Mexico, Mexico City South - Spanish Speaking

Monday, November 25, 2013

Mission accomplished - an eternal family!


All right - so this week was HILARIOUS. Seriously.

We had the best baptism of my mission this weekend. It was also legit crazy and very stressful. I almost drowned Grammy. But it all worked out - Grammy and M. were baptized and confirmed. Mission accomplished. Well part of it...

SO I am going to try to explain it. Bear with me.

Apparently this week ALL of Iztapalapa lost water. (Our delegation) I didn’t really believe anyone because my house had water all day everyday... or I guess when we showered and used the toilets. So, I was super positive that everything would go perfectly fine for the baptism. Well we got there on Friday morning to fill up the baptismal font in a church building that isn’t ours because we knew that the heater would work there and we NEEDED hot water for Grammy because otherwise she would've died in cold water. So as we were filling up the font it got up to like one foot and then it stopped. So yeah I guess the water really did go out. We went up to the roof to see if there was still water in the big tanks and it was completely empty. And since the water was out in the delegation it wasn’t filling back up automatically. SO we immediately ran to the "pipas" which are huge trucks filled with water and begged them to bring us water to the church because it was an emergency. But they said that since everyone is out of water in the city there is a big wait list and I was just like “RUDE”. Obviously, salvation isn’t important to the pipas. So when we returned to the church everyone was there and ready for the baptism. But they were like “uh why is there only a little bit of water in there”.... And we were like “sorry it ran out of water”. So we were like  "but we can go to the stake center and hope it works there". But they were like “NO its fine we can just sit down and get baptized”.... ??? WUT, uh are you sure? So M. is a big guy. He tried it out and GOT IN THE WATER to see if the water would cover his whole body by lying down. But his belly wouldn’t fit under the water and it was super awkward and I was just like “okay ya - no we are going to the stake center”. After we get to the stake center we see that the baptismal font is FILLED with clean water and i was like “WOOHOO”. But the bad thing was that is was COLD -like freezing cold. Like ice. We didn’t have the keys to empty out the font and so all we could do was fill it up with warm water and let it cycle through the drain on the side of the wall. So we stalled and took lots of photos. Then we finally were just like okay we are doing it. Grammy was freaking out. I was freaking out for her. But we all sucked it up and did it. M. went first and it all went well. Then it was my turn to baptize Grammy. She touched the water with her toes and was like "AYYYY SANTA MARIA QUE CALIENTE ES ESO?¿!?¿". lolol. So I WAS just like “it’s okay Hermana just get in and try to get used to it a little bit”. She was like falling in the water and couldn’t get control of herself. (I assume she can’t swim either.) So I just grabbed her and was like “okay use this hand to plug your nose so you don’t get it filled with a bunch of water”. I started to say the prayer and while I was pronouncing the ordinance she was like doing her own little catholic prayer and I was like “CRAP”. I guess the cold water made her forget that when we pray only one person talks. Then I said Amen and she legit did the catholic cross hand motion because she was freaking out so bad because it was freezing. HAHA. I was just like uh STOP. And I put her in the water. She was super focused that she left her mouth open and sucked in a whole bunch of water!!!!!!!!!1 She came out and was like dying coughing and had a look of terror on her face. I started hitting her back so she would spit it out so she could breath. And a bunch of water came out and she just started cracking up. She was like "WELL you told me to plug my noise but you didn’t tell me to close my mouth!?!?!" hahahaha. I was dead of shock, coldness, and laughter within myself. I immediately got out and couldn’t stop laughing. I was just so filled with joy that her and her son finally got baptized and that the baptism was so exactly perfect for them because it was the strangest baptism. I will never forget it. Sorry it probably isn’t funny here. You had to be there.

But now they are members and I am just so happy. I was SO filled with the spirit after the ordinance and just knew that they were feeling it as well. It is the best decision they could’ve made. NOW in one year they can be sealed as a family. They were the last ones of their family. It was great to see the change in them. What a miracle.

Okay so President changed the rule and now we only get an hour on the computers. So I am more pressured when I write and I can’t write as much. So that is probably good for you guys cause I always write a novel.

We have changes tomorrow!! I am so happy and content about them. Elder W. isn’t going far. He is actually staying in our same house!! Woohoo. He and I are going to train two newbies. Their names sound very gringo. So I will let you know next week how those white boys are... lol. Elder W. is staying in our ward and so we are just going to split our area for four missionaries now. 25 new missionaries are entering and only 2 are going home. President has been opening like 12-14 new areas for the past two changes and will keep doing it until like March or something. SO MANY MISSIONARIES! And it’s so many for us because our mission is already tiny tiny - like almost the smallest mission in the world. Love it.

