Monday, July 26, 2010

Well Walter just recieved the priesthood. He was really nervous all week to get it because he told us that he just didn't think that he could bless and pass the sacrament that well in his condition. I forgot to mention that he can drive. He actually took us to his baptism and back. So we told him that. If you can drive I dont think you'll have trouble with the priesthood. But the bishop talked to him a little bit and helped him gain some confidence. He later took him to the sacrament room when no one was in there so that he could get used to all the movements that he would do. And after that he recieved the preisthood.
We went to the park this morning to go play soccer and there were a bunch of kids there that wanted to play soccer too. So we played with them and now they are going to start to come to mutual too.

Also the papers of this couple are taking a long time to process so we are just waiting on that. (to get married.)

Well nothing much else happened this week except that I had my interview with the president. He is pretty cool and the interview lasted about a half an hour. It was pretty great.

But that's about all for now. Love you all!

Elder Whetten

Monday, July 19, 2010

Walter and Chad

Well this week Walter got baptized. It was a little difficult because he is actually paralyzed from his leg up to five vertebra. I don't remember how to say that in English so maybe you won’t know what I'm talking about. But we had to carry him into the font in a char and lay him back. We had to baptize him four times because something kept coming up. Yesterday he was confirmed and he received a remarkable blessing as well. So yeah after forty years he is finally a member of the church. He is really glad he is.
We just had changes but my companion and I are staying together. Elder Farias is leaving though. (Another missionary who was living with us.) And an Elder Moritsen is coming to talk his place. He is from the United States but other that that we don't know much about him.
We found another Gringo! But he’s not as promising as Steve. His name is Chad and he has a bunch of tattoos, piercings, and language. But he wants to know about the Gospel so we are going to teach him. Well see how it goes. Oh and he has a tattoo and piercing shop.
So yeah that's about it for this week. Hope that everyone is doing great. Stay close to the spirit. It will guide you.

Elder Whetten

Monday, July 12, 2010

Rain and Baptisms

I finally met our new president this last Saturday. He is a really good person that has a really good vision. And I like how he teaches. There are also going to be some changes in the mission due to the new president but I’ll talk about them when they happen.

Walter is becoming animated about his baptism and we also have a couple of investigators who are going to get married soon and have been attending church for a while so we are also getting their baptism ready.
It’s still been raining a lot and things have been getting really muddy. The members tell me that it is going to be like this for about two more months. I’m not sure if I should be happy about that or sad. But it still hasn’t gotten cooler.

We had a family home evening with this couple that is going to get married and at the end we played a game. Two Elders took off their ties and we tied one knot in one of them and two knots in the other. The object of the game is that everyone passes the ties around and unties and ties the knots again. When the two ties meet, that person has to receive a punishment. And well when they landed on me I had to eat dog food. It didn’t taste like anything much just really dry.
That’s about it for today. Hope everyone is doing well. Remember to pray and read the scriptures. Those things are very important in our lives and sometimes we underestimate the power that they can give us.
Elder Whetten

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Rainy Days!

Wow I completely forgot about the fourth of July! Hope it was fun though. We just talked with Walter the guy who came from the United States and he is now going to get baptized on the 16th. He wanted a little bit of time to introduce his family to the church so that they could really understand what he was going into. Hopefully they will follow his example.

It’s been raining everyday all day the whole week. And my shoes are becoming disglued. But I’m in Leon the shoe capital of Mexico. I don’t think that getting new shoes would be a problem. I don’t need them now but I would like to see if they would last for the rest of the time I have here.

Oh and the new president just said that the elder can play soccer now so yesterday all of Leon went to play soccer together. We played in the rain but it was all fun.

This next week we are going to have our first meeting with our new president on Saturday. He didn’t come to check our house this last week.

Well that’s all for today. Love you all.

Elder Whetten