Saturday, March 15, 2014

Busy, Busy, Busy

Hola mi querida familia!!

So first off i don't know if i just completely missed the memo but i had no idea Matt and MIchelle were moving to Texas. That's awesome!!! Also congratulations to Adam on his mission call!!! He's going to love the mission, Once you guys get his mission email please pass it to me so i can write him!! Well i hope you guys have had an awesome spring break this week, and tell Grant and Caden that I challenge them to a game of sting pong in 9 and a half months:)

Well sorry for not writing you guys last week, i didn't have much time. Well this week has been super busy because this monday are transfers. So we have been preparing everything for that which i didn't realize was so much work! And even more this time because no missionary goes home and there are FIFTEEN new missionaries getting here and 7 areas opening. And we have been having some serious problems with the distribution center and we just ended up buying the materials from the united states even though the shipping cost was a lot more because there is literally NOTHING in the mexican distribution center since i've been here in the offices. And we're not really sure what's up there... But we also had a problem with the company that we buy the housing materials from and they didn't send the correct number of materials we needed so we're going to be short some stuff for the new changes. Ahhhh, so it's been a little stressful to say the least this week. OH, and also the phone company here sent us the wrong area codes for 3 of the areas i asked for so i had to ask more and deal with getting all the numbers and new lines set up for the new areas. And then we've also had problems with the materials for office depot that we order for the offices and hermana rodriguez because they don't want to accept our internet orders anymore so i've had to talk with Mexico City to try and figure that problem out and it turns out that now we won't be able to do it online anymore which is kind of a pain. 

BUT.. this week hasn't been all stress! The president brought the 4 of us to his house on Sunday for his daughter's birthday and we ate cake and dinner at his house. So that was really fun! Also he has included the 4 of us (the assistents and me and Elder Barrera) in making the changes, and yesterday we went to his house and we said a prayer and there we finished deciding about the transfers about who was going to go where, which was a really cool experience i loved to be able to be a part of that. Also another cool thing we got to do was we got to go to the airport in Monterrey 2 weeks ago because there was a kid here from a branch in a small town in the mission who was set apart as a missionary by president and then we took him to the airport here in saltillo to go to the MTC in Mexico City, but there was too much fog so the plane had to land in monterrey so we got to go to the airport in monterrey to drop him off. Which was super cool! it was the same airport that i got to the mission in. And we bought Krispy Kreme's there too:) Also our investigator Leticia went to the church again last Sunday and has been progressing a ton. She was having a lot of problems due to some problems with gossiping in the ward, but we were able to have some really cool lessons with her in helping her understand that the CHURCH is perfect, that the gospel of Jesus Christ is perfect, And we've helped her turn her faith in Christ instead of in the people in the church, but it has not been easy that's for sure. Also last night i got permission to go see my converts from my first area!!! The familia Gonzalez Vazquez, and that was SOOOOOOOO cool! We ate dinner at their house and i got to see how they have been and their plans to get sealed in the temple in a few months. Also the hermano preached the gospel to his sister's family and they were all baptized last week. Which is soooo cool to see all the people our work is affecting. It was super super cool. I'll send some funny pictures in just a second.

Well, the church is true guys, the gospel changes lives and you can be a part of that. I love you all and i hope you have a great week! And i hope to hear from more of you next week:) 

con mucho amor,
Elder Bird

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