Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Monday February 27th, 2017

Hey guys!
Last Tuesday we had splits with our Zone Leaders. I went with Elder Slocum who is from Colorado Springs, Colorado. Come to find out, he was in Crouch at the same time we were,  and even went to the same show! How crazy is that! As for Elder Sant, he's a really cool guy. We've talked quite a bit. (Elder Sant is a missionary from Carey, Idaho)


Trying a new food from Ruben.

We weren't able to work a ton this week due to my companion having a rash on his legs, which sucked. But the meetings with President Nelson were incredible!

The first meeting was on Saturday, but on Friday night at 10:30 p.m. President Gabaldon called me and asked me to play the prelude music the following morning. Of course I didn't deny him, but I was pretty nervous. Before the meeting, we all gathered to take a group picture. All the missionaries minus the missionaries in the Baja were there. Right after the picture was snapped, President Gabaldon called out my name, so I went down to him. He asked me to go play while everybody was shaking hands with President Nelson, and that I would have an opportunity to shake his hand later. After President Nelson shook all of the missionary's hands, he came up on stage and shook the hands of his translators directly behind me, then turned to me and said "I didn't get to shake Elder Radmall's hand." He stopped the piano playing so he could shake my hand, it was awesome!

In the beginning of his message, he said that his plane in Mexico City was delayed for quite a few hours, and since General Authorities don't have a lot of time to prepare their talks for General Conference, he took the opportunity to prepare it there. He said that in General Conference he's gonna say that his talk was "hecho en Mexico" which means "made in Mexico" haha
His message was amazing. He gave us 10 different subtitles that are given to Jesus Christ and expounded on each one of them. One of my favorite parts was when he said that we too often see the name Jesus Christ as a first name and a last name,  and that is incorrect. It's Jesus the Christ. Christ is His title. On Sunday he talked a lot about how parents need to teach the Doctrine of Christ to their children. But not just teach it, teach it in a way that they understand it. He also stressed the importance of having a weekly family home evening.


3 Elders serving from the Twin Falls South Stake:  Elder Murillo, Elder Radmall, and Elder Atkins.


(Mario's office, an investigator)

Earlier in the week I received a letter from the Higginson family, dated January 7, 2017. (A family in our ward)

Thanks for all the pictures! Sam,  I'm loving the 7B sign! 

I love you guys! Have an awesome week!

-Elder Radmall

P.S.  We did not get transferred this week.

Questions and answers:

Dad: Of healing, no, but of comfort. (Have you had opportunity to give blessings of healing while in Culiacan?)

Mom: Yes, more than once.  ( Have you ever been worried to eat the food that people are serving you because you don't know what it is?)

Holly: We were asked once, but then the priests arrived.  (Have you been asked to bless or pass the sacrament?)

Sam: I wish I had piano sheet music. (What is one thing that you wish had but don't?)

Dylan: Elder Atkins made a list of the type of food he can't eat, so the members make something else.   (How do the members handle feeding the missionaries that are gluten free?)

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

February 20, 2017

     HAPPY BIRTHDAY SAM!!! I hope you had a great day, I thought about you a lot!

Me, Elder Suerez, Elder Meadows, Elder Calvo, Elder Torres, and Elder Hernandez

     I can't believe I hit 8 months tomorrow. It's gone by so fast! So, this week was super good, then it kinda sucked haha. Our investigator, Mario, progressed like crazy! He had many questions that we were able to answer directly and clearly. One of the main things were his prayers, they were recited. After we taught him about it he said that it just all made sense. 

     We invited him to give the closing prayer, which he willingfully did, and he said that he literally felt a difference. It was awesome! Later in the week, we passed by to visit him, and he's gone back to some of his old beliefs, such as that God and Jesus Christ are the same person, so we need to teach the trinity again. He's super smart, and has read hundreds of books. The lessons with him are some of my favorites.

     About five streets down from our house, a guy was shot in the street. We had the airconditioner going, so we didn't hear the shots, but just about everybody and their dog told us about it. God is watching over His missionaries.

     So, Wendy still isn't a member, and now she works on Sundays, but she told us that she works with someone who is inactive, and talks bad about the church. Wendy defended the church and its standards! It was awesome! She asked us for some clarification on some stuff, and told us that she still hasn't drank coffee. It's been about 2 months without the coffee.

After 3 minutes in the microwave, there were still that many kernels left

At one of our food appointments, they fed us mashed potatoes, chicken fried steak and frijoles.  It. was. awesome. I felt like I was eating food from Idaho again, except for the frijoles, which I love!

     This morning we got together with 4 other Elders and played basketball. I can still grab the rim! I was so happy! I guess I haven't gotten that fat haha

It's been a pretty good week! I love you guys!
-Elder Radmall

Dad: Ummm buena pregunta jaja One embarrassing moment, was quite a while ago, but I told someone that God can forgive them of their fishes instead of their sins. Fish in Spanish is pescado, sin is pecado. They're really close, but it sucked. Lately, nothing really embarrassing.

Mom: haha once.  I'm gonna cut it this week, but not super short.  (Hey, your hair looks good, it's longer.  Have you cut it since Christmas?  It was shooort!!) 

