Week 7 from Chihuahua, Mexico

This week was just a really cool week, and also difficult. It was really cool in that I was able to baptize somebody, physicaly, not just have a baptism. There’s also probrably going to be 4 more baptisms this month, which is amazing, because this area has only had 2 baptisms in the past 2 months. Not a terrible thing to start off with. The only thing that bothers me is that yes, they are being baptized, and I’ll be there for it, but they’re not from my work and diligence. I’m exceptionally grateful to be in an are that’s prospering, but I really want to see the fruits of my own labors. I know that’s all based on how hard I work and am obedient, but I can’t wait for that time.

Before I left the CCM I was really praying and fasting and praying for a good and obedient trainer. God heard my prayers. His name is Elder Conklin and he’s a very obedient missionary, which is amazing cause that’s the biggest thing I wanted to be on my mission! Great three months to learn. We also get along exceptionally well, we work hard and joke around quite a bit, great combintion.

What realy stinks is I haven’t had a full study time. Most days I haven’t had any study time. There’s always something that pops up, usually it’s a meeting. Also because of this we loose a lot of time in the day, that mixed with Christmas makes it kinda difficult to get a hold of people.

I also showered using a bucket this morning, That was exciting.

ā€‹Also the mailing adress if you want to send me stuff is this. The address is in the U.S. and then he brings it over to Chihuahua every once in a while. It’s safe and it’s cheaper.

Julio Velazquez/ (Nombre del Misionero)
P.O. Box 1486
Presido, TX
USA, 79845

Love always,

Elder Arnold

This is me with my first trainer companion, Elder Conklin

This is me with my first trainer companion, Elder Conklin

My first baptism.  :)

My first baptism. šŸ™‚




5th and final week at the CCM, Mexico City

Well IĀ“m glad that Thanksgiving went well, even without me! Thanksgiving here was actually pretty cool, we had a devotional given by Elder David A Bednar, and it was a Q&A, granted he only answered 5 or so questions in an hour and a half, and it was a broadcast, it was pretty dang amazing. The staff also got pretty dang fancy too, we got actual silverware!!! The food was turkey with mashed potatoes so that was pretty cool. The best part was that we got pie though!!! I like pie. Then to top it all off we had chicken bakes for dinner that were from cosco, so it all not a spectacular thanksgiving, but a pretty good one.

I emailed Tim a bit, hopefully thatĀ“ll help him out.Ā 

Becky said the games weren’t the same without me haha. She said the werewolf game wouldn’t have been fun cause William and I couldn’t be together ;). Made me chuckle inside.

So my first companion, Elder Simon got pretty mad at me and Elder BangeterĀ today. I like to wake up really early,Ā 4:30Ā to get my laundry done and then put it in the drier atĀ 5:30. So Elder Simon really likes his sleep and I tried to be nice and make it possible to not wake him up, which I did cause atĀ 4:15Ā I woke up and just decided to get my laundry done then, but atĀ 5:30Ā I needed my alarm and when it went off he started kicking my bed to get it to shut off, which granted was pretty funny haha. I didn’t think it was a big deal, you wake up by alarm and fall back asleep, but he was pretty mad about it and still is pretty mad. I feel kinda bad, but if I don’t do it in the morning everybody is trying to do it at the same time and it gets hectic. I can’t help it if heĀ“s gonna be mad about this, I love the guy, but he’s very hard to get along with.

Thankfully IĀ“m getting out of here though, 2 in the morning on Monday, WOOP!!!! I love the people here and the sports and everything, but I absolutely canĀ“t wait until I can finally do the LordĀ“s work and maybe bring about some miracles. The two hermanas that are in the district before us that have already left have a total of 4 baptisms already, itĀ“s cool to see how much the LordĀ“s work is progressing in otherĀ“s missions. I can only hope the same will happen to me. I know that it depends on my work and focus, but even still, sometimes it just doesn’t happen.

Hope you like the email, and possibly the next time I email you IĀ“ll be in Chihuahua.

Love always,

Elder Arnold