Monday, December 30, 2013


 Hey Guys!!!  I will be on in two sections today.  Forty-five minutes this first time.  Things are going good we are trying hard.  The investigators are great and the Lord knows what is best for this area and we are trying to do our best.  The ward is doing better, we are still working on attendance and re-activation.
I just got a haircut today!  It looks much better now.  We went shopping this morning and had Dominos' for my birthday.
It was awesome to see you guys for Christmas, and see everything was okay at home.  I will be eating birthday cake at the Cruz's house for my birthday.  Hope you all keep doing what your doing.  I am doing fine and trying to stay focused on the people not the numbers.  I really feel like I have gotten older these last few months, all for the Lord's purpose I am sure.           I love you and will continue to fulfill these next two years to the max!!! LOVE YOU ALL!!

Sweet Members caring for Hunter.

Looks Yummy!!

Members are great to feed them.
Christmas Morning!
Christmas morning the missionaries and some members bought hot pastries at the store and took them around to the people who were in the hospital for Christmas and sing hymns and Christmas carols.

Monday, December 23, 2013

  This gospel is true, I have been blessed to witness a miracle once again. My dear brother Domingo from Frontera just found out that he doesn't have cancer anymore and the doctors don't know why! I cant wait to see him in the temple. The Lord makes a way to complete every requirement to enter into the Kingdom of God! Mom I love this mission and honestly done want to leave! 
 So excited to see everyone for Christmas!!!  Invite everyone.  I will try to call around 11 your time.  Can't wait to see everyone.  Tell everyone thanks for all the Christmas packages, money and cards!!!  That was awesome everyone is so nice!

Such a great blessing to see lives change as they accept and live the gospel.  How blessed we are to have been born into this amazing gospel and been able to live it and receive the blessings our whole lives.   LOVE YOU ALL! Talk to you soon!!!

District meeting and dinner.

Got my Christmas package!!!!

Free ride from our sweet members.

Monday, December 16, 2013

I had a fun and interesting week. First off, I am not getting transferred and staying in my area for another 7 weeks, and honestly don't know how I feel about it. The companionship is great in the work we just need to work some things out.  I am doing great but not progressing the way I want in the language my companion wants to work on English and I want to work on my Spanish, bit of a conflict.  During the week we had a lot of falls in the work, but we will try to fix it this week. We had a lot of investigators not come to church but we will be working on them. Brother Fernando  is really sick and we don't know if we can baptize him if he starts Chemo therapy. I am really wanting to see him take the step of faith and be blessed beyond imagination. We had to stay in the house on the 12th from 6 pm til 9 pm because people her in Mexico have a holiday that includes much alcohol indulgence and so I studied Spanish from 7 to 10 15. It was awesome!!!! This week we had a lot of rain and I have loved the temperature. Hope that everyone is good at home! Mom thank you so very much for all the blessings that you have ever given me with you mothers' love that I overlooked. Dad thank you so much for always being with me through my boyhood years, baseball, scouts, young men's, and  basketball in the driveway. Bailey for always being the one that I could tease and finally learned in High School is my best friend. Shelby for being a miniature me and laughing at everything. Luke for being the little brother I always wanted. Thanks to all the family everyone!!! Love you guys! 

The excercise is really working!

I only got one of the Christmas packages but it is fine, if it comes it comes.  I am sure it will show up in the offices.  I can wait till January, it is all good.  I am just so excited to see you guys!!!

Christmas here is super companion doesn't believe in Santa Claus either... I am in the land of misfit toys!

The President will hopefully bring down any more packages that come, when he comes for our Christmas party.  We are going to get together with our zone for Christmas in the afternoon.  I have already bought the gifts for the party and for my companion for Christmas.

See ya in 9 days!!!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving at Domino's!!!
 Well our new house didn't have hot water yet and no electricity when we moved in last Tuesday but we now have them both since yesterday! Sounds like you guys had a great thanksgiving! Mine was eating Dominos' and having a great lesson with our investigators. We have a lot of investigators progressing they just need to get married or get well enough to attend church. One of ours investigators has cancer and he really wants to be baptized but he has to attend church so we are praying he will get enough strength to do it. This week went really great and super fast! I reached my 6 months exactly in the mission and I was super shocked that I have six months. But I am getting over it now and making the best of my time because I don't have a lot left. The companionship is doing great working together! I hope all of you enjoy the Month of Christmas and discover the true gift the savior has given us, which isn't below the Christmas tree. How are you mom? 
Just like the pilgrims!

Merry Christmas!!
 I just reached 6 months in the mission and yet I have only 18 months to go but I would like to tell my tale... so far. :) I have been blessed beyond belief at the knowledge and faith that I have gained from serving my Heavenly Father. The land in which I was born is so different from where I live right now, but the people are still the same. They are sons and daughters of our Heavenly Father and I am humbled by how they live everyday, and blessed to call them my friends. I am where charity has not died because we always have someone giving us food or drink. I have never thought I could love these people in which I do today. They have there errors and mistakes but don't we all. They have the opportunity to grow into the potential that our Father in Heaven has for them. I love you guys so very much and I hope that you will make everyone you meet feel this love I have felt! Blessed be the ones who are found with charity in there hearts at the last day!
Cows' Head for tacos!! YUM!!

Hey, Good Morning!

Hey, Guess what day it is?

What day?

 You have six months in the mission.

 Love You Sooooo Much!!!

Elder DeVries