Monday, January 13, 2014

January 13, 2014- Juchitan de Zaragoza

k sorry don’t have a ton of time this week, it looks like that infection I had in the beginning of my mission came back. So ya I spent a little time in the doctors today. The good news is the doctor actually lives in our area and he’s actually just been called as the official mission doctor of the southern half of Mexico, so ya, he knows what he’s doing. He also has a missionary badge too so that’s kind of cool. he said this time we caught it before it got out of hand so I’ll hopefully be able to treat it with medicine and topical stuff, hopefully, no surgery. but ya besides that everything’s good. yesterday some members (the Zamora’s) invited us over for dinner to eat the famous tlayudas of the Septima. They were so good it was ridiculous, I definitely will miss the food here in Juchitan. Also this week we had a zone conference and interview with Presidente Leyva. It went great. We talked about the new area plan for Mexico and how it’s gonna affect us and change things we do here a little bit. In the letter from the 70 about the new plan, there’s a line that says” the level of results we are having in Mexico is not acceptable". It was a pretty direct letter. after we went with president to our house to check our refrigerator. 2 weeks ago it broke, so ya we’ve definitely missed having that. The next day we met him at bodega aurrera and he bought us a new fridge and left us there on the curb with it. We waited there on the curb with this stupid refrigerator for 7 hours while we waited for a member with a truck to get a minute off of  work. I’m never going back to bodega. The good news is we now have food in our house. also this week we celebrated Dia de Reyes with the family Medinila. To celebrate it they buy this cake that’s got a little doll thing in it and whoever gets the piece with the doll has to cook tamales for everyone the next month. guess who got the little munecha? yep. Well today starts the last week of this change, it’s flown by fast, really fast. so ya next week there’s a really good chance that I will not be here in Zaragoza. Dad, everyone said your Spanish was fine, they said though that you learned Spanish in the north, whatever that means.. mom, my health is fine, just this stupid infection is annoying but it’s nothing serious.  abby- hermit crabs go to heaven, can’t remember the scripture off the top of my head but I’m sure dad can find it.

And i forgot the other big news. They closed down Morro this week. They’re starting to bring these puebla missionaries into the city so first strengthening the base and then branch out, cause they want to focus more missionaries to grow the church in the big cities before spreading out. They closed about 8 pueblos for this. Sad.

I’ll try to see if the computer lets me send pics right now. love you guys, have a good week!

Elder Sawyer

"painting the Z......... house"

"rosca de reyes. this is the special cake thing they eat for Dia de Reyes."

"bodega ( where we shop)"

family M.........

"this is us riding in a moto-taxi. I think this is the only place in the world where they exist. I'll get a better picture, but the streets are filled with these things"

"here's a picture of the weight room for you carson"


1 comment:

  1. This is Dennis Coburn, Ward Mission Leader at Franklin TN. One of the ward members that I home teach is from a city near Juichitan, Oaxaca and his mother is going in for an operation today at the Generall Hospital. He would like her to have a blessing and I have tried contacting the local church leaders to no avail. Can you give me the phone number of local missionaires in Juichitan or have them call me at 1-615-969-2608. I'm fluent in Spanish so the call can be in either Engllish or Spanish. Thank you