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Wednesday, October 21, 2015

MEXICON LOVIN!!!

HOLA MI FAMILIA Y AMIGOS!!!

well, I don't have time to write anything too special this week..

1. The mouse ran away.. hopefully its not in the house anymore. AND we killed the Black Widow. It was really fat, I think it was about to have babies....

The black widow before we killed it



2. The rain here is crazy. It rains super hard, and the thunder and lightning here is crazy. I have a video of the rain and one of the biggest lightnings I've ever seen in my life. I hope the sound works as well... In the picture, I am soaked... We just went out side and stood in the rain for like 10 minutes.


3. My Spanish is a TON better. Puedo hablar mas con las personas en la calle y en las lecciones. So, that is a very good thing.

4. I have lost a ton of weight. Well, I think... I don't actually know. But lets just say that i have lost 2 belt loops of the belt that i brought out here. And the jeans I have don't fit me at all... Thank goodness.

5. Also, we drank this whole bottle of coke in one night. it is a 3 liter. a little bit better than just a regular 2 liter.



You don't have to be perfect! Just use the Atonement of Jesucristo and keep trying to become like him and you will have eternal life. work hard, and play hard in Heaven.

Fernando's first time tying a tie



Love you guys!! 
Elder Keele

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Simple and Sweet. Jon Bellion

*Received Monday, October 12, 2015

Well, I got three things this week. 
1. I got SUPER sick on Saturday and Sunday. Like someone was stabbing me in the stomach all day, but i am good now. Soo. Yep.

2. WE GOT A NEW PET!!! One nigh we found a mouse in the house, So we caught it. and now it is staying in a bucket in the house, and sometimes we let it run around in the bathroom shower. It is actually kind of cute.



3. MY FIRST BAPTISM!!! Fernando did get baptized on Saturday. During the service my stomach felt completely fine. Elder Hernandez baptized, which was cool to see and good because i don't have the Baptism prayer in Spanish memorized.... But it was really awesome. The other people in the picture are the members that helped us teach. Also, yes. Everyone down here is about the same height as them..



Elder Keele

Conference was Awesome.

*Received Monday, October 5, 2015

HOLA MI FAMILIA Y AMIGOS

This week was awesome. Conference was of course amazing. It was even better because all of the English speakers get to sit in their own room in the church and watch it. IN ENGLISH!!! It was awesome. It was sad though... Seeing President Monson so sick.. But also powerful at the same time. That man has some guts to be able to stand/lean there and give such a powerful message. He is awesome. Also, the three new apostles are looking good. I enjoyed listening to them. I´m excited for April when they get a real chance of speaking.

We have a new friend living in the apartment with me and my companion... A black widow... It is actually really cool to see every morning or so.. Sometimes it is there on the web sometimes it is sleeping.. or just not there. we aren´t sure. Anyways, we feed it everyday with flies that we catch and let me tell you. Black widows move fast.. they are freaking sketch.



Fernando is hopefully getting baptised this saturday. He is having a little trouble with something. It is with his work. So, he has to get a new job. but I dont know how it is going to work. If he is going to quit or not. or wait for a new job to quit.... I just want one baptism!!!! 

We are teaching a family named. Coronado Campana Bautista. Their son just died like 3 months ago. So they have a ton of questions about the Plan of Salvation. They are really cool.

Also, HAVE FAITH! Faith is the basics for everything. For keeping commandments and praying! Have faith
Also, ponderize a scripture. It is important



Love you guys. See you next week
Elder Keele

Another Week Here

*Received Monday, September 28, 2015

HOLA FAMiLIA Y AMIGOS!!!

This week has gone by really fast. And i can understand when people talk to me. Well, like 29% of the time i can understand what is going on... So, that is fun.. I can talk just fine. I just don't know what they say to me..

Anyways, Fernando. He cant be baptized this week because of General conference.... So, October 10th is the day! And i am totally counting him for my first baptism. Even though we didn't find him first. Also, he has really opened up to us now that we have been with him for a while. The first visit, he didn't talk at all. But now he jokes around with us, and is actually a really cool guy.

We haven't heard anything from Monica... That is rough. I really want here to be baptized.... She knows that it is true. but she just needs that one moment to really help her know. Hopefully this week she calls us or something.

We are teaching some teenage girls here. Well, teaching with these girls means, going over there and talking about just about anything but the gospel.... Nataly and Noami. They live in Nataly's house with Nataly's mom and 3 other younger children. They are your average teenage girls. They party every weekend, they love the boys, and they joke around like they do bad things. Well, I hope that they are joking..... Anyways, Nataly is an inactive member, and Noami is a non-member. I think that Noami is really interested in the church, but Nataly doesn't really have a desire to come back. Also, Nataly's mom is inactive as well, but she has been coming to church again, and she drags Nataly and Noami and the other children to church too. which is a good thing for us!!

My spiritual thought for this week is about a book i read the introduction to. Believing Christ. I haven't read it and i know nothing special about it. But i suggest reading it. Anyways, this book is about how we say that we believe in Christ, but we don't actually believe that he can change our lives or make us worthy to live with God again. Read it and tell me how it is. I don't have time to read it here.... So, someone please give me an update.

Con mucho amor,
Elder Keele
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I love america, and this is a member boy.. I don't know his name..... Whoops.



Nogales. The Beginning

*Received Monday, September 21, 2015

Hola familia y amigos.

This is my first week out in the mission field. And let me just tell ya. It is rough! It is a whole different experience than the MTC. Because this is the real world now. No more Mormon Utah, or Missionary MTC. I am among the people. It is fun. 

I sent some pictures of my house in my last email. I hope you got to see them. It is tiny. It is a 1 bed room, 1 bathroom, 1 kitchen house. But for a missionary, i guess it is awesome. I am really happy here, and i could live in this house for 2 years.

The language here doesn't even sound like Spanish sometimes.... They speak sooooo fast. I have been praying for the gift of tongues every single day, and it is coming.... but very slowly.

My main investigators are Monica and Fernando. Monica is married to a member. and the best thing about them, is that they speak English!!! Monica speaks both fluently, and her husband, Mattew doesn't speak it at all. So, we got to have a full lesson in English and I could understand what was going on. Anyways, she is almost ready for baptism. she just needs to receive the green light from God. She thinks it is right, but she isn't 100% sure yet. Fernando has a baptismal date. October 3rd. So, I guess that will count as my first? Even though we've only taught him once. But he is a good guy. He is 19. He is ready.

My trainer is great. He is the perfect trainer for me. He speaks fluent Spanish. BUT he is from Utah, and is English as well. He has helped me a lot and hasn't even complained that he speaks 95% of the time to the people in the street. He has 11 months in his mission. So, he is about halfway done. It is crazy.

This is all for this week. Keep working hard. I love you all!!! The church is true.

Con Mucho Amor,
Elder Keele

Picture. My bathroom


Quick Email from Nogales

*Received Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Hola Familia y Amigos

I literally only have a minute to write.

I'm doing fine, my spanish is bad comparitivly out here. I'm learning quick. 
Thats all. See you guys on monday My first companion's name is Elder Hernandez. He does speak english, which is very good for me. And that is my house. Yep.....




Elder Keele