Monday, December 11, 2017

Monday December 11th, 2017

Hey guys!

Well, first off, my toe. It's doing a ton better! The doctor still hasn't told me I can get out and go like normal, but we're doing it anyway. This week I started to use my normal shoe because I've gotten sick and tired of my sandal ha-ha!  It seems to be working just fine!

























So, the other day we were walking to an appointment in an apartment. The apartment that we were going to is set behind an apartment where a member lives. While we were walking up to the apartments, the Sister walked out of her apartment smoking a cigarette! In my mind I was like what?! When she saw us, she got really embarrassed and hid her cigarette behind her back. We actually eat with her every other week, and she's got a good sense of humor. I walked up to her, and just smiled and said, "Let's see if we have a gift for you haha!" I reached inside my bag and pulled the pamphlet entitled "The Word of Wisdom" and handed it to her smiling. She started to laugh a little and just shook her head. She felt awful though. I don't know if she read it or not, but I had to lighten the mood for her a little.




Well, I haven't really described what Cabo San Lucas is to you guys, so I guess it's time. My area is the area farthest away from the beach, which means it's the area furthest away from the touristy parts. The touristy parts are really cool according to the pics that I've seen, but my area is a little more poor. There are a lot of sand/dirt streets with a lot of homes made out of scrap wood and metal. There are a ton of little kids and dogs running around everywhere. If you'd like to look it up on Google maps, our area is from the Colonia Lomas del Sol to the Colonia Gastelum.




My companion and I are getting along pretty well, and I honestly don't know what's going to happen this transfer. It's possible that we both stay here, but I don't think so. I think that there's a better chance of him leaving, but who knows!

Have a great week! I love you guys!

2 Nephi 9: 41-43

-Elder Radmall





Questions:

Dad: Yeah, but the appointments are at lunch time, because that's the big meal of the day here.  (Do you have regular dinner appointments set at church?)

Mom: Some eat turkey, but according to our investigators, a lot of them are going to eat Posoli.  (What are the traditional foods eaten at Christmas in Mexico?)

Holly: As missionaries we don't really go into depth about the 2nd Coming with our investigators but, the signs are being completed. In my personal opinion, it's very close. Nobody knows the time or the hour, but before I got to the mission, the other mission president felt the impression to say in a missionary meeting that many of the sisters and elders present, would be alive during the 2nd Coming. I also have felt the impression multiple times that it's close. Make sure that you keep holding on the iron rod, so that you're prepared to meet your Lord and Savior, Jesus the Christ.  (How hard is it for your investigators to comprehend the second coming and how fast it is approaching?)

Sam: The great food!  (What are you looking forward to the most on Christmas besides talking to us?)

Dylan: Ha-ha! the food. I love it!  (What is your favorite thing about Christmas in Mexico?)

Monday, December 4, 2017

Monday December 4th, 2017

Hey guys!




This week was pretty good! First, I'll let ya know how it went with the Doctor. He said that it's doing really well and that it'd be hard to get infected at this point. He told me that I can now work half days in streets without dirt, but I've been working in the dirt full time for the past two weeks and the Lord is healing my foot, so I think I'm gonna keep putting my trust more in the Lord than in man. I still have to wear my sandal, but we're working hard.


  

























Our week was a little crazy. We had a baptism, a zone conference, stake conference, splits with the Assistant to the President, and a ton of reports.

The baptism went pretty good, but it was on the day that we had to buy all the food for the zone conference, so it was a pretty packed day. His baptism was on Friday, which is the day that we do weekly planning, which took up most of the morning. After weekly planning we went to the church, which takes us about 30 min by bus. We filled up the baptismal font and started planning out our report for the zone conference. When the baptismal font was full, we left to go to Costco to buy the food for the zone conference, but Costco is about 40 minutes from the church building. We bought all the stuff and then went back to our area. We didn't get back to our area till about 4 pm, and we usually eat at 2 pm, but since we didn't have time, we ate at 4 pm. Once we ate, we passed by for Socorro, and went to the church building for his baptism which started at 6 pm. It was a pretty crazy day!




The Zone Conference was really good! President really focused on the Sister Missionaries, and the power that they have to share the gospel. It was really cool! In Stake Conference he talked about his favorite super hero, the missionaries. He explained what exactly we do, and that we need all the help we can get from the members. It was a really powerful talk!

Helaman 5: 9-12

I love you guys! Have a great week!




