Mailing Address in Mexico

Elder Oliver Philip Hulme
Guadalajara East Mission
AV. 18 de Marzo #3088
Colonia las a Aguilas
Zapopan, Jalisco, Mexico
CP 45080

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Superman outfits, great interview with Pres, rosebushlike throat

January 19, 2015

Reader’s disgression (VH-I think he means discretion) advised:

This week was one where there was little work done.
MONDERZ One of our missionaries had some sort of a crazy bulge on his leg (it was gross), and it got pretty bad last Monday, so they were in the hospital getting that all taken care of. They didn´t think that they would be there for long, so they didn´t take anything with them. But he had to be in the hospital for 3 days. Elder Lopez and I got our Superman outfits on, and went and helped them out so they could have fresh clothes, stuff to study, and some super great EFY music from 2003 (sarcasm.) We took a taxi home, and with permission, got home at 9:30. 

TUEZDERZ. Was a pretty normal Tuesday. The kid that was sick is the district leader, so I gave the district meeting that week. He´s got a pretty fun district. It was just a normal day. 

WEDNEZDERZ. Every 3 months, President Camarillo has interviews with all of the missionaries. It was our turn. The role of the zone leaders with the interviews is: the night before, we must find where we are going to do the interviews, at what time, and how fast the pres. is going to do them. We also set up the order of when everyone will be interviewed and give the missionaries the list of all they have to bring.
Then on the day of, we have to revise/check all of their area books, daily planners, and Spanish/English study books. We got there at 7am, left at 4:30pm, and ate at 5.

I had an absolutely lovely interview with President Camarillo; it was one of the best parts of the week. When we started my interview, he pulled out his iPad, and pulled up the picture where dad carved my face into a pumpkin. Dad, my mission president thinks you are ingenious and a super artist. So that is a good compl(i/e)ment.

THURZDERZ. I woke up feeling a bit sickly. We did a whole bunch of walking, and at about 7pm I felt terrible. I was told to get a thermometer and some medicine and to go home and rest. We got home at 8. I had a fever of 39celsius,(bummer ted) and my throat was awfully rosebushlike (spikey). 

FRIDERZ--. I went to the clinic-like place to get checked up, and my super mega tonsel tonsil tonsuls were mega swoll, and covered in a nasty pus. Turns out I got a pretty good throat and ear infection. They prescribed me about a gallon of medicine, and told me I had to rest for 3 days.

SUNDERZ    These three days were boring, fevered up in bed sleeping and reading. It was funny because every night this week from Thursday, I woke up in the middle of the night in a mad sweat, and my sheets always had a huge Elder Hulme print in them. Gross. Time to wash sheets. 

On Sunday night we got the list of the exchanges for the whole zone and got everything all prepared for the whole zone to come and go. My child, Elder Martinez, is now in the zone, so I am super excited to see him a lot more.

MONDERZ We were in the bus station all morning long, helping missionaries not get lost, and making sure there was order. We got back at 2pm, and cleaned the house to the ground. Right now I feel like 100bux because I can get to work again. Elder Lopez and I have lots of plans to get lots done.
Good news... God answers prayers. I am pretty much 100% cured.
The best news: The gospel has been restored. We have proof of it, written in a small lil book of 520 pages. We have a living prophet and we can have the ever so important priesthood in our lives. I know it.
I am really sorry to hear about Becky. That is too bad. I will keep them in the prayers.
I hope this letter doesn´t sound like I am complaining, I am really happy.

Long letter. Sorry.
Elder Hulme, Occasionally disguised as DOCTOR HULme, pill popping siempre.

Once while I was sleeping they dressed up one of our favorite members as a super gangster. NOE IS IN DA HOUSE

Gross tonsils

1000mg = 1 gram. Super massive pill
I don't know what Amoxicillin is, but it seems to work.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

So many tacos, cybers, accordion, I want to be a baker

I eat so many tacos, I can't believe it.

Mom had questions about what cybers are like. But pretty much, you have to understand about how all of Mexico is like. For the most part, there are not any rules if you are going to open up your own business. If you have the space, you can do whatever kind of selling, renting, or trafficking as you please. Soooo, lots of stores and little joints to buy things are just people's houses, where they take what would be the garage/parking space and sell things there. 

The cyber we usually use has about 15 computers. It is where all the gamers come, and they just lather in their chubbiness and it is the funniest. Rarely is it full, but if it is full, we just go and look for a different one. The nice part about not having rules, is that there are cybers and little stores and everything you need on just about every 6 blocks.

This week was good. Last night I played an accordion, so what else could you want in a week?
We have a super sweet investigator who has an accordion. He is 18 years old, and is totally named Luis. He got to know the church a long time ago, but has just started coming to church with us. He has 2 years playing the accordian and is super totes mega hipster. 
He invited us to eat hamburgers.

Yesterday I ate MOLLEJA which as far as my dictionary says, it is gizzard. Lets just say, I would not recommend it to absolutely anyone. 

If you ever have stomach problems, in which nothing wants to leave, buy a whole bunch of raisins, and you are good in about 6 hours.

We have an investigator named Roman. He is a baker, and every time we visit him, it makes me want to be a baker. This week I was on divisions with a new elder from Spokane Washington. We went with the baker, and I fell in love (with the thought of being a baker, not with the baker.)

