Called To Serve

Called To Serve
Mexico, Mexico City North

Monday, March 7, 2016

Letter #87

 I did get the package and I handed out some Warheads (candy) to the zone this week. I loved the happy birthday photos! It was awesome to see some familiar faces!

Funniest thing this week doesn't make much sense in English, but for Elder Huxford and I it is funny. Its like a spanglish joke about echando ganas. (we are echin some serious ganas here in Tepeji   (spanglish for we´re giving it our all here in Tepeji)

The best thing I ate this week... I loved the enchiladas verdes. I could tell you the worst thing I ate too! There is a food here called chicharron en salsa verde. Chicharron is pig skin and pig fat that has been fried and then boiled then they just put it in a bowl of salsa. I call it the pig jacket soup.

Spiritual highlight: First off this week was hard working with the members. They would say they were going to accompany us and then never show up or they would never answer their phone. We found another 14 new investigators this week all by contacting in the street and referrals from non-members. To make a long story short we were working alone. Sunday we were fasting so that the members could have a change of heart. In ward council we shared what we had done this week alone and helped them see that things are not all good here in Tepeji as they always think. Then in the 3rd hour of church the Bishopric, Elders Quorum Pres., High Priest group leader, and Stake President stood up and started reprimanding them with power and authority. Then all of a sudden the members started coming over to us and apologized and then offered to accompany us this week. And the same with the sister missionaries. Then after church people said they were going to share the gospel with some friends and that they would tell us how it went next time. Our prayers and fast were answered. 

Other highlight was with an investigator named Alma. We contacted her a few weeks ago in the street. She is so ready for the gospel. She accepted baptism! We showed her around the church Saturday night and showed her the baptismal font. She said that she felt weird. We asked why and she said, "Because I have a lot of sins." We then testified of the promise of baptism. On Sunday she came to church with her kids and she said that she has asked God if this is true and she said she received an answer that it is!!

Its great to hear from you guys!
échenle ganas! (echarle ganas is kind of like "work hard" "give it your best". Literally it is basically throw out great desires.)

Love you,
Elder Finlinson

 I'll go where you want me to go..."

 The view of Tepeji from Taxhido
 The view of Tepeji from San Mateo

Happy Birthday to me!

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