Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Mass email (received 5/30)

Hey y'all don't have much time we got district meeting with the sisters and then exchanges with the Zone leaders for the next three days so cutting things short. 
Mon- found out a tornado went through Laredo, the coolest past was that there was a lot of "destruccion" from what the person said. Pres. Torres had everyone in Laredo inside from mon and tues. 
Tues- had zone conference, visited a member and she killed one of her chickens to bake for us. rode bikes around, got chased by a pack of dogs. visited some potential investigators the V_____ family 
Wed- had district meeting, visited a former and taught the family the restoration. visited the C_____ family.  lots of things fell through.
Thurs- better today, stuff kept falling through. tried to find new people to teach just talking with everyone(sooo hard to do in English much less Spanish) and found out when we had to pick up something from the store that missionaries can't talk to people at the store so they kicked us out before we could get anything. after that the day all fell into place and ended up good. rode in a members mustang.
Fri- the day was one of the hardest in my mission not an single thing was able to be scheduled. lots of trying to find people to talk to
Sat- got ready for a talk I was assigned to give on Sunday, visited Giovanni and his grandma they were a referral, helped the R____ family with fam hist. talk to a drunk dude who had half his hand falling off. he cussed us out in Spanish. then we talked to some white people(so weird) and then a lesbian couple. that was a weird 20 minutes. 
Sun- gave my talk on keeping the Sabbath day holy and then after church we went to the C________ house. they made us carne asada for memorial day
Yesterday, so we were cleaning the apt and found baking soda and vinegar, decided to put the vinegar into saran wrap and put the packet into a Powerade bottle to see if it would explode the cap off. the delayed reaction did, and shot out of Fielden's hands and sprayed his face and torso with vinegar foam. so we did it again, but this time the reaction was really delayed so we put it on the counter, left to the store and came back and realized the whole house reeked of vinegar and we were like wow that stuff is strong them we realized there was a large spray mark on the ceiling above the counter. and so basically sometime while we were gone the reaction went and the bottle expanded so much the bottom gave way creating a baking soda powered rocket which sprayed everything in a 10 ft radius and send the bottle crashing into the ceiling. so that was a fun experience as well  as we went to Edinburg to my old area yesterday. 

us and the sisters with district hats​
Sis Schickendanz, Horgesheimer, Elder Harker and Fielden

Elder Fielden and Elder Harker

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Monday, May 22, 2017

the last two weeks (received 5/22//17)

so heres  2 weeks ago

Mon- ate macaroni salad for the first time in forever and i still gotta say its really gross! Mayo is gross en general but still really gross.
Tues-Visited the E______ family and Esmeralda our investigator.
Wed-Did Family History with Bro. F______, he talked about the all the scars he has and apparently someone ran him over. couldn't understand if it was on purpose or not. as well we did family history with la familia J_______. 
Thurs-Had lunch with the stake president, visited the Navarro family trying to help the dad to reactivate
Fri- Found the De La Cerda family whos daughter is a less active member, they are cool. helped sis N_____ make a plan to quit smoking
Sat-Did our own fam hist, had a meeting about the wards recent convert temple trip we are trying to plan. and we visited N________ again
Sun got to skype the fam, had a carne asada with the E______ fam.

This last week

Mon- got to go to the Pulga(Flea market) not impressed except they had a bunch fallow deer antlers
Tues- had district meeting with the sisters, helped Bro Flores with his fam. history, visited N________
Wed- spent the day in McAllen, did our own fam hist. visited the G_____ fam and bro G_____ decided its about time to be baptized!
Thursday- pretty much the same as above except we visited the C_______ family who have deactivated, and tried to help them echar las ganas to go back to church
Fri- Visited the A_____ family and had a lesson with the dad hes an old mexican cowboy, and then had a lesson with the Perez family 
Sat-cleaned the churchouse with bishop, visited sis h_________ she fed us carne asada tacos soooo good but sooooo much fat. especially when she sells it by the gallon for 75 cents at her store. set a baptismal date and marriage date with the E______ family finally
Sun- was in meetings all day, visited the E_______ and the R______ family who weren't at church.

Sorry if its not a whole lot of info i have not much time to write on mondays but im putting my best efforts forward.
hope yall have a great week

 when you texas truck is so lifted its taller than your house
spanish street signs
carne asada and topo sabores soda
my new planner cover, just needs color

Monday, May 1, 2017

mass email (received 5/1/17)

Hey everyone so transferes came last night and so I am going to be headed to Pharr/McAllen area tomorrow morning I really didn't have much time to write down what happened this week. mostly a whole lot of appointments falling through, president came to Laredo and showed us all how we should plan in the Texas McAllen mission, I ended the month with 40$ extra due to not eating out, and 20lbs lighter. 

I said goodbye to some of my members(hna. Santos, Hna Ashley Hill, Hno. Acereto, Pres. Lavu Lavu) from my first area last night at a meeting in North Laredo, I'm sad to leave, I heard of Laredo years before I even got my mission call (FYI "The Streets of Laredo" the movie, spot on Laredo is just like it is in the movie just more 2017 and less 1850) Laredo is awesome Crazy, Creepy, and totally unique but awesome. 

but now on to Pharr to an actual ward, with members, food, a truck, and a few people I have already met. I'm pretty excited. Gunna be close to McAllen too. as well this may be my last area i will work in. i have 4 transfers to go:(😭 but ya its gunna be good I got to play conch for the last time gunna leave Laredo with a blast!
​ here's pics of me and Mexico behind me, elder Hernandez and his buddy and the scorpion cube (a mission legend states an electric blue cube goes around with a spoiler on the back with scorpions all over it, I found it, in my area.) ​