Tuesday, June 30, 2015

June 29, 2015

I now know what it is like in the spirit prison... and you do not want to go there!
Yes I do get you pictures and I love them, keep them coming my way!  I bet you guys had a blast up there, the pictures look like a way awesome trip! 

Well I am plugged up!! and plugged up pretty good, but I drink more than a gallon of water a day so who knows whats up, don't eat flour and I eat a ton of fruits and veggies, but I will try to get something to help me out with that.  
That is so crazy that they are all on the head home list, yeah well sooner than later I will be on the same list...It is awesome to hear the the mission work is moving forward in the 8th ward! 

  Well the area I am in is pretty rural but at one end we have a mall so it also has some of that. But the area is huge we will never get to one end of it, just to far from the church, it is hard enough to get peopel to go when they live close... speaking of which We are slaying it here in this area. We had 16 Investigators in church this Sunday, and we are hoping to be filling up the baptismal font here in July. It is hotter than dog snott but we are working hard and loving every minute of it. I hope all continues to go well with the whole fam, I love to hear the blessings that they are receiving! 
I love you paps 
 Elder Zundel 
the people here are pretty laid back because it is to hot to be up tight. 
It is so hot here

HEY mom I love you!!! um well it is really hot and do you have any questions for me, I have one or two for you! there is a guy in our ward that sells cars here and he said that he would sell me a 2010 toyota Corola S for 7500 how bout that? oh and I would like you to do me a favor and check up on a book that is called whole 30 it is a diet plan type of book and I would really like it for when I get back;)
I know, hey um I think in this transfer I will need to use the card a couple of times, just cause the house we live in is not to great and there is nothing in it... so we have to buy the stuff. but no huge spends. um what else, um I love you. I am talking with skinn and I love him too I love all of my people! 
Hey new change of plans, We are going to live in the basement of Elder Watts grandma! haha but get this they are going to Hawaii on the 10 on Monday so I think it would be best to move in my stuff before the tenth, maybe Triday I dont know Thursday would probably be better, if you could please call sunny and ask here about that haha
I love you mommmy!

June 22, 2015

Wow that is pretty cool that that is Johnnys dad! (the crippled man who baptized his son) Yeah he still went to Bear River so we saw each other every once in a while.
How is the boat holding up, will she be running good for me when I get back? No I did not get any pictures that you sent me, I only got a couple that dad sent.
Well they sent me to Mexicali so suffer a little bit until I go home haha. But no I got my new comp Elder Rawlings and he seems like a really good guy, he is from Atlanta Georgia so it will be good to work for him, he is a good missionary. Yeah that is a hard test for the converts I think, they get really comfortable with the missionaries then they leave and they dont have anyone to help them keep on progressing, I really hope that that does not happen with the converts that I have.. Well I will keep on working hard until the end don't you worry about that mommy the hernia is going well and I am safe!
   NOTICE: I will not be living in the house of elder watts, some things happened and they do not have open rooms, but we are still living together, so it would be good to be on the apartment lookout. Thanks fo reverything mom I love you!!! Love Elder Zundel

That is awesome the the word is able to have some baptisms, are they references from the members of are they contacts of the missionaries? haha I dont imagine you being able to just sit and enjoy very much... work on that. I got the pictures that you sent it looks like a pretty good time! Yeah keep on the look out cause A nice car will be needed. Well be safe on the trip, no arch swinging!! mom! 
   Well my last 6 weeks will be spent in HELL on earth, for the last little bit it has been 115 to 120 here in Mexicali, but that should be good because like Branzon Fonsbeck always said, sweat is just Fat crying, so I should home a little bit skinnier. No but I feel good about this transfer it should be really good withmy new comp, I believe that we will get along really well. 
  This last week we had the baptism of Magdalena and her son Mario that was really good! I was way happy to see them get baptized. then yesterday we went by all of the families to say goodbye and that was not all that fun, I do not like goodbyes... but it is nice to see that the people really do care about you. We will see how it goes here for this last trasfer, I only got two weeks to put dates for baptisms that I will be able to see, so got to work hard and smart! NO Regrets! 
I love you paps, 
 Elder Zundel


Gangsters, we think!

Hermana Silvia Y Yasmine

June 15, 2015

Well that does sound like a pretty exciting week! We did not have such an exciting week, there was a lot of rejection as we talked to the people in the street and went to appointments, but the good thing is that we still have some good solid investigators who are progressing and a couple of new people who went to church, actually some members got their hands in the work and brought them to church. I believe that this will be my last week here in Matamoros, but if not this will for sure be my last area. Well this is going to be short one we have a lot of stuff to get done today and the sun only gives us 12 hours to do it.. I love you Paps, You and the fam are always in my prayers. 
 Elder Zundel

