Monday, January 30, 2017

Week 19 - Contacting and Costco

Hey, I'm only writing to say that I'll be writing later tonight. We have an FHE with the Avila family and an investigator named Jonatan. 

 And I got a haircut. 3rd Mexican haircut. The barber just went for it. It's a little different but I like it.

1. Before



2. After




3. Side view.



Well, we had a really good FHE last night. We didn't have time to come back, so we can email now. The FHE was good, and we are going to set a baptismal date friday, so pray for Jonatan and for Erick. Jonatan is friends with a daughter of the Avila Family and is 18, Erick is 9 years old and his mom is less active. I am excited to see how it'll all turn out. I am working hard, but I think I need to learn patience and humility. 

We went to Costco yesterday. E' Jimenez ate a whole Costco pizza. The costco dogs are just as good, if not better here. All is good in the offices, it's pretty calm here. 

Oh, and shout-out to Camille for the package she sent. Thank you so much Camille! Love you, and thanks for all your support. 

Not much more to report on this week. All is well here in Mexico. I love you all, and want to thank all of you for all you do.

Love,
Elder Rasmussen 

1-3. Pictures of our messy house.







4. Selfie with E' Jimenez, me, E' Frederickson, E' May, E' Ledesma, E' Caballero, and E' Paul




5. Package from Camille! You rock!



6. View from San Jose el Alto, part of our area.


Monday, January 23, 2017

Week 18 - Villas y las oficinas

Hola familiares y amigos,

This week has been super fast. We have had very few lessons this week because we've been in the offices a lot and to and from Immigration. But the lessons we have had, have been super cool. I am really excited and I want to work super hard this transfer. The Ward is called Villas, and the members are really cool. It is a lot younger than the Tequis Branch. Lots of RMs and youth. Elder Jimenez is pretty cool. He is from the state of Mexico and he speaks english pretty well. In our house, Elder Frederickson and Elder May live there too. They are both from Utah. We like to talk and make jokes, so it is really fun. 

All is well here in QRO, the work is moving forward. Don't have any crazy stories this week. I think it is funny that we went to the Immigration offices for an hermana here on the 20th, the day that Trump was inaugurated. There are always quite a few white people there. haha We got a few new missionaries today. They all looked nervous and like they have no clue what is going on. It's crazy to think just a little time ago I was one of them. I still am a baby in the mission, but time is flying.

I am happy that Amanda has returned home! Woohoo! It is happy and sad that she finished her mission, but I am proud of her. I love you all! I am very happy to be here in QRO. I miss home, but there's no place I'd rather be right now. 

Love,
Elder Rasmussen

P.S. I don't have my camera, but I attached links so you all can see a little of my life.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Week 17 - Cambios, Con Elder Jimenez en Queretaro

What a week!
Well to be honest, not that much happened. 

I had divisions with Elder Carr, and that went pretty well. I was worried what it'd be like having two gringos together that can't speak Spanish that great, but it was good. After, when I was with E Cardenas again, we went to the missionary doctor in Queretaro. He has, well we both have, sinusitis. But it didn't affect me too much. We stayed the night with the Zone Leaders. The next day we got to eat at Buffalo Wild Wings again! Woohoo!

Oh and I got my package! Thank you family! That was awesome! The photos were the best part! Thank you thank you thank you. 

Elder Cardenas and I gave our first lesson in English together with a guy named Orlando. He was super interested in listening to us, but it might have been just that we were helping him learn English. 

Oh yeah, and at church, we get there, and right before it's about to start, they ask me to play piano again. I was way more nervous this time, but I did well enough. I hope I can improve. 

But now I am with Elder Jimenez in Queretaro. I will be working in the offices for a while, so wish me luck!

Love you all!
Elder Rasmussen

1. Christmas Package! Thank you!


2. With the Family Alfaro, Branch Pres



3.  Playing pool, a few weeks ago, with the Family Martinez Flores. (In the photo: Samantha, me, Sariah, Esau)

Monday, January 9, 2017

Week 10

Hola,

Nothing happened this week, I swear. Oh besides a dog getting run over by a car. That was traumatic for us. It made my legs hurt, but we are ok. Don't worry. We moved the stuff from the house of Tequis 2, the other elders in Tequis, to our house, because President Williamson is closing that house. The Elders there finished their mission in December. We are super sore! So that has been fun.

But all is well in Tequis! Changes are next week, so we'll see what happens. Don't worry if I don't write next week, I am probably not dead, it's just that sometimes with transfers you don't have time to write, or maybe I'll write Tuesday, who knows. 

I am going to miss Elder Cardenas, he has been super awesome. We aren't positive that we are going to have changes, but it is super likely. 

I have had some fun dreams because I think I have a fever. I had a dream that E Cardenas is going to fight with another Elder to marry a sister here. It was strange haha. I hope it doesn't come true. I also hope you all can understand me, I am typing fast, and I think my mind is a little off right now.

The gospel can help everyone. No matter how many times we've messed up, or what we've done, the Atonement of Jesus Christ is infinite and covers you. It's an amazing message that we can share with everyone! The work is moving forward! I am loving everyday! And I love all of you!
Elder Rasmussen

 Also, way to go Amanda! I'm so excited for you!


Selfie of a selfie of a selfie of the Peña of Bernal

 the same, but not all of my district was looking. H Moncayo, H Hernandez, E Cazanobe, E Carr


Monday, January 2, 2017

Week 9 - Feliz Ano

Hola,

This week was really fast, but was really good too. I can't believe that it is already 2017. I haven't seen you all since last year. haha dont you love those jokes? I don't have much time right now. I am in Queretaro City. We just got done from eating at a buffet, before we played a game of soccer, zone against zone. We lost. How sad. 

But we had a great week! Not many people were home, but we still worked hard. Not much to report on. 

Love you all!
Elder Rasmussen


Most awkward foto ever



Selfie, Elder Cardenas wasn't looking