Friday, October 26, 2012

October 22, 2012

Elder Watson -Almost 4 months and still alive

so lets see.... this week was a little different lol first we went along and did all of the normal stuff that we normally do contacting teaching and messing around like two nineteen yearold boys and it was all pretty cool and relaxed. so last tuesday me and another companionship in my district went on cambios. well this time it was my turn to take the other new gringo and go throughout a day in my area. well anyway this missionary is six feet eight inches and just shy as anybody can be lol. so all was good a normal day in the mission. all of our appointments fell through and we were basically left to contacting all day long which isnt really that bad lol. but once the people go on a tangent me and my companion had no idea what was going on and we would just look at each other which is pretty crazy lol. so every day as you know we go and eat with a sister from the ward. this time was with a new convert that my trainer baptised before i arrived. everything was good we ate had conversation shared a scripture and then hell itself walked into the door. her father who is an anti mormon drunk walked in screaming he asked me with some vulgor language how i was doing i without event thinking i said good hermano how are you. at this point her children are screaming she is yelling and it is just crazy. he flipped on me because i said hermano. he then started pushing me in my chair screaming at me and one time put his hand in my face and pushed it aways. the sisster throughout all this time is trying to get him away. anyway finally after about half an hour of his presence he finally left. she came back into the house crying. telling me about how sick she is of him and all of this. i was able to comfort her and eventually got her and the kids to calm down and we were are to talk about why we have struggles and challenges in our lives. i know that we all have them. alot of the time our challenges seem so much bigger than those of others but it is all so important that we remember that god will never put anything in our way that is not to our benefit. if we are livign the way we can and should be there is nothing that we cant do. i know it sounds a little cheesy but remember that i was dropped off in a completely different country where they dont speak english just a few weeks ago. i am so greatful for the opportunity i have to be here in veracruz mexico losing myself in order to find myself.i really truly love you all and miss yyou all. i got a few letter this week. thank you sister maughn sister richardson sister robles and brother damron. i really appreciated the letters even i know that you sent them like two months ago lol. thank you. we have a stake conference this week and also five baptisms planned for the next few weeks so i will write you next week let you know how that went. love you. hear elder hall and elder hall are doing great and i am glad to hear that.

October 15, 2012

his week was a little better than the rest because there was a special
little boy in the way. emilio ortiz aguilar was the first baptism of my
mission. it is crazy that a person so young can accept the gospel but that
just goes to show that the doctrine and spirit are what people are really
hjearing and seeing. so we went to his house after the baptism and we ate
some delicious fried fish thing lol. then after that emilio went to start
playing with me and his grandma yelled at him and told him to stop because
he has to show respect for his godfather. oops lol so i now have a godson
lol no biggy. it was an amazing week though. we have baptisms lined up and
it really feels like things are flying here in the field. the other day we
were walking home adn we saw a disabled man in his wheel chair pushing
along the destroyed street struggling with all his might. it was so sad.
drool running down his face and his hands barely strong enough to grip the
wheels. we then helped him to his house and attempted to talk to him but he
was uncapable. we walked him about a mile to a huge hill. then we went up
the hill and the whole time i am thinking and wondering how he does this
and then he says i dont like this part i fall a lot here. i just starting
crying. it is amazing the things that we have to do but this just goes to
prove that we are never givin anything that we can not do. we may fall in
our wheel chair and backtrack a mile downhill. but we can do it if wee have
the desire. we then got to his house and me and my companion gave him money
and left. it was a wonderful experience. then on a different day after
conference someday i tried really hard tnot to deny a prompting so we were
walking one day down a street we passed a house i lookes in and made eye
contact with a man and kept walking. i then thought to go back. i stopped
told my companion we are going back and we went back. we presented
ourselves and he allowed us into his home and we taught him the first
lesson. we havent been able to find him but it was an amazing experience
for me. i learned a lot from that little moment. i love you all and am glad
that i have your support and i love getting here on mondays to read your
letters. i love you all and miss you all. as i exited the baptismal water
with emilio i realized something that i will never forget. after they shut
the doors emilio started swimming in the font lol i then took the words of
jesus saying become like a child in a whole different way. it is amazing
how pure and innocent shildren are. i am so thankful that i am here and
have the opportunity to learn and grow andd become more like a child. i
love you all and miss you. the gospel is true and rememver remember that
god is always ready to listen to us. we just have to dial his number.