Monday, January 23, 2012

Dear Juan!!!!!

wow, a great week in Mexico!! So much has happened, I don't know where to start . . . . ok I will start with your questions:  We received the rabbits from some members and we ate with them, not from Nacho the butcher, They raise rabbits on the roof of their house.  Everyone has pets on their roofs here.  How we killed them is we grabbed them by there feet and then smacked there heads and then they were dead.  Then we skinned them and ate them, but its all good I am no longer sick. 
We live on the calle 10 de Mayo, Mz 157 Lt in the colonia Ixtlahucan. the postal code is 09690 we live on the second floor with the big windows. (and its quite a challenge moving the beds through that little door).
Senior companion is all right.  I don't think it is much different. just more responsibility, but you know, its all good.
So last week my companion got his "Dear John" or as they say it in Mexico, "Dear Juan".  It was bad.  he is going to his house in 15 days and she is getting married in 16 days.  So he was really depressed and didn't want to work more than usual.  (I used this opportunity to buy his camera; it is really nice and comes with a battery charger) but he is over it now and we had some good lessons this week.
One of our investigators Angelica is the most hard hearted person I know, she is a really good person, but I have almost never seen her express any emotion.  Her husband who is a member is the most emotional person I know, every lesson we have he cries (My companion gets mad because I usually cry with him).  But we had a lesson this week about the Holy Ghost and how we can recognize it in our lives.  The spirit was so strong, and she, Angelica the investigator, started bawling.  It was awesome.  She says she is going to read the book of mormon, which is a huge step because before she said she wouldn't.
The dogs in this area are a lot more aggressive than my last area and always try to bite us. Well they succeeded with my companion, but I still haven't been bitten.  There is this one dog that always chases us, and we run, and it still chases us.  But the other day I said, I am not going to run from "pinto" (thats what we named the dog) today.  So it saw us, and it started running towards us and barking, and I started running towards it and screaming, and it got scared and ran away.  Elder Garcia said it was the funniest thing he had seen in his whole mission. and I didn't get bitten.
I forgot my camera this week, but I have some more pictures I will send to you this next Monday.  I love you all and am glad to hear all is going well.  Keep safe and read the Book of Mormon.  It can help you with any problem.
GRANDMAS: (Fuell and Frei)  I received your letters and packages! thank you so much.  I sent letters to you by mail, expressing my gratitude and love for you both.
Con Muchismo Amor,
Elder Joe Fuell


  1. I would be scared too if Joe was running at me screaming! :)

    1. Joe is more bark than bite.....just like those dogs!!! Thanks for replying Isch!!!


Elder Joe Fuell

Elder Joe Fuell