Thursday, March 26, 2015

Elder Kennington and the Week of Awesome

This week was really really good. Elder Taylor and I worked very, very hard to find some new people and to help them come to church, and the Lord saw fit to give us just that! We have been working with one family for the past week and a half that is great. A mom and her three kids. The mom is named Lupita, with Itzel, her oldest daughter, and her two younger sons, Miguel y Gail. They are a great family with a lot of potential. They love coming to church and are having a great time with the people there! The only struggle is the dad. The only way I could describe him thus far is by pointing you towards two Book of Mormon characters named Laman and Lemuel. The dad has told us to our face that the Spirit has told him to support his wife in this and that he doesn't care. It is very disheartening sometimes, but the faith of Lupita and her three kids always works to pick us up. 

We have two other families as well, that are looking like they will be coming to church with us for the first time this coming Sunday, and we couldn't be more excited! We are going to do all we can to help them to make the right choices and receive the blessings and testimony thereof. 


And something so, so, so awesome I can hardly stand it! Do you remember me talking about Hermana Xochitl, back in Toluca? She just got baptized yesterday! Elder Thompson sent me a photo. It made my day! She was one of my favorite people back in Toluca, and one of the people that I miss terribly. She looked so happy. I wish that I could have been a part of it. 

That about wraps it up for this week! I gotta dash now. We are going to go play soccer again, this time with Lupita's kids, and hopefully they won't destroy us as badly as they did the last week... Haha. Football (the real kind) is really infectious down here. I love you all so much! Hope that things back home are going well, and that life continues getting better and better. Never forget the little things, because the biggest blessings come from them. Like family time, personal scripture study, going to church, and praying whenever the idea comes to mind. 

 Take care! 

 Elder Kennington 

Preguntas Bien Rapidito
Q:  How many active members attend church each week in your ward? 
A:  We have, on average, about 90. 

Q:  Are there neighborhood parks for families to go to for picnics and playgrounds? 
A:  Nope! At least, if there were it would be kind of hard to find them underneath the graffiti. :) 

Q:  Is it common for families to keep a pet? 
A:  Everyone here has dogs. Not everyone knows that they have been adopted by one, however. 

Q:  Now that the Mexico City Temple open house and dedication has been officially announced are there any fun rumors about missionaries getting to participate? 
A:  If there  would be, it would be the Mexico City East mission, because that is where the temple is found. Wouldn't complain if some rumors came this way though! 

Q:  Do you need some quick-to-prepare nutritious meal ideas/recipes? 

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