Called To Serve

Called To Serve
Mexico, Mexico City North

Monday, June 1, 2015

Letter #47

Happy Birthday MOTHER!...last week. Sorry I forgot.
There are a ton of less actives that move to other places and don't have contact with anyone for a long time. We have found 3 families like that by contacting. This family that I told you about has lived in the same home and nobody visited them ever... The boys (19,23) are now drug addicts. It's a mom and 2 sons.

The school system here is weird. They have two sessions. One in the morning until about 2 and then an afternoon session for other students. (Like the kindergarten in Utah.) They have school until July because they have so many dumb holidays and vacations here (to celebrate the catholic holidays). They start at age 3. They have kindergarten 1,2, and 3. I am not sure if I will be transferred. It is possible. I kind of hope so because I am running out of ideas to help out in Xahuento.

Well this weeks highlights;

I started memorizing scripture mastery in Spanish because I don't know what to do in my hour of Spanish study. On Tuesday we went to the house of a recent convert, because an appointment had fallen the day before. Inside her kids were cleaning the house. She had gotten burned by a motorcycle and so we gave her a blessing, then we helped clean a bit. Her oldest son loves Shakira and was playing songs from her the whole time we cleaned.
We have learned a lot about doctrine, always teach with doctrine. We hit that hard this week and we saw the results big time. The unity in the teaching was much much better with Elder Morfin. We felt the spirit a lot more and the people understood and acted. We had inactives from 4 different homes attend church this week. There were 13 people that came to church from Xahuento this week. Some inactives that haven't come for 10 years, others 5 years, others once a year. ) 9 inactives, 4 investigators. Also we had a lesson with 2 teenage "rebels" in the ward. One had a gauge in his ear that he refused to take out, and his girlfriend (13 years old) had pierced her tongue this week. We taught doctrine and it was so cool because they felt so much guilt that we almost felt guilty for "Planching" them so hard.

Invitation. Look for someone with whom to share the gospel and Work in the work of Salvation (what is also known as the work of the members)

Love you,
Elder Finlinson

                                                          Andrew at Zone Conference

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