Monday, October 26, 2015

Well this week definitely was different...

Well this week definitely was different…

It was kind of cold all week, there is a hurricane touching in Mexico right now, and for some freaky reason it reaches all the way here! We're supposedly landlocked and the flipping hurricane reaches here. Nuts right? 

Everyone here is getting ready for Dia de los muertos, and Halloween. 
Dia de los muertos is like a big festival that they have every year, and really it’s just another excuse for people to get drunk... sadly. So I have been told that we will have to be in the house early that day... lame right, I don't even get to go trick or treating! I already have my costume! (Missionary haha =) )

Well this week was good because I am learning to love my companion, he stills drives me nuts but I always pray for help and it works, Heavenly Father loves me and so he helps me to be patient and trust me…It’s not easy! But I am improving! That’s what counts, doing better than the day before. 

We had kind of a rough week in and of that a lot of our appointments fell through.... we didn’t have very many appointments, well with investigators that is, we always have a ton with members. The members here are awesome, very nice and loving people, and they LOVE the missionaries, maybe a little too much... One sister La Hermana Tiscareno, calls us daily to invite us for food. She is an elderly lady and maybe her mind doesn’t function perfect.... but she’s funny, and loves us. I will be chubby when I leave this area, I can already tell. =)
We are in an area that’s kind of more like a small town, a little bit more isolated, not quite so much going on, a lot of people are farmers. I like it. It’s nice and flat too. 

Thank you to all who freely give me of their time, money, and love. 
I love you all so much and you are in my prayers! 

So we went to the temple this week. 
First off the Mexico City Temple is gorgeous. 
Secondly the spirit there is strong! 
We all went as a zone, and I loved it. 
The session was amazing and I really did receive the revelation that I needed that day. 
I felt so so happy and peaceful inside, almost didn’t want to leave, I felt so close to God. 
It was an amazing experience, I will leave it at that. 
I didn’t see brother Hopkin though.... Haha! (A brother from my Provo ward who is in one of the movies)  I can testify that the temples are the bridge in between Earth and Heaven. 
We need to be in those bad boys as much as possible! 


Thank you so much for all your help to help me build my faith, I really need it.  I have been trying hard to build my faith, so that we can find new people to teach and so that they can be baptized.  I know I am meant to baptize someone here in Huitzilzingo.  I just have to find them. 
God knows where we are, and what we are going through.  He puts us in places and with people so that we can better achieve the blessings that He puts in our path.  So the next time we find ourselves somewhere where we wouldn’t like to be, or with someone that drives us nuts, STOP, ponder and think…”What is it that God wants for me?” and then make it happen, while praying a lot. 

I love you all so much.  I had been having problems with thinking about home and all that again, but I made a promise with God, that if I give it everything I have that He will help me not have that problem again, and since the temple I have not had that problem.  So that means I had better give all this body of mine has. 

I love you all!
Elder Galbraith

Elder Camacho and I

Being Silly!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

I Lied...I'm in Huitzilzingo!

Well the new area is actually awesome!! 

I lied.... I am not in Mixquic, that’s the Zone Leaders area.  I am actually in Huitzilzingo. Good luck saying that one! Haha! We live in a house with two other elders.  They’re cool guys too. Elder Bramble and Elder Salazar. 

My new comp is Elder Rodriguez, from Tijuana. He is fresh off the plane. 
Like a new born kid, he’s cool, innocent, and doesn’t know much.  He is a good kid, he wants to work and to teach everyone, which I like. 

We get along alright, this is my first time training and something tells me it won’t be my last. I will be perfectly honest, this tries my patience a little bit, but there isn’t anything wrong with that, because I can learn so so much from him, my patience will grow so much, I pray constantly for help. 

I can feel all you prayers helping me.  I learned the area super quick.  I know most of the streets and I know where most of the members live and we are busy in the process of finding investigators.  There are a few that the other elders left behind and so we aren’t totally starting from scratch but it’s just above that, not much better. 

The ward is one of the coolest wards ever (second to Edgemont 11th ward home in Provo =) ) The ward mission leader is awesome! He constantly stops by to help, visit other people and work with us and all that.  He’s helped me a ton. The area is FLAT! I don’t have to climb hills for a while!! How cool is that! 

Well another month went by rapidly.... Time flies. 
I am happy to hear that things are good at home that more or less things are normal, because that’s how it should be, with a Ted Bit of chaos! Hahaha! 

I also want to bear my testimony that I know that God is real, the cross empty, the tomb is empty and death has no victory.  Everything we do in life is easier with Christ in our life.  He did what he did so that we can live again with him, and we had better make the most of that.  We always need to be increasing our faith and always need to be finding ways to magnify our calling, even if we don’t have one in the church. We should always teach and share the gospel to everyone else, and when it’s necessary we should open our mouths. 

I know Jesus Christ lives, and that God loves us. 
I love you all so much. 

Elder Galbraith

Hanging in the Flat!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Elder Galbraith is off to Misquic to Train!

