Monday, June 23, 2014

Transfers to Matamoros, and Barrio Jardín! (Jardín Ward)

June 23rd, 2014

Sooo I´m going to Matamoros! The Ward where I´m going is called the Tecnológico and my companion is Elder Romano, and Elder Neidert trained him. Elder Neidert was in the MTC with me so I´m going to be with his son haha. That should be pretty cool! I´m pretty excited for the transfers but also kind of sad. Mostly because I´ll miss Angelita. She´s one of those people that I feel like I´ve known her from somewhere but I never have seen her, in this life maybe. It still gets me that it´s probable that in the pre-mortal life, I told her that I´m gonna come and share the gospel with her and her family. But she does feel like a mom or grandma, it´s awesome.

But there will be lots of things waiting for me there in Matamoros I´m sure. Hopefully I find more people that are prepared to accept the góspel, I´m sure I will.

Sooo Jardín branch is ready to be a Ward. We did the last of the work Sunday and the membership is at 355. We started out at 666 so yeah. We did work. And the members don´t always want to help too much so we do a lot of the work but that´s alright. I feel like I could be a good secretary when I get home haha now that I know how it Works and everything. The sad part is that I won´t be able to see it become a ward. But it´s okay, I was just here to get them ready, not to see it happen.

I feel like I´ve grown quite a bit here in this área, having to be senior companion, training, and district leader. I feel like I´ve had the most success since I´ve started and I hope it only keeps growing!

Well, Times up for me,
Hope you all have a wonderful week!
Elder Warren

Monday, June 16, 2014

Just Another Week

June 16th, 2014

So, it´s hot here in México! haha. But besides that, everything is going really well! I really love this area that I´m in, like more tan any other area I think. I also love my companion, probably more than any other companion I´ve had. I don´t want things to change but I feel like they are going to change soon.

This week was pretty good. We found some new people, a couple of them that said that they had gone to church before or as a kid which was kind of interesting. We also had a couple lession that were kind of frustrating because they let us in, we gave the whole lesson and then at the end they told us that they don´t really want to learn anything they were just being nice. Kind of a waste of time but I guess if we´re teaching the gospel, it´s never really a waste of time.

But something I´ve noticed is that I am enjoying the mission much more than I was before. I kind of regret that I didn´t enjoy the mission as much when I started. Maybe it was because I still didn´t speak well the language, or for my companion, but I´ve been enjoying all of my time here in this area and it kind of makes me sad to leave but I know that I have to go to be able to learn something else and maybe enjoy the mission even more.

Hope that everything is going great there at home and that you´re enjoying the not so hot weather!

Much love,
Elder Warren


June 16th, 2014

Tacuache is what you see here. Opposum. Or something like that. I don´t remember how to spell in English anymore.

We were studying in the morning when the member that lived below our house called us and said ´´tacuache! Come down! (in a spanish accent. He knows a Little bit of english and always uses it with us) Picture!´´ So we came down and took a picture of the tacuache. Then we fed it to Toby the chocolate lab. We had to kill it because they eat the chickens that he has. 
Eventful morning though.

Baptism and only 9 months left!

June 9th, 2014

That´s right folks, to celebrate 15 months in the mission we had a baptism! yeah. Another one. We´re bapising machines here. No but Angelita was just a miracle. It just made me so happy to see how she progressed and changed. She just accepted everything so quick and made the changes quickly too. She was a super coffee adict too but she gave it up super quick. Even got rid of the coffee maker haha. And next to be baptised is her family that are in the pictures. It´s amazing how much you can grow to love someone in only the course of a month without knowing them and the amount of trust that she has with us in incredible. She´s even told us things that she hasn´t told her friend that introduced her to the gospel. 

The mission is something incredible. I also have grown super close to my companion, Elder Hancock. This is the longest I´ve ever been with one single companion but for that I have grown very close to him and he´ll be a friend for life I´m sure, not to mention an excelent missionary. nah just kiddin, but seriously he´s a very good missionary as well.

So it´s pretty awesome here in Valle Hermoso and I don´t really want to leave but I feel that I´m going to be leaving here in two weeks.

It´s also kind of hot here. Like always over 90 degress in the day. All kinds of heat. But you just kind of get used to sweating all the time.

But now it´s time to go for this guy. Hope you all have an excelent week and I´ll talk to ya next monday!

Elder Warren

Tuesday, June 3, 2014


June 2nd, 2014

So this week we baptised Andres! I don´t think I´ve ever told the story of Andres. So Andres has been best friends of Tommy like forever. They were neighbors before Tommy moved into our area. The problem with this is that Andres doesn´t live in our area. But there are some problems there in the family of Andres. Like his parents don´t care for him too much and well I won´t go into details. The point is is that the parents of Tommy are thinking of adopting Andres and now he basically lives with Tommy. But yeah, we started teaching him and was super ready to be baptised! He´s 11 years old but he´s going to turn 12 in 2 weeks so we´re gonna have a new Deacon! So that was pretty cool. His family just got a whole lot bigger!

So we are still looking forward to the baptism of Angelita this saturday and we talked with her daughter and three grand kids yesterday, and the accepted a baptismal date for the 20th of June!

The sd part of the week was that we visited Eric every day this week to help him stop his addictions but then he didn´t go to church. We called him in the morning and he was ready then we went to pick him up and he wasn´t there and didn´t answer his phone. Those kinds of things really make you sad, but the other things make me happy. I guess I just need to try to focus more on the good things that are happening and not as much on the sad things.

Well I hope you all have a great wonderful week!

Elder Warren