Elder Neal in Veracruz

Elder Neal in Veracruz

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Letter from 11/17/2014

Hey, I really never have enough time on the computer and it´s really hard. It´s never enough time... Haha.

So. This week was fun, but really difficult. We´re supposed to put 2 baptismal dates every day and we have put 3 this week. Our whole zone is down. A lot. Like half of our goal. It´s really hard to baptize the people because they first have to come to church for 6 weeks then they can be baptized. If they don´t come to church their baptismal date isn´t valid and we have to put it off. On saturday night i was told that I was gonna baptize someone the sunday. At 8 in the morning... and the font takes time to fill... so that was fun. We woke up earlier and did it. Missionary work´s really hard, but I know it´s the work of the lord. Something I learned this week was how I learn the Doctrines of the church. I don´t really like how I learn them, but I should start to like it. How I learn is by reading the stuff, and thinking about it, and by gaining all the knowledge I can and pray about it, and then over time, I just know it. It just starts to make sense. It all just comes together. Like the plan of salvation. We´re ETERNAL. We´re going to live for ETERNITY. It´s a truth that I was studying. Something else that I learned is that I should have made the gospel a bigger part of my life. I am asking people to change and to do things that will help their ETERNITY. If only other people could know that and accept it. IT´s true. Something else that I learned was that simply knowing doctrine and things doesn´t help unless you can present the doctrine in a way that the people can understand it. I have a problem with this. I´m working on it. Love you all. I hope this weeks better!

Elder Neal

P.S. Something else interesting is that this week, it was really cold on Wednesday night and Thursday, So cold, that I actually had to use my sweater. REALLY COLD. Haha, and I´m gaining weight! It´s so bad.

Love you!
Elder Neal

Letter from 11/10/2014 - More Pictures!

My District

Encontramos un tren

Friday, November 7, 2014

Letter from 11/2/2014 - Pictures!

The Dominguez family baptized. I bought a tamale. It was a piña (pineapple) and coco, coconut tamale, and it was fantastic. That´s my district! Some Jehovah witnesses or Testigos de Jehová  came to our house and gave us a pamphlet. It´s really funny. We also found gandalf, and Tad R Callister in there. the last picture is us walking in one of our areas, and we saw the Hermanas, missioneras sitting in the park and my companion, the district leader decided to check up on them. The hermanas are in the background on the bench.

We were waiting for some people to arrive at the wedding and we had like an hour, so we went to the museum. We had fun. Lamanites made this stuff. Cool, right?

There was a complete rainbow and a partial double. It was pretty intense. The pretty font. We baptized Heidi. Her grandma is a member and she lives with her. The grandma´s husband is a gringo and his accent is like a southern English like Alabama... in Spanish. It´s bad. It was pay day today. My companion got all of the money to pay for the rent and stuff, like 5000 pesos right there.