Monday, November 30, 2015


It was a good week this week! We did lots of good stuff!

But mainly we did divisions and I was with Elder Cottle from Oregon.  We went to his area, and we got to contact there, and met a few pretty crazy people, like a guy who straight up told us to never come back.... which doesnt happen often, but it was funny when it happened, because Elder Cottle asked him why, and he got more mad and went back to his house stomping his feet like a little kid. It was funny. 

I got back to my area and we kept on working hard, and on Friday The district leaders went to Juarez, and their companions stayed here in Casas Grandes, so we paired them off and there was one left. It is Elder Wilson, who started his mission like 3 weeks ago, and is super cool! Elder Castro and I worked with  him from Friday to Saturday, and even though he didn't speak Spanish too well, he worked super hard and even contacted with us and taught in the lessons. It was great.

Sunday we got to talk in church because the speakers didnt come.. So I talked about the attributes of christ and that was really.. good.  I still don't like public speaking, but I'm pretty sure if i can write a 10 minute talk in Spanish in like 30 minutes, I can do pretty well in English. 

That's all for the week! This week I go to Juarez, so I'll let you know about that next week! 

Love you all. 

Elder St John

I always try to take pictures of the prettiest stuff I see.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Frio Frio Frio

So this week was cold. It's usually around like 30 to 40 degrees! And we only have a little gas heater, that we can't use very much because gas is expensive here.... so we just use a lot of clothes and blankets. And I'm starting to get used to it now. 

But Tuesday, we went on interchanges or divisions or whatever you call it, and I was with Elder Mora and we stayed in Alamedas to work while my comp was in the area of his companion.. We worked pretty hard and we even found a new investigator! She read the Book of Mormon and liked it a lot! 

Wednesday we ended divisions and we later went to cut wood for some people we met. Nothing to exciting later.

Thursday, we went and found a few more new people to teach. We later had a meeting with the 2 stakes from Casas Grandes about the Christmas choir that I won't be in because I missed try outs.. But it doesnt matter.. We still have lots of stuff to do to help out with in the choir. 

Friday was a normal day, Saturday as well. 

Sunday we went to church, which was good as usual. and after that we went to visit a family that we found during the week, and we taught them lesson 1.  They loved it so they all became new investigators. It was a pretty good week! I enjoyed it all! Even though it was cold. 

Elder St John

Monday, November 16, 2015

Back in Dublan

Well I finally made it back to Colonia Dublan. And instead of coming back as a little district leader, I came back to take the whole ZONE. My plan to take over the whole mission is slowly taking place. Just kidding, But being ZL is pretty cool, My companion, Elder Castro, is super cool.  He is 26 years old and a convert of 3 years. He is also hilarious. But he is an awesome missionary.

Our area, Alamedas, is the smallest area in the whole mission I think, and Elder Castro has been here for almost 9 months. He was actually my zone leader when I was district leader in my last area here in Dublan. And it's pretty funny because he knows EVERYONE. We will be walking down a street and he will be naming everything he knows about every house. We contact in the street and he will have already talked to the person. It's pretty funny. But despite the lack of size in the area, we have a baptism planned for this month.  The man's name is Carlos and he is the father of 4 recent converts here in the area, and he is about 82 years old. He is the best. So if any of you think it's too late to change, you're wrong because Carlos is way older than any of you and he is going to be baptized. 

This week I basically got to know the area. I got here on Tuesday in the afternoon and since then we have basically just contacted 24/7, and I love it. Contacting is the best. We knock doors and talk to literally eveyone we see in the street and even though a lot don't accept us, we keep trying so that we can find the people who really need our message. And we have had some success which is a big blessing. Also they just made 200 new houses in our area and in these next two weeks they will be getting filled up, so don't be suprised when in a few weeks I tell you we have 200 baptisms planned. 

Sunday was good.  I went to church, and it's in the same building as my old area, so I saw a lot of my old friends that I made in Lomas. it was a good day. 

Thanks for all you support and love!

Elder St John

Monday, November 9, 2015

My Last Week in Satellite

My favorte stop sign in Mexico.

So this week was a good week, but a sad week, because it was my last week in Satelite, and also in Juarez. They told us yesterday that im going to be a Zone Leader in Colonia Dublan. So I will be going back to the area right next to my old area with Elder Castro as my next companion! I'm pretty excited to be Zone Leader and I did enjoy Dublan a lot so it wil be good to go back, but it will be sad to leave Satelite. It will be missed. 

Tuesday they told me I was going to be a zone leader so that I could go to meetings on Thursday and Friday. 

Wednesday was a good day, just contacting and enjoying the cooler weather. 

Thursday I went on divisiones with Elder Moya (my trainer) becasue we are both going to be zone leaders so we went to the meeting together. The meeting was super cool.  We learned all about how Preach My Gospel was formed and it was a really cool experience. And it was also cool to be with Elder Moya again as well. 

Elder Moya and I reunited again for one day!

Friday we had another meeting, which was good as well. And later we ended the divisones and I was back with Elder De Olarte. We kept on working hard.

Saturday we had a normal day.  I visited a few members I wanted to say goodbye too. And that's about it..

Sunday we enjoyed church.  We kept contacting and ended up finding a less active convert who had moved here just barely and didn't know were the church was and that was good to see. She seems really excited about the Church and I hope she finds the church and can be active again. 

That's all for the week! I hope you all had a great week as well. 

Elder St John

Because i dont have a visa right now I have to wear a disguise. Meet Ted.  

Me with a part family, the family Cerezo Santa Cruz. They are the best. 

Monday, November 2, 2015

Dia de Los Muertos

Welcome everyone to another weekly letter from your favorite missionary! 

It was a pretty good week this week! there was lots of walking and I was pretty busy as well! 

Some of the cool things that happened this week:

On Thursday it was cold. But we also did a lot of walking and we also visited a future missionary who sent his papers in last Tuesday! So it will be really cool to see where he goes and when he leaves! We also ate hotdogs there as well.

On Friday we tried contacting a few people and we also carved pumpkins! It was a pretty fun experience because my companion had never carved a pumpkin before, but he did a good job and we enjoyed it! 

All our pumpkins (left to right: Elder Fox, mine, Elder Junco, Elder De Olarte

Saturday was Halloween so we contacted with candy, which didn't turn out all that well but it was still fun! We saw lots of trick or treaters and we even got a little bit of candy, which would have been better if I didn't get a bunch of candy with chili. I still don't understand why the people here love chili so much. 

I stopped to read the Book of Mormon on a really comfy looking chair.

Sunday we contacted in an area where we don't go very much and at first it was a little difficult, because the people didn't accept us all that well, but I felt we should keep trying and we left the area with four new people to visit! I was really happy as we left. 

And that's about it for the week! Mainly just the weekend was where all the action happened. But I hope you all had a good Halloween and dia de los muertos! 

Elder St John

Just some of the beauty Ciudad Juarez has to offer.