Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Week 21: Juarez, Mexico.

 Week 21: Special Week!

This week was awesome! We had the baptism of Martin Barron. We have been teaching him for forever and he was in the hospital for 3 weeks for his illness! However, we finally had his baptism. He is super special. Its incredible to me that for his state and condition due to his illness, he is still always super happy. He has really helped me be grateful for my health and all my blessings. We plan on having more baptisms to come too so I am super excited!
We also went to parque fundidora in Monterrey today! It is super cool there, and massive. We got to mess around and teach my Mexican friends how to play football! I have some pictures that ill post! I hope all you are doing great!!! Cuidese Mucho!

Love, Elder Gibson

P.S. I am a giant here if you cant notice!!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Week 20: Juarez, Mexico.

Week 20: ¿Que paso?

This week was awesome! We had the great opportunity to do alot of service. Doing service is the best! My companion and I found this super awesome family this week. They had been listening to the missionaries a while back and all of a sudden the missionaries had changes and never visited them again. However, we were contacting and found them and are teaching them again! It is crazy how God uses the unlikely (2 teenagers) to complete the impossible (help grown men and women come closer to their Savior, Jesus Christ).
This week there was also an old lady with 85 years and she was telling us about these tiny beetles that if you drink with water it gives you energy and prevents cancer. She was determined for us to try it, and I only did try it because I have a lot of trust in this old lady! So, she walks over to a cage with these live beetles that live inside. She takes about 20 and puts them in a cup with water and gives it to me and tells my to drink. I was a bit nervous because I looked inside they were just swimming in the water! However, I drank it and could feel every single of these insects in the back of my esophagus. Gross! But I will be honest, I had a weird amount of energy after! 
That's my crazy story for the week, we also have investigators that are in the door for baptism which is super exciting! Love you all and hope all is well!

-Elder Gibson

Monday, June 12, 2017

Week 19: Juarez, Mexico

Week 19: Mi Amigos

This week was the first week with my new companion. His name is Elder Fernandez. He is a little bit shy but super cool. I have had to talk a lot more recently which has been a struggle but also nice.
In the picture of the river, you can see some houses or shacks whatever you want to call them. This past week we went and did some contacting in that area and talked to some great people! However when I asked for their address to return they just gave me the address "3rd house under the bridge, or the green house along the river." We came up to the last house on this strip and 3 huge pit bulls came so my companion and I took off running as fast as we could! Our adrenaline kicked in and we were movin haha!! Hope all is well this week! Cuidese mucho.

-Elder Gibson
Whats up my people!!!! How is everything? I am doing great. My Spanish has been progressing super fast because my new companion is super shy!!! Entonces I have to do like all the talking which kinda sucks but its helped me alot! My companion is Elder Fernandez from Mexico City like Elder Rincon. He has 6 months in the mission. He is super short and kinda lazy. Dont worry though I have been working him to death!!! hahaha I keep telling him that his body needs to get accustomed to working all day everyday!!! He told me that he and his old companion would take a nap after the food so he is super tired from working all day but it will be good for him and he will be able to see all the blessing that come from working hard. Anyways, We have 3 investigators in the door for baptism. Angel Gomez, Karla Luebanos, Andrea Mendoza, y Martin Barron. I am super excited for them and I think everything is going to work out great! The temperature is stinking hot. Oh also mom I got the packages, the food and the fanny packs! Thank you so much the fanny packs are literally awesome haha! Work so much better.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Week 18: Juarez, Mexico.

Week 18: Transfers!!

This week has been awesome and sad at the same time! We had transfers and my companion Elder Rincon is leaving tomorrow to a different area. I am staying in Jaurez and getting a new companion. His name is Elder Fernandez from Mexico! Also I finished my training this past transfer which is super exciting! I also got called and have the opportunity to be district leader. I am super exciting but also a big responsibility for my little experience right now in the mission. I am super excited to stay in my area too because we have buenísimo personas in the door for baptism!
The canícula is starting here and I am dreading it! The canícula is when its 45 degrees Celsius here for 2 months. 45 Celsius is about 115 degrees, so its highly possible I am going to die within these next few weeks. Anyways, Cuídese Mucho. Hasta luego. 
-Elder Gibson