Monday, April 1, 2013

Comfort through the atonement

It has been a great week here in Mexico.  It's a bit hotter, but I still have a cold.  There where a lot of things that happened this week; things that are normal and things that were not, but everything was great and we saw a lot of progress in the area.

This week in Mexico is Semana Santa.  They don't just celebrate Easter but celebrate the whole week.  They usually celebrate by reenacting the crucifixtion by crucifying some guy down in Iztapalapa...  Of if they have money they go on vacation.  So just about all of our investigators that we had progressing went out of town.  So we walked a lot this wee too and we did all that we could to find new investigators.  We found six really good investigators this week and I think they will progress really well.

We found a new investigator named Montse.  Her husband is a member (less active). and he has been a member all his life and really doesn't have much of a testimony but he is willing to listen to us.  Montse is super awesome.  She has already read all the Book of Mormon and believes in the Restoration of the gospel through Joseph Smith.  The only thing that is holding her back is her husband but he is really cool and  I think we will be able to help them both.

This week we found an investigator named Roberto.  He was really sick but he looked like he was getting better as we visited him.  He was going to come to Church this week with us but we got a phone call in the morning telling us that he died in his sleep.  That was tough, he was really cool.  His sister is a member and he told her after we left on Friday that he wanted to be baptized.

We went to the viewing Sunday night with the Bishop and the family seems to be doing all right.  I know that he will still be baptized.  His sister is going to take his name to the temple in one year to do the temple work for him.  As for us, we just have to keep moving forward.

I don't think there is any place better to be on Easter than on a mission.  I was just thinking about how two years ago last Easter I gave my farewell talk.  It is crazy about how quick the time goes by.  I am so grateful for our Savior, for his perfect example and his perfect atonement.  It brought a lot of comfort as we testified to the family of Roberto about the resurrection on that special day.  I know that because he lives we can live also.
I love you all, thanks for the letters,  Hope that you have a great week.  Enjoy General Conference...
Con Muchísimo Amor,
Elder Joe Fuell

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Elder Joe Fuell

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