Monday, February 28, 2011

Feb 28 2011

thanks for all the udates. sounds like everyone is doing good. that is cool that jd is going to get baptized. yeah i remember the dad of zack but i dont remember the wife of his dad. but everything will work out. tell him i said hi and to keep up the great work. in a year he can serve a mission too. that is good that tim was able to go and stay with tammy and kelly. i love that kid to death. haha but to answer tates question no i am not teaching hannah montana she wont go to church so we had to drop her. but this week was really good me and my comp worked really hard. we found 22 new investigators and 18 accepted a date to get baptized so we will see how that goes. we are trying to talk to everyone that we can and challenge them all to baptism because that is are calling. there was a great talk by elder Erying about the calling of a missionary and the calling of a member of the church. our calling is to teach and baptize and the calling of the members is to find the people that we can teach. this week we had 10 lessons with a member which is really good. we are trying to have a family type deal every day where the members can invite their friends and family. it worked pretty well this week. the only problem this week is that we didnt baptize. but we are going to do everything we can to baptize this week. we have people ready but alot of them need to get married. haha but its alright we are going to help em do it. but this week we have changes. i doubt i will get changed out because i just got my kid, but who knows. we are trying to help out the ward here. there is alot of pride in this ward and we are trying to help them to have more love and charity for each other. so if you have any suggestions on activities that we could do to help let me know. but all is good here in acapulco. dont worry mom i am protected and why did the president send a email to you guys. just wondering. but all is good here. that is cool that you were able to go see leander play with melvin and them. sounds like you all had fun. they sent me a little eamil just saying hi. how is joel playing? Have a great week love ya all
Love Elder Hancock

feb 21 2011

hola familia. all is well here on the coast. sorry mom i forgot my camera and so i cant send pictures this week. you just need to have paciencia. you will get your pics some day it just might be when i get home. haha but this week was a good week. we had 2 baptisms this week with alma and miguel angel. they are way cool. we contacted them in a convey or a van and i challenged them to baptism and they accepted in the van. this was 2 weeks ago and now they are baptized. they were way escogido. miguel angel is 13 and he is going to go to the efy that they are going to have here in mexico. they are a cool family. alma just felt a change in her life when we came and taught her. she had all these problems but just felt the peace of the spirit in her life and was ready to be baptized. they were way cool. this week we are trying to baptize to reach are goal of 4. we have 3 and need one more. i know that we can do it we just to have faith and go to work. we have a few possibilities but some of those need to get married first. we are teaching alot of families where alot of the family is members and some are not. so that is aloways good with the support of the members that are familly. but alot of them are young and have babies and need to get married. we have 2 young couples where the husbands are members but the wifes arent and they need to get married before we can baptize them. yuritzy is doing good. there family is having a hard financial time and the dad is working on sundays. they all want to go to church but sometimes it is hard for them to go. but everything is going good. karla and her daughter katolina went to church this week. i think karla got a job this week which is good. but i am not sure. there are a bunch of tenis matches going on at the princess hotel and she got a job there i think. but yeah me and my comp i trying to use all the members that we can to help us with the work and it is going good we are having alot of noches de hogar or family nights which is way good. this week we had 10 investorgators in the church which was really good. i havent had that in a while. me and my kid are working way hard. this weeek the pres and his wife came down and we had are zone conference. he talked about how we all need to be a 4 missionary. there are 1, 2, 3, and 4 missionaries. there are alot of good missionarries but not alot of great missionarries. the great misisonarries are the ones that totaly forget themselves and are constantly thinking of others and are lost in the work. they are the ones that are obedient and follow the spirit. it was way goood. i love listning to our president he is a way funny guy. so i need to be a 4 missionarry. i. thats cool that kaleb got the email from his friend. his friends name is elder evans. he was way cool. he served in my area like a year ago. he went hot tubing at kaylas house and remembers glen because of his fingers. haha it was way cool. i chilled with him at the conference. he was in kalebs efy group for like all 4 years. crazy hugh. he is from texas too but in dallas or something. sounds like tate is having a great time in track. im not going to lie i hated track. haha but thats good. and tate keep standing up for whats right. haha teisha stay away from all those boys. haha. but i love you all and everything is going good here in acapulco. i love it here and me and my comp are working hard. my comp has learned alot and is a great misionary. he has turned into a great teacher and is doing great. he is a great misionary. but mom you are right my pdays are dedicated to playing some type of ball. haha today we played some bball. it was way fun. but yeah it is crazy that i have 7 months today. time is flying by so fast. all is good with marian the member we live by she is a great misionary. she loves to give us references she is a great person. haha i dont think i put a book of mormon in the library. i dont remember. that is way cool that he has been reading it. he needs to get baptized. tell the misionarries there to keep up the great work . oh our baptizm was on the beach and it was pretty sweet. alma brought a friend that knows someone that owns a resturant on the beach and we got to go there and use the bathrooms and have the service in the shade with chairs and everything. they brought us cocanuts and there was hardly anyone there. it was pretty sweet. the waves were way strong so it was difficult but we got the job done. it was cool. haha but i love you all and am thankful for all of your examples.
love, elder hancock

