Monday, May 23, 2016

Week 13: Upcoming Pool Baptism, A Scorpion and Way Too Much Food :)

Hey Family and Friends,

     This week has been a good week, one of our investigators had his baptismal interview on Saturday and he is good to go, we got permission and if everything goes as planned I will be baptizing him in his pool at his house. His family is the richest family in my área cause his dad was the president of Matamoros so thats why he has a pool. Im super excited for him and it should be awesome!  

Yesterday a lady made me some Menudo for breakfast cause I told her that I liked it which was super nice. Then after church one of our other investigators invited us over for tacos and cake it was super good, but then 1 hour after that we had another lunch appointment and I was stuffed beyond belief. Dont get me wrong I am super greatful for all the food, but if I keep eating like this im gunna look like the Michellean man soon lol.

Overall this week was pretty average, but today we are going to torreón to buy some ties and visit, and then some soccer later so it should be good. Well thats my week for ya, take care everyone(:

Elder Mendez
Tyson and his companion found this scorpion where they wash their clothes!!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Week 12: Storms, Birds and the Pure Love of Christ

Wassup Fam and Friends,
     So to start of my week last week I got to Skype with my family and Sam, it was obviously the highlight of my week and it was nice to talk with them. The rest of the week was pretty average, but it was pretty good. We have continued to be blessed with good success here in our area.
This week there was a huge storm that rolled through, and when it started me and my companion were 2 miles from the church where we had a meeting to go to. We were drenched and for the first time I was cold out here in the dessert! The roads were like mini rivers running with wáter, it was pretty cool. When we finally made it to the church nobody was there of course haha.
Last week another bird flew into our house because my comp left the door open and it was just flying around, mexico has made me hate birds, I havent had the best experiences lol.

     Yesterday I was in church and there was a lesson given about charity, and they talked about how charity is the pure love of Christ. They asked us a question and the question was how can we demonstrate charity? There were many answers, but this Little girl said that we need to love everyone. It was such a simple answer, but I was just thinking about how when our Savior walked the earth he loved and helped everyone, no matter there sircumstance, rich, poor, sick, or healthy. He was the perfect example and out here I think sometimes I find myself with a Little bit of pride and may think that I am better then someone because they have less then me, but we are all children of the same God and he loves everyone equally. I think me and everyone can do better at loving and serving others, just thought i would share this little thought I had with all of you. Have a good week everyone, much love!

Moroni 7: 47-48

Elder Mendez

Week 11: Changing lives and Skyping Home!

Hey family and Friends,

     So this week has been a pretty good week. Nothing too crazy ended up happening, we just did the usual, but I did have a pretty cool experience this week. One of our investigators speaks english and he is 17, we met him my second week here and have been teaching him almost everday since we met him. He has a pretty crazy life story, he started doing drugs when he was 12 and got his first tatoo at that same age. He struggled with drinking aswell, when we met him he was still doing drugs and drinking, but now he has almost completely stopped everything, and wrote me a letter this week telling me that I have become his best friend and that I changed his life from bad to great. It was super cool and touched my heart! He is preparing for his baptizm in one month, and I couldnt be more excited for him.


It's just super cool to see the impact that the gospel can have on peoples lives and the joy that it can bring. Our mission reached our goal this month of 75 baptisms and so we got to have a little activity day with the zone. For the activity today we played soccer, basketball, american football, and had a some good tacos. It was nice to have a little break and have some fun. I get to skype my family and friends today and im stoked, I hope you all have a good week and ill talk to you soon(:

Much love,
    Elder Tyson Mendez


Monday, May 2, 2016

Week 10: Steroids, Spider Bite and a Special Baptism!

Hey Family and Friends,

      So this week had been a crazy week, to start we have an investigator of the church who is pretty into lifting. Hes been asking me for advice and I wrote him a meal plan, excercise plan, and a suggestion of what supplements to take. He bought all of the supplements and called me to come teach him how much to take and what not. I get there and he bought all the supplements I said and a couple more. He had a couple different steroids which I DID NOT suggest lol. He thought that I have taken steroids and could help him, but I was unable to help him with that, it was pretty funny.

 Later in the week I woke up and I had a spider bite on my leg, it was pretty small, but it started to get bigger and bigger. It started to grow red lines down my leg and swell. Then I got a Little fever and my body was pretty achy, and my hands were turning red. I went to the doctor and she gave me some topical cream, some pills, and some injectable antibiotics. An elderly lady in the Ward injected them into my butt which was no fun, but fortunately I am all better 4 days later. Its is almost completely gone and im back to normal. 
    We had a zone conference and another missionary from Utah came up to me and said that his ex girlfriend wrote him last week saying that she follows me on insta and wanted to tell me hi. I have no idea who she is but small world I guess.

We had a baptism this week, it was a Young man named Gilberto, he is 9 years old, and has special needs. He is so loving and has such a bright spirit. He was so excited for his baptism and the pizza afterwards. We have been teaching him for a Little while now and it was just a super special day(:
On friday the missionaries held a mini MTC for the youth of the church and it was pretty fun to help out and work with the youth of the church. Im doing good out here and just trying to work hard and be the best I can be. Hope you all are doing good and have a good week!!

Much Love, 

Elder Tyson Mendez