Holly: We're gonna eat pizza with her this week, I think on Thursday. (The Bishops wife in Mexico contacted Alisa via Facebook and asked for her recipe)

Sam: I love feeling the Spirit all the time, and I love scripture study. On that note, how has your scripture study been so far? (What do you like most about serving a Mission)

Dylan: We don't do a whole lot. We have to wash our clothes by hand, buy groceries, and clean the house. So we don't have a ton of time to do a lot of fun stuff. (What fun stuff do yo do on P-Day)

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Monday February 13th, 2017

Hey guys! Thanks for the photos of Dylan and of me and Justin. This week was pretty good. It went by super fast! Monday was P-Day, Tuesday Multi-Zone Meeting, Wednesday we had splits, Thursday we had splits again, then the rest of the week was normal.

The flooding sounds crazy! (Massive flooding in Twin Falls County, mostly Buhl and Castleford and Cassia County)

The multi-zone meeting was pretty good. There were a lot of talks on keeping up on the area book. Because of a new rule, splits have to be in the area of the District Leader, and the District Leader has to go with the other Senior Companion, which meant that I was Senior Companion for two days. It was awesome! I didn't think I was ready to be the Senior  Companion, but I loved it! I learned that I know a lot more Spanish than I gave myself credit for. On Wednesday I went with Elder Torres.  He's from Veracruz, and has 4 and a half months in the mission. We 12 contacts and 2 new investigators. On Thursday I went with Elder Calvo (calvo in spanish means bald haha) but anyway, he's the companion of Elder Meadows and has about 1 month in the mission. We had 9 contacts and 3 new investigators. I work really well with those two guys. With Elder Hernandez we don't  have very many contacts for some reason.

We started teaching the Valenzuela family again. I went there with Elder Calvo, and Ruben made sure that Camila was either sitting down listening to the lesson, or outside playing, because he didn't want any disruptions since "the elders haven't been here in a while." We taught them again Friday and Saturday. They want us to keep coming back. They really missed us.

One of our investigators, Marcos Torres, was kind of hard to teach because he works a lot. He's security at Carl's Jr. His boss told him to rest for a while, because he got put at gunpoint! Scary for him, but now we get to teach him more, and he went to church on Sunday!

This week  I also got a letter from Grandma Tucker from last year haha 12-28-16 Thanks for all the support! From everybody! 

For some reason I didn't take any pictures this week, sorry. I love you guys! Have an awesome week!

-Elder Radmall

P. S. I forgot to tell you that Elder Nelson is coming on the 25th and 26th of this month, and missionaries get to have a meeting with him.
Dad: ummm If you send a package from home, I wouldn't mind some  piano music. But other than that some  snacks couldn't hurt haha (Are you needing anything? Snacks,stuff, anything kid!)

Mom: Yeah we do. I really like this dessert called Pastel de Galletas. I know how to make it, and plan on it when I get home. ( You mentioned cheesecake and cinnamon rolls in your letter.  Do you not get any good desserts in Mexico?)

Holly: A huge garden that I went to in my first transfer. ( What is your favorite place that you have gone on p-day?)

Sam: I really want to go to the Baja. Especially in the area Loretto.  (If you get transferred the end of the month, where are you hoping to go?)

Dylan: Lots of re-fried beans and rice. But the re-fried beans are super good, and there's a variety of flavors. Good job on basketball bud!!! (What do families mostly feed you?)

Monday, February 6, 2017

Monday February 6th, 2017

Hey guys! 

I knew that I forgot to say something last week. Last week was the last week of the month, and we didn't have any money. We had to pay the light bill, and I was hoping I would have a reimbursment from the previous month, but it didn't come in time, so we had to use the last of the money to pay it, so we didn't have any food in the house for breakfast or dinner. Every single night last week different members and investigators invited us over to eat dinner. The Lord really watches over his missionaries.


Studying outside the house has been awesome! I love it! It's a lot more calming and spiritual. Over the past week or so, there have been a lot of helicopters fly over. The only helicopters that fly over are military helicopters,  so it makes me wonder what's going on...

I'm not sure how, but last Monday Elder Vargas gave me a brand new scripture case. I'm not sure how he managed to get it, but it was awesome! Also, the glue on my English scriptures worked perfectly!


This week has been tough with our investigators. We stopped teaching Israel, Franklin isn't keeping committments so we're gonna teach him less, and the we're gonna stop teaching the Valenzuela family for a week or so because they aren't progressing either. But we did find a part member family and started to teach them. The dad, a nonmember whose name is Abraham, accepted my invitation to be baptized, and his wife, a less active member named Bianca, had good questions about repentance.

We also contacted a lady in a little store named Lucrecia. She's Catholic, but has some problems with the church. We  started to  teach her, and she said that she really likes what she hears. She had questions about tithing, so we taught a little bit about that, and she likes how the funds are used, which is one problem she had with the Catholic church.

There's an old lady in our ward named Sister Trejo who is about 92. We visit her about once a week. She's awesome!

One of the recent converts we teach, Genaro, found Root Beer and invited us over for Root Beer floats. They were awesome! I felt like I was back at Grandma and Grandpa Tucker's home. All that was missing were the games, and a western movie haha!




Dad: Not really, but Meadows and his companion are planning to come over to our area to play ball.  (Do the Missionaries get together as a district on P-Day and play? We did.)

Mom: They're really big in to soccer, but they watch the superbowl too.  (What do the they do in Mexico that compares with the Superbowl?)

Holly: Ruben. His attitude reminds me a  lot of our family, and he's the only person I can talk about guns with haha  ( Who has been your favorite investigator and why?)

Sam: Ruben and his family  (Are there any investigators you're super close with and who are they?)

Dylan: Usted a avisto misioneros antes? Have you seen missionaries before?  (What's the number one question you ask people on the street?)

I love you guys! Have a great week!

-Elder Radmall