Monday, November 27, 2017

Week 60 - Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

This was a good week! We found some really cool people. We found a lady named Jeraldina, her daughter was murdered about four years ago, and she said she hasn't felt peace in those four years until she saw us. We taught her and she accepted it all really well. She cried a lot because of the relief she had, she told us that her dead daughter sent us. Turns out her daughter was mormon. That was pretty interesting.

We had a pretty good thanksgiving lunch, chicken and rice, then for dinner we ate something a little more american. (See the pictures)

It was a pretty chill week, all is well here in Loma Bonita. Hope you all have a superb week! Thanks for all you do!

Elder Rasmussen

1: Thanksgiving Dinner

Monday, November 20, 2017

Week 59 - Festival del Globo


So yeah, the most exciting thing to happen in Leon every year is the annual hot air balloon festival. It was pretty dope actually. We woke up at 4:30 to get there by 5:30am. President and his wife were there as well, we went as a zone. There were supposedly about 200 balloons there. It was pretty cool to see them take off and then land, I have no idea how they steer, but somehow they do it. 

But in our area things are going well, not great, but better than before. I am excited for one of our investigators, Alberto, he's a cool dude. He came to church yesterday and liked it. He looks like Hugo from Lost, but just a little skinnier.

All is well here in Loma Bonita, pray for us!

Hope yall have a great thanksgiving! Eat lots of good food for me! I'm grateful for all of you!
Elder Rasmussen

1: hot air balloons! (I'm not even sure that's how balloon is spelled)

With the Bimbo balloon.

I thought that hot air balloon almost fell in the water, but it didn't.

Elder Rasmussen

We are in Mexico, hence the coke balloon!

Monday, November 13, 2017

Week 58 - Divisions in Delta

So this week I had to "babysit", I went with Elder Aguirre to his area in Delta. It was pretty cool to work with him and to know his area a little bit. He's a good guy, but he's a norteño, so you know what that means haha
We went to Costco again... That's about all that was exciting. haha I love and hate the hot dogs. They are good, but make you feel gross afterwards haha
But the work is picking up here in Loma Bonita. We received a reference of a super cool lady named Maria del Pilar. She is already doing geneology. She came to church yesterday. I am hopeful for her. All is well here. I am happy, just have a little cold, I swear I just barely had a cold. Who knows.

Hope you all have a great week!
Elder Rasmussen

1: Perfect Costco Hot Dog, with lots of jalapeños and cebolla.

2: Eating ice cream. It probably seems like that is all I do, I just eat. haha but we also walk and talk a lot.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Week 58 - 2nd Change in Loma Bonita


So we didn't have transfers. Elder Sapien and I stay the same. I want to train, but I guess that'll have to wait. I am actually very glad to stay here, I am really starting to like the ward and the area. 

This week was pretty chill. Nothing new. Our investigators are just driving me insane, no one will come to church.

Today we went to the bus station and said goodbye to some missionaries. We waited for the new ones to arrive.

All is well here in Leon. I am learning a lot, everyday.

Hope you all have a great week!
Elder Rasmussen

P.S. I forgot to take pictures of my journal, I'll send them next week.

1: With Elder Paul, Muncey, Aguirre

2: Our district: yo, Sapien, Martinez, Warren, Villegas, Hinojosa, Smith, Cardenas

3: Before the sunrise in Leon

Monday, October 30, 2017

Week 57 - Zoo

Hey all!

This week was a little frustrating. We have a pretty cool family that we are teaching: Claudia and Gabriel, and their kid Tyr. They want to get baptized and sealed in the temple. But they just won't come to church! But one day they will.

Also, today we went to the Zoo. It was pretty cool. But like all zoos, it gets pretty boring after a while. They had a magic show that was pretty cool, I even got to participate in it. We then went to eat at a buffet called La Vaca, or the cow. They had a ton of different types of meats.

Also, our neighbor has a cat. Elder Gomez somehow got it inside and we scared Elder Sapien with it. Then we started to play with it. (See pictures)

I've been eating too many pancakes for breakfast and for dinner. It's all I have.

But all is going well here in Leon. We have changes next week, we'll see what will happen.

Hope you all have a great week!

Elder Rasmussen

1: My Harry Potter desk, because it is underneath the stairs.

2: First Mexican zoo I've been to

3: Selfie with the Ostrich

4: With the District

5: Wow a cat!

Monday, October 23, 2017

Week 56 - 13 Months and counting!


This was a pretty good week. We brought Flor and Claudia to church yesterday. They liked it, but were pretty burnt out by the end. I am worried that they won't want to come back. But we are starting to get a little bit of momentum. The members are warming up to us, and we are going to have more member involvement in the work.

This week was a little tough being in a trio again. The elder in the ward next to us is going to train, but his trainee is having visa troubles and hasn't arrived yet. It has been a challenge juggling two wards. 

Not much new this week. We played soccer and basketball this morning at the church as a zone. That is the good thing about being super far from the rest of the missionaries, we stick together and do a lot of activites. We went to Costco again afterwards. I bought some pancake mix.

All is well here in Leon, Guanajuato. Hope you all have a great week!
Elder Rasmussen

P.S. Sorry I don't have pictures.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Week 55 - Divisions, La Loma, Queretaro


This was a pretty good week. I went on divisions with Elder Cardenas, my trainer. It was super fun to be with him again.

We found some pretty cool people this week. A lot of people named Claudia. Two investigators and two or three hermanas in the ward. It makes the contacts a little confusing in our phone.

Today we climbed "La Loma", and at the top there is a church. We can't decide if it is abandoned, or just no one goes to it. But it was pretty cool. Then we ate pizza at Costco!

A few days ago I had to go to Queretaro for a training meeting. It was weird being in queretaro again. About 6 hours that day in busses. It was a long day. But it is the best eating american food that Hna Williamson makes.

All is going well here in Loma Bonita. I am happy. I hope you all have a great week!
Elder Rasmussen

1: The church we climbed to.

2: Costco!

3: At the top!

4: I'm super bad at selfies, but this is what I got.

5: Con Elder Cardenas