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.

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

June 3rd-11th, 2013

Hey guys,

Wow, i got a ton of e mails this week so i spent a lot of time reading and don´t have much time left to write but it´s ok, i like hearing about things back home. i have been gone for a long time. it is starting to settle in that my mission is going to have to come to an end someday, it is really hard to think about and it scares me a little bit. i love it here and i love being a missionary. that´s crazy to think that ashley is already out of the house. How´s the empty nest life mom and dad? it´s weird to think about it. sounds like you guys are not wasting any time getting going with the fun stuff haha. where is aruba? sounds like another fun vacation. It sounds like ash is really liking her first few days away from home. sorry to hear that you are sick tara, hope you get better. sounds like you have a good bishop.
This week was awesome. we baptized, tonio y flor, the two kids of the great family that we have in the teaching pool. They are so awesome and they love the gospel and the church. I know that i was sent here specifically to find them. they are so in love with the gospel and everything about it. they invite everyone they know to church and we are teaching two other families just because of their references. I baptized flor y elder offer hall baptized tonio. it was soo funny they wanted to take a dive in the font afterwards haha. they only bard part is that obdulio still doesn´t have enough money to go to veracruz to get divorced, he says that he can probably go this week, and then we will help them get married here in tierra blanca and they can finaly get baptized. this week we couldn´t find too many good new people to teach. two people went to church that we found saturday night and invited them for sunday morning, and they went! it was awesome. This week is going to be stake conference so we will see how it goes. we are working hard in the zone and we are improving every week. In tres valles they are going to baptize a family that i found last year when i was there.  haha. it is weird to think that sometimes we just plant seeds.

this week i dedicated to studying about the atonement. wow it was an awesome week of studies. I especially enjoyed reading a detailed, very detailed, description of the atonement out of Jesus the Christ. It really is a great book. Talmage analyzes every step of the life of jesuc christ and i feel like i have really gained a deeper understanding of christ´s infinite sacrifice. i feel like i can teach it better. one of the things i love most about being a missionary is teaching people about the atonement from the book of mormon. the words i use to teach it might be about the same, but i will definitly be speaking with greater conviction. I know that Jesus Christ is the savior of the world. The atonement is incomprehensible but i know that He suffered for me and that he thought about me and my life and my sins, even if it was just for a moment, when he was suffering in those terrible days. I know it was necessary that he suffered. I know He loves us and I love him in return and I try my best to do what he asks me to do so that i too can be exalted one day. 

thank you for everything guys!! I love you all so much!!

love elder broadhead

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