Monday, June 27, 2016


Hi everyone!! so this week was pretty good i would say. I don't even know whether a week is good or bad anymore because they all seem great to me! anyways this week the first interesting thing was that we had divisions again, and once again i got put with elder Cuenca. i think i told you guys about him before. anyways hes really disobedient and not humble at all and i absolutely hated working with him last time. this time it was a little better though. we worked in my area and he was pretty good we actually got along alright as well so that was good. the only part that sucked was that before we started the divisions i filled up a bucket full of water in case he didn't get up on time i was gonna dump it on him! but sadly i think he heard about my plan because both mornings he got up with me right on time at 630 so i wasn't able to dump the bucket on him. oh well haha. Also on Friday we had our Zone Conference with the president! we ended up leaving our house at 715 in the morning and didn't get home till 915 at night because we were in Lazaro Cardenas all day long! It was a really good Conference though i liked it. They just talked about being a better missionary and how we can work better with the members and we really need to win their trust so that they will help us with visits and stuff like that! It was really cool just because the president is a way awesome guy and told us that his most important responsibility is the well being about his missionaries! He always tells us how much he loves us and usually tears up while saying it too so its awesome cuz hes such a cool guy! then after we had our interviews and mine was way awesome! it was just like talking to a friend. He just asked how i was and how I've been and if i had any concerns and then he just told me that i need to prepare to be a leader soon! so i guess well see what happens these next transfers if i get called to be a leader or not! Oh also something awesome is that during the Zone Conference they told us that WE CAN WEAR SUNGLASSES and hats!! so saturday and sunday i was wearing my sunglasses whenever we were outside haha. the crappy thing about the hats is that they cant be cowboy hats or baseball hats, so they basically have to be the kind of hats you see the jehovas witness use, and for a lack of better words lets just say their not cool haha. So thats awesome as well! We also found out on saturday that our area is actually really dangerous! when we picked up a member on saturday to help us with a lesson their was a funeral service on the same street. The person who lived their was basically a gangster and he got shot and killed about midnight the night before. then talking with the member after he said that San Jeronimito is way dangerous cuz theres a bunch of gangs and just bad people. during the night the marines and the army and police all drive around in their truck looking for people. on a side note, the people at the funeral were screaming and crying just because they thought that they'd never see that person again and that was the end, how thankful we are that we know the plan of salvation and we know we can be with our families forever! speaking of dangerous things, theirs an american family in the ward of zihuatenejo and since on sunday we had a stake conference i was talking to the dad for a bit and he said that he didnt go to the stake conference in Lazaro because its not recommended for americans to leave Zihuatenejo and Ixtapa. So really i shouldnt even be in my area haha! So thats cool as well! no worries i still feel really safe! i know the lord is watching over me and nothing crazy has happened while weve been around or close to where we live so all is well! well thats about it for this week! Love you all and i hope life is treating you well! something i like that i saw written on a bus here says "dont tell god you have a big problem, tell your problem you have a big god". Have a great week!! Love Elder Griffin

KARI: Wowzer bud...  sounds like you had plenty of opportunity to teach alot of people about the plan of salvation right there and I hope that they understand that they better not mess with my son, because he does have a really big power watching over him and I have to say, that I truly feel that you are being protected and watched over, I really do feel a peaceful feeling that you are protected!  I hope that you feel that same peace and I hope that you know that you truly are a leader and I know you will give it your all and that you will bring the best out in everyone of the people and the missionaries that you will be serving with!  You are a great example to me and to all the members in your family! I remember when you left on your mission, Haley saying that you are the first in the griffin family to serve a mission and what an impact you will have on the future generations of the griffin family cousins!  Way to go bud for being the first and the best example to all of us!  You are and will continue to be blessed and protected for your love and devotion to your Heavenly Father!  I love you and I pray for your happiness and for your safety and that you will know that your family is safe and protected at home too!  Love you forever bud!

KADEN: Thanks mom i love you too! yeah i know i told the member who lives close by that we should visit them some day soon and teach them haha. Yeah im not too worried about my safety honestly. i know that god is watching over me and you guys as well!! havent even really worried about that for awhile honestly. and its funny too cuz down here is crazy! like the driving is crazy and we just cross highways and freeways right in the middle of the road and if we wanna get on a bus we basically have to do it running haha! all is good though im loving it down here! honestly dont think theres any other place in the world id rather be right now that right here doing what im supposed to do!

KARI: Awesome to hear that last line... doing what I'm supposed to do!  Your amazing Kaden!  You are truely amazing and i am so very proud of you!  WOW!  Cool cool cool! 

so for anyone that says spanish is easy... this is just an example of how many different ways there are to conjugate ONE WORD!!

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