Tuesday, May 27, 2014

May 26, 2014

Memorial day that means no work for you?? Oh I am pretty excited to see all of the little people (nieces and nephews) they are going to be very different.  Wow last week of school,  I wish I could ge back to be honest with you haha I sound like such a looser saying that but it was a blast. (burning the couch, bad idea) Taylor Lund is so excited to get out there I am really excited for him too.
 I read the forwarded emails thanks! They are both converts and really good people, thats nice to hear stuff like that! Yeah really technology is pretty awesome it will be really nice to be able to keep ion touch with all of these people.
Well hopefully the ward can grab hold of the work cause there is a lot to be done! Tell you what the mission has changed my point of view of what kind of member I want to be and will be when I get back, I like that we are in the midst of the restaracion that it wasn't finished with the fist vision of Jose Smith, but we have work to do. 
Well this week 3 children of God entered the waters of baptism! It is crazy how many baptisms there are here in Mexico! the work is really moving along fast! But other than that it was a pretty normal week nothing out of ordinary happened. Oh we got to play some basketball and some dogdeball today!!! That was nice to be able to play a sport for a little bit! Dogdeball reminded me of when we would play with the pitching machine balls ha good times in scout camp! 

I love you paps thanks for all you do for me.
 Elder Zundel

HAHAHa! Kolts coment mad me laugh out loud, ( Kolt quote: "um....moms are a little better than dads, because they are smarter than dads)  ha, cause they know were my shoes are! I love those little guys, I really do worry about them a lot cause there are so dang many! Is anybody pregnant yet?  Fonsy baby! he will be a really good missionary with the work ethic that he has.(on Branson Fonnsbeck getting his mission call)

 I really want to go camping, Elder Skinner sent me some fotos last week of him fishing and that made me really jealous... You are going to go to los Angeles for Julians wedding? are you going to come and see me or what??? 

Things are going good here we are going to eat dinner with some of our investigators tonight and we are hoping to set a baptism date for them, They are pretty ready for the gospel in there lives. But things this week were pretty chill, our goal for lecciones every week is 40 and this week we got 42 so we are working hard here in Mexico, Just hoping to see the fruits of our labors here pretty soon! 

  I know I am in your prayers thanks for all that you do for me mother I love you. 
 Elder Zundel
"It sucks to have diarrhea in Mexico."

Monday, May 19, 2014

May 19, 2014

Yeah we stopped by Carls Jr.  before we took money out of the bank so I got a little sandwich! Shoot, Grantsville, well good for them but better for Jared that would be a really cool experience! (STate baseball and soccer) I can bet you guys are pretty busy with all of the yard work, sooner that later we are going to be doing a yard work day for you two old farts like we do for grandma,  ha. Yeah if the people in this world acted to their beliefs this world would be a whole different place. But yeah people are changing here everyday and it is wonderful to see! 
   Speaking of which I would like to share an experience that was really powerful yesterday. So yesterday was a wonderful day, to start off, we had a confirmation to a baptism, whoop! Then later in the day we were out doing our visits and saving the world. We went to a new converts house and one of her friends walked in and his name is Alberto, and he had a couple of questions about the gospel not really the church but just religion. So he started talking and he talked a whole bunch and while he talked we tried to put the gospel in to the conversation. Then he touched the subject about God, and I bore my testimony about how God loves us and all of that, and he just broke down and started crying. He told us about how he had had a dream that God had come down by his side and held his hand and told him everything was going to be alright. So that was all cool and really spiritual and we set up another appointment with him! Then after this, the spirit was just full in the room. We were about to leave, when one of the recent converts asked us to give a blessing to her son of about 30 years, he is not a member his name is Omar. So we explained first what we were going to do and how we had authority of God to do it, and so he agreed and my comp did the unciĆ³n and I did the sealing,  and when I said amen tears just started flowing out of his eyes and he said I don't know why I am crying and just continued to cry. We explained to him a little more about the power of the priesthood and that the Holy Ghost was testifying to him of the truthfulness and comforting him. 
  This all just helps my testimony grow so much, cause it is not like I said any magic words to make Omar feel the way he did, but the power of the Holy Ghost bearing witness to him, I know this is the church of God and that he has given His sons the sacred power of the priesthood to work miracles here on the earth. 
 I love you Dad thanks for always being a worthy preisthood holder and example for me. 
 Elder Zundel

We were told that the mission puts 50 years on you just the other day by the presidents wife and it think it is true! I already want to just be perfect in all that I do when I get back. I wrote dad a long letter so that is for the both of you! I love you, mother. Love your bello Hijo

Oh, and Aunt Lisa sent me a package! Tell her thank you so much, make sure to give her a big hug and a little kiss on the cheek for me! 

The package from Aunt Lisa!

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

I love you mom! 
  Yesterday was wonderful I loved every minute of it! I am glad I got to see everyone and all of the nieces and nephews they are all groing up so much!
 I know we are going to see a lot of fruits of our labors in this next little while and I am really excited for that! 
Tell Ada Hola! that is awesome that she got that and that she has a goal to go to the temple, that is what I like to tell the people here, that the goal is not baptism but to enter the temple. 
I love you mom and I know you love me. 
 ELder Zundel

Yesterday was a wonderful day! It gives me a little bit of fire to get some more work done out here! 
Um I will let you know when I will buy some shoes. I checked today about contacts and it looks like I will need some new ones in about 3 months or so. 
Thanks for all that you do for me dad and the example that you are for me, you keep me going in the work of the Lord. You will always be my hero. 
Love you. 
 Elder Zundel

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

FELIZ CINCO DO MAYO!!! Que NADIE LO CELEBREN ... nobody celebrates that here! haha I dont know if they even know what it means, let alone for me to know what it means. The new area is straight up all on a mountain. There is not one street that is flat... that does some work on a man and wearing down my shoes fast! I am pretty tired but I am lovin' it here.

The hills of Tijuana
An angled look of the hills
In sacrament meeting yesterday we had 50 people in the meeting and of those 50, ten of them were investigators!!!! I am sure looking forward to where this will go with all of them. It is kind of hard to work with the members here just because there are so few active members. My comp is really obedient (my fist really obedient comp whooop!) and that is really good! 

 Wow that is awesome that Parker changed his whole point of veiw on the mission so fast Great news to hear!! And wowowowowowowo I cant believe Taylor is getting married.....? That has got to be pretty exciting for all of there family! Joel is a happy daddy? 
  Yeah the weather has been really hot here makin' me sweat like a pig with all of these hills and everything. Well I saw that you send another letter and I imagine that is asking about the call this week, but bad news we don't get to call.... sorry mom...  
  But hey keep your head up cause I love you!!!
 Elder Zundel

I am going to skype you at right about 3 o'clock in our time maybe 3:30  I can't wait to talk to you my lovely mother!

Well you supposed wrong they are not to much of celebrators of Cinco de Mayo here in Mexico. Oh, Jay, the Mexican food back home is nothing compared to what its like over here. But hey I got put in an area with straight hills,  it is all on a mountain so we walk hills every day and it is workin' me out pretty good! Especially with heat. 
  Oh I know you had a tough time making any type of purchase. (new roto tiller) All these years I have told you to buy a riding mower, now ya wish you would have listened to me, huh? To tell you the truth I miss doing yard work, but that's not saying I am going to do it when I get back! 
  Dang it really is crazy that Taylor is getting married cant believe how all of that worked out. yeah I need the skype passwork por favor! I am stoked to talk with you guys on sunday!!!! 
I love you paps.
 Elder Zundel