Saturday, November 30, 2013

Well guys this is it! I will be home in less than a week and I'm kinda freaking out a bit. I'm kinda nervous to start school and everything but I think im ready. Mom, I'm sure you're in meetings right now and Dad is on his way home. I think that because you're not responding!!! Haha its ok I'll be home to talk with you guys really soon. 

Things went really well with the president and his wife. They gave us mashed potatoes, nice meat and garlic bread. It was pretty good, I have no complaints. Just made me realize how much I'm going to miss Mexican food. 

I offically hate guadalajara. i put in my memory and lost ALL my pictures... again. oh well, im glad i sent home the ones i liked. here is the only picture i have but i guess you guy will enjoy the lst moments that i  had with my mission presidente and his wife and pretty much a lot of my buddies here in the mission.

I hope you're all well and that the next few days go by fast so that i can see you guys soon! iIlove you guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Well guys, this may be my last P day! Its been great to have talked with all of you throughout the mission and share my many experiences. I am glad to say that this weekend we will have another baptism! Our investigator has already decided that I will baptize her so that i can have´´the grand finish´´. It's truly been quite an experience teaching her. Many missionaries before have taught many things and she just didnt want to accept. She hesitated us visiting her in the beginning but after teaching with scriptures and helping her understand what we were teaching her attitude changed and she was more interested in the message. 

I think that i mentioned that we had interviews with our mission president last week, and we did! He decided to do my final interview. So, Presidente basically said thanks for my service, asked to share with him a few things and said that i should but a goal to get married within the next few years. It was pretty strange hearing my mission president say those kinds of things and i laughed for feeling a little uncomfortable, he did too. It was a good interview and he helped me realized that my mission was to help ME more than it was to help others. We learn by serving others and it was just a good and spiritual interview.

The members are spoiling me this week. I have a good bye party thursday and friday. Thursday they will make me bbq ribs and friday tacos with a bunch of good meat of which i do not know the english name. Basically its really good meat filled with grease, aka the best meat for basically ANY type of food. I think sometimes the memebrs are more excitied that i get to see my family than i am sometimes, they make me laugh.

IM still not sure if i will have time to write this monday but if not ill see you guys over there in the good ole USA and we can talk in person. :) This week we have many appointments and a lot to do wo im sure it will fly by and the week will be over before i even realize it. Im super glad that many of you have supported me during my mission, the prayers and the letters. I miss you all and im bummed that the ward will not be the same ward that i left but i never told people anything but that i was representing Fairview ward :) I love you all!!!!!!!!!!!

Elder Jeremy Roland Hosch

November 18, 2013

So i opened up my e-mail today and found that the mission office sent me my last 2 week package. Basically it just says that i need to work hard even though i have two weeks left and that i should make it a goal to baptize me last week here. As you guys know, we had a baptism planned last weekend and im glad to tell you all that it was a success! She chose me to baptise her so it was an honor to be able to be part of that. She was already well prepaired by the Lord for us so that helped a lot as well. 

The other investigator that we have has recieved her answer! We have familiy home evenings every sunday in the house of a member. The investigator is the daughter of the sister who has the family home evenings every sunday. T, our investigator, has talked with missionaries before but never saw the need to get baptized. My companion has taught me that we never need to tell people that our church is the only church, and we should never say that the other churches are in the wrong, but that we should teach using pure doctrine and they well start to see that we have all that Jesus Christ established here in the Earth 2000 years ago. Her prayers are so sincere and we see a lot of progress lately. In the beginning she had a negitive attitude about learning and didnt even want to hear the word baptism, but now her only worries that we see is choosing who will baptize her my last weekend here in México.

Wow, i cant believe the things that i have learned the last few weeks here in the mission. I was always so focused on the people getting baptized that i forgot that they have their agency and that they will have to make thier own choices. If i just teach with the Spirit and allow them to understand the doctrine of Christ, they will choose to be baptized if it is there time. If they are not ready, well i just have to understand that they arent ready and keep healing them progress.

Another natural disaster in Adam´s mission....How scary but im sure your learning a lot right now huh bud? i miss you man! i think the power went out here once for a day or so but other than that nothing too major has happened here. 

The work continues strong here in our area. We meet new less active members almost every day and that helps us keep working. At times as missionaries get into the habit of visiting the same people and we dont see to much progress but i think that its been a blessing that my companion and i dont know our area and that we can keep getting to know people and offer them service. The bishop told us that there hadnt been baptisms in over 6 months here in our area even though there are 4 missionaries so we felt really special to have baptized in a short amount of time that we have here. We will hopefully baptize again next weekend as i mentioned earlier.

I heard a christmas song yesterday and it brought a huge smile to my face. I think part of it is that i know that ill be home again for christmas and the other part is that i have always love chirstmas time. Ill go to wal mart every day just to see and smell christmas stuff!! hahaha

I look forward to seeing yall very soon. Pray for T so that she can be baptized the next weekend! i love you guys!