Anyway. I love you guys. Know this church is true. God loves us and wants to forgive us when we make mistakes. We just have to start living with the set of rules he has given us so we can have His Spirit with us in this life to prepare us to live with him in the next life. He doesn’t necessarily make life easier, but he makes our burdens lighter. With this help, we are made stronger to pass through tough things.

Love God, and always forgive others so we can be worthy to receive forgiveness from Him.

Anyways. Happy birthday Amy? I don’t remember if it was or will be your birthday. But I love you and wish you this happy birthday.

Oh yeah. Happy Thanksgiving. I'll eat tacos, so don’t worry about me. Be grateful for your families, friends, and the Gospel in your lives. It will make you happier!

Con AMOR,

Elder Macdonald




Lizard
graffiti

leeches



Inside. SO DELICIOUS

The whole family








My son Elder W.


Da boyz

Monday, November 18, 2013

Miracles, laundry elves, and it's COLD!

Meow.

Haven't said that for a while so it just felt necessary.

Well this week was truly great. Miracles are so real. It was also tough and funny. BUT that’s ALWAYS.

So in our house here we have to wash all of our clothes by hand because it is cheaper than taking it to a lavanderia and less awkward then flooding peoples houses. So we just suck it up and do it. Haha. And I actually thought it was kind of fun last week. But this week it was not fun because my line broke and got all of my clean, wet, WHITE clothes, dirty and black and gross. So I had to clean them all again and it was stupid. I felt like a Pioneer. And plus it hurts your hands to wash clothes the old fashioned way. Elder W. and I came to the conclusion that America is a lie and everything is so perfect in America because elves do everything for us (or moms?). And here the elves don’t come. It also because Santa Clause doesn’t come to Iztapalapa (the Federal District he is in). Well, at least that’s what all the parents told me here. Hahahahahhaha. So sad. But, that’s life. I think its because the 3 kings come and give the kids presents. So because of that Santa Clause doesn’t even bother. Anyways. That’s just a little fun fact of Iztapalapa. And the water is green. But you already knew that. 

Well yeah so this week was super good. Miracles I tell you. Four investigators came to church and for two of them it was their first time!!! It was super great because the members totally helped us drive them to the church and drive them home. I LOVE that. Way to go members! One guy was actually in a bad accident in January of this year and has been on bed rest for like 8-9 months. He is just now starting to walk and do therapies to regain strength in his leg. One of his legs is just skin and bone. He lost all muscle and almost all of the control that he once had in his leg. He is a great man. He has a strong faith in Jesus Christ. He was baptized in a Baptist church a while back. He enjoys talking to all people about religion so his interest isn’t really driven by "finding the truth"... It’s more driven by interest in learning more and talking. Which is good too but it’s hard to have spiritual progress with that. BUT he came to church with his wife. And I really hope they liked it. The Gospel Principles class was a slight disaster so that was unsettling. The topic was the signs of the second coming and then they got back on the topic of the twelve tribes of Israel and it was just so weird and everyone was confused and our investigator was making comments on the 144,000 that come from the twelve tribes and everyone was so confused and I was just like “uh can we like end this class?”... #thanksfornotcomingtoclassTEACHER but its okay and I need to learn patience. Haha. And then we had to leave early from church because our Zone Leaders "needed" our help but they really didn’t. So I didn’t get to talk to him after priesthood to see how he felt about it all. But we shall see......

We also have two baptisms planned for this week. I have mentioned to you that it is the Grandma and her son that will complete the C. Family. So I have been worried about Grammy because she has lacked a testimony. So that is all we were focusing on with her these past 5 weeks- TESTIMONY of the church, the Book of Mormon, and the Prophet Joseph Smith. So I was losing a bit of hope because it didn’t seem like she was catching it all due to her age and due to her past life as a strong Catholic. But, I should’ve been more hopeful. I mean I had seen her go from rejecting a baptismal date to wanting to get baptized! And last night we were able to see her and fill in her baptism papers. And guess what. SHE HAS A TESTIMONY. She is recognizing her belief and faith as a testimony and I was just so grateful to God because he really does work miracles. It is so beautiful and great. I should’ve kept the faith that I initially had. I mean we were led by the spirit to give her a specific baptismal date and so obviously God was going to prepare her for that day. And you know what! She WILL be ready. But she told us that if the water is cold she won’t get in. Hahahah. SO we have to make sure that the heater works. I am also really worried for her because she needs to have an open-heart surgery. Apparently she has been sick for a while, but now it is like urgent and I am really worried that it won’t go well. She is really old and fragile and yeah. But we were able to give her a blessing and I really have the faith that whatever is supposed to happen will happen. What a great blessing to have seen her progression in just the short few months that I have been here. Her son is also ready for baptism this week and I am so stoked for him. Hahaha and his son came to church this week with a "futuro misionero" tag and I was loving it. So if everything goes according to plan, we have two baptisms on FRIDAY!

