Elder Eaton's birthday is this Friday. Feel free to drop him an email wishing him a Happy Birthday! I want to just say Thank You to all of you who have sent Alex emails. He may not respond to them, seeing how he only has a limited amount of time, but there are appreciated!
Elder Eaton mailing address:
Elder Alex Chadwick Eaton
Mexico Queretaro Mission
Avenida Pis De La Cuestra No. 102
Esq. Boulevard Desarrollo San Pablo
Colonia Colinas De San Pablo, Querétaro
Querétaro, C.P. 76125 Mexico
Super weird that I am going to be 19! Almost feel like an adult now, weird!!! Ok, so I am pretty excited for the next week because our investigators Antonio and Laura are going to get married and we can finally baptize them!! They took out their papers and everything for the next week, their date is going to be for the 12, baptized the 14th, confirmed the 15th, same day that we have transfers!! I was stressing that we wouldnt be able to baptize them, but now its all good!!
What is really hard with them is their economic situation. The water got cut off yesterday and their electricity is gonna to be shut off tonight. They are struggling a ton and what really kills me is that I can pay for that, but I am not allowed. They couldnt even afford to be married, so members of the ward helped them out so they could. They have nothing, they sold their gas tank to have money to eat and they took today to feed us. On Sundays the relief society passes around a list to feed the missionaries lunch. The past two weeks with them having nothing, Laura has volunteered for us to come eat. When we saw her name I walked over and asked what she was doing, that she shouldn't be feeding us when she doesn't have food to eat for herself! She just smiled and said it was all good. That family is the most converted family I have ever seen in the gospel, and they arent even baptized.
So we are super excited for them, and I can't wait for the 12th, the ward is going to throw them a party and almost every member has visited their house and offered support. It is glorious, that is the only word I can find to describe when the imperfect people of a perfect church unite and do what they have been taught to do, that's when we can really feel that we are close to heaven, when we give what we have been given.
I have had some moments of long silence and not talking with my companion, but our relationship is improving. I have been praying for a lot of charity and patience with him and thank goodness it has been answered! But other than that my week has been awesome!! Love you guys and miss you tons!!!
Elder Alex Chadwick Eaton
- the field is ready to harvest. Actually it was already harvested (we did that)
- we tried jumping but it didn't work
- All of Cortazar from a hill, we were also charged by one of the cows shortly after we took the picture