Monday, January 25, 2016


This last week was super good.  We had a few meetings.  The assistants came over and did divisions with us. And lots of fun stuff.  But the coolest part was when we went to the Temple of Ciudad Juarez. Elder Moya has a convert that is going to serve a mission, and she went to the temple on Saturday and invited us. We talked to the President and he gave us permission to go. It was amazing. It was cool to hear a session in Spanish, and the coolest part is that I understood EVERYTHING and actually I understood better than I did in English when i went before the mission.. It was the coolest thing. I was very happy to go especially because we don't usually go to the temple in this mission. But I would just like to remind anyone who reads this, if you have a recommend, GO.  You never know how much of a blessing it is untill you go.

But that's it for this week.  Today is the first day of the last week before Elder Moya goes home! Thats also super crazy. But that is all.  

Elder St John

Monday, January 18, 2016

El ayuno es numero uno

Mexico is good. It's getting hot in the day and cold at night, typical desert weather. There are 19 missionaries in the zone, and only five are sisters. All are doing well, and I love helping all of them. 

This week was pretty uneventful untill the weekend. 

We were pretty low on work this week so we decided to fast. On Thursday we fasted and on Friday we contacted. And on Saturday we had an appointment with one of the people we contacted. Her name is Melissa. When we knocked her door on Friday she was with a bunch of family and didn't seem too interested.. But on Saturday when we went to the appointment, she opened the door and seemed pretty unexcited to see us.. But I think that God softened her heart and after thinking a little, she decided to let us in. We taught her and her son about church and the restoration really fast and invited her to church and she even said the closing prayer. She was verry happy after the visit and she told us to come back Sunday to meet the rest of her family. She didn't go to church because she thought she needed a dress or skirt to go.. But she read the whole pamphlet we gave her and taught her husband to pray!! It was super cool coming back Sunday and finding out that her husband wanted to know more also! It truly was an answer to our fast. I have been super happy since.

But that's the experience of the year so far. It's been pretty good!

I love you all!

Elder St John

Monday, January 11, 2016

17 Months

SO last week I hit 17 months  Pretty crazy, but sad because I don't want even to think about going home. 

This week we went to Juarez for a training meeting and we also had an area confrence that was streamed by satellite, which was also cool. We didn't get to do much this week because I was in Juarez for a few days, but we had a good time while we were here. 

The work is good here.  We are trying to work more with the members so that we can have references and it seems to be working well! 

But that's about it for the week, because I don't have much time! Love you all! 

Elder St JOhn

Monday, January 4, 2016

Happy New Year!!

So 2015 is all over, my only full year with the name Elder.. kind of sad to think about that. But 2016 has many more great things to offer. Who knows what lies in store. But basically this week was pretty good and normal.... Tuesday Elder Moya got to Alamedas so we got to start the year like we did last year, together.  It's good to be back with Elder Moya.  It makes me think back to my first months as a missionary a lot. But we get along well. 

New Years was good.  To start off the New Year I had a whole bowl of menudo. And the funny thing is that I liked it this time... Elder Moya says I'm very Mexican, which I take as a compliment because I've been here for more than a year and it would be embarrasing if I wasn't Mexican by now.  I even have the mustache. Also next week I get to go back to Juarez for another meeting so that means another four-hour bus ride and another stay in the real inn (the hotel we stay in) and that wil be fun. 

But that's about all for this week, we keep contacting and keep finding people so that's always a blessing. I love you all and hope you have a good new year!

Elder St John