Monday, January 29, 2018

Week 69 - Baptisms and Transfers

This was an awesome week. On saturday we had the baptismal service of Enrique. After he was baptized, the Bishop was welcoming him to the ward, Enrique then jumps up and starts to bear his testimony and thank us and the members for all we had done. haha it was pretty interesting.

The next day we confirmed him. Then after church we had another baptismal service for Vicky's three kids: Lesli, Regina and Dilan. The water was super cold. It was kind of hard to breath, I am glad I didn't have to be submerged haha.

I also got transferred to Irapuato. I am here with Elder Medrano from Tamaulipas, Mexico. He's a good guy. It is also his last transfer of his mission. This should be a good change. 

I forgot my camera, but I'll send pics next week. All is well here in Irapuato. Hope y'all have a great week!

Love,
Elder Rasmussen

Monday, January 22, 2018

Week 68 - Divisions in Lagos de Moreno

This was a great week! We found quite a few new people to teach. I also went on divisions with Elder Andujar from the Dominican Republic. We went to his area in Lagos de Moreno, Jalisco. It was a pretty cool little town. Now I have been in four mexican states: Mexico, Queretaro, Guanajuato, and now Jalisco.

Vicky and her kids are progressing really well. And so is a dude named Enrique. We are preparing for their baptisms this week.

All is well. I really am having a great time here in Loma Bonita with Elder Ramirez. He is a good guy.

Today we are going to La Feria de Leon. The city fair. I am excited to try the gorditas here. They are supposedly the best in Mexico. Who knows.

Hope y'all have a great week!
Love,
Elder Rasmussen

Monday, January 15, 2018

Week 67 - Fat Dude Peeing in Public

This was a pretty good week. Not much going on though.

One day we were waiting at the bus station, a morbidly obese baby whale gets off the bus and can barely move. He shoves a cup down his pants, leaves it there for a few minutes, then moves it down his leg and takes it out from the foot hole of the pants. He then pours it out on the ground. Low move mexico...

Other than that it was a pretty solid week. We found quite a few new people to teach.

Also, Vicky and her kids finally came to church! She has four kids, they are all soo cute. Three are old enough to get baptized. It made me so happy to see them at church.

All is well here in Leon. Sorry for no pictures, I may take more in the future.
Hope y'all have a great week!
Love,
Elder Rasmussen

Monday, January 8, 2018

Week 66 - Dia de los Reyes Magos!

Hello,

This wasn't the most exciting way to start a new year, but it's alright. I don't complain. It was a pretty good week. It was just hard because all of Mexico was out of town or something. 

On the 6th was the day of the wisemen, o dia de los reyes magos. It was pretty fun. We ate some fancy bread with little baby Jesus dolls in it. If you win a little toy you have to buy tomales for everyone else in about a month. #mexicans

It was a good week. Not much is new. Sorry I don't have pictures. 

All is well here in Leon!

Hope you all have a great week!
Love,
Elder Rasmussen

Monday, January 1, 2018

Week 65 - ¡Feliz Año Nuevo!

Happy New Year! 2018!

It has been a pretty great week!

Today we went bowling with President and the zone. I won in my lane all 3 games. 122, 148, 120. I am proud. Usually it is hard for me to break 100.

It has been a little hard to find people due to the holidays but we've had lots of tender mercies.

All is well here in Leon. Not much new. 

Oh and I also tried unborn goat yesterday. We literally ate goat fetuses. It was nasty. Never try it. It tastes like rotten meat and has the texture of fat. Two thumbs down.

Hope you have a great week and happy new year!
Love,
Elder Rasmussen




1: Bowling (Muncey, yo, Cherpeski, Paul, Martinez)




2: Dying socks and a tie black, it worked on the socks, the tie not so much. We found some fabric dye in the house so we thought why not.




Week 64 - ¡Feliz Navidad!

Merry Christmas!

It was a great Christmas!

We went to Queretaro last monday, on Christmas. It was awesome!

It was the first time the whole mission got together.

1: With Elder Rubio (Puebla, Mexico)



2: With Elder Chavez (Tampico, Mexico)


3: With Elder Cardenas (San Pedro Sula, Honduras)



Monday, December 18, 2017

Week 63 - To Querétaro and back, sick stomach and changes!

Hello!

This was a pretty good week. We had to go to Queretaro for Elder Sapien's visa. That was pretty fun, especially having a sick stomach. I like Leon a lot better than Queretaro. I don't know why, maybe Leon has nicer people.

We started teaching a cool guy named Leo, he's 21, he's in the process of leaving alcohol and parties, he says that when he listens to us he has no more desire to drink. He says he wants to fill his life with light in place of darkness. We actually found him because we started giving english classes and his neighbor, Alberto (who got baptized last week), invited him to attend.

We also are teaching a lady named Juanita. Her daughter is 10 and loves to read the Book of Mormon, she even takes it to school. They live in very humble conditions, but you can see that the most important thing for them is family. 

We also found a less-active family that went inactive because the hno doesn't want to shave his beard. It's such a small thing, but for him it is very important. What are our spiritual "beards" that limit our progress?

Oh and Elder Sapien is going to open an area in Valle de Santiago, and I received Elder Ramirez from Kentucky. This'll be an interesting change haha

I can't wait to speak to you all on Christmas Eve!
Love,
Elder Rasmussen

We also visited a Crypt, how do you spell that? At some catholic church. It was a little creepy tbh.