Monday, April 21, 2014

April 21 - 3 WEEKS IN ORIENTE...5 baptisms, in by 8:00 and 1 earthquake!

(April 14th)
Good week.  We have like 5 baptism dates and this week we are gonna have a baptism.  This ward is good and everything.  We are gonna go to the new visitors center with the herman this is going to get baptized.  Make sure you pray big time for her...that's about it, honestly!
I am so stoked for Kyle, he is such a stud! I can't believe he went with Hyatt to the dance.  Honestly , he is such a good kid and he looked like a bonedaddy with his new suit...Hahaha!  His hair was sicker than Bruce Wayne!

(April 21st)
Ya, so here is the deal...the earthquake was pretty crazy...Hahaha! Not the strongest one I have felt here though.  We were studying when it happened and it just felt like we are were on a cruise ship again, Hahaha!  Some people were freakin out here and stuff it was ridiculous!
But this week was crazy!  Here is was a holiday and it's called Semana Santa or Holy Week.  In Iztapalapa, they actually do a reenactment of the crucifixion and stuff.  I don't think they cruckify the guy but some one plays Jesus and he has to walk with his cross through the towns and people throw crap at him and stuff.  We actually had to go home early and bin in the house by 8:00 this week because it's super dangerous for the Mormon missionaries, but nothing happened.  In other areas, the elders had to stay in their house for 3 days and couldn't leave.  This week I had to get nasty with some members who were celebrating Christ's death.  I just set them straight with the atonement.  It's pretty sad that Mexico honestly celebrates when Christ was crucified...everyone gets drunk and parties, it's messed up!
We went to the temple this week with out investigators and it was super spiritual.  Some of them cried.  We couldn't do a session here because the temple is closed and won't open for 2 more years.  I think for maintenance or whatever...but who knows.  We are for sure gonna have a baptism this week.
And yes, I got your package, thanks so much.  It was awesome and my comp loved it.  He sent pics to his family and stuff.
Momma, I love you tons and everything is going good, can't wait to Skype again...I am stoked!!
I love you tons...Adios!!
The district

Our trip to the temple
The water we use to wash our clothes,
Hahaha...It looks like straight pee!!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

March 31st - I AM LEAVING IN 5 HOURS!

We had changes and I am leaving this area and going back to the ghetto, to an area called Oriente.  I leave in 5 hours and I am going to be a district leader again.  My new companion is native and his name is Elder S. and he has been struggling with other comps.  I don't want to leave this area.  I have worked so hard and we are gonna have a baptism is a week...and now I have to leave. For real, we are gonna baptize like 5 people and I won't be here for them...and I'm the one who found them.  I was the one who contacted them and worked super hard and I can't even baptize them.
Elder M. and the others are staying and don't have to change.  Last night I cried because if the changes. I haven't cried in a long time.  The zone leaders told me that they think Pres. V. put me with this kid so I will be a better missionary and ready to be a zone leader, but whatever.  I have noticed that Pres. always puts me with all the struggling comps...maybe because I am the only one who loves them.

(Kyle was home that day and they emailed back and forth)

Josh:  How are the hunnies? Are you reading your scrips...if not, I will punch you so hard in the throat!!

Kyle: Dude, girls are the THE BIGGEST JOKE IN HIGH SCHOOL!

Josh: Son, if you honestly read the scriptures for 20 minutes everyday I promise you will be more happy.  Why do you think missionaries are so happy all the time, because all they do is read the scriptures (aka The Word of God).  But when you read, write in your journal what you learned or your head will explode with all that information you are gonna get...bleeeedat!  Of you do it, you will get more blessings with everything and the Lord will help you in all aspects.  Dude, just be an example to everyone at Davis High...the world is so lost and messed, the Lord needs more Nephi's and Alma's to teach and be good examples.

Kyle:  For sure, for sure!

I got to go Momma, Make sure you all watch General Conference especially Kyle! Love you all tons and keep me in all your prayers.  I need them big time this week.
Adios...I love you all!

These are my boys that I am so sad to leave.
Estadio Azteca.
The bishop and 1st counselor in the
Acoxpan Ward
Yes!  real food...not as good as I could have made...
  once a sandwich artist  -  always a sandwich artist!!