane going on right now, but it’s been raining heavy for about 36 hours straight, so we’ve pretty much been in lock down. We are also pretty much trapped in Morro cause all the roads are flooded so I’m not exactly sure how were gonna be able to go to meetings this week or get food for that matter, shoot, I just remembered that haha. But ya the rain definitely does not help the work, or hygiene. All the rain water here is then contaminated and mixes with all our water reservoir things that we use for showering and washing dishes and is pretty much worthless till we can drain the reservoir things and get some new wáter. haha I am definitely realizing how grateful for washing machines and sinks and this week. But ya that’s what’s up in Morro right now. Teaching wise we are doing pretty good. If there’s one thing me and Elder Pack do right it’s teach the plan of salvation. We taught it like 10 times this week and it’s just Boom! This week we also had stake conference here and it’s a big deal cause our stake covers about the same size of the East Valley and there’s people from all over that come. So ya Sunday we loaded the whole rama of Morro up in a truck and headed into Salina Cruz. (ya we fit 17 people in a Toyota Tacoma, I didn’t take a picture of it so your just gonna have to have faith)haha) but ya we got there and it started to pour rain and halfway through the power went out. So we sat there in the dark (and heat) and listened to President Leyva pretty much slap everyone in the face with the spirit and tell everyone they just need to be better haha it was pretty cool. And after he was able to talk to one of our investigators named Brenda for a minute which is pretty much the best thing that you can have happen for your investigators. So ya it was a good Sunday. But ya more about Brenda. She is the mom of two members Marta(15) and Mia(13) who are the two funniest girls I’ve ever met and her son who is 7. Well Monday night we had a family home evening with them and taught the plan of salvation. It was an awesome lesson, because before the lesson we asked her daughters to ask her to be baptized. we were just expecting them to ask her really simply at the end but they ended up giving like a 10 minute testimony on how they wanted to be a family forever and how they wanted their mom to be able to live with them forever. She said she would get baptized but she didn’t want to set a specific date. Well during the lesson the 7 year old also decided he wanted to be baptized and asked when he could and turns out he turns 8 in a month! So we got his mom to commit to being baptized with her son when he turns 8! Which would be awesome! Well there it is, just a little of what’s going on down here in Morro. Hope you guys have a good week, if you want to read something interesting, Proverbs is great book haha it’s kinda funny how random the stuff in there is haha! Love ya guys
Carson- good to hear you got the W.  Just make sure you guys get ready for this week, cause you won’t be able to win with that same type of game.  Just keep working hard and get your guys ready to go. Thanks for the update, I literally could not sleep Friday night cause I was wondering if you guys won haha.
Abby- I ate a full crab this week. You pick out the eyes and then crack the Shell with your teeth. It was alright. The pancakes were for the Ward activity
mom and dad it sounds like you guys are doing good! Thanks for the letters i just received 67 dear elders (I think the assistants hate me cause they got to sort them all haha) yes I’ll be good with hygiene, no I don’t need food I’m doing great. I’ll have to wait till I email in the city to send pics I think well go next Tuesday.  Dad, Oaxaca will probably be one of the last missions to get iPads, haha. We’re just happy when we can get toilet paper.
love you guys
Elder Sawyer

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