-Elder Radmall


Questions:

Dad: There are quite a few stray dogs, and my comp is afraid of them haha and the food from the street vendors smells amazing!  (Cabo have a lot of stray dogs? and How are the street vendors:)? )

Mom: ice-cream and tacos  (What did you buy with the pesos Sister Grover gave you?)

Holly: Humility and a desire to serve.  (What attribute is key to being a good leader?)

Sam: I just open my scriptures and share the first scripture I see. (How do you decide what scriptures to send to us?)

Dylan: We don't have time to bake treats :(  (Do you ever get to bake treats? and if so...Whats your favorite? )

Monday, November 27, 2017

Monday November 27th, 2017

Hey guys! Well, I´m still waiting for the pics from the elk hunt.... haha!

My toe is doing quite a bit better. I have a doctor´s appointment on Thursday, so we´ll see what he says. The cookies were amazing! There are still a few left. I have now read all of the letters, and yes, I was surprised by quite a few. Thanks for all the support!

Forest has always loved Mustangs!

This week we were contacting an apartment, and nobody opened the door. We had started from the top, and worked our way down. We were knocking on the last door when an SUV pulled up. I looked at my companion and said maybe she lives here? When she walked up to us she said "Hi elders!" in my mind I was like, member. She ended up telling us that she's been inactive for quite a while, but her husband isn't a member and wanted to talk with us. We sent an appointment and had a great lesson with them. He works all week, but has Sunday off. They said that they were going to go to church, but didn't end up going.

On Saturday were walking to an appointment and we contacted a guy walking in the other direction. His name is Eleazar. He's only 21 but he started asking us questions like, "When Jesus said in the Bible that He has other sheep that aren't of this fold, what did He refer to?" and "When Christopher Columbus came to the Americas, there were already people here. Where did they come from?" They were perfect questions for the Book of Mormon to answer. We shared a few scriptures with him to answer his questions then gave him the book and invited him to go to church; and he went! He's a person that has really been prepared by the Lord and I am grateful for the opportunity to help him find the correct path. 







Gregorio's baptism went great! The sister missionaries also had a baptism, and they planned out everything. It was the first baptism I've had without a ton of stress attached to it. I felt really weird, but super happy! Gregorio was baptized by Brother Guillermo, and I was really happy because Gregorio's girlfriend went to his baptism as well. She hasn't showed any interest in the gospel before, but we hope that she'll start listening to us. We don't know where she lives, but she's at Gregorio's house a lot.





Mosiah 4: 14-15
Mosiah 5:5

Have a great week!

-Elder Radmall


Questions?

Dad: Being able to see and hear the people from different states of Mexico. The accents are quite a bit different.  (What is your favorite thing in Cabo?)

Mom: To trust more in the Lord.  (What have you learned from the trial of your toe?)

Holly: Listening  (What is the most important thing when teaching a lesson?)

Sam: Yeah. There's just about all the candy bars here. Especially because there are a lot of Americans here.  (Are you able to get any American candy bars besides the ones that we have sent you?)

Dylan: Pretty much the same thing.  (Do you do the same things every p-day or do you switch it up?)

Monday, November 20, 2017

Monday November 20th, 2017

Hey guys!

Wow! What a surprise! I was not expecting 2 huge bags! Thanks for all the letters and stuff. I really do appreciate all the support! It made me really happy.


All the letters and "stuff" from family and friends
































The other day we were street contacting, and we were knocking on a door, when we heard from behind us, "Are you guys from the same congregation from here in Lomas del Sol?" We turned around to see a short Jehovah's Witness Lady. We looked at her and said, no, we're the true church. Nah, just kidding. We told her that we were missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. She just said oh, and walked away. But we thought it was pretty funny haha.


Well, Gregorio fell into temptation again on Saturday due to his girlfriend. He has now decided to leaver her once and for all. He also has gotten two of his friends who live next to him in on listening to us and to stop drinking. Yesterday we went by and wrote out some goals and plans such as reading the scriptures, praying, going to church, doing the 12 Steps, etc, and had all of them sign it to confirm that they would keep the rules and help the others to stay in line.





Socorro is still going good! His learning process is a little bit slower, but he's progressing quite a bit.











My toe is doing quite a bit better. My next appointment is in a week and a half. The shoe does help a ton! I can now walk a lot better. I'm just worried that I'll forget that my toe is injured and it'll end up more swollen, but we'll see how it goes.







Mark 8:35

I love you guys! Have a great week!

