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, December 10, 2012

December 3rd-10th, 2012

dear family,
first off thanks for the nine worder dust haha i got a good laugh out of it. shoot for a fifteen worder next week! tara i enjoyed your comments on saviors relationship with us. ash, good solid e mail, enjoyed it as well. mom and dad, i got a little confused cause mom said a call would be better and dad wants to skype. but either way i will be doing the call/skype the 25th at about twelve o clock here, i don`t know what time it will be in utah but you guys can figure that out. next week you need to let me know if you want skype or a phone call so i can figure it out here. i`ve heard mixed reviews about skype, sometimes it doesn`t have a signal and everyone is talking over each other but it is cool to be able to see each other. you guys can decide. let me know for sure next week. i will confirm the hour and day as well for you guys next week. but plan on the 25th at about midday here en veracruz.
well i thought i was doing a good job answering questions but according to all your grumbling apparently not haha. i`ll try better.
mom`s questions: no there is not a walmart nearby, we use a mexican supermarket called chedraui. no i haven`t had a closet but tomorrow i will cause today my companion elder garcia goes home.
ok i think i answered all of em haha. don`t worry i`m sure the package will get here.
this week we baptized omar. he is really a good guy and we had a few complications in the ordinace because we had another recent convert baptism him and he wasn`t very experienced haha but everything turned out ok. omar has a bright future en la iglesia.
today my companion elder garcia goes home and in four weeks e mielnikowitcz goes home. it`s weird being around these two that are going home. it makes me think a lot about home. i`ll be glad to get em outta here haha. no they`re both really good and i`m learning a lot from them.
we are still looking hard for lots of new investigatores and we are being patient, confident that the lord will reward our work. it`s weird being a zone leader cause we have to go to lots of conferences and put on conferences and sunday evening we basically just spend it calling all of the elders for their datos. it sucks a little cause we don`t have as much tme to work.
we are still working with adrian, the joven that needs permission from his mom to get baptized. this week we are planning to go to his house with the bishop to try and get the permission. the ward is pretty good here in volcanes. definitely a lot smaller than camino real but i like it. we gave talks yesterday about christmas. it was good.
we are also working with a hermana that is named ana. she doesn`t tecnically live in our area haha. so we are pirateando (pirating) haha.
everything is going well here in mexico and i hope you all have a very good christmas season and that you can focus on what really matters about christmas, sharing the gospel or the good news that we have. dad in your talk just talk about doing the missionary work cause that`s all that really matters. i think i ward in utah might suck at it too cause i can`t ever remember having a convert baptism en our ward. here en mexico the members are a lot more focused on the missonary work and i think that is the only difference. we just don`t focus on it in utah. if i remember right we have two families in our circle that aren`t members. when was the last time you guys invited them to church?? it`s ok if they say no, and they might because one of their names is tatoomania haha but it doesn`t matter. its the invitation that counts.
love you all, talk to you next week.
love elder broadhead
i forgot haha we also went to the temple this week, it was an awesome experience. after we had a christmas conference with half the mission, and then a dinner. it was pretty good. the veracruz temple is awesome! i really miss going to the temple. until next year i wont be able too aaahhh


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