Everything’s Going Well

Hey Everyone,

Well things are improving a lot with our ward. We ate at the bishop´s house on Tuesday and talked to him a little bit about the ward and he finally gave us a name of someone to visit. We are starting to work a lot more with the other members in our ward as well. On Friday, we did an activity with the primary. The sister missionaries and us talked a bit about our missions and I shared some scriptures about fruits (at the request of the sister missionaries haha) and then we ate fruit salad. There was also a part where the kids wrote letters to the missionaries that are out from their ward. One of the kids decided to write his letter to me haha! I thought that was really nice of him. We did exchanges on Tuesday with Elder Sandoval and Elder Márquez who are in Huichápan. It is a new branch and there aren´t many members yet, so they have some unique challenges. I stayed here with Elder Sandoval and my companion went to Huichápan. It´s pretty far away, and we passed through some pretty out of the way places. We were talking to a guy on the bus ride out there who said that he used to listen to the missionaries but then he moved back to his hometown when he retired from teaching school. He showed us where he lives when he got off the bus and invited us to come over whenever we wanted, but we can’t do proselyting that far away from the chapel (the bus only passes once every hour and it´s over an hour bus ride just to get to where he lives). But anyway, it was kind of cool to see that part of the mission. Not many missionaries have been up there because it only has only been about 8 months since the 1st branch was established there. A bit of history from that area is that the first woman to be baptized in Mexico was in Huichápan. I’m not really sure what happened after that though. I think they had to leave that area because of persecution though, so that is why the Church is just barely starting up there. The Urive family came to church on Sunday and this time they stayed for the whole 3 hours! Also, Yitzhak  and Demian came early because the sisters had a baptism on Sunday morning and they wanted to see it. President Titensor and his wife also came so we introduced them to President too. The sister missionaries and us sang I am a child of God and it turned out super good! It was a really good baptism and we are really excited for the baptism of Yitzhak, Demian, and Valentina on May 8th! We have found some good new investigators but they just haven’t come to church yet. That´s always a battle to get them there for the first time because sometimes they are nervous or have other reasons for not going. We will work hard to get them there next week though. I love you lots, have a great week!

Love,

Elder Black

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