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.

Monday, July 2, 2012

June 25th - July 2nd, 2012

hey guys!
thanks for all the e mails it sounds like everything is going great and i love the stories. especially the ones about seven peaks tar, pretty classic and funny. we´ll have to check it out when i get back. thanks dust and nana as well for the e mails. hmm it´s been a while since i´ve heard from a certain sister....not tara....ash! write me something will ya?
dad all i could see was just a picture instead of a video but it looked pretty awesome and i´m glad to hear that it all went well!
funny story about ben in france haha, classic new missionary stories, i still feel pretty new as well even though i´m almost at the six month mark aaahhhh.
thanks for sending the package mom, how much did it cost, you can use my money if need be! you won´t need to send anything more, sorry about that!
yeah we got rid of the rats, haha turned out to be more than one of them but they should stay away for awhile. we fed them to our pesky dog scrap.
this week we´ve been suffering through what´s called the borchoro. it´s when it rains really hard at night then is really sunny during the day and all the water evaporates and it gets even more hot humid and sweaty haha but it wasn´t too bad.
the mission split yesterday and president is really sad about it but i´m sure he´ll get over it. doesn´t feel any different for us here in tres valles haha. oh yeah before i forget this week i ate a chicken foot and the skin of a pig, seperate occasions. the chicken foot was nasty to look at cause it was a chicken foot, but the pig skin tasted nasty, both are just pure like fatty substance. they cook with a lot of fat here and for that i am getting skinny everywhere else except my pudgy gut is gettin bigger haha. oh well it´s all parte.
well we had three baptisms this week! we baptized one niño that is called sharon on saturday and two others that are named hasslid and henry on sunday, there confirmacion will be next sunday!
all of those niños we met at the begging of last week but they all had the desire to be baptized and so we got them right in the water haha. i´m trying to attach some pictures but the little girl sharon is a cutie pie haha. when i told her that she had the same name as my mom she thought it was the coolest thing in the world, her face lit up and everything, it was so cute haha. her family is really great though and we plan on baptizing the parents as soon as we can get them married.
yesterday was elections here in mexico and we had to go back to our house at seven o clock because they were going to announce the results and apparently it was going to be dangerous but we didn´t hear anything too bad. a woman won the election and there will be a woman president for the first time in mexico.
during that extra time that we had my companion and i got to talking and he proceeded to tell me that he was really disobedient before i got here and almost got sent home. he told me lots of things i didn´t want to know haha. but he has changed for the most part so i´m glad for that. there are lots of disobedient missionaries here in mexico i´ve realized, a few from our mission got sent home two weeks ago cause they had personal cell phones haha. crazy i know. don´t worry i don´t have any problems with obedience, (had to get rid of my personal cell phone though) jk.
other than that it was a pretty good week. i´m constantly trying to improve and be a better instrument in the lord´s hands. i really love reading the book of mormon and learned a lot from the book of alma and mosiah this morning, the stories in that book are great and the missionaries are awesome, some served for fourteen years! how lucky right!
learning tons and loving life, we went to tuxtepec this morning because the mexican missionaries in my district really wanted to go to dominos pizza haha. it wasn´t that great obviously, but they loved it haha.
i love you guys! have a great week!
love elder broadhead

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