Okay we will call it a plan to come back to the dedication!! Okay I will stay here in mind and heart, you get all ready for me to there in a couple of weeks.... Just one thing Elder Watts told me that he is going out to vacations from the 10th to the 17th so I guess I will move down there the 18th or not sure about that? Justice is married? that was a quick one! oh and Elder Hadley has a couple of medical problems that he has to go home every once in a while for surgery, I still stay in contact with him, Good kid!
 Kenz is going to have another little Jack? that is cool, tell Jason that he is sinning and that he needs to bring children of God to the earth.
 That is awesome that the ward could have a baptism, I don't know if I ever heard of a convert baptism in the ward when I was home?? Now they are having a couple which is really good!
Wow bubba is home, that is so crazy! and Hess is getting ready so crazy, before you know it you will be giving me a big ol hug in the airport!!! Um I say that you can just keep the letter there until I get home, I don't see the need to spend money to send another package. Wow you are going on all of these awesome adventures right before I get home, that is kind of showing off haha.
  But things here are going alright not to great, but not bad. We have been having some troubles in finding new people to teach. But we will continue to search for more and more people. Out little buddy Chuwi still is not baptised but now we know why and we are working on that one to help him feel the forgiveness of Christ. We are hoping to see that Magdalena and her children will decide to be baptised this week! I believe that this will be my last week here in this area, and then only one transfer more... and my last area but who know we will see what they tell me on Saturday night. 
Well Mom I love you very very much
 Elder Zundel

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

June 8, 2015

Here I would imagine that is is kind of like tremonton, it is getting hot but nothing horrible. About two weeks ago we got some pretty good rain, but it doesn't look like it, it is so dry here! haha Mom loves the summer I believe a lot of time with the grandkids. 
For these two years I have asked a lot of people if they know what a dutch oven is and nobody has known,  sad. Oh that is a bummer to take one to the eye, how did he do when he pitched? (on Cooper taking a pitch to the face)
 We have also seen the same with some of our investigators, but also some are progressing really well! Okay whatever you think will be best for a car will probably be good. Is there something that I need to know or do so that you do not have to come down here? Speaking of coming down here, in December they are going to dedicate the Temple here in Tijauna on the 13th and I would really like to come and see the dedication, and I would like you and mom to come down also and meet some people and check out Tijuna. What do you think about that???
  Well we were going to baptize this week but our baptisms decided to move to a different ward... so that kind of stinks, but the good thing is that they will be baptized!! This weeek was a rough one with the work, because we had a ton of meetings and not a lot of time to work in the field. So I guess we will have to do do double for this week. 
Do you know if they are going to give me a tema to talk on or how that works with the homecoming talk? To tell ya the truth it worries me to go home, I don't know sometimes I would want to just stay out here, but also it is tough... a lot of work and I miss you and mom and the whole family. But the time I got left there is work to do, people to find and souls to save. 
I love this work, I love our Lord, I love this Gospel. 

 Elder Zundel

children of an investigator

Interchanges with Elder Hernandez

Well this week has been kind of wierd, we had a meeting Tuesday that took half the day, another meeting Wednesday that took more than half the day then we did interchanges and I left my area so another day not working there, a lot of stuff going on! But this week should be a good working week, we are hoping to be able to get a lot done, we are going to do visits with some members in the ward and hopefully be able to get a lot of work done. I have been missing you a lot.... people always ask how much time I have left and then they say WOW that is so little and then they talk about my mom... and ask me if I miss you, miss your food and all of that. But I will be seeing you soon! 
So this is what I was thinking for my fist week back
Tuesday- Visit family 
Wed- Boating!
Thurs- Camping with nephews
Fri- Buds
 what do you think about that? Also if dad doesn't respond to my question, what would you think about about coming back to Tijuana in December the 13th to see the Dedication of the Temple??? and visiting a couple of people?? 
Love you mom
 Elder Zundel

June 1, 2015

 Hello father...I think that the car would be a really good deal and if you feel good about it go ahead.. for how long will I not be able to lift for? (after the hernia surgery) I have a goal to get certified in Cross fit training, and I hope to be able to do that in November over the break. Okay with with the hernia, if I have pain I will tell someone and see a doc. That is sad that he passed away that is really young. (about Kelly Westley)That is fun that all the little guys are going to start into some baseball /Tball. Uncle Scott is going to retire?? good for him!       
  We really need some help with our Ward Council because we don't ever have it. Our Bishop has been gone for work for about a month and the fist counciler moved to a different ward. That is something really frustrating for a missionary! This week has gone pretty well we could not get Chewi baptized, but he continues to progress which is really good. but we are going to have two baptisms this week!! This last week our convert Melissa had a experience that made me pretty happy, she went with one of her comps from school to do some homework and the family is Christian and the father started telling melissa all these things about our church that it is wrong and that she will go to hell for following it and all these things, and she just took it and at the end said I know that I am in the right path because I have felt it. The man could not say anything else and walked away. 
All is well here. Working hard day in and day out. a lot going on for these last couple months but the work continues to go forth! 
 Elder Zundel

Hello my lovely mother, I hope you are doing great cause in your pictures you look great! Well with the whole Dr. thing, the surgery is not going to be the 5th right??? Cause I need a least that week to go boating and be able to move like a normal person. That is a pretty cool event for the big town of tremonton. (the old car cruise)
  That is awesome that the guy will be able to go though the temple now that is such a blessing!
 The Grand Canyon!!! wow that is pretty cool should be a fun trip, it would be even cooler to go on a Harley! 
Well mom I love you and I hope that you know that, you are the best mom in the whole wide world!