Behold, I will send for many fishers, saith the Lord, and they shall fish them;
and after will I send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain,
and from every hill, and out of the holes of the rocks. Jeremiah 16:16

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Last Transfer Here On My Mission

Well, hi family. My companion Elder Lara is leaving to the other side of Tuxtla to be a zone leader. So here in the Palmas will be me y Elder Oakeson. Well this is my last transfer here in the mission y in Palmas. Well I’m a bit sad I’m leaving this great mission y this great time I had these two years. Just in 6 weeks more. Well, I’ve just got too work hard y love the people y have a lot of faith in God this last transfer.

Well Carlos y his wife who doesn’t like the church was there on Sunday. They both loved it. We were so surprised to see his wife there because she dosen’t like to be part of the Mormon church. So we are going to visit them next week y ask them both about how they liked Sunday, so please pray for them y that she wants to get married with him y not in the Catholic church, thanks.

 Well we taught investigator Penal this week about the day of rest y why we do it on Sunday. Well she ask us to pass for her on Sunday to go to church so we did but wasn’t home so we went to church y she was there at the last two hours y at the end she told us she liked it, so we are planning on visiting her this week y see how it went.

Well we visited a less active family named Solis y we sang a song y we talked about our light that we have as members. Y they went to church on Sunday so were happy. We have been busy working with the less actives y finding new people to teach so please pray for that to. Well not a lot of things going on. I invite you guys to find all the blessings God has given you like the song that we sing in church “Count your many blessings,” because I know that there are a lot of them for each one of us. Love you all hugs y kisses to all.
Love ELDER VANBUSKIRK OR ALEX!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ADIOS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hi Mom. I’m on.
Hey, for my phone number the 1 is important? People try to send messages to my phone y says it doesn’t work.
y can you take a pic of it y send it for me? It has unlimited text y calling right? Awesome
Thanks. Love you all.

Just a question, I’m sorry, but you should be more focused on the twins getting their Eagle scout y not being on my phone. You should take it away. I thought you said they are grounded - no parties until Eagle, right? I know I shouldn’t tell you how to parent but I’m just helping you fulfill your words, that is it.

How is Franky? Tell him I said “hi” y invite him to my homecoming party.

Why do you always lose your things mom?
So what’s new? I bet you are happy to be with Francisco and happy I will be home soon right? Hey so what are you up to?
So how are the boys doing?
I bet. So when are you heading home?
Two days more? What are your plans]?
I Aunt Natalee is still there? Wow, how fun.  I want to come to the beach with you.

So mom, you guys have hotel here in Tuxtla until the 8th y what other day? Y do we have a hotel room in Mexico City?
But what is the date of our last hotel in Tuxtla?
I think wednesday night y then on thursday y part of friday in Mexico y then home on 16 at the afternoon?
I have got it planned that’s why I need to know the dates. 

Thanks. I’ve got to go. Is there anything you want to tell me?
The boys just want me to stay here longer so they can have my phone, haha, but sorry. I will be home soon y you better watch out boys!

Bye mom. I’ve got to go. Have a good week. Love you so. Say hi to dad y give him my love y prayers.
Love your son, Alex xoxoxo

It’s fine. Bye. love you xoxoxo

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Working for God here in Mexico!

Well hi guys. This morning were went y visited some ruins called Chaipa de Corzco. They were big y awesome.  I loved it a lot.

Well we only had one person come to church named Carlos. He has a lot of questions y before we visit him he tells us what to teach him next time. So this week he wanted us to teach about the gifts of the spirit. Well he needs to get married but he is waiting for his residence card next month y then he can get married y get baptized. The biggest problem is that he is trying to stop his smoking.  He was trying to for 3 to 4 years but it has been very hard for him. But on Saturday with us, he fasted for the first time in his life, he told us it was hard to not drink but he said he felt good about it y he thinks it will help him a lot. When we were walking to the church he didn’t have a tie so we went home y gave him one to wear y he said “now I’m a member”. We are so happy for him y his awesome things he wants to learn.

Well we finally got 21 lessons done with the members last week. One thing we do every Sunday each one of us goes with a teen to work in one part of our area y contact y help them be ready for the mission. My friend or my companion is named Danny. He asked in the church yesterday if he y I are going to teach again together y I said yes y he was so happy. Well yesterday when I was with Danny we visited a less active that I didn’t know y I asked if there is anything I can do to help y he said yes. He asked if I can give him a blessing of comfort, y when I finished, he started crying y the spirit was so strong. So that was cool.

Well yesterday I gave a talk about how we y the members need to work together.  I wrote my talk but when I went up there I thought the scripture which I needed to read was in the Bible but was not there soo I read it y I just let the spirit fill my words y I talked for 10 min. But then I heard everyone saying I was burning them very bad, but it worked. We have a lot of them coming to visit us y everybody was so surprised.

Well love you all y I’m happy I’m a missionary working for God here in Mexico!!!! Love you all. Thanks for all your prayers y love.
Love Alex or Elder VanBuskirk. ADIOSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hi Mom. I’m on. Love you. Did you find any thing out about BYUI?
So what iphone did dad get? Tell the boys not to break it! What color is my phone? Okay great. Tell dad thanks for my phone y tell the boys to be careful. Hey, tell the boys to download the church app on my phone thanks thanks I bet the phone was a lot of cash. You guys must really love me or that I’m working good y hard in the mission. Thanks Mom y I love you so.

Hey look at the pics. We went some where awesome today!
They are the ruins of ancient Chaipa de Corzco.
It was only 10 to 15 min in the car. And we ate fried ants.
The bowl was pozol, the famous drink here. Cold y good.

You guys are doing the project of the day, huh? Ha! While the boys were cleaning, I went to the ruins ha ha

Hey Mom can you buy me a new white tie? I lost mine y also I sent you a pic of my camara charger. It broke. I’m wondering if you can buy a new one? The camera is nikon coolpix aw130 thanks.

Mom, so what is new? Wow tell Aunt Natalee I said hi. 

They have crunch bars here that are white, coco y peanut y carmel. They are new.  Y the jello is pistachio. Yes it is very cheap. You should put sweetened condensed milk in jello. That is what they do here in Mexico. Hey mom, you need to try that. It is good.

Hey, I got to go. Is there anything else you want to tell me? Thanks Mom. You are the best. Love you.

Well mom I got to go love you so much say hi to everyone ADIOSS xoxoxo bye love you xoxo