Monday, July 23, 2012

It really has been quite the week here!!

It has been another great week here in Mexico, I am glad to here that you are all doing well and that you had a great birthday Tom!! That was crazy to see that picture of you all with Parker Evans.  I didn't recognize you Janaye.
Congrats Dave with getting your Duty to God award for deacon.  Way to keep moving along.
It really has been quite the week here.  We had changes, but both Elder Rios and I are staying another change.   This is his fifth change in the area, so I have to help keep him alive and excited because a lot of missionaries get stagnant when they have been in one area for a long time.
This week we tried to do some new things to find people.  We put up a stand in the street market, which isn't uncommon, but usually when the missionaries do it they just sit there and wait for the people to bite, like fishing.  For that reason I am usually against it because I have never really had the patience for fishing.  But analyzing our current situation we thought it would be a good idea to go to the market because that is where the people have "time"....something that they are lacking in most other places of Mexico City.
Instead of just sitting there we contacted every person who walked by our stand and we found a ton of investigators!!  There was one point when we had 12 people there all listening to us explain about Christ coming to the America!!  It was pretty cool.  We were still fishing but we did it with "nets" and we found a ton of people through that activity.

Right now we are also teaching English classes and piano lessons.  It has been fun but a little frustrating at times.  Patience is definitely an attribute I need to work on.
We are also teaching a bunch of professionals, or people who were professional, athletes.  Ruben who was an Olympic medalist in Tae kwan doe, (I think he got bronze?)  Javier who was in the national soccer league on the number one team in Mexico (America).  Johanna who is on the professional women's soccer team for Mexico, and Miguel who played professional baseball here in Mexico.  So we are trying to plan some cool sporting activity or something like that so we can find more people.  That's the thing that is kind of difficult sometimes about having such a small area, but we are seeing progress and having a blast.
I love you all have a great week.
Con muchisimo amor,
Elder Joe Fuell

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Elder Joe Fuell

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