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.

Friday, March 22, 2013

March 11th-18th, 2013


St. patricks day? haha no it doesn´t get celebrated here. I haven´t heard anything about it at least. What is even celebrated on that day anyway haha?? I got to thinking about it and i´m not sure, but here it is not heard of haha. That´s awesome that scott is going to get baptized! Nana told me last week en her e mail but thats so cool. Tell him congragulations for me please. The only advice I would have is that he doesn´t wait for you guys to get there! Mayo is really far away and anything could happen en that stretch of time, if he feels the desire to get baptized let him do it as fast as possible! But be sure to send me the pictures. That news really makes me feel happy i´ll be honest. Now that i understand the importance of baptism. that reminds me, a few months back, i think in christmas, you guys sent me a picture of my baptism and dads. Just to let you know i have been using it a ton to teach and testify to everyone about baptism and it works great so thanks for sending it. I also continue giving away the things you send mom, i give them to my converts and the people that i do baptismal interviews for. But thanks for sending the package with the razors and shirt mom, love ya. Sounds like you guys are gonna have a lot of fun on your upcoming vacations. dad, para answer your question i should be here about two more weeks, that´s when the transfer ends and it´s likely that they transfer me. but who knows i could be here another transfer mas. They just told us today that elder chico and i will be training a new missionary! president is giving to all the zone leaders the chance to train as zone leaders. we are really excited and our new missionary should get here on thursday, but he is having visa problems, coming from puerta rico o cuba and if he doesn´t get here this week he will be here the next week.

we are excited becase we have two probables that could get baptized this week. we are going to work hard with leo and marsalino so that they both commit for this saturday. marsalino has been progressing well and leo is a kid of 12 years old that loves to go to church. so we are probably going to baptize dos this week.

we had an interesting week because our house almost flooded. here in mexico every house has a big tank on top that gets filled with water and then with the help of gravity gives water to the house. the tank of the neighbor had a problem and started to over flow. he wasn´t there and neither were we and so when we got home that night the neighbors house was already flooded and our house was just barley starting. so i climbed up on the roof to fix the problem and much to my surprise found a hose running out of our tank and through the back window of our neighbor on the other side! they were robbing water from us! so i took out the hose and this morning had to chew them out for robbing water from us. I told them it would be ok if they were going to pay the water bill! Who knows for how long they have been taking advantage of the missionaries there.

this week i had a special moment where i learned a little bit more about the purpose of missionary work. The mission is nothing more than an excuse to be able to dedicate two years to becoming like christ. the purpose of our life, earthly and eternal, is to become a god one day. The mission is the only chance that exists to be able to do that. we don´t have to worry about nothing as missionaries. school, work, family, nothing. the only thing we have to worry about is doing, every day, what christ would do if he were here. God has given me two years where my only worry is trying to become more like him. That´s why a mission is so important and that´s why missionaries come back changed men and women. It´s not easy that´s for sure, because were not perfect. But it´s an opportunity that i´ll forever be grateful for. It´s helping me so much progress to that eternal goal of becoming a god.

well i love you all and miss you alot. I am motivated by the fun things that you´re doing and the course that your lives take. thanks for being a great family.

love elder broadhead

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