Hello everyone! thats right i got a new area! which im excited to tell you about after i tell you what happened this week haha. so just in case you all didnt know missionaries also know how to have fun out here on the mission, so on tuesday after we had our district meeting we had a nerf war! it started out as a free for all but after a little bit me and elder horne joined teams against elder antuna and elder toledo. and man we played for like an hour! we had chairs set up for defenses and tables as forts and we were running and hiding and sliding and it was way intense!!! the game ended when i entered a room i didnt know my companion( elder antuna) was in and he shot me at point blank range in the eye haha. all is good but after i couldnt see for a bit so we just ended it there, but that was way fun! then after that we cleaned up the church and we went to have divisions, me and elder horne in my area and elder antuna and toledo in the other area. it was good we worked hard and elder horne made a baby of an investigator cry because she scared him haha. but all good times. we all slept together in our house and we bought pizza and coke and had a good little party and yeah it was chill. then we had our interviews with the president on thursday in zamora, and after that we went to mcdonalds! needless to say i pigged out haha. and then the rest of friday and saturday was normal, they called me saturday night to tell me i was changing areas so i started packing my stuff( even though i had started packing since thursday since the president basically told me i was going) then went to church on sunday and spent the rest of the day packing! so then monday morning we left la piedad at 8 and got to zamora at 930. where we waited until 130 when me and elder smith left together to go to lazaro cardenas. in between that time we got to talk to elder emery though! hes elder antunas new companion and hes going to my area! how crazy is that? but then me and elder smith left, and when we got to a place called uruapan elder herrmann got on the bus as well as two other elders! so me and him and smith talked for three hours on the bus about the good old times which was great. then when we finally got to lazaro we stepped off the bus and it was like god turned on the heater and the humidifier!! from there me and hermann and two other elders walked to a different bus station to go to our areas. we left lazaro cardenas at 8 and we got to my new area at about 11, the other two elders got off before us. but yeah when we got here my new companion and elder richart were there! elder richart is elder herrmanns new companion and my new companion is elder ramirez! hes really cool so far and our house is way nice honestly! we live in a city called petatlan and our area is the branch of san jeronimito. guys its hot down here! and its humid! so dont be suprised if i come home and you ask where the other half of me is haha, because im sweating just writing my emails! but im excited and happy and cant wait to get to work!! well have a great week i love you all! Love Elder Griffin
our area where we live is really nice actually, i feel safe so far and all is beautiful here. but our proselyting area is a 15 minute bus ride away and from what ive heard its like a newton with only dirt roads haha. just a small town that everyone knows us and has talked to the missionarys, but my companion said that the members are awesome and that we have a few people who can progress so were just gonna work hard and see what happens! my companion is from chihuaha juarez! the city we live in is petatlan, but this week ill take a few pictures of the outside and maybe you can search the street until you find it haha. and my companion says that this place is kinda safe haha. theres lots of drunks apparently and lots of narcos(gangsters) but they dont mess with us at all, and if we leave something somewhere itll be there when we get back because he said they dont rob here, i dont know if they just dont rob us or what but thats what he said haha.
Elder Horne, Elder Griffin, Elder Antuna, Elder Toledo, Mcdonald's in Zamora (first for Kaden)
Elder Griffin, Elder Antuna, last night in La Piedad,
Elder Toledo, Elder Griffin, Elder Horne.
Elder Smith, Elder Emery, Elder Griffin, Elder Horne
Elder Griffin, Elder Herrmann
Elder Reichart, Elder Griffin, Elder Ramirez, Elder Herrmann- in Petatlan- San Jeronimito
Elder Griffin, Elder Antuna, Elder Toledo, Elder Horne- playing in Zamora