Monday, January 26, 2015

My New Life in J-Town

So this week was super duper duper awesome! I don't have much time to write today but I´ll tell you as much as I can:

Monday: we cleaned the house in our old area and got ready for transfers.

Tuesday: We left the house at 5:30 a.m. to catch our bus to Juarez. We arrived at about 11:00 and then we got a ride to the mission offices where I met my new companion, Elder Mellado. We went to our area and I left my stuff there and we went out and taught. And HOLY COW my area is GORGEOUS: I feel like I'm back in America. All the houses here are in private neighborhoods so we have to talk to a security guard to enter. Our apartment is alright, we live like literally two seconds away from the zone leaders so that is super convienent because my comp is the district leader. But that's about it for Tuesday.

Wednesday: There was a training for the district leaders by the president and because my comp is a DL i got to go too! It was super cool and I learned a lot about commitments. Later that day we had a lession wiht an investigator named Clara, this lession was super special because the mission President was there. I was super nervous when i found out we were going to be teaching a lession with the mission president but the lession turned out great! The president even said i have great spanish!

Thursday: It was freezing and it snowed.

Friday: It was freezing and it didn't snow.

Saturday: It was freezing in the morning, hot in the evening, and didn't snow. An investigator told us our jackets smelled bad so he washed them for us. (He is a sanitacions specialist.)

Sunday: By Sunday I was feeling pretty good about myself because all the people we had visited told me I had good Spanish. And this week I overcame my fear of talking to people. SO Sunday was great, church was good. We taught a little in Sunday School about baptism. Then we contacted a little and it was a good week.

Summary: This week was really good. I LOVE my new area and Elder Mellado is great. Everyone told me my Spanish was really good so I felt awesome the whole week. I had a lession with the President and it sounds like he likes me more than I thought. The only problem is that our ward is like ours at home, everyone has been a member since birth and no one knows how to do missionary work. So we hardly get references and have a small pool of investigators... But we are working hard to fix that problem. 

I love the mission and everything about it. I love you guys lots!

Elder St John

P.S.  ALSO, Saturday I went to the border (because it's in my area, ya. I'm that close to the USA) and I looked out over El Paso. It was beautiful.


  1. Dave grew up in El Paso, Texas. I loved visiting there, and he couldn't understand why because he said it was very ugly. I always asked him early on while we were still dating if he would take me over the border so I could say I had been in Mexico. Back then it was fun to cross over and do some shopping and bartering with the locals. Now it is too dangerous. Bummer. I guess I lost my chance. Stay safe and keep up the good work. I am so happy that you are grasping the language. What a blessing it will be to be bi-lingual. Love you, Chantel

  2. I'm so happy to hear you like your new area! I guess the changes in a mission are a good thing because you get to experience a variety of people and places. Nice job on the Spanish. The compliments had to feel great! Keep up the good work!

    Julie (and Tom too)