Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Letter from 02/20/2012

Hey Hey Hey!

This week has been a good week. We've had several wonderful experiences and are doing our best to help our investigators progress.

The other day we were out contacting, talking to the people of Pomoca and in mid conversation with one man, another women came up and waited to talk with us. We finished talking with first contact and she related how she had a son who just didn’t want to do anything: school, work, help with the family, nothing! She said shes done just about everything possible to animate him, to get him excited about doing something with his life, but hes basically just depressed. He does have a job though, selling tortillas by motorbike all day long. But she never knows where he is, who hes with, or what hes doing. So she told us to come by Sunday morning to take him to church. I found this rather interesting, especially considering she had never talked to us before or heard of the Church but I presume she figured what did she have to lose. So we passed by for this 15 year old boy, practically woke up and he came. He came to church, willfully and enjoyed it! He went to class with the other boys his age and plans to attend the youth activities this week (in which they are selling tamales (sorry I don’t know how to spell anymore) and hes in charge of the salsa. After church he was actually smiling! I love it, absolutely love it! He was still a little hesitant to talk much but I could tell he was a bit excited about everything!

Our other investigator sadly didn’t come this week…but were working on that!

Sorry I don’t have time to write much more, but Id like to hear from the east high boys! You can send them what ever you see fit! I love you all and will write more next week, this week I figured Id finally get you some pictures.

A few scriptures I love from this week Mosiah 5:15 Mosiah 2:21-22. Mosiah just seems to have it all doesn’t it.

Wish the family the best for me and I hope my tree house living parents are having the time of their lives.

Con mucho amor,

Elder Peine

Monday, February 13, 2012

Letter from 02/13/2012

I'm sitting here typing away with my new companion Elder Callejas who is from Mexico City! Wow is he a wonderful companion, I just love how every Elder has his own unique personality and how it collaborates with the work. Hes a bit shorter than me and very happy, quite jolly actually.

We had stake conference that last two days and an investigator joined us. He's the teenager who I think I talked about last time, who's been stressed out from so much work and school. The messages we heard were a lot about the family, responsibility, and future missionaries. When a speaker asked for everyone of ages 15 and up who are preparing to serve a misión, he looked at my companion and i and then stood up with the other 15 or so youth who are lookin to serve a misión. After the conference another youth from our Ward came up to us and happened to have his misión packet with him, we pulled out the letter and went over it with him, as if he was receiving the call. He was quite enthused and excited about everything. We are looking to see if he can be baptized this Sunday and if not the following!

We are also teaching and nurse (who happens to be sick at he momento). But she is rather funny and likes to laugh a lot. But sincerely said she would pray to receive an answer if Joseph Smith was called of God to be prophet. All is well that goes well!

My companion apparently likes to run, so were up at 5:30 everyday, bright and early running laps around the park! I actually quite enjoy it but certainly feel it the next day. I need to keep all these tortillas off.

Oh and we watched 17 Miracles with and inactive family this week and it was really touching, we finished with a prayer and felt the spirit strongly. I love love love being here in Pomoca, Tierra Colorada, Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico. Nowhere Id rather be. Okay Hawaii would be pretty nice, but for right now Ill just have to wait on that until after the misión.

Love you all gotta run! And sorry if some words were changes, I think its auto correcting in Spanish or something.

-Elder Peine

And 60 planets keeps and going! And happy Valentines day to everyone!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

And a few more photos..........

More Mission Photos

Mission Photos

Elder Peine Update 02/06/2012

That's the old companion that just left.

Here goes the quick letter, learning to type quickly. And dad I'm sorry about the spelling but its just the way it is, and I do hope that means my Spanish is getting better!

Elder Robinson finished his mission well and I'm proud and lucky that I had the opportunity to be his companion. Right now I'm with another companion Elder Godfry (for only a day though). It turns out his dad is a professor at Utah State who got mad at me for showing up to an appointment late (small world right?) I will meet my new companion Elder Callejas tomorrow and I believe I will stay in my area for another 6 weeks. I'm completely fine with that! There are so many great people here and the ward is wonderful.

We had a great Sabbath yesterday, a young investigator showed up and really liked it and is excited to keep learning more. We are going to visit him tonight. And a recent convert brought her boyfriend to church for the first time. He doesn't live in our area but said when hes at his girlfriends he would love for us to visit. Also 2 inactive members who we had been visiting showed up and it was great to see them.

One small experience - We knocked on a door and some teenagers let us us in. They were playing xbox, soccer, and there were 2 minutes left in the game and the game was close. But instead of asking us to wait they immediately stopped, pulled out some chairs, and welcomed us into there home. I don't know why but in this moment I felt a feeling of great gratitude for these three young men who took time out of their day to welcome us cheerfully, stop what they were doing, and listen to our message. They are examples to me, of respect, kindness, and reverence for the message of Christ.

I also got to assist the temple again which was fabulous! I'm so grateful for the messages that I receive from the fam every week, it always make my smile! I love all of you more than words can describe! Have a wonderful week! Sorry I haven't been able to send more photos, Ill try to get better! Say hi to everyone and wish them the best from down here in Mexico!

And strange foods Ive eaten (Well when I stayed with the zone leaders for a day this week during transfers they offered me some kind of meat and told me it was bulls you know whats, I don't really know if I believe them, but anyhow it tasted good anyway) And on that delightful note, Audios!!

Con mucho amor,
Elder Peine