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, July 23, 2013

July 15th-22nd, 2013

hey guys,

thanks for all the updates this week. mom, i can`t think of anything i need that i can`t get here. if anything, it would just be another long sleeve shirt, socks and that`s about it. dad, my companion has two weeks left. i feel like i have good spanish, but i definitely haven`t mastered it yet. the grammar yes, i have it mastered, but the accent and vocab words i have a long way to go. i`m excited to continue studying it when i get back. i think i have about gotten as far as i can get as a missionary. to learn more i need to do other types of activities to learn vocab and how to say stuff in other types of situations, like playing sports, or swimming or being around or driving cars, things like that. but for the things that i have to do as a missionary, i have it down pretty well. ash thats cool your roomate got called to veracruz. tell her that it is the hands down the best mission in the world and that we have the best president of mission there could be. tell her to get ready for the heat and get ready to work hard haha. i guess that means they are going to start sending american girls here, or is it a guy? tara, thanks for the emails, always they are classic and funny. 

well today we went to temazcal to see the dam and to eat pizza. they have an investigator there that has a pizzeria and he just charged us the price of the ingredients, it was really fun and good to be with the elders. seeing the dam made me miss the water. i think its one of the main things i miss, being able to swim and cool off, especially going out boating, oh i miss it so much hahaha. it`s going to be fun to be able to do it again one day. 

this week we had a zone conference in tuxtepec. oh my heavens it was such a good conference. i am thouroughly convinced that my mission president is going to be a setenta. his trainings are outstanding and he always has us on the edge of our seat and loving it. it was really spiritual, and i came back ready to keep working and going for more. it`s been one of my biggest desafios here. i get tired of some of the things, like companionship study haha. sometimes i get tired of doing it everyday, practicing over and over again our lessons haha. but i know that it is good for us and it`s something i have to do. but we are always free to choose our attitude. having a good attitutde about the things has been a big lesson i have learned as a missionary. it helps a lot. 

over these past few weeks i have definitely felt a lot more love for the people and i know that it is a huge achievement for me. it is still hard for me to open up to people and share my feelings but i feel like i have really grown to love these people here. after a year and a half i think i finally learned how to love. and that makes everything else, easier to do. 

i love you guys so much and i really do miss you. i am comforted by the fact that for the eternities we can be together. and i am more than willing to finish up these two years, giving the lord everything that i have left. thanks for it all and i`ll talk to you next week!

love elder broadhead

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