Elder Stockard

Elder Stockard
Mexico Cuidad Obregon Mission

Monday, August 15, 2016

August 15, 2016 - Week 60


What up fam, how are all you guys doing?? So today is the official start of our 6th week this transfer, so who knows what is going to happen. I've been here in Navojoa with Elder Chichia for 3 months now, and I've loved it. We´re both really hoping that we can stay together for another month and a half and keep working hard with the people we´ve found. Its not very common to be together that long, but its possible so we´ll see how it all goes. 

But how did the first day of school go? Haha I love looking back and reflecting on how I felt going back to another year of school after an entire summer of vacations, my heart goes out to all the poor kids who had to go through another first day of school today, including Lauren with medical school lol. 

So this week has been really good. I've had a little bit of a cough for like the whole weekend but today I finally felt a lot of improvement which was good. This whole week it rained a ton here, and like 90 % of the streets are made entirely out of dirt, and were not designed by grade a civil engineers, so there's always sooooooo much standing, muddy water after each rain. Its kinda a catch 22 because when it's raining, it's super cool outside and really nice for proselyting. But it's also a great way to get very dirty, haha. But the heat wears off a little bit in like a month and the rainy season stops, so that'll be really nice haha. 

On Thursday we had a zone conference with President and Sister Myers here in Navojoa and it was really great. He talked a lot about how much help the Lord gives us in our lives each day, and has some really awesome stories to back up the doctrine that he´s teaching, which I like a lot. Pretty much everything those 2 have done in their short time here has just impressed me with how helpful and awesome they have been. Then for Thursday and Friday I went to a superrrrr small town like an hour away, that is called Etchojoa with Elder Koford. We had a great time working together and then just chatting it up, it's always super nice to get to know someone better and find great friends in the mission.  With other missionaries and also the people we teach. 

As far as our investigators, one continues to progress super well. Something that is a great sign is that she is starting to invite all of her friends and family to start going to church and listening to us as well, and she told us she wants them to see if they can be as happy with it as she has been. Maybe she doesn't 100% realize it as her being a missionary and a huge help for them, but it makes our job sooo much easier when the people can be supported by their family and friends to investigate the church as well. Another one unfortunately has kinda taken a step back and hasn't gone to church. He told us that he is very confident in the church and feels good there just that right now his family doesn't want him there and he is scared of the problems there could be with that. It's really too bad, but I don't feel bad at all for the seed we planted with him, and I'm confident that in no time at all he will feel the assurance to go ahead and trust that everything else will be okay. So we´ve been finding a lot of new people and doing everything we can to get them to progress as well. 

So how was the week with the house full of wedding guests?? I did not recognize a few of those names you mentioned that were staying there but holy crap that was a ton of people who stayed with ya´ll. That's super cool that Trev and Logan's sealing was so spiritual, big congrats to the newlyweds! Seems like everyone is getting married now haha. That's really cool that Gma and Gpa will be able to go to SLC for Tommy and Courtney's wedding... Are they getting married in the Salt Lake temple or which one are they going to?

Anyways thanks so much for the love, I love you all so much and miss you!!

Have an awesome week,


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