Thursday, June 16, 2016

Karla is going to be baptised on saturday and Jose when he gets back from Baja California (who knows). Daniela still hasnt been baptised but we hope soon, the Tovar Family (Karen, Hanibal, and Andrea) should be for the 26th, Elisabeth the 25th, and Luis Fernando the 19th. We'll see you else. We had a cool experience with Elisabeth. Shes a funny lady. Imagine a big fat black lady who sells jello in the street only mexican, she has an 8 year old daughter and her husband is really old like 60 (oh and I forgot to say shes 28), shes like a normal lady from downtown Mexico City, swears a ton and even has a bullet hole in her foot that she said shes going to show us someday to prove how much her life has changed and how happy she is selling jello, shes hilarious. Anyways last week when I was in splits with Elder Hansen (San Fransisco CA/St. George UT) we went to visit her (infront of a hospital where she sells jello from 3-8) we have been visiting her a while and the missionaries before had found her but she'd never progressed much. We were talking to her and she said that she loves everything the church teaches and wants to get baptised its just hard for her to go to church and she doesnt want to leave her party life (she likes to drink on the weekends). We asked her if she believed that Joseph Smith was a prophet, She kindof studdered around and finally said that no she wasnt sure. So we invited her to read Joseph Smith's testimony in front of the Book of Mormon and pray about it (shes had all the lessons and read several chpts in the BoM) she said she would and we left. Then we didnt find her for a few days but didnt think much about it until we found her on Tuesday in font of the the phone company (shes there from 10 to 1) She told us that over the weekend she had had a lot of problems in her family and she was feeling really depressed she even thought about killing herself, but then she saw the book of Mormon on her nightstand and remembered the homework we'd given her and read it, she said after reading it she felt peace and she knew it was true. She still has problems and for that reason she still didnt go to church yesterday but she comitted to change and I saw it in her eyes. Shes a crazy lady but her life is about to change and I know shes going to do it. Its a testimony that God loves all of his children, lots of churches her teach that He only loves those that are obedient or those who are members of his church but I know that he loves all of them, individually. And he's always there to help us and he will bless us when he sees our effort. I love the mission and the people here. I honestly love Mexico and I dont even understand why. 
The lady from 4th ward reminds me of a lady I met here, she was one of the most faithful members I have met. The pictures of the house look good! Im excited to see more! My companion is good we get along good too, hes normal haha. Not super great but not super bad haha. Im getting used to the ward and I like it, theres a few families that are really great but the rest are cold, prideful, and unfriendly...we'll see what we can do to change that. Things are going good. 
Im not sure what else to say but thanks for everything! I love you lots. I dont know where I would be without parents like you! Mis papas son los mejores del mundo. Les amo!
Gracias y que tengan una bonita semana!
Elder Inskeep

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