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 4th-11th, 2013

Hey guys,

Thanks for the updates.

This week was kind of tuff but also a really good week for me. it was a good week because on wednesday we had a capacitacion de lideres and it was really good. President shared a message about peter and how christ was such a good leader to him. He never got dissapointed in him, he had to repremend him a few times but more than anything he always showed him love, even when peter fell short of christ´s expectations.

I also got to go the temple on friday. it was a great experience because i could see the final goal of the missionary work. eternal families. Everything we do, we do it so that the people can go to the temple eventually. It was awesome to be there and see the sealing and endowment process. they were soo happy afterwards. Also on sunday we had a regional conference here in the south region of mexico. Elder Bednar, Elder Scott, Sister Dalton, and another elder of the presidency of the seventy talked. their messages were great and i loved the conference. it was a satellite transmision that lasted 2 hrs. It got me exicted again for this upcoming general conference.

The week was a little rough as well. it is still not going too well for us here in the volcanes. we really couldn`t even teach too many lessons this week. and by saturday i was already fed up and frustrated because we hadn`t found anyone new the whole week. we had tried every finding activity and we just flat out were struggling. I was getting a little angry when we finally knocked on the door (piece of aluminum) of a shack. (We have started working in the poorer part of our area to try and find some humilde people.) that was when marsalino opened up and agreed to listen to our mensaje. He told us about some of his problems, he is a recovering alcoholic and his wife and kids left him a while back. we taught him about the gospel and invited him to the conference the next day. He accepted and we passed by for him the next day to take him to the capilla. He loved the conference and even stayed extra to watch the baptism service of another ward. He looks really excited to learn more and i feel confident he`ll get baptized. We are going to pass by tomorrow to teach him more. But from this experience i was able to learn again that the lord blesses us only after the trial of our faith.

Today in the morning we went to visit the ruins in the pueblo of zempoala. It was cool. It was the zone activity we had planned for this transfer. the elderes liked it. It was a lot of time traveling though. they are pyramides of the olmecas. i`ll attach some pictures. the tour guide though was a complete loco haha it was funny to listen to him.

mom, if you could look for razor blade replacements for gillet fusion it would be nice. it`s the razor that has five blades. i can`t seem to find them here. If you can`t find them either over there, tell me next week so i can buy myself another razor. If you do find them and decide to send them, another long sleeved shirt would also be nice. my old ones are starting to wear out pretty bad. 16 and a half.

thanks for everything. I love you guys!

love elder broadhead

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