Elder Stockard

Elder Stockard
Mexico Cuidad Obregon Mission

Monday, May 30, 2016

May 23, 2016 - Week 48


Hey, what uppp, worldddd? How are all of you guys?? I can imagine that the vibe is a little bit more chill all of a sudden, now that you and Alyssa went from busy week of finals and grading and projects, to summer vacation in a matter of a couple days. Now you can occupy your time with more fulfilling things, like repainting and carpeting the living room. So I'm kinda unclear on something... the TV is going to go above that passage way where the wooden rocking horse was?? You will definitely have to send me some pics when you finish with all that.

So this week was really good. Ricardo is getting baptized tomorrow and so we're really excited for that. Tomorrow we're gonna have to make some preparations but all should go smoothly, and he's super excited. Next we just gotta work on his family!! As for Victor, we keep seeing little miracles as well as big ones with him. He opened up more and more about how he's been needing a change in his life and some other things. Every time we go to see him, he has been buried in the Book of Mormon and asks great questions about what he reads, which is great cause he learns a lot. He's started to stop smoking, which is also a big feat considering he's smoked for 40 years of his life. We are teaching this couple named Galletano and Maria and they are awesome as well. They were living together, but after teaching them about eternal families they decided to get married. We taught them like 2 weeks ago, last week Galletano proposed, and this week they're getting married! It's been pretty sweet to see. I studied a general conference talk from President Monson and he talked about seeing people as they can become, and not as they are. It's true, the Lord can and does change people.

This week I worked with another missionary in his area, Elder Funk from Arizona. He's going home in August and so I was able to learn a lot from him. I always enjoy doing companionship exchanges to be able to see other things, and also just getting to know other missionaries better. Our district is really cool, cause there are 8 of us in the ward and we all get along really well. Elder Alvarenga and I work really well together too and he is studying a lot of English because he wants to work in English-Spanish translation after his mission so we are practicing that together. It's a part of the mission I love, getting to make great friends and I'm convinced having unforgettable experiences together, like the ones missionaries have so often, is a key to having a great friendship. 

What are the kids in the ward doing? How are Isaac Kelsey, Dylan Rassmussen, Thomas Robertson, and Thomas Diaz? Anyway, I love you guys and I can't wait to talk more next week. Have an awesome first week of summer vacay!! Love you all.


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