Alright.... what else happened.....

Oh yeah, the orphan boy that we were teaching that isn’t in our ward is good. He is an interesting character.  He wants to get baptized. But he is like not wanting to go to his ward so that will be interesting.... He has a tough life and I am just glad he is making good choices to follow Christ.

We got a new investigator thanks to some members! It is like a family friend of boyfriend of someone. He is kind of super awkward and not really open with us so we don’t really know if he wants to listen to us or just is doing it for the girl. He didn’t come to church and he said he would. But I mean everyone says that.. It was cool because we have to focus more on God and Christ with him because he doesn’t have a background believing in God or Christ. So it was a nice reminder to see the blessings in my life. First, because almost everyone here believes in Christ and so it makes that part easier. Second, because it has been a belief so integrated in my heart since I was a baby. It really makes life easier to believe in Christ. As cheesy as it sounds, its true. I don’t know how much he will progress. But I'll keep you updated. And plus if President splits the area again then I won’t even teach him in my area. AHH. The changes are coming in a week. Next Monday you will know what happened. Time is FLYING BY. So loco.

Well I am like losing all train of thought of what else happened this week. I am really hoping this week goes perfectly but it never does so I am just a little bit scared. Please pray for L. C. (Grammy) this week because she is going into surgery and I am worried it will not permit her to be baptized and just worried for her health in general. So yeah, please do it. And I think that is all...

This upcoming week we have a Capacitation de Zona. A Zone Training and it should be fun. We also have baptism. AND that will be fun!!!!!!! 

Love you all soooo much. I can’t believe it is almost Thanksgiving and Christmas. Everyone was going crazy here cause it was BIEN FIN in the stores. It was like Black Friday and all of that. HAhaha. Love it. So weird. 

Well anyhoo. Thanks for your prayers and love. We feel it here in Quetzal.

PS I found out the new temple video came out the week after I went and I wanted to cry because that was like a slap in the face, but I have to count my blessings for the oportunidad that I had to go.. hahahaha. waaah.

Con Amor,
Elder Macdonald

He is a chef.

CORN ON A COB HERE IS THE BEST. It's calle elote. They smuther it in mayonesa and cheese and chile. #heavenonastick


corn

Saying goodbye...

It got freezing this week! SO COLD.


Heating up a pan to heat up my hands.

Some people give us baby food to eat... why?

montaƱas

Us with A. El futuro misionero.
Elder P. eating corn. Oh yeah btw he left us. Haha we were only comps for 5 days and he got reassigned. But it's all good. He was a great guy!


Monday, November 11, 2013

Charity, a new third comp, and gratitude


All right. This week was interesting. I have a new companion. I still have my old one, Elder W., but we have a new guy with us who just got in from Ecuador! His name is Elder P. Haha. It is interesting. I'll explain more in a bit.

So it is really frustrating to be stressed because that can be the biggest impediment as a missionary to really connect with everyone else and let God’s love be spread through my example. I feel like I have been lacking this "connection" with investigators, members, and other missionaries, because I am just so focused on the stresses of doing what I am supposed to do and being good at it. And it is hard! I feel like a jerk sometimes, and I am now realizing that being stressed for dumb stuff like that is completely selfish and not Christ-like at all. Well... I don’t know what to do. I am constantly having self-evaluations of how I can be better and I feel like I am getting NOWHERE. Okay. 

