Elder Broadhead is serving a 24 month mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Veracruz, Mexico. This blog will be a collection of his weekly emails and pictures for his family and friends to keep up on his mission experiences.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

April 30th - May 7th, 2012

Hey fam,
whats up?? sounds like everything is going pretty good, except for the usual problems. I pray for you guys sooo much. well i´m definintely here in Mexico haha. We flew in on this beater of a plane and it took awhile to get through customs because they couldn´t understand us haha. some of the other elders had their bags lost but luckily mine came through without any problems. i have been assigned to the area of tres valles. and i´ll tell ya this place is the hottest place i´ve ever been in my entire life. i am constantly sweating and there is not a moment in the day when i´m not wet. its been a crazy adjustment. i´m constantly thirsty haha. we live in a little place that is definitely not very nice by my spoiled american standars. but as i´ve come to find out it´s about average for here in mexico. i remember uncle stirling telling me about a place he lived in where you could poop shower and shave standing in the same place. i laughed at the time, but it´s not too funny when you have to live it haha. the month of may is the most hot of the year so i´m just tryin to make it through may for now. wow it is so hot it´s incredible. you would´t believe it. tres valles is the hottest in the mission they tell me. also when the mission splits in july i´ll probably be staying in veracruz mission because that´s where i am now. i´m about three or four hours south of veracruz. we traveled on a bus here last tuesday. its really out in the middle of nowhere. its a jungle for the most part. mostly dirt roads and huts. you can look at it on google earth or something. also i´ll try to attach some pictures. it´s pretty crazy though. also i only get mail every three months. so if someone is wondering why i didn´t write them back, that´s why. my companion se llama elder zamarripa. he is from tiajuana. he only speaks spanish but is really nice and patient and a great missionary and trainer. i´m lucky to have him. church was pretty classic yesterday. we are over a branch and a ward and it´s a little different than in the states. we had six of us in priesthood meeting of the branch and spent the time arguing over if you start a blessing by addressing father in heaven or the person by their full name. it was classic and eventually the truth won out. we have some great investigators and the people here are incredibly nice. they always let us in to teach them. the members are very self sacrificing and help us out a lot. our baptisms for next week are efren and leonardo, so you can pray for them dad, thanks. well everything is going well and e. zamarripa is telling me to hurry up so i gotta get going. i´ll try to do pictures next week. well i´ll call on sunday!! love you guys, thanks for it all.
love elder broadhead

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