Elder Stockard

Elder Stockard
Mexico Cuidad Obregon Mission

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

January 9, 2017 - Week 81


How's it going back there?? You haven't perished in the Northern Nevada floods yet?? I'm sure that many people would love to escape to the weather here for a couple weeks. I don't think we´ve had a day colder than 75 in the whole year of 2017!! I'm still trying to protect myself from being sunburned, haha. But the work is going great here. It was really nice to finally get back to a somewhat normal week after all the craziness of the holidays. 

We were able to find a lot of new people in this week because everyone was getting back from vacation or the guests were leaving. We found a middle aged couple named P and J, both who are suuuuuper cool. I'm super excited to be able to keep teaching them. Eva continues to progress towards her baptismal date this month and we went back with an investigator from earlier and he seemed repentant and showed up at church yesterday for the first time ever!! So it was a week of many pleasant surprises and blessings. Elder Christensen and I get along so well which makes everything 10x more enjoyable. I am dreading the day that we have to be separated, haha. 

Other news here... The Mexican government has raised the prices here in a a lot of things such as electricity, and gasoline (which are all government owned here) which raises the prices in everything, which has obviously caused a lot of strain on a lot of people and there's actually been a number of riots. So the people have been pretty frightened and many people have asked us why such unfortunate things happen and its given us a great opportunity to teach them exactly how one can find peace and joy in the middle of the commotion of the world, all the while their are also specific blessings and commandments to help people in their economic well being. So that is the big news and how it´s affected the work here. We´re obviously hoping that everything will work out well for the people here. 

It sounds like Gma and Alyssa´s Disneyland trip will be pretty legendary. I'm curious to hear the review of Disneyland done in a hotel. I'm sure they'll have a great time. Are you guys pretty much staying put for the next little while, excluding the Utah trips?? I hope that being back to reality in 2017 is treating you all really well!! This year will be an incredible one, I'm sure of it!! Well, I love you all so much and hope that you're doing great! Have a great week!!



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