Monday, September 25, 2017

Week 52 - Goodbye Queretaro, Hello Leon

Hola!

This was a really good last week in Satelite. Elder Howell and I found a lot of really good people. It made me a little sad to get our changes. I am now in Loma Bonita, Leon with Elder Sapien from Arizona. And Elder Howell is going to train a newbie.

It was kind of funny actually, saturday morning we get a call. Some of Howell's investigators in San Francisco were getting baptized that day and wanted him to baptize them. So we went to a few lessons and then headed to Leon, about 2 and a half hours from qro. My first time outside of queretaro. It was really cool. I saw a lot of good friends who are in Leon. We are on the bus back home and we get the call from our Zone Leaders. I have to go back to Leon! haha

Now I am here! Hope all is well! Have a great week!
Love,
Elder Rasmussen

1: With Elder Sapien





: With Elder Cardenas (mi papa) and Elder Howell in Leon.


Monday, September 18, 2017

Week 51 - Voy a cumplir un año en México!

Hola!

This was a great week! Lots of interesting things happened. For example, this saturday we had four food appointments. Four! We ate breakfast at 10 with an investigator Mayra, then lunch at 2 with the RS President's family, then at 4 with another family, then at 7:30 we went to eat with another family of investigators. After the 3rd food, we were feeling super sick. I almost threw up, and my comp almost passed out. haha But we survived. I guess it is a good sign if people want to feed us. I won't complain haha

But all is going well. We had a pretty good zone conference with President. He spoke about how Joseph Smith's First Vision is one of the most important events to have ever occured on earth and that we should emphasize that in our lessons. I also read a cool article about Joseph. https://www.lds.org/liahona/2015/06/the-path-to-palmyra?lang=eng It talks about how even young Joseph had to pass through a lot of trials and that they helped him to become the prophet of the restoration. Read it!

Hope you all have a great week! It's been a great first year in Mexico! Here's to the second half!
Love,
Elder Rasmussen


1: Video of some of the youth dancing a traditional dance.


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2: At our ward party, with David a cool guy we are teaching. (also, check out my mexican flag mustache)​



Monday, September 11, 2017

Week 50 - Cielito Lindo and Floods

Hola!

This has been a pretty interesting week.

Due to a nearby hurricane, it has been pretty rainy here in Queretaro. And Queretaro is famous for its bad plumming, so... it floods pretty fast here. One day we were visiting a less active family, and it started to rain. No worries, we had our umbrellas. Then as we left we walked to the main road, or I mean river. City buses were having a hard time battling the water. We had to run back to our house, run, I mean walk, because we were walking in water up to our knees. We offered help to people, but being in this catholic nation, no one wanted our help. But luckily our house didn't flood. :)

The hermanas in our district had a ward activity, and we were part of the program. We sang Cielito Lindo. "Ay, ay, ay, ay canta y no llores, porque cantando se alegran cielito lindo los corazones." It was pretty fun. 

We also found a really nice Baptist lady named Mayra, we contacted her friday, visited her and taught her saturday, and on sunday went to church. Why can't all people be like that? 

But all is well here in Querétaro. Hope you all have a great week!
Love,
Elder Rasmussen

1: Our Mexican district (Lundberg, Treto, yo, Howell, Hna Hernandez and Hna Karate)




2: Flooded street. Camera didn't really take a great pic, but whatevs.


Monday, September 4, 2017

Week 49 - Chizza!

Hello!

This has been a pretty good week. I think I've eaten more junk food this week than anyother week of my life. The members just try to give us food that reminds us of home. haha. We went to KFC and tried the chicken pizza, or the chizza. It was pretty good. But we've eaten so many tacos, pizza, and hamburgers. I just want to eat fruits and veggies just to clean out all that junk in my system.

This week we've taught a lot of people about how to overcome their drug and alcohol addictions. It's really sad. Don't do drugs or drink alcohol. It will ruin your life. 

So, we ran into Javier, the 7th Day Adventist again. He makes me so mad. I have realized that I am not very patient or humble when people attack or contradict my religious beliefs. Especially this guy. He can just push my buttons, but I keep it all inside. Everytime I talk to one of these really firm Christian people, it just reminds me of how grateful I am for the gospel.

I'm doing well! Just chugging along. Hope you all have a great week!
Love,
Elder Rasmussen

1: Chizza!


2: "Big Bang"





Monday, August 28, 2017

Week 48 - Marriage and Baptism

Hello all!

We finally got Jessica and Luis Miguel married. Then a few days later, Jessica got baptized. It was a very nice service. 

All is going well here in Satelite. We have found some new people. A lot of people here have problems with alcohol and drogas. It is very sad. Don't do drugs! 

I am really loving it here in Mexico! The people are awesome. They have such big hearts. 

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


1: Jessica and her family, her brother-in-law and his wife. 




2: Newlyweds!



Monday, August 21, 2017

Week 47 - Good week, nothing new though

Hola,

This was a great week! We worked super hard, and we are both very tired. 

We found quite a few really cool people this week. Some christians. There are practically three religions here: Catholicism, Christianity, and Jehovah's Witness. Christianity is a religion here, it is weird. People say, if we aren't catholics, or cristianos, or testigos, we aren't anything.

We are in the process of getting Jessica and Luis Miguel married. We've had to practically do all the paper work. Now I know how to do it all. If anyone needs help getting married in Mexico, I'll be your guide. It's confusing. 

All is well here in Satelite. It's been a great week. Hope you all have a great week!

Love,
Elder Rasmussen


Mexican version of the dollar store. Everything's 17.90 pesos!


Monday, August 7, 2017

Week 46 - Same old same old in Satelite

Hello,

This week was a good one. We had a lot of good lessons, but we'll see how well these people progress. I think that one of the greatest blessings I have received from serving as a missionary is getting to know so many great people. I have learned a lot from all of them. From some, I have learned what I should not do. haha But always people are interesting.

It's been pretty rainy here in Querétaro. We get rained on quite a bit, not too bad, but I think I've gotten used to it by now. I prefer the rain to the sun though. 

All is well. Not much new. We have changes this next monday. Who knows what'll happen. You'll all just have to stay in suspense for another week.

Thanks for all the support. Hope you all have a great week!
Love,
Elder Rasmussen




1: Some dude just walked up to us and handed us this slip of paper. I thought he was going to mug us or something. 



2: In Antea, the super nice mall, with Elder Aguirre and Elder Rubio.