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.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

August 26th-September 2nd, 2013

hey guys,

sorry dad, i did read your spiritual thought and i liked it a lot. actually today in my studies a read seccion 134 of d y c and i too felt the spirit testify to me about the truthfulness of what joseph smith had done. 

the big news this week is that on tuesday we went to veracruz for a conference of lideres and president announced that he had recieved a carta from the area presidency and that now in all of mexico, before an investigator can get baptized he has to go to church 5 times. wow. it was a shocker. before it was just 2 times. i thought if they were going to raise it up it would be 3 or 4 but 5, wow its a lot. i feel really good about it though. i know that this is the only answer to solve the inactivity problems in mexico. they have tried everything else but nothing has worked and this is the last opcion. there are just too many people that get baptized and go inactive a short time despues. i`m sad to say that i have converts that are inactive and it hurts but there is a lot of pressure to baptize every week and we go to all costs to do it. a lot of things are going to change now and everything will be a lot more tranquilo. the good part is, is that we have an investigator that already has been to church five times, her only problem was that she worked as a prostitute because she doesn`t have her papers so she can`t get another job and she has 3 little kids to feed and put diapers on. but this week we found her a new job so we hope that she will get baptized soon. we are also working with other old investigators that have already been to church.

hey thanks so much for the package! i am happy to say that everything has already been put to use and/or eaten. thanks a lot. i should be good on socks now. dad, you can do as you please with the b ball hoop. this week we`ll be working with the zone a bit. i`ll be with mirador on tuesday and on friday i`ll be in ciudad isla. we`re really trying to help the elders be better teachers. a lot of them are good at teaching lessons but not at teaching people.

well i`m really happy and working hard here. thinks are looking good and i`m sure we`ll have a lot of success here in san andres tuxtla, primero de mayo. this week we also had interviews with the president. i had a good interview with him and am always happy for his advice and counsel. 

love elder broadhead

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