Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Its a good day 03/18/13

Hey family!

I hope you are all doing well! Thanks for keeping me updated! I'm enjoying my new area here in Comalcalco. We have been doing a lot of getting to know where the members live, who are the investigators, and how to work best in this area. Its fairy large and there are several small towns that we travel out to by bus to visit. The members are so terribly friendly and always say that if we are hungry or ever need anything that they are always there. Even the investigators offer what they have. One investigator named Luz (which means light) doesn’t have very much, just a grocery bag packer at the nearby grocery story and when we go to visit her and her husband they offer us fruit and always give us a great welcome. They are such good people working to do what’s right and we have sincerely felt of their love and we try our best to share ours. Its all in all a wonderful experience getting to know such wonderful humble happy people.

My companion is Elder Florido from Las Vegas. He has been in the Provo Utah mission for about 2 and half months waiting for his visa and he just arrived in Mexico. His parents are Colombians and they taught him Spanish while he grew up so he is fitting right in and he gives clear and uplifting advice to those around him. We both had the opportunity to speak in Sacrament meeting this week which we enjoyed, especially it being the first time the both of us had attend this ward (since last Sunday we were in the stake center for a conference). The bishop is lively and willing and is very easy to get along with and the members as well. So we are looking forward to another week of finding new people to teach and working with the members to help the investigators. We have an investigator who is basically a member, his wife and son just got baptized and he attend in his white shirt and tie and has his own subscription to the Ensign. Hopefully soon we will be able to help him commit to becoming a member and living the gospel to the fullest.

More missionaries have been coming to the mission, but I think there will be lots more soon enough. Its wild to see how rapidly the work is expanding. Its wonderful to be here and its sad to know I don’t have too much longer left here, so I am going to make the best of every minute! I know this is the work of the Lord, I know he is our Savior and loves each and every one of us. 
Thanks for all of the love and support!

Love as always,

Elder Peine

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