Okay well we are teaching a kid that is the boyfriend of a new member and he is super great. Like he brings such an amazing spirit to our lessons and will progress soooo fast, but it’s really dumb because he doesn’t live in our area, BUT he has already integrated himself into our ward with all of the youth here and with us and so it will be heartbreaking when I tell him he has to go to a different ward. Well, actually I already did but he was like “no, I think I am good here so I think I'll just stay” and I am just like “oh noo”. It’s really tough, I don’t know what to do with him. His parents are dead and his sister lives in a different state and doesn’t talk to him. He literally lives alone and has had such a hard life. But the happiness that the church has brought to him has made him SO HAPPY and so spiritual and he just wants to serve God and he probably wants to serve a mission and ya. He is so great and it’s just so not fun to tell him he can’t come to church in our ward. So I am being a chicken and putting it off. 

So this week I completed 9 months. That’s weird. It really isn’t that much time, but it kind of is. I don’t know what to think about that. I feel like I am still a new baby missionary.

My comp went to immigration this week and I went to the offices to wait for him. I saw an Elder B. I think his name is Tyler B. It’s funny because we totally knew each other before the mission at BYU and he is from Mesa or Gilbert and its just weird seeing him working here. So when I was in the offices I did a bunch of paperwork and entered in all of the new baptism records that happened the past week. It wasn’t very fun. But it helped the secretaries out. #Service #humble

So on Thursday we had a great first lesson with a new family we are teaching. I really like them a lot and I just hope that they can start to progress. I need to find someone in the ward, or a family to friendship them and help them go to church. Haha. While we were in the lesson with them I got a call from the Assistants and they told me that I had special changes the next day and I was like “WHAT - NOT AGAIN!!!!!!!!!!!” But it wasn’t as bad as I thought. I was thinking they were going to move me or Elder W. and I would’ve been really sad. So instead they just told me that we were getting a third companion. I was soo excited. I don’t know why because I have been in trios before and I really hate being in trios, but I guess I just forgot. lololol. His name is Elder P. and he is from Ecuador. He has almost 5 months in the mission, and he was waiting in Ecuador for his visa to come to Mexico. So when I got to the house the next day, the Assistant was like “okay try not to act super surprised about his hair because apparently if he cuts it he will go to jail when he gets back to Ecuador...." and I was just like “what the heck are you talking about dude?” And then I got in the house and was like “SHUT UP”. Hahaha. But I didn’t really say that. I was seriously peeing my pants because I NEVER thought I would have a comp that has a LEGIT ponytail. I LOVE IT SO MUCH. So he like explains to us that his tribe comes from pure "Lamanites" or whatever and I am just so confused as to what that means. But I guess it is a tradition, or really important to his culture that the men keep their hair long. So I guess since it is really part of his culture he doesn’t have to cut it... Hermana V. didn’t know what to do... she was like "should we tell him to cut his hair?!?!" and I was like “uh don’t ask me, I’m not in charge”. So we waited to see what President said in his interview and I guess he didn’t say anything because he didn’t have to cut it. And it’s still long. So I’m just a little bit jealous and think I’m going to grow my hair out so I can be as cool as him. 

He is a good guy but just gets on my nerves a tad bit more that I would have liked. But it’s only for two weeks until the next change. It was weird because when we were reporting to the Zone Leaders he was like throwing me and my other comp under the bus to the Zone Leader to look good in front of him. Like "oh they can do this better to get people to come to church because they are not doing this and this and so and so" and Elder W. and I were just like “duhhh heck!?” The politics of a mission really are crazy. I think it is an illness that some people have. But I just have to love him and everyone else that can be really hard. Awk. Maybe it is just me and I don’t like to be corrected. I definitely think that is a good percentage of it... But it was also a clear brown nose tactic. But hey, I have seen it done before, and it definitely won’t be the last time. 

I am sorry. I will try to have more charity. Actually something really great that my President did was add a fourth pillar of excellence! The first three, since I got here, were Work Diligently, Strict Obedience, and Trust in the Spirit. He just added the fourth, which is my favorite. It has to do with working to develop charity. I LOVE that because it has been something so overlooked in life by everyone. We are all so focused in being perfect missionaries that we really forget our true purpose, which is to be a representative of Jesus Christ. And I think that a representative of Jesus Christ HAS to have charity. Charity is such a broad characteristic. But it is something I am so excited to work on. haha. It is hard for me sometimes but I know it is so necessary. Charity suffereth long and is kind, envieth not, and seeketh not its own. It is seriously the most perfect attribute, which makes it soo hard to accomplish because we are so opposite as humans. We are not patient, we are not nice, we are envying beings, and we always want what we want- NOW. So when you read that scripture you’re like “wow thanks for describing my faults and making me feel super good”. But it is just another chance to be humbled. Haha backstreet boys just came on and it’s like "I want it that way", thanks for being proving my point. Jk, sorry distractions. Okay. Really though. The mission is such a humbling experience because it has been here that I have realized what a horribly imperfect person I am and how mean and rude and selfish I am and its so great because I don’t want to be like that. So its just hard but great - The refiners fire. God knows who I can be. Sometimes I forget that there is a "big picture" and I get too involved in the little hard things that I have like this new companionship. It is hard to get used to another personality but its like, I can either be difficult or I can shut up and learn something. So I think I am going to decide to learn something. I am just ranting and I don’t even remember what I was talking about. Oh yeah. Charity. Charity is perfection and it is really hard to have but I am trying to get it little by little. Okay well that is enough. 

