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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

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BISHOP'S KIDS!

BLOOD FROM MOSQUITO BITES!

ALICE AND HER STUFFED ANIMAL....LOOKS REAL!

HERMANA MAXWELL AND HERMANA PIPKIN

WATCH OUT!!

FREE TIME FUN!

FAVORITE STORE!


LUNCH WITH INVESTIGATOR SUZY


A PIC JUST FOR BRYNNA!

HOLA FROM YSLETA!!!

Wow what a week. Its been full of success, downer days, as well as craaazy people. I had no idea how many crazy people live in el paso TX haha. But its ok because that's what makes the mission interesting :) Josefina and Jesus have been totally stellar!! They pretty much run the gospel principles class now.  Jesus got the priesthood this past sunday :) It was soooo awesome. Plus they are already starting to come out to our other investigator lessons. And YES! SUZY IS GETTIN" BAPTIZED!!! WOOO!!! oh my goodness she is totally incredible.  Like I said before her mom is not very supportive. BUT a miracle totally happened this week! So her mom would like hide her book of Mormon so she couldn't read it, and she had to bribe her siblings to find out where it was at. (horrible right?) but this past week her mom confronted her and asked "why in the world do you care so much about this book?! Whats in it anyways?" And so she gathered her whole family together and read from the book of Mormon!!! Her mom liked it and is slowly starting to change. It really is a MIRACLE. so so happy. I cant wait for her to be baptized Saturday. keep her in your prayers!!! seriously... satan works so hard on our investigators during baptism weeks.
Lets see what else... just teaching tons!!! our district is amazing. Last week our district alone taught more lessons than some ZONES did.  And hna pipkin and I taught the most out of our district. Things are looking up! there are still hard times obviously but we are seeing lots of success.
Its stiiilll not cooling down. Always in the high ish 70's. I miss my Utah Snow!!! its hard not to have a white holiday season but that's ok :) Ill be having a Mexican Christmas! Should be purty exciting. I just LOVE the Mexican people. So humble and open to the gospel.  Its really rare that we get rejected... at least harshly. Usually they will at least listen to us for a few minutes even if they don't believe what we are saying. Exchanges was this past week so I got to see the Horizon area with Sister Biancardi (sister training leader). I learned TONS.  There are sooo many incredible missionaries in this mission. Our mission is seriously amazing. apparently we had more baptisms as a mission than the whole south west area. Our mission president knows how to whip us into shape and help us to improve.
the language is still really hard. Like I understand 95% of what people say MOST OF THE TIME. but the little grammatical rules and such are really hard to get down. I still sound VERY much like a gringa. Im trying though.  Thank you so much for your prayers and support. Couldn't do it without 'yall!!! LOVE YOU!!
 
Hermana Maxwell

And I know im sure life is soooo busy. But I do know that when we put god first everything else falls into place. I think its 3 nephi 13:33... seek ye first the kingdom of god and then all will be added unto you. I have seen so much of that while on my mission. Like so many people have solid jobs on sundays etc that they just cant let go of. But miracles happen when we put the most important first. Not saying your not of course :) the mission has also made me appreciate the little things in life because they are what make us the most happy. Like sharing a laugh with a friend or the fall leaves or even making silly mistakes.

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