We are seeing certain challenges in the zone, but we are working our booties off to get everything all taken care of. 

Sure love you all.

I have had a cold all week, so pretty much I have been looking rudolf-esque, but now I am feeling healthy and strong strong. 

Luis plays the accordion

Oli plays the accordion

This is my new t shirt I got today. I am pleased.

Monday, January 5, 2015

Leadership counsel, divisions in Tonala, I get cold a lot

January 5, 2015

Well this week, once again, passed by super quick. Yes, on New Years Eve and on the first, we had to be in our houses at 7pm, so that is not too much fun but we lived through it.
On Tuesday, we had the monthly leadership counsel in which we talk about all the needs of the mission and what we are going to do to help. We also get a good little review of what we will be talking about in the zone meeting. 

On Friday we had the zone meeting. It was a bit chaotic at first because they have to send what we are going to teach to our emails, but they sent it at 8:30pm, and there were no cybers open. We thought maybe we could find one on Friday morning; well, we couldn´t. Luckily some missionaries found a cyber and helped us out. So it all went well.
On the same day, I did divisions with one of our district leaders in my old district of Tonala. We went to the church and did a baptismal interview. Pretty much it was rad to see a whole bunch of old friends, and within 20 minutes, a family invited us to eat tamales. Tamales are a good thing.
We have been nuts busy. I wrote in my journal this morning and realized that I had not written since the 26th of December, and that was pretty wild.
In the cyber right now, they are listening to some old classy 80´s dream rock. It is petty darn funny.
Right now we are in the process of helping a  recent convert get the melchizedek priesthood. It is a fun route, but it is pretty wild, because he didn´t know hardly anything about it. He is progressing quite well. For a little bit, he thought that being ordained an elder was going to make him a full-time missionary like us, and he was all fuzzled about how he was going to take care of his family being a full-time missionary and all. We explained it all to him, AND ALL IS WELL.
I never thought I´d feel cold over here. I get cold a lot.
Sure do love you all 
Elder Hulme.

la zona


el amado pedro

Christmas, sharing testimonies

December 29, 2014

I am pretty much just excited to send you guys pictures because we took a ton of funny pictures this week.

After talking with you guys, we headed back to our area, contacted twenty people and went to the house. 
The little toy cars you sent are dangerous, because we play with them all the time, and we have all sorts of fun games. THANKS FOR THE GARRMMIEES. They are so white, and fancy.

Hey mom, I sure am glad to know you think I am cute.

As far as missionary work is concerned, this week was in fact hard. Pretty much no one was ever home, so we did lots of talkiing to people. Aaaaand even though it is hard, it is still worth it. Every night I like to think about what all we did, and if the Lord would be pleased in all that we did that day. 

Thanks for the hymnbook. I really love it, it is the best, I LAYK HYMNS.

One of the best part of being is a missionary is that lots of times a day, we get to share our testimonies. I know that my testimony wasn´t all that strong when I started my mission. But what I could figure out was that to be able to testify, I needed to strengthen it in all forms.  Asking, and praying about specific commandments, thinking, pondering and studying. Something that I have really enjoyed about being a missionary is that we have a chance to be strengthened in bazillions of ways.

The roommates

Pinatas get nutzzz

Elder Jimenez, Elder Garcia


Mission tour with Elder Peiper, green water

December 22, 2014

Missionary work is the best, because you never run out of things to do. This week went by crazy fast.
This week, we had a mission tour with Elder Peiper from the 70 in our chapel. We hosted 108 missionaries, we were in charge of buying food for every single one of them, we spent some serious $$$$, but it all comes back on Friday.

On Thursday, I did some companion exchanges with the assistants in their area for 1 day. All was really well.
On Friday, we got up really early and had to travel a bit to get to our chapel where we would have the mission tour. We miraculously got everything all set up in time and all was well. I was in charge of conducting the meeting, and it was a really cool experience. I had my errors, but all turned out goood. They gave us candy. I like candy. It is amazing being with a seventy and our mission president; they bring such an amazing spirit into our lives, and it's the best.

On Saturday, we had another Leadership counsel with all the zone leaders, and sister training leaders, and elder Peiper again. We woke up early, and once again we were shattered with the spirit and it was the best.
We got back into our area and were scrambling to get everything all set up for the baptism that we had on Saturday. We got everything all set up, and the water was green - who knows why? Few people attended, but it was a really spiritual experience.

All week, we had been battling to find new investigators because we are running out of those who want to progress. After the baptism, we went to a house where we had contacted a few days before, and we found a family of 4. They did not have a good attitude towards anything at first, and then everything turned out wonderfully.

--- All in all, Saturday was one of the most spiritual days of my life, and I loved every minute of it.
This last week was one of the most stressful weeks I have ever had, but it was allllll gooood.
I really enjoy my life. We have to do a whole lot more phone calls, and we have lots more responsibility, buuut it is good. There is little time to eat and to do your personal things, so pretty much I eat pizza and bread and apples because it it crazy fast.

Today we went to a little town an hour away from our area, and we went bowling - it was crazy fun.

Sure love you cats.

Christmas packages for missionaries

Baptism of Esmerelda

Green baptism water

Striped socks Sunday because all my black socks were dirty