Tuesday, June 26, 2012

It is the best decision I have ever made!!!

It has been an amazing week down here in Mexico. I am glad to hear that you are all doing well and having fun with your various summer activities.

 I am having so much fun and working so hard . . . its probably why I am so tired.  You can tell the ward that I am having the time of my life!

Janaye, thank you for your pictures, they are all super awesome!  I will put some up in my new house.  Oh yeah, we are changing houses due to the fact that it is infested with cockroaches (big ones!!) and rats keep trying to come up out of the toilet.(big ones!!).

 We had a baptism this week of Sarah.  I have lots of pics but I am still looking for a way to send them to you.  Here are some pics that Elder Brito just sent me.  I love my companion Elder Rios, we are working really well together!  When we teach we always say the exact same thing that the other was thinking.  We teach and work really well together and are having a blast.

The family of the bishop is awesome.  The wife of the bishop is from the Yucatan and just came back from visiting and she brought back some of the best tasting and most wild looking fruit I have ever seen in my life.  Avocados and Mangos as big as my head!!

After the baptism we had on Saturday we went to meat with Sarah. Her whole family was there and felt the spirit really strong.  We asked them what is holding them back from being baptized, and they said "nothing, when can we be baptized?"  So we will be baptizing the rest of Sarah's family on the 21st of next month!

Being a zone leader is fun!! Sometimes it is difficult and I am always tired, but I love all of the Elders in my zone.  We had an activity Sunday with all of the district leaders and their companions and the spirit was so strong.  Everyone is working super hard right now and our zone is baptizing a ton,!! I hope we can keep it up and improve.

The new President still hasn't arrived.  He will come this Saturday, I will probably see him Monday at the earliest when we go to the offices.  I will miss President Chavez, but I am super excited to work with the new president too.
I cant believe how quick my mission is going!! Sometimes I wish I could just put the time on pause, but I cant.  I am enjoying every minute of my mission.....It is the best decision I have ever made.  I love you all a ton.

Con Muchismo Amor,
Elder Joe Fuell

Thursday, June 21, 2012

New area is awesome!!

It has been another great week in Mexico. I am glad to hear that you are all keeping busy.  It has been a great week with lots of rain which means that we are always wet but its all good, its a lot of fun.
My new ward, Constitution, is awesome!!!  It is really small with about 30 members but they are also super awesome. I have never had so many lessons with member in my life.  So it is really nice to have the support of the barrio (ward).

My house is pretty cool, I have to sleep with my sweater or else I get eaten by mosquito's.
Elder Rios my companion is way cool.  We get along really well and we are having fun and working hard.  He was saying to me the other day in the bus how he feels like he´s been doing this his whole life.  I thought about it, and its true, sometimes when you are working hard you just get lost in the work!!.   Today we had the "dispedida" (I don't know how you say that in English) (Farewell ) of President Chavez.  I am going to miss him a ton.  He was super strict but he really loved us all.  I think every one of the missionaries were crying.  I hope that I will get to see him again one day like the Sons of Mosiah, if we stay firm in the faith.

Life has been super good, I am still getting to know the investigators.  We have the baptism of Sarah this week, she is awesome.  She has a testimony that is very strong of the Book of Mormon.
I am grateful for the Book of Mormon and the chance I get to serve a mission!  It is awesome. I love you all a ton.
Con Muchimo Amor,
Elder Joe Fuell

Monday, June 11, 2012


Wow, what a week down here!! It has been pretty hot.  This week I learned the importance of following the spirit as well as why we should not drink Unpasteurized milk.  I am being transferred from this area tomorrow.  I feel like I just got here.  I got called to Constitucion as Zone Leader of Iztapalapa (ha ha I thought I was finally going to leave Iztapalapa, guess not)... Constitucion is right next to Quetzal, my first area, so I imagine it should be pretty similar.  My companion is Elder Rios, I have known him for a while he is from Jalapa Veracruz and likes American football so I think we will get along all right.  So from now on my preparation days will be on Tuesdays because we have to go to the offices for meetings on Monday.
I am glad to here that you guys had a great anniversary.  You are the best parents ever and I love you both a ton.
This week we found a family who is super awesome.  Aldo is our age and has already read the whole gospel principles book and wants to get baptized, his Mom and Brothers do too.  His dad doesn't believe in God, he is atheist...It has been really interesting teaching him.  The first time I met him I felt like Ammon and King Lamoni when they found the Dad of King Lamoni (a little crazy).  Slowly but surely the Dad of Aldo is opening up his heart, I hope he will be able to come to church next week.  I am kind of bummed that I have to leave my investigators but, its part of the game.
We found another family this week, with a lot of problems and it has been interesting on how every member of the family is drawn to a different aspect of the Gospel.  When we taught them how to pray the Mom was so excited!  She said that she really wanted to learn to pray with her heart and not just recite a written prayer.  She was so grateful for the opportunity to pray.  It made me grateful for the opportunity to pray..  I have been praying all of my life since I can remember, but it is really a huge blessing that we should always keep in mind.
No there are no rules against sending recorders so feel free to send it.  And shirts too please because now I have less time then before (ugh) but its all good.   If you could send me some DVDs of conference talks that would be super cool, if not that's all  good.
I love you all a ton and am glad to hear you are doing well.  I should be able to send you some awesome pictures of our fish barbecue,  I am now an expert Lobster cooker! I will have to show you when I get back (where they got the lobsters I am still not sure)
Con Muchismo Amor,
Elder Joe Fuell 

Monday, June 4, 2012

A week of ups and downs

It has been a great week here in Mexico. Really Hot, but the rainy season should be starting any day now, which means constant rain until September.  The good thing is this is the time of year when we teach the most because everyone is out of school and can listen to us.

Congrats Katie on the Graduation.  That is awesome, I feel like I just graduated.

This was a week of ups and downs, I will start with the downs because it is better to end with the ups.  So some of our super awesome investigators who were Jehovah's Witness are now once again Jehovah's witness and do not want to listen to us. We are not really sure what happened, but it broke my heart because they were such an awesome family to teach and I hope that they will still be friendly.  Sometimes as a missionary there is disappointment but the good times are so awesome that they make you forget all of the lame stuff that happens.

This Saturday we  had the baptisms of Jenni and Karen,  We had to clean the font before hand because the member who is suppose to do it had is wisdom teeth taken out so he was "incapable".  I don't see how that applies, he is not cleaning it with his mouth, and he had his surgery on Monday.  Oh well. 

The boiler broke down and we ran out of water, so we only could fill up the font a little more than one foot high.  We had to baptize them laying down, but it worked, they went completely under and all though they were somewhat traumatized by the cold water it was a good experience over all.

One of the really cool things that happened was that a lady showed up to the baptism with her towel and wanted us to baptize her too.  We didn't know who she was, but she said she had prayed and she knows that this is true so she wanted to get baptized.  So we will be baptizing her next week.  Pretty cool.

Everything is great here.  I cant think of anything else.  No, they don't celebrate 5 de Mayo here, only in the US ha ha.  Still haven't found any white shirts but I am going to keep looking.

I love you all,
Con Muchisimo Amor,
Elder Joe Fuell

Elder Joe Fuell

Elder Joe Fuell