MEXICO VILLAHERMOSA MISSION -- JULY 2012 - 2014
"Wherefore, ye must press forward with a steadfastness in Christ, having a perfect brightness of hope, and a love of God and of all men. Wherefore, if ye shall press forward, feasting upon the word of Christ, and endure to the end, behold, thus saith the Father: Ye shall have eternal life." 2 Nephi 31:20

Monday, April 14, 2014

A Week of Water

I hope you all liked last week's email. And to follow it up I would just ask that all read:


27 And whosoever doth not bear his across, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.

28 For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?

29 Lest haply, after he hath laid the foundation, and is not able to finish it, all that behold it begin to mock him,

30 Saying, This man began to build, and was not able to finish.

31 Or what king, going to make war against another king, sitteth not down first, and consulteth whether he be able with ten thousand to meet him that cometh against him with twenty thousand?

32 Or else, while the other is yet a great way off, he sendeth an ambassage, and desireth conditions of peace.

33 So likewise, whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be my disciple.

34 Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be seasoned?

35 It is neither fit for the land, nor yet for the dunghill; but men cast it out. He that hath ears to hear, let him hear.

This week was an interesting one. Lots of run around with the district. 

We have to cross a river to get to our area, and this week we did divisions. It just so happened that it was one of the windiest days here in Coatza, which means waves on the river. Since we cross in a little boat, it makes it a bit more interesting and this time was the first time they required us to wear the life jackets. Not many times will you see a missionary in a life jacket. We cross the river at least once a week. 

We went with the Elder's Quorum President to have him accompany us to a lesson after we had been calling him all day to no avail. He was just relaxing in front of his house with his year and a half old daughter. He found it odd as well that his phone wasn't working either so I handed him our phone for a bit to figure out the problem by calling himself a few times. All while we practice our Zapoteco (a dialect from Oaxaca) with his mom. So, after playing with the phones for a bit he left us to go get ready so we could leave. After a few moments he came back and gasped. His daughter had snuck around the corner with our phone and his and was dunking them in a bucket of water. Oops. Haha.

Zapoteco (spelled ready for you to pronounce it right)

N-eye Shelly (Naixiele) -- I love you, I care for you
Daw arÉ -- Da ´arí -- come here
Bee saw naw -- Bisanáh -- My brother

Elder Andrews

Elders Smiley and Andrews crossing the river.

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