Monday, February 24, 2014

Week 27 (2/24/2014)

Short but Sweet!!!
hahah the glasses are mine, and yes I do use them at times because they are really cool. I acctually got them from another area haha. They are another Elders haha. The beach is so cool I honestly love it! It is starting to get alot warmer this week was about 101 degrees something like that. I am scared for when it starts to get hot.

It was a good week this week. We had interviews with President Morales this week. He pretty much came and told us that we are the worst zone in the mission, that wasnt very cool. But all is well it just makes us want to work harder. In fact we have been starting to work alot harder. We had a family home evening this week with 3 famillies in which we taught them about the plan of salvation and then taught them how to teach it, then we asked them to give us a list of five people that we could visit with them. We got 18 references!! Now we just have to contact them all. I got a sweet letter from the peterson family this week which I really enjoyed, in that letter was the first letter that andrew wrote from the field haha I read that he has about 350 or so members in his ward and about 60 are active it made me laugh because we have the same thing here. We need to work hard because we have about 550 member and about 40 active ahah There is so much work to do here today.

Today we went to the beach to fish. haha ya we didnt catch anything but thats alright because it was really fun. Actually that was a lie we caught a bunch of little sand crabs. haha it was really fun. They dont have any fishing poles in this town so we had to make one out of a coke bottle haha.
I hope all is well thanks for letting me know what is up. I hope you all have a great week! Love yall!!

Elder Parduhn

Getting ready for Dinner!!!
Fishing in the Ocean!!
His fishing pole!!
Having fun fishing on his P-Day!!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Week 26 (2/17/2014) Still in Agua Dulce!!!

I LOVE THIS BOY SOOOO MUCH!!!!!! He is so cute!!
Where are the sheets on the bed!! Oh man....

***February 14th***


First off HAPPY VALENTINES DAY!!! Yes they do have it in Mexico but it is ALOT bigger here. They party hard. It is so funny because there are so many stuffed animals, balloons, and clothes for valentines day but they are all in english haha. It ended up being really good. We ended up doing a contacting activity that day because here in Mexico, on valentines day they marry people for free. So we went to the park where they were doing this and talked to the people about eternal marriage. <3 haha. I thought it was so funny that they do that. Other than that, this week was zone conference so we had to travel to Coatzacoalcos. It was funny because we walked in last and when I walked in some of the Elders said, ´´Theres the famous Elder Parduhn´´ hahah because I have been here so long. Ahh I love my zone I have tons of close friends. We did an activity where we left the chapel and just started contacting people. I went with one of my best friends E. Davila, we ended up contacting the most people haha. Then we finished up. The best part is that we get our mail after. I got the christmas card from the Martin family and can I just say that we were dying of laughing me and my companion in the bus hahahahah It was so funny. Then we traveled back home. The next day we woke up and went to church. No we are still having alot of problems from the time change. We had a total of about 10 people to start then after the sacrament showed up 30 more. haha That is something way different from back home haha. Then after we had to travel back to Coatza for a stake priesthood meeting. Which just ended up being the stake president talking to the bishops. We left to head for Coatza a little early so that we could pass by some of the cool places of coatza. (We went with Emmanuel) We passed by some stores that we have back home and at one point I felt like I was back home.

Then we drove on the road that on the coast! I love the ocean hahah It is so cool the cities on the coast.

So we stopped by some cool things they had, one being that huge dove statue.

And its funny because it is called El Espiritu Santo or Holy Ghost in Spanish. We saw alot of stuff but my camera died so I wasnt able to take more photos. Then we went to the conference. After Emmanuel bought us Dominos Pizza. It was soooo good. Just like back home. It was weird eating food from back home.

Yes we do have a Iguana that lives close to us but it is scared to death of us hahah that is why we were teasing it with a stick. I hope all continues to go well back home!

I love you all!!!
Elder Parduhn


Monday, February 10, 2014

Week 25 (3/10/14)


Wow time is honestly going by way fast which I really don't like haha. That is so crazy that the house flooded haha I'm sorry I wasn't there to help you. That is so bad. The Mexican people are really smart because all the floors are tile or concrete haha easy to clean. Its crazy that Brittany is already entering the MTC. Ahhh that is so awesome!! How do they feel that Brennan is about to be coming home?? Crazy fast the time here haha. 

I'm going to explain more about the transfer because I was in a hurry last week. I was called as a Senior Companion in this transfer.  I am with an Elder called Elder Moran. He is from El Salvador. He was actually in my district when I started my mission so we were friends before. We are great friends which is awesome, but I am also having a hard time with him. All is well though. I am still in the same area. At this point I feel like I am teaching my home ward haha I'm still waiting for Bishop Carrera to give me a calling. haha. Everyone here has now become family.

This has been a good week. We have been working a lot more with the members and bishop. We have received a ton of references this week it was a blessing. We are still working with those investigators who committed, now we are just trying to set a date with them. We caught another pet this week. We have a big ole Iguana that lives in our sewer. haha So we were teasing him with a stick for a while. They are so weird these things.


Other that that nothing else really happened this week. It ended up just being one of those normal weeks. We are fighting to get a better number of people at church Sundays. We have an average of 30 people that show up. We had a time change. We meet at 8 in the morning. Count your blessings back home. haha Im surprised that we are not a branch here haha. 

It is really good to hear from you all! Hope all goes well back home and that you all have a great week!!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Week 24 (3/2/14)


HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO SHELBY!!! First off I just want to give a shout out to my sis Shelbs for her Birthday today!!!! I decided to send it in this letter so that she could get it haha I hope Zack has fun in St George! I am sad that I missed the Superbowl haha. 

Sorry this letter is going to be a little short. This was a great but very sad week. First for the good Elder Restrepo and I had 2 of our investigators who committed to baptism so hopefully we can get it done in this transfer. Also this week we had another wonderful activity and alot of people showed up! Including Investigators!!!! We had a Study the scriptures activity. So we printed off a big picture of Joseph Smith reading the bible and cut it into a lot of pieces. 4 for every team (8 teams). And then we hid them around the church. And we had a scavenger hunt haha. Every piece had a scripture on the back that related to some place in the church. And to make it more fun we tied all there legs together haha. It was such a fun activity and we learned so much. 

*The Activity*

But this is where the sad part comes in. Elder Restrepo left this week. And yes we cried haha Oh my word we were like best friends!!!


We had testimony meeting and we both shared our testimony and the whole congregation was crying to hahah.  We went with to meet President, outside our city. It was really good to see President Morales. After that we had our long goodbye hug which just made us cry even more haha. Then he got in presidents car and left for Villahermosa. So now I am with the my friends in the other area. Elder Grossman and Elder Angeles. We went to a Circus today hahah And saw alot of animals.

*The Circus*

About transfers. Because my companion left I will stay here another transfer. But now as senior companion. And my companion who comes tommorrow is one of my friends Elder Moran haha I am so excited haha. Also it is funny because my last companion Elder coming back to this district haha he is going to be in another small town outside of ours.haha These transfers were really funny.

Thats all that is happening here haha. I hope that you are all doing well. LOVE YALL!

Elder Parduhn