Anyway. I love the message of the Restoration. It breaks my heart when people harden their hearts against that story. I know it could sound crazy, but it is also just so simple and beautiful to know that God loves us so much that he keeps communicating with us through a living prophet. I am working on understanding other points of views about the Restoration. It is something super personal to me because it was one of the first testimonies I received as a youngin’ - that Joseph Smith was a prophet. I remember I got that testimony when we did the Church History tour. I am so grateful for that family trip we took because without it I don’t think my testimony would be nearly as strong about Joseph Smith and his journey through restoring the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We have quite a few of our investigators right now that are stumped on doubt about Joseph Smith. I hope they can open their hearts and let the spirit bare witness of the truth of that message.

Okay So I think that is all. I got the package. Thanks soo much. I LOVED the gratitude letters. I think I’m going to work on being more grateful. I love you all so much and am grateful for your kindness and the love that was expressed through your words. Anyways. I’m peacin’ out with this letter cause its too long and not that important. 

LOVE YA. Love me. bai

Conamorporfis,

Elder Macdonald

PS the doctor that works in the temple is technically the mission doctor for all the Mexico City missionaries. He works where the old MTC was located here. haha. idk. It’s not a weird thing? 

PPS Shout out to Aunt Karyn and Aunt Amy! So happy birthday to you two! I love ya both!  And shout out to Aunt Lisa last week – happy bday and much loveJ



cielo (heaven or sky)

selfisunday

Monday, November 4, 2013

Dia de los Muertos and the temple is beautiful!

This week was a good week. We had a great baptism, I WENT TO THE TEMPLE, and it was Halloween/Dia de los Muertos in Mexico! Super cray.

So want to know why we went to the temple? Okay well first, we had a Zone Conference this week and it was super great! I learned soo so sooo much. Seriously. My President is SO inspired. It is insane. If I could vote for him to be something I would, because I just really love him so much. He says things that really just penetrate your Corazon (heart). He was talking about our purpose and why we help people repent to be baptized. But as missionaries we kind of discard repentance because we just want BAPTISMS, so he really focused on Repentance and why it is so important to be able to make a covenant with the Lord. I am trying to remember what he said.... Okay so he talked about how Christ calls us to repentance to become more like Him. He calls us to change our mistakes and imperfections so that acting like Him becomes a lifestyle. It isn’t just a one-day thing. It is a constant way to live. We obviously won’t become perfect overnight, but as we recognize our faults, humble ourselves, and change our actions to act more like Christ would, we become more like Him. It was great because he talked about the Celestial Kingdom as a way of life and if we don’t prepare ourselves to live there, here, we won’t fit in over there. He used an example of a white board marker and a pen and how the caps of the two pens don’t fit because they are physically different. God can’t change us against our will, because it is against the law of agency. So that is why we have to exercise our agency and decide to change HERE so we can feel comfortable with him someday there. 

I mean I already knew that stuff but it really put it in a different perspective because as missionaries we are dumb and just want baptisms and forget the real reasons behind being baptized. So it was a good reminder to think more about how they can have a true repentance and be baptized for this reason. 

