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.
Monday, January 20, 2014
January 13th-20th, 2014
well i don`t know what to say. i feel a little embarassed cause i`m crying as i write this last e mail but i have no idea where the time has gone.
i think i better just tell about how the week went.
we definitely worked hard and i gave it my all, we had some of the usual challenges but everything was ok. yesterday was a bit tough because the three baptisms that we were going to have fell through. it was weird because they were really sure. edit disappeared completely. her dad is really worried but we are thinking she probably ran off with an ex boyfriend. nicacio and jose manuel went to sacrament meeting and everything but the little girl, dulce, was really sick with a fever so they had to rush home to take care of her and their baptism got postponed till next week. its ok, if i`ve learned anything in my mission its been how to deal with hardships. the best part of the week was that we found two new great families to teach that look like they are going to progress really well. that made me feel a lot better knowing that i am going to leave the area in good shape. the members here have been really nice, saying goodbye and everything. yesterday one of the ward members gave a talk about how he baptized a woman in tijuana that later married a less active member and helped him to become stake president after some time. at the end of the talk he mentioned the name of that family in tijuana, "zamarripa". after the services i told him that my trainer was elder zamarripa from tijuana and he told me that he is the son of this lady that he baptized. small world. the point of his talk was that we really don`t know how many reprocutions are actions are going to have, or how far they are going to reach. thanks to this good brother elder zamarripa went on a mission and helped me to become the missionary that i am. i know that the lord has guided me in this great work and that a little farther down the line thanks to some of the things the lord helped me do here, many lives will be touched and a lot of good will be done. i feel incredibly grateful for this great chance the lord has given me to be a missionary. i will never be able to thank Him enough for it. my life will forever be diferent.
i`m sorry if this e mail sounds sad haha, i do feel sad. but i am also really happy and excited to see you guys again. right now we are just going to go back to the house and pack up my things. and then go to a lesson at six, the ward mission leaders house at seven, and then with the yepez family at eight to do a noche de hogar. and then tomorrow i head in to the offices and thats it. there will be some training meetings and on wednesday president takes us to the temple and out to eat and then thursday we head out. it`s just me and elder wirthlin, my mtc companion. it`s a small generation but i`m really happy to be going home with elder wirthlin. we had a lot of good experiences together in these two years. i remember when i met him on the first day at the mtc.
well i think thats about it. get all of your questions ready that i never answered in the e mails haha and i will be more than happy to answer all of your questions and share some of the experiences that i had. i love you all soo much! tillthursday!
love elder broadhead
ps did you talk to the stake president?? is it still dalh?