Monday, February 29, 2016

Happy Leap Year

Hello everyone! This past week was pretty good!

We did lots of contacting like always, and we had lots of lessons. And we really don't have many stories for this week... it was very average... But Saturday we had a meeting with the President here in Casas Grandes.  It went well.  

This week we also had to record a video of a contact that we did in the street, and that was really uncomfortable... But I helped us out. And uh.. well there isn't much to say. 

It's starting to get hot now.. even though it's cold at night... but I'm getting used to it... umm. Next week we go to Juarez and have Stake Conference so I will tell you all about that... umm but that's all! 

Love you all!

Elder St John

Monday, February 22, 2016


This week was a very good week! We did many fun things. like:

Contact, A lot! 
We caught a rabbit in our back yard.
We went to Juarez.
I met the Pope.
And many things more.

So we had to contact a lot this week because we don't want to visit members, less actives or anything that has been baptized, so that we could bring many unto the waters of baptism. We spent almost the whole day on Saturday contacting and i loved it. We met many people and set a lot of appointments. It was worth it. 

While studying one morning this week, I was thinking about how it's almost spring and I thought about Easter and while looking out the window we saw a bunny! What a lucky early Easter surprise! And naturaly as any other human, we decided to catch it. After about 10 minutes of hunting and chasing we finally caught the bunny. The owner of our house (also our neighbor) told us the night before that she had been trying to catch that very bunny the day before. So we gave her the bunny and she invited us to eat with them. The best part is that she gave us burritos made from bunny meat. So our reward for catching the bunny was a big bunny burrito. It was a good day. 

We went to Juarez AGAIN this week and had another meeting. It was good to go back and I even got to meet the Pope. I even got a picture.  It might even beat the picture my dad got with Will Smith`s son. 

This week went by really fast, and it was a very good week. Our investigators are progressing, and we keep on finding more people to teach.  Also in our mission we have a weekly bulletin and every week the President chooses his favorite spiritual experience to put in the bulletin. This week Elder Camacho and I were chosen. (I wrote the experience.) And even though it is in Spanish I will send you all a copy so that you can see what our mission bulletin is like! Katelyn and Luke can translate it so you might be able to understand. 

That is all for this week.  I hope you enjoyed my letter! Love you all!

Elder St John

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

La Papa Mas Grande

This week has been good! It is my second week with Elder Camacho, and it's awesome! So if you remember the person that I told you about last week, who said that she wants to be a member of the Church and all, we visited her this week and she had finished the WHOLE Book of Mormon including the guide in the back and everything.  We put a baptismal date with her for the 12th of March. So we will see how that goes! We are super excited. 

On Thursday we got a call in the morning from the assistants and they told us to get on a bus and go to Juarez that same day.... So at 5:00 p.m. we left for Juarez... There was a Military check point on the way there and we waited there for an hour while they checked the trailers in front of us. So we got to Juarez at about 11:00 at night. We were hungry but all the food places were closed and we had nothing to eat, so they let us go buy some stuff at a store nearbye.. so we bought sandwich stuff and got home, ate and went to bed at like 1:00 a.m. We had a meeting Friday morning about the changes in the mission and we will be going back this Thursday.... It's a good thing I love traveling or this would kill me.

But big news! The Pope is coming to Juarez this week so that should be interesting.... I'll let you know how that goes next week... Love you all and have a good week!

Elder St John

Monday, February 8, 2016

Week One with Elder Camacho

Elder Moya

Elder Camacho

This week was awesome! On Monday Elder Moya left ):  And then on Tuesday Elder Camacho got here at like 5:00. Wednesday morning we had a meeting with the 2 zones in Casas Grandes and then we went out to preach. We found a super cool person who told us she wants to be a member of our Church!  I will let you know more about her if it goes well. On Wednesday night they told us we had to leave on Thursday morning to go to a meeting in Juarez, so at 9:00 a.m. Thursday morning we took the bus to Juarez.  We got there at about 1:00 and then ate and had a meeting with the President for ZLs and Sister Training Leaders. it was a really cool meeting and we took a test to see what kind of leaders we are.

Friday we got back home, and we visited Ivonne Carrasco.  She is the investigator who went to church last week.  We set a baptismal date with her for the 5th of March (you're all invited) and we invited her to a bapism that we had in the zone on Saturday.  She loved the baptism and was talking about her baptism the whole time. It was great, and after the baptism we ate tacos de tripitas which, if I'm not mistaken, are made of intestines... but they were delicious.

Sunday we watched the Superbowl all day and... Just kidding, we actually didn't even watch a second of the Superbowl... but it would have been fun.... And that's all for the week! 

Love you all.

Elder St. John

Elder Camacho and Spencer

Elder St. John and Elder Camacho

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Good Morning!

I'm staying here in Alamedas, and Elder Camacho from Monterrey Nuevo Leon Mexico is going to be my new companion.  Tomorrow he will get here so I will send you a picture next week! 

We taught the Young Women's class yesterday and it was... awkward because we had to teach about temple marriage and stuff like that.. but it was good too. We also brought a family of four to church yesterday which made me super happy! They told us they want to be baptized so we will be working with them over the next few weeks to bring them closer to Christ. 

I'm glad that Hayden is filling out his mission papers. You have no idea how happy I am that he will be going on a mission. It is really the best thing ever. 

Elder St John