Slow Before Christmas

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well, I hope you all are doing well! It sounds like everyone is pretty busy with all the things going on! Take some pictures of the house all decorated up Tanya! Congratulate Lindsey for me! and also Sarah if you see her. That is pretty crazy! I wonder how many people will be married by the time i get home?  No it was just me and Elder Medina (talking about their last P-day activity). Our mission is pretty strict about no activities as a district or zone, and there was a whole district that got sent home a while back for having an activity. It’s pretty boring, so we try to have what fun we can. We are going to be able to have a service project as a district on Christmas day though, so that should be fun. I don’t know what the weirdest food I’ve eaten is Nathan, but it’s probably a competition between grasshoppers and cow stomach. The TV box is our window haha! There’s just a hole in the wall right there so I taped the box in the window so the air doesn’t get in. Who knows where the TV is though! The new district is pretty cool! We got some really good missionaries in this transfer. The new Hermana doesn’t speak any Spanish hardly, so we did the Sunday report in English and it was pretty rough! Haha it is really hard for me to speak English, but I think I probably can if I think real hard! Some things just sound funny and I’m not exactly sure how to say some things. Yeah, our apartment is super nice! The one of the elders of Cerritos is a dump and we pay the same amount in rent! Well it’s been pretty hot down here. We’re walking around sweating in the sun! It’s kind of hard to believe it’s December and I have to keep looking at the calendar to make sure it really is almost Christmas! Keep going with the Spanish Nathan! Maybe you can speak a little to me on Thursday! I will probably be talking in the early afternoon sometime, but if I can, I think I will try to get on as early as possible, so it could be about 12:00. Well this week has been pretty tough. We are having bad luck right now. The last three days of the week we spent walking probably somewhere between 12 and 15 miles per day. We didn’t find a single person of our investigators converts, or contacts and references in their house. Or if they were there they were partying with family and friends. I think the holiday season can be a little rough on missionary work. But we are working hard and I think I’m doing what I can, so hopefully we can see some good things happen in this week. Well, the email time got cut a little short today but I’m looking forward a lot to being able to talk to you all on Christmas! I love you lots and hope you all have an awesome Christmas!!!!

Love,

Elder Black

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  1. Dear Elder Black….Belated Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year to you. We are so very proud of you and the work you are doing there in Mexico. Isn’t it amazing that when we are doing the Lord’s work, we are not doing it alone. He is right there beside us supporting us all the way. We just need to put in the effort it takes to stay close to the Spirit (which it sounds like you are doing) and in tune so we can receive that guidance. How truly blessed we are to be members of His kingdom and what a blessing it is to have you doing the best you can as a missionary. We are SO PROUD of you and pray for your success daily. We had a great Christmas with Steve and Liz’s family. Lindsey is home on break. I also did a Christmas recital at a nursing home here in town with 8 piano students playing Christmas music. The dear old people loved having the kids there and afterward the kids gave out gingerbread men and a candy cane to each of the residents along with a Merry Christmas hug. The director seemed very glad we came. As one of my New Year’s resolutions I plan to write to you and Benjamin often. Life has been so busy but I will try harder in 2015. We love you Jared, God bless you and keep you safe encircled in the love of His arms. Love, Grandma & Grandpa J.

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