Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Dreaming in Spanish

Well here it is my peeps
So we have been working with 2 investigators and they have been progressing real well, but they have seemed to diminish real quick.  They haven't attended church in like 2 weeks, but this Sunday they both came.  One of them came up to us during sacrament meeting and said I want you to baptize me this Saturday. So we have him all set to hit the water.
We then have our other man, he has a wild ulcer on his foot and has been putting off the baptism because of his foot. But our bishop spit some mad game at him and he said baptize me this Saturday so were gonna be dunking some kids. 
So nobody got changed de our district, still repping the sociedad de socorro. Good stuff. Like to get a new change but I like to have 3 to 4 months in one area. We can get more work done and when there is a change every 6 weeks.  It's hard to build relationships in this time but after 2 months, well, making moves is the words you could use. 

It's wild here. It's blistering hot in the day; just drains all the energy out of the body.  The the past 2 weeks there has been thunder storms in the night....wild way sweet thunder.  Not your afternoon recess action....talking real life, real close lightning and thunder. Real smooth. 
Well, it's coming along. I can almost say everything I want to say; just real hard sometimes to express myself.  But I'm thinking in spanish and dreaming in spanish and my comp says to me that I am speaking in my sleep.......................... in spanish. So that's a good sign, no?
Well it's a short and sweet one today. Keep it real and DEUCES

Monday, April 21, 2014

The Dry Mormon

So here is the scoop for this week:

Me vs Mexico:
So this week has been real interesting. Haven't had water in the casa for 4 days, so that means no showers. So I'm repping 3 days of sweat and dust; and not just any normal sweat and dust...this is mexican style.  More dust with sweatier sweat. Wildness at its finest.
We were walking down the street, walked by this house that was blasting the most mexican dancing music. The door was wide open, so as we passed by we looked and there were two women dancing the most mexican dance. like Dancing with the Stars would like to have them on the tv. They saw us and ran to the door and were yelling "guerro y morinito"...which is like white boy and dark man and yelling "ven ven" which means come come.  So we just took off in a little jog,  I was dying laughing way funny.  Gotta love the streets of Mexico.
So we had a baptism this Sunday, pretty sweet.  It's the dad of the Bishop.  He's been investigating the church for 23 years. Now that's wildness. This guy knows a lot... he knows more than me. They call him the dry Mormon because he is just missing the water. Good stuff, nice little 30 min ceremony... short and sweet.
P Day:
Today was sweet. We got permission to go see "Son of God".  It was very different than the Bible stories I've heard and read but it was pretty good. ANd plus I can say I went to the movie theater during the mission. So overall, good stuff, and we also went to the good old Subway.... just as good as in the states but Quiznos and Jimmy Johns is better, but the Little Caesars here is better. 
Well that's all for this week, We find out if we have cambios this week. We shall see if I'm staying or going. Cuidados y DEUCES.

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Salvation is not an easy task

Well here it goes my peeps
Me vs Mexico:
Well guess what?  I was sick again. Who knows what I ate but we were in our correlacion meeting and I felt sick so I went to the bathroom and well, puked like 6 times in the john... was Nasty and then when we got home, I threw up again... slept in till like 12 the next day. But it only last like 24 hours, nothing like the past times.
And as always people;  they're fascinated with seeing a ginger american here in Mexico. 3 kids in the car drove by pointing with their chins hitting the ground....was pretty funny. And we have a investigator that we always run into in the street. He told us that tithing is apostasy so we took out the Bible and showed him the goods between the covers and well, he shut up real quick,. He also grabs my butt a lot, he is like a football coach,. Its strange to say the least but at least he likes me, haha.
So we are actually helping people here. We have painted part of a house. I helped a member wash her clothes by hand, she and her family were freaking out that I was doing it.  Pretty funny cause men don't wash clothes down here.  We helped a family with digging a well, it's about 8 ft deep.  We shoveled dirt out of this hole for 2.3 hours, it was a blast.  Reminded me of my yard work days that's for sure. 
Well, it's rough, there isn't a lot of people that want to hear us. They all have it figured out. Lots of pride and the truth is I kinda understand.  Who wants to listen a fat redhead and a skinny dominican. Well everyone should,  but I'm understanding that Salvation is not a easy task and it takes time and a lot of sweat.  Like I think I've sweat more here in 6 months then all my years of sports... like my goodness, it's ridiculous. But I'm loving it. The comp is the man. His english is still the same and funnier than ever. 

Well that's about it for today my friends. Take it easy and DEUCES.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Red Lion

What's up my peeps. here it is again:
So I got a bunch of nicknames. We will forego the butchers of my last name and move on to the more interesting one. The one used most often is "Canelo". I thought it was for canela like cinnamon but it's for Canelo Alverez the boxer.  I told one contact in the street that he was my older brother... haha..good times. 
The second is a little more interesting. We had a new convert that was asking me about what apostle had red hair, I had no idea any one of them had red hair, but supposedly Luke the apostle had red hair and was called Red Lion. So the convert and his whole family call me Red Lion. Their little 5 year old daughter always runs and says "Aloha Red Lion" then runs away.  It's pretty funny,. 

This guy is the dude. So classic. We always have a blast. He is learning ingles and knows basically nothing. My last comp was an American compared to him. But he is progressing good.  He always says a question in a command form like "you are very sleepy" instead of "are you very sleepy?".  My favorite is "you rery to go" haha...so funny. We have a nerf hoop in the house and well we play p.i.g. a lot.  Good times that's for sure. I love it. We are about to move houses too, cause our house is a dump as you could say putting in nicely. 
Me vs. Mexico:
Well it's past 6 months and well it has cruised by that's for sure. My Spanish, well I can have a conversation with pretty much anyone and when I don't understand I'l throw a laugh in there or a smile and always a "SI".  That's my go to word and its worked like 90% of the time.  Still got some practice to go but it's coming along. 
Short this time around but don't have much to say. Keep it real and It's all about the Buckets and DEUCES.