-Forest

Questions:

Dad: yeah we can, I just haven't. I'll try to take one this week. (Can you still make videos and send them? or have the rules changed?)

Mom: My Mission President hasn't told me anything, and the doctor says that it looks really good. I took a picture of it this morning and sent it to you. (When do you go to the doctor again for your toe or what did he say this week and how is your mission president doing about how much you have been able to do?)

Holly: Not a ton. (Do you do a lot of service labor in your area?)

Sam: We're looking for a new one, but there aren't a ton of options.  (Did you have to move apartments?)

Dylan: Read the Book of Mormon daily. You also asked me to look for a scripture for you in you letter to me, so here it is: D&C 24:8  (How can I make my testimony stronger?)

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Sunday November 19th, 2017

Photos and video from Sister Claudia Grover...

Elder Radmall and Elder Antonio

Elder Radmall, Socorro, and Elder Antonio


Sister Claudia Grover, a member from Twin Falls, was taking a vacation to Cabo San Lucas with her sister.  She graciously offered to take a care package to Forest.  Here is what she had to say:

"We pulled up to the church just as his bus was arriving!  Perfect timing!  He had no idea what you were sending.  I told him about the shoes (made special by Ortho Pro for is ingrown toenail to heal) and he was very surprised.  I also told him about the box that is not to be opened until Christmas Eve!  He looked GREAT and Happy!  Thank you for giving me this blessing of service!"






Friday, November 17, 2017


Monday November 13th, 2017


Hey guys!

Well, first, thanks for all the love and support and your fast. My toe is getting quite a bit better. I had a doctor´s appointment on Thursday and the Doctor told me that it was super clean and that it´s improving really well. He also told me that I´m still not allowed to leave the house. But President told me that after if I´m not able to get out and work after three weeks, I´ll have to be sent home to recuperate. This is week 3. It´s driving me crazy being in the house all day, and I´m definitely not gonna come home early, so this week we´re gonna get out and work. At least a little bit. In my area there are a lot, a lot, of dirt/sandy roads, so we´re gonna try to avoid those. If my toe starts to hurt, we´ll head back to the apartment and take a rest for a little while. But that´s the plan. Cause I do not want to come home early. The doctor has not said anything to me about Epson Salt, but he gave me a liquid spray and a cream to put on it.

This week we´ve been following up like crazy with the zone. At the end of last week, the zone had 7 Baptismal Dates, and as of right now, we have 25! My companion and I have three. Gregorio-18 of Nov., Socorro-25 of Nov., and Ivan-9 of Dec. The Lord has really blessed us this week.

We´re most likely gonna be moving houses because the water pump in our apartments has its own Meter, but whoever is supposed to pay it, didn´t. So the Electric Company locked the meter for the water pump. So our brilliant apartment neighbors and "friends", moved the water pump wire to our meter about 3 and a half months ago. When the electric bill came, it was super expensive and we didn´t know why. Last week we noticed that we were paying for the water pump for the whole apartment. So we took the wire off our meter, but our neighbors have tried to put it back on twice. But because we´re in the house, all. day. we notice. They´re getting a little upset with us, but we can´t afford to pay for it. And the guy that we rent from doesn´t answer his phone...

My companion and I are getting along super great! This week I learned that he has a pet monkey! He´s also invited me to his house several times, so maybe some day I´ll be able to see his monkey.

Have a great week!

-Elder Radmall


Questions:

Dad: Not sure with the Epson Salt, and yes, clean water. (Dad: Can you get epson salt and are you using clean water to wash your feet (bottle)?

Mom: About 150 members and about 20 of them are in the primary. (Your ward, how many?  How many primary kids/youth? )

Holly: Because blessing from the Lord are worth more than money. It´s a commandment to give service. And the feelings you´ll get from giving service are worth more than money.  (Why is it important to work even when money is not involved?)

Sam: Because I didn´t go to the doctor for a couple weeks.  (Why do you think that your toe got infected? )

Dylan: An older jeep, or a half ton pickup  (What kind of car do you want when you get home?)


Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Tuesday November 7th, 2017

Remember the ingrown toe nail that Forest talked about in his email from yesterday...well, this is the email that he sent to his dad's email...

Here are the pics of my toe. I'll leave it up to you if you want to show them to mom or not. Also, if I'm not up to par in two weeks,  I'll be sent home to finish recuperating, so please pray for me.
Please pray for healing so that he can finish his 7 months in Mexico!!