Mexico City Temple

Mexico City Temple

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

La Malinche...[Jan. 18, 2016]

Today we got to the top of La Malinche. It is the 4th tallest mountain in México and the only one that we are allowed to climb as missionaries. One of the cool things about it (apart from the snow) was that you can see the other 3 tallest mountains from the top of it (see attached pictures). It was honestly my favorite p-day activity in my entire mission. The only bad thing is that I now feel kind of sore. Plus, it was the only time I have seen snow close up in my whole mission. As we were going up, we ran into some Austrians, Canadians, A Brazilian, and lot of Mexicans. The moral of the story is, that was completely worth it.

I also had my last interview with president on Thursday. I think the worst part of the interview is at the end when he said, "on behalf of the church, president Christensen and his wife, and my wife and myself, I thank you for your service." I just sat there thinking, "but I still have this week left... oh well."

I have to take a bus to México at 2:30am from Puebla to wait at the airport until my flight at 10am. Later I have to wait in LAX for 4 hours until I get in the plane to get home. I guess I will be waiting quite a bit.

Well, not much else to say... I guess I'll be seeing you on Wednesday.
Have an excellent week!
élder Seymour.
1)last picture with élder Armenta, who I trained
2)a picture from my area of La Malinche

3)the first part of the trail
4) Another section of the first part of the trail with everyone there.
5)The last 2 sections of the climb to get to the summit
6)I can see my area from here.
7)Popocatépetl and Ixtaccihuatl the 2 and 3 highest mountains in México
8) El Pico de Orizaba, the tallest mountain in México
9)A view from the summit
10) where we were at last week, Tepatlaxco
11) My companion and a friend we met going down the mountain
12) My tie after it got cut... it's a tradition.




Monday, January 11, 2016

Tepatlaxco round 2...[Jan 10, 2016]

This week we found some new investigators. They went to a different ward in the same chapel and the elders passed their address on to us, but they gave us the wrong address, so we had to wait until the following week to get the address from them. We finally started teaching them and they are quite excellent. They are a brother and a sister and a mom. The mom is only there every once in a while. The brother even asked how he could be a missionary as well. They seem like they will progress quite a bit.

I also returned to Tepatlaxco today. It was awesome, but also sad to see the family we started teaching there. I missed them a lot and it was so good to see them, but it was a bit sad because I really don't know when I will see them again. I promised them that I would come back though.

That's about it, have an excellent week!
élder Seymour.

1) A sunset in our area
2) My agendas over the past 2 years.

3) In Tepatlaxco, half of the family. Some of the other children were still in school.
4) The other half of the family.


Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Roma Round 2 (or maybe 3)...[Jan. 4, 2016]

So this Monday I went to visit my first area Roma and Xonacatepec. I met up with a family that I was teaching when I was there that later got baptized. Well, the father was just less active, but his wife and daughter later got baptized. In some ways, it was a small miracle seeing them because I am so far away from everything.

Apart from that, we also had new year's eve which we had to go home early because of all the fireworks and drunk people. At least with the end of the holidays, it signals a new era where missionary work won't be quite as difficult.

Speaking of which, we have a family that we are teaching that seem like they are going to progress. The father works at the nearby coke factory and they have 2 children. Both are boys and they are 9 and 10 years old. We just have to help them get to church next week and they will be progressing just fine. We were actually about to drop them because they kept cancelling appointments, but we just kept going at it and now they are doing great. Every lesson they have a bunch of questions from something they read in the pamphlets or in the Book of Mormon.

Anyways, Hope you have a great week!
élder Seymour.

1)The family I visited in Roma.