WHERE DID EVERYONE GO!!!
Hey everybody! well this week was a little bit harder than most others honestly. This last week in mexico is basically the biggest vacations they have all year long. its called semana santa(holy week) because they remember Jesus Christ and all that but really everyone just takes vacations haha. So this week we were walking alot more and we were in the sun alot more and we didn't have as many lessons as we normally do, we just found ourselves wondering at times where everyone disappeared to haha. it was a little tough at times wondering why we didn't have more success and why it was so hard, but it helped me understand a little bit more all that our savior went through, i cant imagine how hard it was for him to teach the gospel to people who spit on him, cursed him, and all sorts of bad treatments, walking alot more than us and giving his life for us. Its a very special time to be able to remember the atonement, we should always remember and be thankful every day for that great sacrifice. On the bright side this week we had our zone conference with the 4 stakes that are here in Guadalajara! there were alot of missionaries in one building haha. It was also great because President and Sister Assante told us alot more about their lives and where they came from and what they like, we found out that President Assante used to be a cowboy, i think that means we should get along pretty good haha. so we spent the whole day there in training's and learning things we can improve on. It was also really great this week to be able to visit with one of our progressing investigators who had been drinking and smoking all his life since he was 13 years old. he said since we started visiting him he hasn't touched a drop of alcohol, and he has been trying really hard to quit smoking, he has been quitting little by little and this week he set the goal to leave it behind 100%! its amazing to see the changes that people can make when they want to, and then when they ask for gods help. Today we also applied the "work harder play harder" motto, as we spent 2 hours playing basketball and soccer with some other elders, went "shopping"(when i say shopping i mean we bought ties haha) then went and ate at buffalo wild wings for the first time in over 18 months, and also found krispy kreme doughnuts and enjoyed those haha! this week is still vacations week so itll probably be another week of hard work, but i know that for our hard work we can help bless the lives of others. I know that this church is true, i know that Jesus Christ is our Savior and that anyone who has faith in him can become more like him! I hope you all have a great week! love you all! Love Elder Griffin