Monday, March 7, 2016

Everything is (still) awesome!

note: not actual sloth in story, photo for illustration purposes only

Ok. Big news. I SAW A SLOTH! :) Here's the story.
     Yesterday, it was like 8:45pm, and we were trying to talk to some new people. So we were walking and there was this guy just standing there in the gravel road with a broom in his hand. So, to start the conversation, I just said to him "Sweeping the road, eh?" (that's the best translation I can give, even though I don't really say eh...)
     So he said he was staring at something in the power lines. A bird? And so I'm sitting there staring and don't see any bird, just a plastic bag hanging there.
     But wait! It wasn't a bird! It was a sloth, no silly plastic bag!
     So it was cool because A. he said we can pass by and share with him and his wife and B. I got to stare at a sloth for like 10 minutes "running" down a power line. 
     Alright, onto the important stuff.
     A good team never stops improving. I love being with Elder Vazquez because we just get along fabulously. We're really good working together, and I feel like we're completing with everything just how we should be! But what I really love is that we're both willing and searching for what more we can do to be better. In little and big details, in personal habits and ideas for the work, we're just trying new things. And I feel like we're improving. And I feel like we just had a wonderful week this week because we really corrected what we may not have done so great on the last week!
     So yeah. Nothing really super huge or out of the ordinary happened, but the work is definitely going forward. We're meeting awesome people and having awesome experiences. On the 18th we'll have our first baptism together, and we're teaching a pair of (fraternal) twins who are great also. Yesterday we had a lesson where the sister, Edith, was able to testify about the blessings she's felt as she read the Book of Mormon. Woohoo!
     So yeah. As a Lego might say, everything is awesome!
     We're gonna make Mexican bread with the sisters here in Guacimo today! :) We always do a big FHE with investigators in a recent convert, Jesus' house, so we'll make it right now and eat it together in the FHE. It's gonna be great! Elder Vazquez's dad is a baker, and he worked in the bakery!
     So here in Guacimo there's a total of 2 internet places, with 2 computers each. so one week we go to the good, fast computers, and the other week the sisters do and we go to the dinosaurs. So I'll be uploading fotos every other week, because the dinosaur barely even handles email haha
-Elder Henry
Mom, if Doctor Who went to Utah he would leave saying "temples are cool." Oh mom, so you know how if you have 2 trainers then the 2nd one is your stepdad right? Don't tell anyone, but I'm convincing Elder Vazquez that I'm his real dad and that his first trainer was his stepdad :-) Woops! I'm a greedy parent! I'm so happy mom :) God's always blessed me with great missionaries under my leadership. Did you know I've never had even one really disobedient missionary to deal with? They've always been great!
Dad, You're gonna be proud of me. Yesterday we were in a FHE and telling jokes, and I remembered the legendary one. Told it to the Gringa sister here in Guacimo and she totally got stuck on it. Classic! haha.
     Thanks for always writing me :) It's so great to here that cousins (and aunt and uncle) are doing well. And thanks for the experience about prayer! Prayer just becomes so powerful when we're specific :) 
     I'm definitely going to have to visit Mexico one day. I love my companion so much and he lives right by another companion I had who I also got along with super well. I love the mission so much!
Have a great week, dad! :)
-Elder Henry

1 comment:

  1. Well, I don't know what the "thing" is with the sloth, but glad he got to see one. Of course you have to come to Mexico, Spencer. It's where your granny lives. Glad you're happy, Sweetie. Love, Granny