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, February 18, 2013

February 11th-18th, 2013

hey guys,

well dad i enjoyed your comments on the purpose of life and how it applies to me in my mission. It is something that i have thought a lot about on my mission and have understood a little bit better as well. but it is one thing to understand it and another thing to do it. the doing part is always going to be the hard part. it`s something i have been changing little by little for example yesterday when we were calling the district leaders for the weekly report, instead of talking to them about why some of the indicadores claves were low i just complimented them on their statistics that were high. it made me feel better and i think it helped them as well. i have continued studying a little bit this week about gospel leadership and i understand that my responsabilities extends far beyond that of just supervise and report numbers. its my job to bless the elders by motivating them, teaching them and doing all sorts of stuff. this week another transfer starts and so we will be having a zone class. we already have it planned and it`s gonna be cool. we are going to do a jeapardy game and also trust falls from the stage in the church haha. i`m going to talk a little bit about gaining the trust of the lord and e chico is going to tell a story. the elderes that are coming to the zone seem to be really good and we are exited to start another cambio.

well we continue teaching the family of juan. they talk a lot haha, like most mexicans. but he really likes it that we listen, so we usually just listen and then get in a tiny lesson. they progress slowly but i`m sure they``ll get baptized. we are mainly just working with the members this week we stopped by a lot of the members houses and put appointments with them to teach them the restauration. concluding the lessons we put another cita and told them to invite algun inactivo or non member for the next lesson. we are just teaching the missionary lessons to all the members and especially the converts to strengthen them. the focos of the mission is retain, activate, and of course baptize. but it is hard not being able to knock doors or contact. we still knock a little bit just cause sometimes we need a break from going with members.

well it was pretty much a normal week. not much to report. i`m still learning a lot and trying hard to have the spirit and be like christ. i love reading the scriptures and studying church history. i am excited to get back home so i can read all about church history. i love you guys and am thankful to be part of your family and to have your example. take care. i pray for you all every day.

well i`ve gotta get going i have to go to the dr. again so they can take off another ingrown toenail haha. i`m getting sick of it.
love, Elder broadhead

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