Monday, July 24, 2017

RAIN=FUN, July 24, 2017

Hey everyone! well this week was another roller coaster in the mission. Monday was really fun since we went to Uruapan and visited the beautiful national park. Tuesday was great as well since i was able to do divisions with  my cousin Elder Ashford. we were able to work well together and also enjoy our time together and have fun and laugh alot, especially Tuesday night when all 4 of us were together in one house and thats when the real fun started haha! so that was one of the ups of this week. a down is that Tuesday we visited our investigator that was going to be baptized and we told he to show up to the church the next day at 11 for his interview and he said he would. well we were waiting for him but he never showed up... tried calling him and he didn't answer for the longest time. finally when he answered he was... upset to say the least. said he would not be coming to the church, and to quit calling him. that was a big bummer and both me and my companion took it pretty hard. we kept working throughout the week afterwards, a little slower than normal though sad to say. passed through Thursday and Friday. Saturday we decided to cut the grass around the church since it was up to my knee or higher in some parts, that took two hours in the hot sun (yes mom i got burnt, yes mom i forgot to put on sunscreen, yes mom I'm dumb and i want skin cancer haha) by the time we finished i had blisters on my hand from cutting and raking so much. but it made us feel good and the church looked alot better after. that night we had a ward activity planned that had been in the works for over a month. well when it was time to start, not one investigator nor less active had showed up, and just our luck it started to rain, HARD. and when it rains in mexico no one leaves anywhere, so we knew that no one was gonna come, and even though we are missionaries we still like to have fun, so me and my companion went and played in the rain with the young men from the ward and ended up SOAKING wet. it was well worth it though haha. finally a member showed up with a friend that had never been to the church before, so we started the activity. we gave him a tour through the church and in each room we had decorated the church to explain a different part of the plan of salvation. i was dressed in white to talk about what we need to do while we are on the earth( be baptized). so while the activity didn't turn out too well, we had lots of fun! that was an up and a down at the same time haha. and that was our week! This next week we wont be doing much, we get to travel to the area farthest away for a baptismal interview, and my companion will be getting a wisdom tooth taken out and he will need to rest after. next week are transfers as well so ill let yall know what happens and where i will be ending my mission! thanks again to everyone for all that you do! have a great week! Love Elder Griffin

 This is a Sister Missionary, he said they just wanted it to look like a baptism for the picture...

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