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 1st-8th, 2013

hey guys,

thanks for all the updates, its always great to hear from you guys.
dad, we usually do divisiones two times a week. but the rest of the time we are in our own area. when i say divisiones i mean we change companions for 24 hours. i don´t know how you did the "splits" when you were zone leader?

this week was good. we baptized andres and rosenda. rosenda has 90 years old haha. she is my oldest convert but she is awesome. i can still remember the first time i met her. her whole family are members except her and i jokingly said hermana, you are on the only one left, when are you going to get baptized?? she shook her head and said, never, i´m catholic. and now she is so happy being a member of the church. the other convert, andres is an awesome little guy. he´s got 11 years and loves when we come to his house. he loves learning about the gospel and his little sister, melisa, thats seven is so cute haha. whenever we ask if she has any questions about what we have taught she always raises her little hand and asks some random question about a movie or why we are so white or something like that haha. andres´s older brother is still not member. every time he gets excited about the church his grandma tells him things that aren´t true and he gets desanimated. i don´t think that´s the right word but i don´t know how to say "desanimado." this week we are going to baptize norma. she is the aunt of one of my recent converts, roberto. she is awesome and excited to get baptized. she was gonna get baptized yesterday but she had to go be in charge of one of the voting houses because yesterday was voting day here in mexico. so it´ll have to be this sunday, her baptism.
this week we worked a lot with the recent converts. we have the goal of activating all of the converts of 2013 and it is hard. some of them really don´t want anything to do with the church. i sometimes wonder why they even got baptized in the first place. the culture and the way the people are down here has a lot to do with it, but it still seems weird to me. we saw that our work paid off because six of these recent converts went to church yesterday. i felt good. the bad part is that we spend a lot of time with these converts and don´t have a lot of time to look for new people to teach. so we don´t have anyone on date in two weeks. we´ll be hoping for a miracle this week. but i feel this is the way the lord wants us to be working now.
the other tidbit of news is that i am now wearing a sombrero haha. we wento to veracruz on tuesday for the counsil and president told me that he got permission for me and my companion to wear sombreros haha. so i bought me one and i love it. it helps protect me from the sun a ton. the members get a good laugh out of us wearing sombreros. 

well i´m loving life and hope you guys are too. wow a raspberry shake sounds sooo good haha. sometimes we buy little cups of icecream that they sell in the street on tricycles but it´s not the same hahaha.

love elder broadhead

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