Cities and Companions

Cities and Companions

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

10/14/2014 - Mazatlan Letter & Pic


Hey Everybody,

   This week has been amazing and i have loved every minute of it. So living underneath the Elders is not that bad, but having a small rainforest on the side of our house is not too nice, since that is where we have found all of our eight legged friends. We also have found a couple of people who want to hear more about Jesus Christ and how to come unto him. We also had a search this week for a new house, since with rules of the mission we can't live under the Elders, and with spiders.  

    So a couple of nights ago, me and my companion finsihed looking for all the people that we had listed for the day, and we had about an hour and a half left before we needed to go home, we didn't know quite what to do. So we headed home and started our planning for the next day, when we started to pray, i had a feeling that we needed to go out one more time and look for people. My companion felt the same way and so we grabbed a couple pamphlets and cards of Jesus Christ and headed out. At first i had no idea and my companion said lets go to this one street we headed over and started walking down, then down another street and another, the third street i had a prompting to return back to the other street. We headed back and by now it was quite a bit dark they had the street lamps on and house lights on. We continued to walk and i saw a single man sitting down on the curb and we walked up and started talking with him. We found out that he was divorced, single, works in the hospital, quit drinking and is looking for another chance, and has a name that means alien in Spanish. It was amazing to find him, he was really interested and wants to hear more, we have a lesson with him tomorrow! Miracle! The Lord wants us to work to are full potential and when we say that we have done all that is required in our agendas we think we deserve praise, when really we need to focus more on the Lord's Agenda. I was so excited afterwards i wanted to shout out and do everything! i can't really explain the emotions that i felt only that it was amazing and i knew that i was doing what Heavenly Father wants me to do.

   So my birthday was this last Thursday, and it was awesome! i was able to receive a package from home on that same day! miracle! so excited i was able to share my candy with my companion and the elders that live above us. The rest of the day was normal and we had found a couple of apartments that the Zone Leaders needed to check, while we were waiting for the ZL's we received a call from them and they had asked that we go to the church immediately because there was a problem with one of my investigators in my other area, i was really nervous and wondering which investigator it was. Anyway, we showed up and and they explained everything again and we headed to a room to talk well when i opened the door the whole district was there and they had made a sign that said "feliz cumpleaños" and there was a cake! cheesecake with strawberries, delicious. It was awesome! first surpise birthday party! anyway we continued and took some pictures with the cake and everybody.  Well, this is the slushy story of my life, kinda like dads story about the frosty. I was kneeling down with the cake in my hands and i don't know what happened really, i started to get up and the cake just kinda slipped from my hands and fell to the ground. The whole cake just kinda splatted and the Strawberries went everywhere, everyone was saying "sass" and "la fresas!!!" or in English "snap, oh no" and "the strawberries!!!" Least to say it was a fantastic party!

    One elder was able to take a picture right when it fell it was hilarious. I wasn't able to put up any other pictures because my camera ran out of battery, oops. Next time guys, sorry. Also this week we were able to find a new apartment that has 4 air conditioners, two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a fully equipped kitchen, a front room, and here is the bonus! a washer machine and a dryer! miracles do happen!! we were so excited, we also were able to rent the apartment at 2,500 pesos ($179), per month, and the landlady said she could pay for the water as well, we just pay for the electricity. It was amazing, she is a die hard catholic and is so sweet, when she found out that we were needing to move soon she offered her personal house for us so that we had a place to stay, while the apartment was getting cleaned. 

   This week has been amazing and wonderful, i love my companion she is amazing and in a way a lot like me, we are able to communicate and talk to each other without any confusion and she is amazing! I love Mazatlan, we are in the ward called Albatros. I love it here, thank you everyone for your support and letters i love them so much!!! take care this week and remember always that He lives and loves us!! i know its true!

Always Happy,

Hermana Newmeyer

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