Mexico, Puebla South Mission March 2015 - March 2017

Elder Ethan Del Toro
Mexico, Puebla South Mission
31 poniente #109 Interior 201
Col. Chula Vista, Puebla, Puebla
Mexico C.P. 72420

Sunday, March 29, 2015

The Hardest Thing But The Best Thing

March 25, 2015

Hello Fam!

This week was another good one here in the Mexico CCM! Its crazy how fast time goes by and how slow it goes by at the same time. The days feel like weeks and the weeks feel like days.

We didn´t get the new set of missionaries in our district this week like we were supposed to! It turns out we wont get them till the following Wednesday. Me and Elder Larkin were wondering how no one knows when the new missionaries are coming in when they get their calls at the least 3 months in advance! But we´re all really excited for the new district to be in our zone.

The days are starting to mesh together and not too much different happens from week to week.

This last week all of the elders staying in mexico for their missions had to go to the Mexican Consulate to get our visas renewed and it was awesome! We got our visas renewed and then they gave us some time to hang out for a little bit. The trip to the consulate was about an our and a half but the street tacos made it worth it! We all got some street tacos and they were literally the best tacos I have ever eaten. I got the tacos and then went down the street to a little store and bought a Coke and man did that his the spot :) On the way home to the CCM we drove through Mexico City Districto Federal and it was so cool! It was like the Las Vegas of Mexico and there was so much going on everywhere. I took tons of cool pictures of the buildings, fountains and statues. We also saw some of the ancient ruins they have down here. It felt so good to experience mexico a little bit because the MTC definitely doesn't feel like Mexico haha.

Every week we have this thing called TRC where we teach a little lesson to people who volunteer to come in and talk and hear a lesson. Me and Elder Larkin had our first TRC this week and man was I nervious! The investigators we teach from day to day are our teachers pretending to be investigators but this was real people! Luckily we didn´t get anyone who wasn´t a member because the guys that are in our house said that they got a non member and he was pretty hard with them. Our first lesson was with a girl that was 14 and she spoke wicked fast! Whenever she would talk me and Elder Larkin would look at each other having no idea what she was saying. She noticed we couldn´t really understand her and then she slowed down so we could teach our lesson and talk. Our second was a older guy who is a young mens leader here in Mexico City! He was a super cool guy and he spoke really clear spanish so that made it much easier on us! Our last was a little bit older lady who was baptized 6 weeks ago. And wow the spirit was so strong in the room talking to her! We talked a little bit about the atonement and shared some scriptures about the atonement and that was by far the best lesson me and Elder Larkin have taught. At the end I bore my testimony to her about the truthfulness of the gospel and how the atonement one of the greatest blessings we have on this earth and I began to cry part way through my testimony. When we finished we had gone way over in time that we were supposed to because we just enjoyed talking to her so much.

The mission is already one of the hardest things I have ever done but at the same time one of the best decisions I have ever made. I love this gospel and I know that my redeemer lives!

Have a great week everyone!

Elder Del Toro

1) Me and Elder Elder Cardon, an old friend from Tacoma Washington.
2) Me and Elder Pisiotta with our street tacos after renewing our visas.

1) a good picture of a fountain I took while driving through D.F.
2) Our classroom where we spend about 7 hours of our day in just this one room

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