Mexico City Temple

Mexico City Temple

Monday, December 29, 2014

Ven a cantar que ya llegó la Navidad...[Dec. 29, 2014]


We had an interesting week this week with La Navidad and all. We spent Noche Buena (Christmas Eve) with some members in the evening where we drank punch and lit off fireworks in the house (actually, they were just the little sparklers but it reminded me that I am not in the States anymore). Afterwards, we went back to the apartment and got a text from the Zone Leaders that the President gave us permission to sleep in on Christmas given that we actually still did our studies.

On Christmas we had weekly planning and afterwards I called the family which was excellent to see them after so long. We also were at the Ward Mission Leader's house when he talked to his children that are on missions which was interesting as well. I have been in this área so long that I knew one of them before he left.

Two days later we had the Ward Christmas Party which ended up being a lot of fun and a lot of food. 

Anyways, have an excellent week with New Years and all!
élder Seymour.

Fun with fireworks

The christmas punch that we drank.
 It should be noted that
we drank it hot as is normal here.

We also ate a christmas crab...
I am definitely in México.

Mt Popo covered with snow.


Monday, December 22, 2014

¡50 years of missionaries in San Martín!...[Dec. 22, 2014]

This week we celebrated the 50 anniversary by doing a bit of community service, proselyting on Friday, and a show on Saturday. It was honestly quite a blast. I have a bunch of videos to show when I get back.

I also went on exchanges with the zone leaders again and left to their area. It was honestly quite difficult to leave the area this time because we had an incredibly important lesson planned out that unfortunately did not happen. But these things happen from time to time.

We also had the opportunity to help a less-active member put up her Christmas tree.

Hopefully I have a ton of things to talk about next week.
Have a great one!
élder Seymour.

A cake for the 15th birthday
of some young woman.

After we put up the Christmas tree.

Photo from the Program for 50 years.

I forgot to mention that
we celebrated the birthday
of one of the members in our ward
that is always super nice and supportive to us.

I am always weirded out
by all the strange fruits that exist here.

Monday, December 15, 2014

That Korihor guy makes a lot of sense...[Dec. 15, 2014]

Here we are in the disturbingly hot during the day but still pretty cold at night even though it is December place called San Martín. I keep expecting that the weather is going to change even though it never does.

The subject for this weeks email comes from one of our investigators in a lesson that we just had yesterday. He told us he was super interested in the reading in Alma 30. We were like, "Really, what did you like about it?" He replied, "I love that Korihor guy...what he said made a lot of sense." The lesson went downhill from there. The moral of the story is listen to the Prophets, they will not lead you astray.

My companion also had his other wisdom teeth taken out but with a faster recovery this time.

We also had the Christmas zone conference this week. I had forgotten how much I love to sing Christmas carols.

Well anyway have a great week!
elder Seymour.

The announcement that we put up
for the celebration of 50 years of Missionaries
in San Martín Texmelucan
that we will have this Saturday.

Other pair of Wisdom Teeth

My companion wearing
 one of the sister missionaries scarfs in our ward
as a skirt. He can be a little weird
at times if you couldn't tell.


Monday, December 8, 2014

Wisdom Teeth...[Dec. 8, 2014]


Well this week my companion had his wisdom teeth pulled out by a nice member of the Ward that happens to do that sort of thing. Directly afterward, he couldn't talk, and we had to count up the numbers for the month and send them to the stake. I ended up making some new words in sign language for spit and pain.

This month we will also be having a huge event here in San Martín - 50 years of missionaries here. Also, Christmas. Supposedly 40 missionaries will come to do service and later preach the góspel to the citzens that live here. I am excited to see how it goes.

Also, one of the investigators that lived in the sister missionaries' área moved to our área, so we are also quite excited about that.

I hope things go well for all of you as we move forward in life´s journey.
élder Seymour.
10 Months!!!!!!

My companions wisdom teeth...
we still have 2 more to go.

Graffiti recently done by
 a less active member
and some of his friends

Monday, December 1, 2014

Elder Toris...[Dec. 1, 2014]

Fun week!

I forgot to mention, but last week we had Jehovah's Witnesses knock on our door while we were out. We walked up to the door and waited there a second and they were like - wait you live here- to which we responded -yes- and they just sort of gave us a pamphlet on the family and left... I am still confused on why they always have umbrellas.

English class also went excellent this week. We finally had someone come who wasn't our converts... they were the investigators of the Hermanas. Hopefully things keep going well in the future.

The Crown jewel of this week would have to be the zone conference we had with one of the 70, élder Toris (Toriz?). One thing I liked that he talked about is that we should stop using muletillas (filler words) like um and like. He also talked a lot about working with the members and using the He is the Gift iniciative (él es la dádiva... kind of strange because almost no one knows that the Word dádiva means gift.).

I will stop right there for the momento. Have a superb week!
élder Seymour.