Monday, January 5, 2015

Hey Guys!

Yesterday and the day before were miracle days in the mission. The other day we had a interview set up for Jose Luis, but when we got to his house he wasn't there. We tried to call him all day, and he didn't answer his phone. We thought for a while that he just didn't want to be baptized anymore, but we still had faith. He called us at like 6:00 that night and told us that everything was great, and he felt really good for his baptism yesterday. And yes, that picture was from yesterday. :) My bishop showed me the picture on facebook, and Jose Luis told me that you guys commented on it, and that it was in English. Haha It was a very good day for him. And that same night that we had the interview set up with Jose Luis, we got a call from the Hermanas in my district, and they said that his Grandma decided that she wanted to be baptized as well. Elder Lumbreras had an interview with her, and she was baptized as well. That same night we got a call at 11:00 at night saying that Jose Luis' aunt wanted to be baptized as well. We had an interview with her Sunday morning, and she was baptized like 2 hours later. It really was a miracle day for this family. I really am happy for them.

Dad, I thought about that as well about my accident. It seems crazy how fast I recovered and was back in school and work. I really do feel that it was Heavenly Fathers way of helping us to become closer through this trial of my accident, and also through your cancer. I really am happy with how close our family has gotten over time, and how much I have grown and the family has grown in faith. My home sickness is still there, always, but it seems to get easier as more time goes on. It was just hard seeing everyone together and just wanting to be there with all of you watching A Christmas Story, and just hanging out as a family. And it is just hard being a whole country away from all of you guys. But I really am starting to feel it subside. I had my second interview with President Cordova, and I think he was pretty happy with me. He told me that for 2 months in the mission I speak Spanish very well, and that in 4 months it will be perfect. Elder Lumbreras told me after his interview that President said I will be a trainer in a few weeks. I am honestly kinda scared, because if is a gringo I have to teach them Spanish, and if it is a Mexican, I don't have to worry too much. I like that you went to Thai food. I really do miss Thai food, it is my favorite. But I have had a lot of really good food here as well, and I can't wait to come back and introduce you to some of the food, and all of the people I have come in contact with as well. Speaking of food, my bishop took the missionaries in my district to an all you can eat buffet for lunch, and man that was some really good food. My bishop really is a cool guy. I get to eat with him again for lunch tomorrow! Haha  I love you!

Mom, This week has been pretty great in the mission, as I expressed in the first paragraph. It really was a miracle week, and it just makes me more excited to work even harder in missionary work. Jose Luis is the person in the picture with me and Elder Lumbreras, and he was very happy. He is my age as well, and I really do think that we will be good friends for life. The weather has been pretty cold and rainy lately, like always. Just kidding, It really is kinda like Utah weather here. One day it will be freezing, then it will be hot. Freaking Bi-polar weather. It is crazy that this is the start of my fourth month in the mission, and that I will be a trainer, AHHH. I know I can do it, I just know that it will be very hard work to help make my companionship an effective one in the Lords hands. You will do great in school mom, I know it. Don't worry too much, go with the flow, and do homework.(hah Homework) But that will be me most likely after my mission as well, but I don't know what will happen then. I still have 21 months left in the mission. The food is great for the most part. Some food is better than others, but I still really like all of the food here. Like I said last week, It is pretty much impossible to starve here, because the people feed us so freaking much food. And I am losing weight, partly because we haven't had a lot of money throughout the past couple weeks so we were trying to conserve as much as we can so that we can have more money throughout the week. We only use taxis and buses if it is absolutely necessary, because my area is huge. I cant believe that you and dad are celebrating 23 years of marriage. That's crazy how fast time flies. It gives me hope that time will go fast here as well. Not because I want the mission to end, but because it means I am closer to getting to see all of you again. And time really does feel like it is flying by faster now. It makes me happy and sad at the same time, because the mission really is great.

Kenzie, I really hope that time continues to fly by, I really do miss you a lot. I am so glad that we had the chance to get even closer before I left for the mission. It really was nice to have someone to hang out with whenever I was bored and had nothing to do. :) I really do think of you as my best friend, and we will be best friends for life. I really can't wait until we get to hang out again just like before the mission, and have a good old-time Halo party with you and Justin. :) The person who posted the picture in facebook is my investigator Jose Luis. My bishop showed me today that it was posted on facebook. I am glad that it made you happy to see that in your news feed. I really hope that this job will help you and Justin to get a house sometime in the near future. It will be nice for you guys to get out of your little apartment. I had to take the opportunity to say something about Alex and Nicole. It was just the perfect opportunity. Haha I miss you like crazy sista, and I hope that you have a fantastic week.

Alex, and Nicole. You guys like steady dating now? Just gotta ask because i'm in Mexico and can't tease you like the family does. Haha I hope that your work is still going well. I really hope that this job continues to be a good one for you. I hope that you have a great week, and I miss you bro.

Syd, How is school going sista? I hope that you are doing well in school, and that you are staying happy. Remember to always say your prayers, morning and night, and also whenever you feel the need to throughout the day. You really can pray anywhere and at any time. I have prayed standing in the middle of the street before, really you can anywhere. Haha And remember to read your scriptures. It really will be a blessing in your life. I miss you sis, and hope that things continue to go well.

Justin, I am so happy to hear that you got the job! That sucks about the hours though. Hopefully with more time in the job, you can get better hours, or request better hours. I hope that things continue to go well with you, and that this job turns out to be a great one for you. I miss you bro, and hope that you have a great week.

I hope that all of you have a great week, and stay happy. I really do pray for your happiness every day. I hope that time continues to fly by so that I can see you all again. I love you all!


Nick and Jose
Buffet with the Bishop, Elder Lumbreras, and the Hermanas.

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