Mexico City Temple

Mexico City Temple

Monday, April 27, 2015

No, that's a bathroom!...[Apr. 27, 2015]

Well... some strange things happened this week.

We contacted two women in the street and after talking with them a bit about what we do as missionaries, we invited them to hear more about the gospel. They said yes and seemed really interested. We gave one of them a pass-along card with the picture of Christ on it and she kissed the card. Afterwards we were just like, -well... that was weird.- We later had an appointment with them and it went really well so I have high hopes for them. The only thing is that they are active Catholics, so we will see how this goes.

We also had an activity in the church that was a Mexican Mormon version of family feud. Even though not many people went, it was still really fun.

We are also teaching a teenager from Veracruz. He talks a little strange, but he is keeping his commitments with reading the Book of Mormon and everything, so overall, things are going pretty well here.

We were also looking for a less active family when a child came up and told us the house we knocked on wasn't a house, it was a bathroom. I asked him why it was for sale then, but he kept insisting that it was a bathroom. His mom then came and when he said it was a bathroom, she just told him to be quiet and that he didn't know what he was talking about.

Also, in church someone told a super racist joke about Americans. I was just like, -whatever.-

Have a great week!

élder Seymour.

My companion's pen exploded on him.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Top of the Hill...[Apr. 20, 2015]

Well... I am not quite sure what to talk about.

This week I had divisions with other elders in my district and we walked around a lot. We got to one of the appointments an hour early and as we were figuring out what to do because all of the backup plans failed, we decided to go up to the top of a hill where a house was to ask for a glass of water. Unfortunately, they weren't there, but we did get some cool pictures of the valley.

Our bishop a few weeks ago told us we should find all the members and teach them to see if he should send home teachers and if we can help them go back to church. I was a little surprised when we found one that wanted us to visit with him. Before this we had gone to many different houses without finding any sort of success. It was... refreshing.

Apart from that, this past week has been a record for me in my mission, it is the first time I have gone a whole week without teaching a lesson to an investigator. We seriously need to find some new people.

That's about all I've got for now, have a good one!
élder Seymour.

Picture of a cloud I took.

My companion getting his hair cut.
Interestingly enough, it is in the same place
where elder Field got his hair cut.

House on top of the hill.

View of the hill we went up.

View of the valley.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Preaching to the choir...[Apr. 13, 2015]

This week we had a lot of interesting experiences. Lots of meetings and trainings. This also meant I had a little less time in my own area than I would have liked, but that's the way it works out sometimes. I felt like I have been humbled a lot and that I have so long to go still, but with so little time to do it. Perhaps one of the greatest things I learned was how important it is for me to manage time well. It feels like we don't have much success if I don't do it well.

Anyways, in the mission every p-day we have a choir with all the American Elders because we are going to be singing when President leaves. I honestly forgot how much I love singing in a choir. I think that is one of the things I will have to keep doing when I get home.

Thursday we had a special zone conference with President Christiansen where we talked about weekly planning... how fun. It would have been great if it wasn't the same thing I had heard several months earlier. I think I am starting to get old.

Another interesting thing I learned how to say is the phrase to throw under the bus. Things are about to get interesting.

Well anyway, things are going. I will have interesting things to say next week, I promise.

Have a good one!
élder Seymour.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Back to the forest, but for real this time...[Apr. 6, 2015]

Well... that was a strange transfer.

I closed area and my companion went home 2 hours away. It was kinda strange leaving, but it didn't feel as bad as when I left Bosques.

When we went to the transfer meeting, I was waiting forever because they cycle through every area and the Amalucan Stake is last in order. I was like, "well, Amalucan Stake. Guess I'll be in the same stake then." They then told me I was going to Xonacatepec. I was stunned and just thought, "but, like, I was just there." It is right next to Bosques and we even meet in the same chapel. The weird thing is that they are different zones.

General Conference also took a lot of time out of the week, so our numbers were a little low. However, we will seriously go for it this week.

My companion is Elder Carrasco and is my first companion that has less time than I do in the mission. He has 7 months and I just completed 14, so I have double. He is from Panama and has a good attitude about the work, so I can't ask for more.

It is also nice in my new area that we almost never take buses. I found out that that eats up a lot of precious time. Honestly, I am just really excited to get about working.

I hope you have a great week!
élder Seymour.

¡¡¡¡¡¡¡I have completed 14 months!!!!!!!

 I bought some cranberry juice
on the way to the transfer meeting
because I could. It tasted spectacular.