President’s wife is super great too and she gave us lectures on health and safety. Haha. She was freaking out because my big fat cough wouldn’t shut up the whole Zone Conference... so she told me I had to go to the doctor which is in the TEMPLE and I was like uhhh heck yes pleeaase. So I was super stoked because whenever we get sick and have to go to the doctor in the temple we can ask permission to do a session and so I asked President and he was like affirmative Elder Macdonald. And I was like gracias. And I was SOOO HAPPY. And then I realized that everything was going to be in Spanish and so my comp was like freaking out and I started having visions of the future of my comp and I being so confused and not knowing how to say stuff in the session, so I would just constantly have laugh attacks. But it all went super well. So well. I was like correcting the temple worker cause he kept saying stuff wrong and I was like what... I am better at Spanish than you. But then I was like “oh yeah nice thoughts in the temple”. I am so grateful for the tender mercy that that was to do a session before it closes in January. Seriously. The temple will close for the rest of my mission and I got to go! And let me just tell you that this temple is GORGEOUS. I love it so much. It reminds me of the Mesa one. They are both super aztecy in architecture and the meaning behind the architecture and its designs are so special. I have loved being in Mexico and just learning more about their ancestors and the culture of the people that were here, AKA Book of Mormon peeps. So I always just ask questions about the pyramids and the beliefs of Queztalquowatl (Jesus Christ) and everything. So interesting. Like the pyramids are apparently so amazing and the members just love seeing the similarities between the pyramids and the temples we have today. And then the Aztec belief of a White God coming down to visit the people and teach them about his Gospel and PROMISING to come back some day is just so interesting. Because I’m like oh yeah we have the record of that!!! aha I know it isn’t doctrine, and it’s not about the proof, but it does have some support behind it for sure. I’m definitely returning here to visit the pyramids some day...

So then we had Halloween which isn’t really celebrated the 31st of October here, kind of, but more of it is celebrated on the 1st and 2nd of November - the same day as day of the dead. And it was so fun because it was like a WHOLE WEEKEND of Halloween and I was like this is my place. aha I love Halloween. It was so fun to see the kids go trick or treat in the tiendas or the little stores and take like homemade candies and I just died laughing because that is what they warn us about in elementary school as North Americans.... DON’T EAT HOMEMADE FOOD FROM STRANGERS. lolol and everyone does it here like its nothing. Dia de los Muertos is super cool and I love the message behind it. And I thought it was so special because I was able to do work for the dead on day of the dead. Everyone puts up ofrendas, or offerings with flowers, and their ancestors favorite foods, toys, music, clothes, pictures of them, and everything. It was really cool to see the respect that everyone here has for their ancestors and I just thought how amazing it is that as members of the church we focus so much on HELPING our ancestors receive saving and exalting ordinances through temple work. This week I just kept thinking about the beauty of the temples and the beauty of the work that we are doing. If temples aren’t a testimony that this work is true, I don’t know what is. Even Christ went to Preach in the Spirit world after his death and before his Resurrection. It’s so true. So yea - do your family history, go to the temple, AND give the missionaries references. aha. 

I also had exchanges with my Zone Leader this week. It was good. He is going home soon and so I think he is a little excited about that. He is a great teacher!! I was seriously so jealous because I feel like I still am really bad at teaching. I am freaking out because I am approaching my year mark and I thought I would’ve been a pro by now.... aahhahaa FUNNYY JOKE MATT. 

And then we had the baptism for J. D. It was so great. ahaa. He is super great but I think he got sick because the water was cold and I was like “WHY I TURNED ON THE BOILER?”. Haha right after I was like "How do you feel?!?!?" and he was like “COLD”. And I was like... aaaahhhhaaaaaa “well do you feel like good spiritually?” He was like “well of course I do! But I am still COLD”. And so I feel bad because I think I made him sick. And plus he had to be baptized like 3 times because his belly didn’t want to be immersed by water. I was about ready to jump in and push him down. But it all worked out. I was able to sing a song without coughing which was a miracle because I was literally coughing every 8 seconds -So dumb. 

I am really bummed because a "golden investigator" just dropped us over text and I was like “WOW RUDE”. I don’t understand why. I think we will sneak over to her house and convince her otherwise. I don’t understand why Satan tries so hard to be so dumb. It gets so old. It’s like, “NO ONE LIKES YOU”. But he doesn’t get the hint. Anyways....

Everything is great. My comp almost had an allergic reaction and it freaked me out, but ALL IS WELL. It was a false alarm. It was funny cause we were eating bread at someone’s house and he literally ran to the bathroom and darted out and was like we have to go and I was like "uhh did you poop your pants?!" and he told me he thought he was getting an allergic reaction which is super sketchy for him. But we ran home, took some Benadryl, and all was well. Thank goodness! 

Love you all so much! Hope all is well. Glad you had a good Halloween! Up next, THANKSGIVING and then NAVIDAD. Partay months. So ready for this. 

Con Amor,

Elder Macdonald

EL TEMPLO



happy halloween



Save me from the children!

We went to a bday party

A. as Captain America

Ofrendas para los muertos (offerings for the dead)

The guys