Hello to all My Family and Friends! 

Well first of all a little bird gave me an update on the Broncos…I am glad to hear that all is good in Bronco Country!  Ha-ha I am stoked to hear that the Broncos are doing well, puts a smile on my face.  The only NFL team anyone likes in Mexico is the Cowboys... I am so sick of the cowboys.  Speaking of sports Mexico and USA played in Salt Lake at Rio Tinto (soccer) and Mexico won... so everyone here is giving me a bunch of crap for that, so if you could tell the American soccer players to do better that would seriously help! Ha-ha!

This week was good, we worked hard and we found new investigators and had some pretty good numbers! We had a good week and I can honestly say I am glad for that because the changes came and this time I guess I forgot to put sheep’s blood over my door because I now have changes... Elder Galbraith is going to the zone Amulek, in some place called Misquic. I have no idea what to expect. But don’t sigh too quick here is the best part... I will be training... What the fetch right? I was told yesterday that I will train one of the new kids. Holy crap. I don’t know who he is yet, and i have no clue how my new area will be, so pray for me. I don’t feel all that nervous only a little inadequate and kind of anxious and like I have no idea what I am going to do. So I say again, PRAY FOR ME.

I know that the Lord is with me, I know he blesses me and i know that all will be okay if I just trust in him and work.  I don’t have to worry too much about work, I just have to do it. Pres. Dieter F Uchtdorf said ¨that’s the thing about work, if we just keep at it, it will surely get better¨
I love hearing that. 

So today I have said goodbye to some of my investigators  and still have more to go, there are many.  Maria de la Paz is gonna be sad... Pray for her too. 

Elder Camcho and I, our last Sunday together
I will miss Elder Camacho, but I know it will all be okay. He’s a champ, and he is teaching me how to be one too. 

This has got to be one of the biggest blessings in my life right now, right below my family, is that right now, I should be freaking out, crying, worrying, and maybe puking. But I feel calm, prepared, and ready. I can testify that God loves me, and that he loves you, all of you. EVERY SINGLE ONE. Our worries, even the little ones matter to Him. We should trust that His way is better than all of our own and we should trust that He will help us out, EVERY SINGLE STEP OF THE WAY. 

I am happy to push onward here in Mexico. 
Look out Misquic! 
Mission Chalco for life baby!!! 

Elder Galbraith 

And we found a friend in our house ( all spiders were harmed in the making of this picture ) ( i killed it)

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Crazy Week, Splits, and General Conference!

Well this week was nuts. On Wednesday my comp said this week was going by fast, and I said it’s only Wednesday... And now look. I blinked and here we are in Monday....crazy right? Wow, time flies!

Well I am blown away that my Grandma and Grandpa Coleman are going to on a mission to the Washington DC Temple... That is crazy. They are going to be so blessed for that, I had absolutely no idea of their intentions to serve another mission. That’s so cool!! They will love it. Ha-ha looks like DC is going to have to adjust 2 big things when Grandpa gets there. 1 their obedience, 2 their softball program!! Ha-ha!! =)

Conference was awesome! We had to privilege to listen in English! I loved Jeffrey R Holland’s talk of course! And Devin G Durant! I will be starting my ponderizing with Alma 22:15. I love that scripture! I also really liked Vern P Stanfils, about biking in the tunnel. It was real cool! I felt the spirit very strong. I love conference!  It stinks that it went by too fast; it’s never gone by that fast for me before!  Speaking of Jeffrey R Holland, I just want to say how much I love my mom. I never said it enough how much she did for me and how she still continue to do so much for me.  There are two really important days for a boy, when he meets his mom and when he understands all she does for him.  I really liked the talk by Von G Keetch too, about the surfers in Australia, and the importance of the barrier, that resonated deeply with me.

This week rocked, we found 11 new investigators! That’s pretty crazy! 
I went on divisions with a Dominican...that was interesting. Elder Rosario is a good guy, we had a good time and worked hard but I missed by own bed. (In Ayotla, don’t talk to me about my bed in Provo)  We cooked steaks again today, all the gueros. It was good! After we played basketball. This week was very good; very spirit building and very good. I love the mission. Sometimes Mexico pisses me off, but that’s good because I asked to learn patience and the Lord said, here you go, have fun in Chalco! And that’s what I am doing! 

I just finished the BOM recently and have started doctrine and covenants!  I have taken the challenge to read Preach my gospel in 13 weeks. I am almost done with chapter 3. I have felt an improvement in my life since I started. 

Let me just say that although we pray for blessing and sometimes get challenges, we need to remember that just around said challenges there will be something super great, and sometimes we don’t recognize it. Then we wonder if we are broken, but if we pay attention and focus we will see it. Eyes to see and ears to hear! 

Keep going, keep working, fighting, being an example, being a light, being better than the world. 

Don’t you quit! 
Or like Sam says to Frodo, don't you let go! REACH! 
That’s all we gotta do! Hold on, and keep reaching! 

I love you all!!!

Elder Galbraith