Feb 14 2011

thanks fam for all the udates and sounds like everyone is doing good. tate is about time that you start shooting the ball. haha but that is awesome that you had a game like me. haha love ya bud. and tiesha that is sweet you won your tennis tournaments. keep up the great work and stay away from those chavos boys. haha and mom and dad everything is going good here in mexico. i have lost like 8 or so pounds so not too much. and all is well here in acapulco. my comp is way awesome. he is shorter than me and has braces still. he looks like a little kid. haha but he has learned alot. i think i have done a good job of teaching him how to teach. he learns really fast. he is a realy humble did and has a strong testimony. so we are getting along just fine. i feel i have bettered my spanish alot with thim here cuz i have to speak it all the time which is good. the patriarch says i speak acupuceƱo. he says i have a accent like the people here in acupuco. so that is good. haha . but this week we baptized cesar. he is 17 years old and he is a way cool kid. i believe that he will serve a mission. he is way cool. we just baptized him this week satan is really working hard in our area but he wont win. we are teaching alot of cool people and am excited to find more. ___ and her family is doing good. she has had alot of douts with all of the anti bull and she still has problems . i feel like a bishop every time i go over there trying to help her. but all is good now. we finally got the ward working on hometeachers so our converts can have people come over instead of us. alot of our converts still dont have callings so we are working with the ward with that. but it is all good. that is cool that is reading the book of mormon. isnt he a senor in high school. but yeah all is going good here in mexico and me and my kid are working hard. but i love you all and thanks for all you do for me.
Elder Hancock

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Feb 7 2011

Tucker has been crazy busy the past few weeks and we have only had very short emails so i have not posted them. but atleast this week we got a little more info. He is now training a new companion from mexico and is very excited about that. He is still in the same area and his companion Elder Roskelly got transfered. Thanks for all your prayers in his behalf.

happy bithday mother. feliz cumpliaƱos. mom thanks for all that you have done for me. you are a great example to me and i love you very much. and mom yes you need to add karla as a freind and send her a message. that would be awesome if you could do that. she knows the church is true and is having a hard time right now. she might be doing it becuase her mom is sick and she doesnt want to cause any stress on her mom but she knows the church is true so yeah that would be great to send her a message. she knows english. but sounds like everythin is going good in texas. sounds like it is cold. im not going to lie i am glad i am not there. haha. but all is good here in acapulco .the conference that i had this week was amazing i learned alot of stuff for presedent and his wife. me and elder woodcox. woodcox was my comp in the mtc for a little bit. we stayed at the AP house and worked in their area in cuernavaca. it was pretty sweet. we had alot of fun together. but yeah pres talked alot about our purpose and that we need to challenge everyone to baptism. if you are not challengeing everyone to baptism then you are not doing your job. me and elder roskelly lead the mission with people with fecha which was good. so me and elder miguel need to keep it up. because the more people you have with fecha the more you are going to baptize. me and my kid when we got we have been challenging vans and stuff so it has been really good. this week we are going to baptize 2. we are going to baptize cezar he is 17 and he is really cool. i believe that he will serve a mission he is a really cool kid. then we are going to baptize crisian who is 8 years old. him and his mom have been going to church for a long time and he wants to get baptized so does the mom but she is not married so we are working on that. but all is going good. i know that no one can stop the work of the lord and we are going to continue to keep working hard. but yeah that is what went on this week. everything is going good. i did get the package thanks for the treats and the mighty fine shirt. and all the church movies. thanks you. oh yeah and i do remember brooke. she is a cute girl just give her my address and she will get baptized for sure. haha i remember she played basketball. but yeah. thats cool that she is getting baptized. and for ____________. give him a book of mormon from me and tell him to read it and that i love him. give him scriptures about the atonement to read. i love that kid and feel horrible for him. sorry mom i dont have time to send pics right now. i promise i will send you some. just not this week. but i just want to wish ya a happy birthday and tell ya that i love ya. thanks for your example for me. you are right about how i just need to serve those here in mexico. you are the greatest example i can think of of service. thanks for that example for me. but i love you all very much and i will talk to yall next week.
elder hancock