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, August 20, 2012

August 13th-20th, 2012

dear fam,

thanks for all the letters and updates and i hope all goes well with gramps hip and with dads appt tomorrow. i´m sure it will.

well yesterday we baptized a little boy of nine years old. his name is miguel. it was a miracle that he was able to be baptized. i feel like all of the baptisms here are miracles. i have found out that the people that get baptized are usually not the ones we have plans of getting baptized when the week starts haha. i´m not sure why that is but all i know is that when we do everything possible to baptize, the lord helps us baptize.

this week we only met with miguel three times, they would never be home when they told us they would be, as usual here in mexico, so we couldn´t teach him very much. he is nine years old and both parents are members inactive. he is a great kid though and the problem was that his mom didn´t want him to get baptized at first. she would hardly speak one word to us, she is really shy. so we had to work with her and thanks to our heavenly father she consented. miguels dad is really great and he was alwasy on board for the whole thing. the thing is that the missionaries before us had already taught miguel everything, something happened and they couldn´t baptize him in that time, so we just had to review the teachings with him. the baptismal service was great and we feel really blessed right now. the goal was for every companionship in the mission to baptize this last week. everyone but one companionship baptized! it was pretty awesome that we almost completed with that goal.

on tuesday we had a zone class in tuxtepec and then i went back to the ciudad of aleman with elder parco to do divisons. it´s elder parcos first transfer and he does not speak any spanish haha, it´s classic to watch him have the struggles that all new missionaries have and i was glad to have the opportunity to teach him a little bit. he did good though, he knew the area pretty well even though he´s only been there four weeks.

the new house is working out pretty well. we just don´t have a washing machine anymore so we have to take our stuff to the nearest members house with a washing machine to do it.

sorry the e mail is a little bit late, we´re running behind today, my companion is very nit picky.

the baptism for this week is a lady named cindy. the guy she lives with is a member so this wednesdy we are going to marry them and then her baptism is scheduled for saturday. the only problem is that she just got sick with genge! it is the thing that the mosquitos give but we´re praying that she gets better!

everything is going well i love you guys and now we gotta get going we are busy busy busy!

love elder broadhead

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