Monday, May 4, 2015

Mayo ha llegado

Firstly, we think we should all learn spanish it's a pretty sweet language and really learning it is not nearly as bad nor hard as i anticipated. Granite i am still a scrub compared to natives.
It seems i haven't written much recently. To fill the reader in..i got swapped to the most downtown part of Reynosa..which has its perks and challenges. The perks being we are super close to the leaders and know what goes on and what is going to happen. The challenges being that its a busy city. And also that our ward and building were made in the early 1980s so expansion is quite difficult as far as the people in the ward. Because everything has originated and spread out from this middle first ward. So the people that wanted to go to the church have, for the most part, been invited or converted.
As far as the first 3 weeks here. My companion is Elder Hernandez. He is from Honduras, likes video games, animate programs, and sandwiches. He is a good missionary though he is a profesional kind of person very easy going. He is never bothered..never haha
We have worked a lot to find people..
and have found people but all have problems getting to church or something happens. Like this one guy we brought to church 2 sundays ago. The guy is suuuuper addicted to smoking and alcohol. Like he hasnt drunk water in years because he hates the taste. We get to talkin to him and he comes to church and loves it and feels good and starts to really feel the desire to change his life. We are like awesome he stops the drugs and goes to church and prepares himself for baptism. Uuuuuuntil this happens. 
Last saturday he tells us that his family(Who he doesnt like) will cut his part of a pension that they recieve from his fathers work(dad is dead) if he gets baptized. And this is an older guy that has NO work and lives in a shack with only his part of the pension to live off of. And he tells us i want to keep going to church and i want you guys to visit me still..but i cant get baptized. UGH well we try explaining all the things to him trust in God do what the holy ghost says all of it. Not sure if he gets it yet but my hopes are still with him. 
Other than that the only real golden opprutunity that we have is this family that watched "meet the mormons" and loved it. They are unlike any other family i have met. 4 kids and they all are great and the parents focus on the family and family time and values..its great i just hope they are prepared for the gospel.
We are moving from our house to live with two other missionaries that share our area. It should be fun to live with 4 people again..but moving shouldnt be too fun. 
Food is really good here. Election campaigns have started here its hilarious you see the face of these candidates that have payed businesses to advertise their face all over the city. What makes me laugh even more is if you ask the average Mexican who they are going to vote for..they just say "Vote? Yeah it doesn't matter what i write the people don't decide the winners".  Be grateful for the partial justice that the politics has in the U.S.
Spring allergies MURDERED me these past weeks. i felt bad splitting the cost of tissues with my comp because yeah i use like 90% of it all. Now i pay for them haha. But it have pretty much gone away for now.
A lot of elders have gotten sick these past weeks..i feel very blessed to have my health..because working and being sick sticks.

That'll be all for now i think..hug your mother this sunday!

Elder Smith

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