Monday, January 5, 2015

Happy New Year! Jan. 5th 2015

Wow! How time flies! Well, I know i'm a little late but I would like to welcome you all to the year 2015!!!! I'm glad things started off well for the Bronco Nation!! Things here are finally getting back to normal..well, almost. Here in Mexico they celebrate when the 3 wise men arrived to worship Christ. so we still have one more night of fiestas! Hahahaha
Well, this year has started off pretty well. I'm going and running everyday or at least I do some sort of cardio excercise. The effects are slow and almost non-apparent but it's coming. My companion and I are starting to get in the right rhythm. This is by far my hardest area. The people here are very stubborn and prideful to hear our message. We have a few people we are teaching but we should be teaching a lot more. Hopefully this week is a lot better.
We finally cleaned the house and the bathroom! And even though we profoundly cleaned the bathroom, it still smells like a family of animals died! I'm pretty sure it's something in the pipes. 
My new years celebration was just about as exciting as my Christmas celebration, only with more fireworks, or "quetes" is what their called down here. They are basically fire crackers ranging from all sizes. Small as a pin to as large as my thumb! and bigger. Honestly I'm pretty sure they would be classified as bombs. We went and ate dinner with the same family and we had a little devotional because it would be N´s  last new years because he is going to serve his mission in Little Rock Arkansas mission. He'll be speaking Spanish. After dinner we headed home to sleep. Only to be awoken at 3 AM by a phone call from N, wishing us a happy new year. I was to tired to say anything so I thanked him and hung up. the next day wasn't too eventful. Only the usual drunks passed out in the street. Today we continued our celebration as we had a little Ward missionary party. Only like 4 people showed up. We played volleyball and broke a piñata. Funny story about the piñata.

I was putting up the piñata and it took me about 20 minutes to put it up because I couldn't get the rope over the light post. And after I finally got it up, the first person to go, hits the rope and the thin cord that is holding the piñata to the rope breaks. So I climbed the ladder with the piñata in my hands and pour out the candy for everyone to grab. As I'm climbing down I see a snickers bar that no one was going for. I hurry down the ladder just in time because one of the people there hit the ladder and it fell. I guess it didn't help that I jumped off the ladder about 2 feet from the ground. Anyways, the ladder fell with a big crash. Nobody was injured badly but there was a bump on a persons head. 
It was a fun time that made many memories.
To finish things off, I want to give a shout out to any and every one who reads my blog. I've had a couple of missionaries come up to me and tell me that they read my blog before they left on their missions. So to anyone who reads this I want you to know that the mission, especially the Veracruz Mexico Mission, is the best thing you can do. There are many things to be learned and many more things to be taught. If you have doubts about serving a mission, I echo the voices of the prophets, "You have been called to serve!" Just do it! It will be difficult, but it will be worth every cent spent, every tear shed, every drop of sweat...... every second! The Gospel is true and the Book of Mormon is another Testament of Jesus Christ. It is my privileged to serve the Lord. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the true church of God that was restored to the earth by the Prophet Joseph Smith. The Lord has called each and every one of us to serve. May we all answer that call! May we answer it sooner than later is my prayer, in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.

Elder Dial

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