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Saturday, February 28, 2015

Monday, February 23, 2015

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Now I'm really sad. That was the plan for when I got home was to make sure Micah remembered me and let her sit on me. [Our cat Micah died last week]

Elder Mota is from Ciudad Juarez. He's total relax. Like wake up at 10 relax. Like decides to not go to appointments and have some family make us dinner relax. I'm really struggling to keep myself from being really, really critical of him. It's just a hard time knowing I'll likely be with him for 9 more weeks and I still don't know how on earth I can make this really work so we're working and not fighting. Right now we're not fighting much, but we waste sooo much time it drives me mad. Anyway, we got a kid named Abraham baptized this week. His mom is a member of 9 years sort of, because she still can't get baptized since her "husband" won't get married. Other than that, it’s been interesting. We've found a lot of inactive members with kids who need to get baptized, and it's really great that we can also help some of them to be going back to church again. The guy baptizing is the ward mission leader, he's Abrahams uncle, and how we found the family, since they hadn’t been to church in a few months.

Love you guys!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Sorry I'm writing today, some details of our schedule worked out so we wouldn't be able to write yesterday, but our district leader gave us permission to write today in the morning. Elder Mota is pretty cool and easy to get along with, he has 9 months in the mission. He has a really rough time waking up in the mornings and wanting to work (the first 2 or three days are never like the rest of the transfer) so I'm having a hard time because he still has the say in what we do, which sometimes means we do a lot less than I would like. Just trying to avoid the spirit of contention and work the best that I can.

We got to baptize a sister who the missionaries have been teaching for months. She was really afraid to do it, but to finish a lesson I told her that she knew she was a daughter of God, and she just needed to put her trust in him to know that everything was going to work out ok  even if her family might give her a hard time. I was thinking a lot about you, Mom. Anyway, after her baptism she was in tears and it was just a really cool experience to see her feel and know that she had done the right thing. Here's the photo!
Lots of Love,
Elder Wadman

Monday, February 16, 2015

Monday, February 9, 2015

Hey fam!
I didn't get a chance to write last week because of transfers (bye-bye elder Pedrero, Hello Elder Mota) I'm glad you guys made it to the temple. How goes the home teaching? I do miss the temple a little :p.
Elder Mota is really cool and we found 13 people who accepted a baptismal date in 4 days. Only 4 went to church, but we have some others who have already gone a few times and should keep progressing after the detail of not going to church this week. The 14th we're trying to get a bunch of people married so they can get baptized, so we'll have to see how that goes!! It's a mess running around and trying to get all of the paperwork done. I'm really stressed because we just have SO MUCH TO DO!!
I'm really enjoying the mission and getting work done, but it's definitely a rough time and I'm starting to understand why a lot of missionaries don't work much their last few months. It takes a lot of willpower. I'm not anywhere close to fizzling out, but I'm going to have to be really vigilant to avoid letting that happen when I'm sitting on 21 months of no breaks and endless 110%. Guess that's how we become more like Jesus, right? Love you guys!
My nametag was on my jacket haha, sorry! He stole an overall from a member selling mangoes to take a photo.