Monday, May 7, 2012

May 7, 2012

Wow, another one in the books and you guys are so right, time is really flying. I thought about that too this week how Mitch, Mason, Kev, and Hub have been out a year already! That is straight insane I remember them leaving like it was yesterday. I'm trying now to start a letter correspondence with my boyz Elders Hubbard and Johnston down here now that we can mail more frequently within the same country haha.

But this week was good, not gonna lie, it was tough, but nobody ever has said that a mission is easy and we were really blessed still.  The tough part is here in Mexico is you contact people in the street a lot and you try and get return appointments when you can go to their houses. It's tough when these people aren't at their house or tell you to come back later. Needless to say, we had a lot of appointments fall this week, but this ended up working out in the end because it gave us time to go and do visits with some less active members and part member families. Ernestina had a little trouble this week and wasn't at church, and at the last minute, Gaudalupe couldn't go either.  But the highlight of the week is last Monday night, we found a golden family. Their names are Merced and Yedid (Merced's the guy) and they have a little two year-old daughter. They are sooooooooooooooooo prepared. They read 10 chapters in the BofM in between our first and second lessons with them and they are so awesome. Yedid has read the Bible all the way through twice and has really liked the way the B of M clarifies the Bible. They were at Church this week along with 70 something others! This was a miracle considering that three very active families were out of town and we still have some less actives that we can get to church. We can very easily have 100 plus people in this ward that just a few weeks ago had only 30 or 40 people attending. There are so many awesome people down here in this ward that I seriously love! Some super sick families and the people love missionaries a lot.

Elder Rindlisbacher and I have had such a fun time this transfer. He is seriously such an awesome comp and friend and example. We have a blast every single day.

It sounds like everything is all good back in Fallon. I'm so excited for Miles and Hadley to enter the MTC, they are going to be really happy to see each other in there haha. Just remember, the mission is incredible and so is the MTC, but it won't be easy.  I love you all so much and love hearing from all of you so so much. Press forward and rely on the Lord, have faith, obey the commandments, and then watch miracles happen. Always believe in miracles. Always.

Elder Stockard

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