[Email dated 1/16/12]
Hello family and friends,
It was a challenging week here in Metepec. Our teaching pool has been pretty small these last couple of weeks. We keep finding a good amount of new investigators, but none of them progress. We have had a few investigators that we teach for the first time...and they totally open up to us...crying and everything, and we have super powerful lessons with them...and then we go to teach them again..and they hide from us or tell us they don`t have time or whatever other excuse they have...it just doesn`t make sense. So we were knocking a lot of doors this week again...and nothing. On Friday night we didn`t have anybody that was looking that would go to church with us. But the Lord heard our prayers and gave us a miracle. A member called us with a referral that we checked on Saturday...Golden. His name is Juan. He`s 50 years old and has been through a lot. His mom died about 5 years ago...his daughter died in an accident 3 years ago and his wife just barely passed away in November. He wanted answers to his questions about the plan of salvation...and he accepted everything we taught him. He went to church in a suit with us on Sunday and he will be baptized on Sunday. He is a great guy.
Things are also going pretty good in the zone. A pretty funny thing happened though. We found out that one of the Elders in the zone had a music device that is not allowed by the mission. It`s like a speaker that you can plug a usb into and it plays music (we can`t have things that you can download music onto.) So Elder Green and I had to go take it away from him. He told us all the music on it was mission appropriate...President told us to double check it because the Elder has had obedience problems in the past. Elder Green and I listened to his music in the night...hahahha...he had hard core rock versions of BOM Stories and Onward Christian Soldiers...he had the soundtracks from the RM and The Best Two Years and then it just got better....Coldplay and some David Bowie....hahaha. We were laughing pretty hard that he had David Bowie on there....weird music. Just a funny story I thought I would share with you...to all the guys that will be leaving on your mission soon....BE OBEDIENT. It`s just never worth it to go against the mission rules...you won`t have a good mission I can promise you that.
I love being a missionary...love you all and miss you a lot.
And this is my joy,