Mexico Vera Cruz Mission

Friday, May 30, 2014

May 26, 2014

Sooooooo...... I received a transfer. I will now be going to a place called Tuxtlas!!!! It's actually an area where I have wanted to go since I heard about it. It's a place that many people believe is where the last battle in the Book of Mormon took place or something like that. It's believed to be a place with a very strong spiritual presence. I'm gonna get to go there! Sounds pretty sweet the only thing that will be tough is that I'm going in what they call white wash. When 2 missionaries that were in other areas go to a new area. So we pretty much won't know anything about the area....but we will have a map! hahaha. Should be fun! I will also have my first American companion! His name is Elder Killpack. I don't know him very well but I know who he is because he was in the offices as secretary of the records. Also heard that Tuxtlas is more of a jungle a little bit more humidity and with that come the beloved mosquitoes! I'm actually really excited to go see what happens. I was laughing earlier in the day because I've been sent to the Mexico Veracruz mission and I haven't even been in the city of Veracruz haha. I've always been outside in the small towns. 

This week was good and tough at the same time. We have been working really hard to find people to teach. We received 21 Names of friends and family of the members this week. Normally we have about 10. We went with all of these people super happy knowing we were going to find a bunch of people. BUT of these 21 about 3 of them actually let us give them a lesson. It was tough....BUT for the hard work we did we were able to find more people than what we have been doing normally. So there was a little bit of good and a little bit of bad. But that's life! haha. 

This week Himeldo also was confirmed a member and received the Holy Ghost. He has changed soooo much its just awesome. He actually even went with us to visit some people that same day. Gave his testimony in the lesson and everything. Now he just needs to get himself ready for the mission haha. He only has to wait a year and then he can roll out. That's what I hope to hear in a year! "Himeldo recieved his mission call and is going to...." That's gonna be a sweet day! 

I'm loving the mission. It's up and down, but man its a good time and even better when you can see the changes that the people make. I wish that I could show you all the difference that the gospel makes in our lives. I honestly feel like I never understood it but now I do. I hope that we never take for granted that we are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I know that this is the kingdom of God on the earth today. AND that there is a HUGE necessity for the gospel. Share it in all times in all things and in all places. I don't want any of you or me to arrive in our judgement day and see all the people that we didn't share the gospel with saying " Why didn't you tell me?" I guarantee we will feel horrible if we don't do it. SO whats the solution? JUST SHARE THE GOSPEL! Its so simple and easy BUT we have to take the initiative in doing it. I promise that if you strive daily to share the gospel you will be able to feel the love of God and the spirit more in your lives. And this will help you in every aspect of your life. I love you guys and hope all is well.

Elder Hakes

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