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, March 4, 2013

February 25th-March 4th, 2013

Hey guys,

Thanks for your e mails I always enjoy hearing about the things you do. You guys always say it was just another normal week but then tell me about a ton of cools things that you did that week haha. No week has to be just normal, we only have a limited number of weeks, so make your weeks count! Or even better, do something that makes someone elses week even better than normal!

that`s too bad to hear about uncle don. But our time has to come eventually. I`m happy we have the knowledge about the plan of salvation.

Sounds like ashley has been really blessed by the lord lately. That`s awesome that`s everything is working out for ya!

Tara, pretty cool that you could hear from sister oaks. I still remember when she came to the MTc when i was there. It was good advice she gave then too.

This week has been pretty hectic. I`m not going to lie in these past couple of weeks i have fell into a little bit of a slump. with my studies and my animo. i can`t remember for the life of me how to say animo en english. every missionary comes to a point where he just kind of plains out. I`ve gotten to that point but i don`t want to continue like this. This week we had a zone lideres counsel and the hermana treviño told us a story about how two weeks ago when one of the elders was finishing his mission, the day before he left, a ton of people came to the mission office to say goodbye to him and everyone was crying and everything like that. She said it was becauase he really served well and loved everyone. She said that a lot of the things of the mission we can`t take with us when we go home, but even more important is what we leave behind, the people we teach and the lives we change. I got to thinking and it`s true. a long time ago i realized that the real purpose of missionary work is that the missionary gets truly converted. but that only happens when the missionary doesn`t concentrate on himself. real conversion comes when we forget ourselves and serve others. that is when the change takes place. the hermana treviño said that everyone has a point in their life when they become truly converted to the lord. and for a lot of us that have grown up in the church it doesn`t come until we experience a problem and really look for god and his help. but anyway i have been doing a lot of thinking this week, and continually asking myself, what am i going to leave behind here in my mission? i am trying hard to leave behind the people, my areas and the missionaries a lot better than when i found them. that`s my goal.

this week i could have the chance to go to the temple with my companion because a family he baptized last year is going to be sealed! it`s pretty cool. I`m holding out for a couple and a family to go through the temple in these upcoming months as well. lets hope they make it!

well i love you guys and am happy and serving hard here in mexico. take care and i`ll talk to you next week.

love elder broadhead

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