"But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint." Isaiah 40:31

Monday, February 16, 2015

February 9, 2015 Gaviotas Veracruz

After an 'on and off' week the baptism was a success!

New members.

After baptism party.

E.Atkin fell down the stairs.

Visiting the Dr.

Got Bleach anyone?

February 2, 2015 Gaviotas Veracruz

To answer your questions for the week =)
Our Colony
1. We have what they call colonies that we work in each day. We plan for a different colony to work in every night during planning and we go to find new people or teach people in those areas. We have about 5 colonies right now and its rather large. One of my biggest areas that I've had here. =) Yes that is the gulf of mexico over the background. We took a little adventure the other day and climbed up a big old dirt mountain thing and found out that it has a great view and we decided to snap a few selfies haha. =) Its a really great view from up there. It looks over our entire area. I would consider it a middle class area. Its a lot like Carmen was so its got a rather upper middle class type of caliber. 
2. Yes that's the gulf of mexico =) Its really dirty though. I don't know why people swim in it. Its filled with oil and other junk... its kinda gross. 
3. Its a lot like Carmen was so I am rather accustomed to the climate. I don't really have much to explore, per say, but the area is super nice and the climate here is a lot cooler than anywhere else that I've been before. So i'm really enjoying the new area. =)
4. he leaves on the 30th of March. I honestly don't care what I am anymore. That ship has sailed. Right now, I just care about being a missionary. If I get put there, awesome. If not, then that's fine with me. I know that I'm giving it my best and to me that's all that matters. 
5. I would really like to end in July to be honest. My recordings talk a little bit about this. But I just don't really know that another month here for me would be a great decision for when I get back. School would be starting really quick and I want some down time to rest and stuff... I'm super tired all the time and I don't feel that that date, August 3rd is a sufficient amount of time to get that rest I need. It'd fly too quickly. Tell me what you think mom... =) I wanna get back to see you guys also. Another month is a long wait.
6. as far as the shoes go, they aren't wearing down completely like the last ones were... but they are starting to show that wear and tear like the other ones did. If you'd want to put some money into my account I could just grab some here. I don't want you guys sending big things anymore because I just wont be needing that much stuff for that much longer...Its completely up to you guys. I just don't want you all to throw a bunch of money into sending a big ol package... but its up to you =) 

Love you mom =) let me know if there's anything else you need or want to know =)
To the stars and back and as deep as the ocean blue.... and then even a little bit more =)

Waiting for lunch.

Rapunzel rapunzel . . .

January 26, 2015 Gaviotas Veracruz

Hey guys! 
I figured that I would send you all a quick little note for the blog because I haven't written in there since around Christmas time... haha sorry for that. But really nothing insane has gone on since then so I really cant say much. The recordings are taking over and making things a lot easier for me when we come to write. 
The big news that we have is that we are going to have a double baptism on the 7th of February. Rojelio and Cesar are going to get baptized on that date and its a done deal also =) They wrote us a quick little note when they came to church yesterday and told us that they wanted to get baptized and that it was for sure that it was going to happen. They both even gave a fast offering as well =) It was great to hear that from them. Elder Atkin and I are both stoked for them and the fact that we will both start the new month off with a big bang and that's what I'm proud of =) They both are super duper prepared by the Lord and I cannot believe how fast they are working to their own salvation. That's what makes me happy. That they WANT to do it... and its not just us making them do these things. Cesar is going to seminary and everything and he aint even a member! Imagine that! 
Apart from that I was going to answer moms questions... =)
1. Yes he does on the 30th of march he will be leaving here. =) If you wanna go then go for it. It really doesnt bother me =) just make sure you tell him who you are haha=)
2. I will let you all know about the stuff for the contacts. I cant be positive about it, but I will do my best. I really trust absolutely nothing here.... They jack up the prices here also, especially in walmart so I don't want you guys throwing a bunch of money into this when I have such little time left. But I will ask just for you guys =)
3. The Eccos that you sent me are nearly out again just like the last ones, but the Johnsons are good. They just hurt my feet a lot... its alright though, Ill let you know if something drastic happens. =) Nothing to worry about there. I am going fine with the shoes now and trying to keep them out of water and stuff like that so they don't get trashed. 
Well that's it for this week =) Love you guys and hope you all have a wonderous week =) I will send pics tomorrow =)
Elder P.

Best day ever!

Elders go to church.

E.Proctor with investigators.

Nice Churchhouses in Veracruz

Need new shoes?  Again?

January 19, 2015 Gaviotas Veracruz

PDay games.


January 12, 2015 New area of Gaviotas Veracurz and E.Atkins

E.Proctor's new area.

New area of Gaviotas

Pretty area.


In the mall.

Lunch date?

January 5, 2015 Good bye Cunduncan and transfer to Veracruz

New area Gaviotas in Veracruz with E.Atkin

Laundry Day

Where the beauty rest happens.

Outside of the apartment.

Think TANK

Kitchen of the Gaviotas apartment.

New beautiful area.

Leaving Cunduncan.