Monday, January 2, 2012

Feliz Año Nuevo from Mexico

Hola Familia,

Feliz Año Nuevo!!  Wow, Elaine I just read that you are going to Brazil!!!!  I am SOOOO excited for you! You are going to be such an amazing missionary and be a powerful tool in the Lord's hands.  I am so proud of you and happy for the choice that you have made!  Chad, I'll be anxiously waiting this coming week to hear where you will be going!

We had an amazing week!  The season right now made it a harder week than usual but we worked harder than ever.  I am so tired right now,  but man was it worth the miracles we saw this last week.  Elder Thompson and I put a goal to baptize, have 30 lessons, and 140 contacts and we were determined to get them.  This week being right smack in the middle of holidays was hard because many were out of town or didn't have time to visit with us.  However, we were blessed to find new families and were even able to help Liliana get baptized this week.  However, the contacts were a battle to obtain.  Many were not in their houses when we knocked doors and there were a lot less people in the streets.  Sunday we had two hours of open time between church services and missionary meetings in which we talked to 44 people!  We started unsure that we could finish the goal but we put ourselves to it and we were able to accomplish the goal!!

For New Years Eve, we as a Zone had a barbecue and ate steaks with nopales (cactus) and chocolate cake.  Elder Thompson and I went to our house and waited for the New Year and even had the blessing to start the new year with a Martinelli like we always do every year!  New Years Day we ate Pozole which is puffed corn with chicken in a chicken broth.  It was so delicious!  We in the evening then watched The Testaments.  Today we got permission from President to watch Kung Fu Panda 2 and Tangled which are going to be fun to see!!

Well,  I love you all and hope that you had a wonderful start to whats going to be an amazing new year.

Elder Janis

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