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

Friday, June 26, 2015

Service, I ate pig ear and pig snout

June 15, 2015

This week, we were in our missionary coordination meeting with the ward mission leader and his assistant. His assistant is a loud obnoxious fellow who loves talking, and he always keeps a journal with all of his adventures as a modern day taxi driver. I was looking at some of his notes, and he had written, "It's not just a bike, it's a Trek." I asked him about it and told me that it was something that he saw on a car and wanted to know what it meant.

This same assistant to the ward mission leader gave the gospel principles class yesterday, and I have a small addition to the scriptures: This one comes from D&C130-20...  20 There is a law, irrevocably decreed in Heaven before the foundations of this world, upon which all blessings are predicated— in which, there will always be one man (ward mission leader assistant) who absolutely slaughters the gospel principles class.

It was a fun experience. The whole class, even though it was going to be about the gifts of the Holy Ghost, was actually spent being taught about how the Catholics are not as good as the Mormons - it was an adventure...                                                                                                        
We had an amazing experience with a recent convert this last week. Back in his day he participated quite a bit in things against the Word of Wisdom and had left it all when he got to know the missionaries. In the last months he has been struggling to stay faithful to this commandment, and has been falling into his old ways from time to time. When we got to know him, he had 3 huge frames on his wall full of old alcohol bottles and dried up weed. We were able to help him understand why it would be a good idea to get rid of it all, and we helped him changed all the alcoholic items for some pictures, one of the temple, and some BOOK OF MORMON STORIES. It was a nice experience to be able to help him out. 

We worked really really really hard this week, and were able to finish our goals. I love finishing goals.

Yesterday I ate pig ear and pig snout. PIG EAR AND PIG SNOUT. Can you believe this...

We had a great experience teaching a young girl who has been listening to the missionaries for some time, she has never been able to recognize an answer from God, and after a lot of prayer, reading, and pondering, she has been able to feel that what we teach is the truth, and totally went to church yesterday.

We did a small service project this week, going around with some scissors and asking people if we could cut and clean up their garden areas. It was nice to be able to do something different for a change.

I get a new mission pres in 2 weeks. Crazy.

I love you all so much. You kids are the best. 

Mom: "I made you a dentist appointment on August 19 at 1:00pm. Don't worry, it's on my calendar, so you don't need to try to remember that..."

Elder Hulme: "Mom I already have appointments for that day. ... hahaaaa just kidding. What am i even going to do when I get home. I just want to go swimming and ride a bike and eat salads. But let's stay focused on missionary works."

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