Monday, June 26, 2017

New Companion, Mother's Day

Monday, April 24, 2017

Hey Mom, I'm doing good.  I'm super excited, my new comp is awesome.  He is Elder Moncada from Saltillo.  He is a native.  We weren't able to do much because we were super busy with doing things with President and I got kind of sick. But it's been awesome. 

We had a Conference with President and interviews.   I got sick because, well I threw up.  I think it was because I wasn't drinking very much or maybe I ate something bad.  I'm fine now, it was just a day thing.

Elder Romero is in some pueblito ( a super small town) in Queretaro.  Yes, I would say he is my best friend.

Gotta go, Mom.  I love you so much.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Hi Mom!

Things are pretty good.  We have tons of work.  I just have to get it organized.  We went to a baptism of an investigator of the sisters in my district so I had to do the interview for them.  It's cool, I like doing it. 
I like Leon.  It's authentic Mexico.  It's not like paradise but it's something beautiful.

hahaha a parasite. I've been fine.  Everyone thinks like we are going to die here but we are fine. hahaha  It's pretty normal.  Well not too normal, but it's not too crazy.

Love you Mom.  Take care, I'll be thinking about you.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Hey Mom! 

I'm doing good.  The Zone Leaders have my package so I'll get it tomorrow.  Wow I'm so proud of Dillon, he made it to 13 years haha.  Yes, I can call you Wednesday because that's the Mother's Day here in Mexico, but Sunday is better right?  You tell me what time you want to call. 

Everyday is a story in the mission Mom.  I think that's why I'm so bad at sharing stories because it feels normal to me.  I guess I'll give you an update.  Everyone calls me William because the soccer team that is here in Leon has a goalie and he is tall and white.  It's awesome!  I get people to laugh with it.  It makes it easier to contact and things like that.  All the kids that play soccer think it's cool. Hopefully they never find out that I'm garbage at soccer. haha

We have an investigator named K.  She is progressing really well.  The family G gave us the reference and they accompany us to the lessons.  Their two sons are recent returned missionaries and they have been helping us out a lot.  We are going to do splits with them. 

Things are going well.  It's weird.  Everyday I realize that I'm in Mexico and it feels like it's normal. haha  I think about being home and it sounds weird.  haha 

I have got to go Mom.  I'll talk to you on Mother's Day.  I love you so much.

Sunday May 14, 2017 
Mother's Day

Hayden was able to Skype us on Mother's Day.  This isn't the greatest picture but he looks great and is doing SO well!  He absolutely loves being a missionary.  Being a missionary has just become "life".  He said he almost doesn't remember what it is like to be home.  Walking the streets of Mexico is what is normal right now.  As much as we miss him that is comforting to hear.  He is adjusted and focused on missionary work and serving.  He still loves the food and said how he is going to miss having fresh tortillas every day.  There is a torta shop on every corner.  His love for basketball has not wavered.  He gets the opportunity to play once in a while and was worried that he lost his skill.  He assured us and is relieved that he's "still got it."  haha  He enjoyed a tour around the house and yard.

It is hard to believe it has almost been a year.  Coming from the Mom, the time has gone SO fast.  We are so proud of his hard work and dedication, his growth, his great example of perseverance and ability to overcome.  We love him!

Monday, May 15, 2017

Hi Mom!

We played hoops today and ate with some of the youth from our ward. It was chill.

He didn't have a whole lot to say today since Skyping with him yesterday.