Monday, April 25, 2011

April 25 2011

Everything is going good in the new area. we have worked really hard this week. the members here are really cool and are willing to work with us. there are alot of inactives in our ward but the ward is pretty strong. there is about 100 or less that come every week and there is like 400 members in our area. so we have alot of work to do but the bishop is cool and are ward missionary is really cool as well. my comps name is elder cornejo. he is from sinaloa. it is north somewhere in mexico. he is a really good misionary. his first few days he was a little timid to talk but by the end of the week he was commiting people to be baptized in contacts. so he is doing really well. he has alot of faith and amor for the people and really wants to help the people here. he is 18 years old and has never lived away from his home but he is doing good. haha today for pday we went to a missionaries house and in his back yard he has a basketball court and everything. it was so sweet. i was so jelous. i have always wanted to have a house with a whole court in my backyard. if i had that i would go out and shoot hoops everymorning. it was so sweet. when i have a camera that works i will send picks of my dream mision house. haha but this week was good. we have met alot of the members and we have tried to talk to everyone. we found 24 new investigators which is really good but none of them went to the church. it was because this week was the semana santa or the holy week so everyone had family in town and didnt do jack. we had alot of appointments that fell because all the fam was in town. but it is ok we are going to visit them this week and encourage them to go to church. but we confirmed 2 this week. there names are mirnerva and victor. there mom got baptized like 2 or 3 weeks ago and they got baptized last week and got confirmed this week. they were references from a member so they counted for us. haha but they are a cool family. the mom is from la costa chicka which is really close to my area in acapulco. we are teaching his son he is 18 and likes to drink so thats why he hasnt got baptized so we are going to work hard with him to help him out. we have also found alot of members that have family members that can get baptized so we are going to visit them all this week. so i am pumped to work here. i know that me and my comp can start to baptize every week if we keep working hard and talking to everyone. it is a really pretty area. there is alot of farmland here and it is green. we are teaching a guy that reminds me of grandpa hancock. he is pretty funny. ill have to see if i can get a pic of him. but yeah all is good here in puente de ixtla. galeana is a city that is next to us. but puente is its own little town. and my butt is doing good. i dont have any pain. and i dont think i have to go back to the doctor because no one has called me so i think i am good. and no i am not on antibiotics. just on silver. haha but that is cool that that guy got baptized. i remember going to his house with the misionarries. and it should be good to go and give a blessing to tims mom. that is sweet. that is awesome that you guys found a place with tacos al pastor. there is only one place in puente with tacos al pastor and i dont even know if they are good or not. but the food here is all good. nothing different. i love the food here. when i go back home i am going to miss the food. expecially the tortillas. i love tortillas. they are my favorite. i also love the fruit drinks that they make here. but yeah all is good. me and my comp are working hard and we are going to see alot of success here in puente. i am pumped to go to work tomorrrow. but i love you all very much. hancock ctr and stick together. oh yeah thats sweet that you have all lost weight. welcome to the club. i think i have lost a bunch of weight too. i am just a skinny short white boy now. haha but love ya.
elder hancock

Tranfers April 18 2011

Everything is good here in Galeana. i got transfered to Galeana. it is in Morelos it is about 40 min away from cuernavaca. it is a pretty sweet area. i recieved another mexican comp straight from the mtc. i am training again. he seems like a cool kid. his name is elder cerejo or something like that. haha he is another 18 year old mexican and is green as can be. haha i am way excited. i am opening this area here and my zone leader is elder roskelly so that is pretty cool. the zone here has really struggled but i have heared the ward i am in is really strong. our ward mission leader picked us up from the bus station and took us to our house and he is a returned missionary of a year or so. he seems like a cool guy. i am way excited to get to work. we are going to start visiting all the members and start getting to work. this area is full of a bunch of farmland of fields of corn and stuff. it is way cool. there are ruins in this zone and stuff like that. i am pumped. also this week on thursday me and my comp elder miguel went to cuernavaca for a conference with pres. it was for all the people that are going to train this change. salt lake 10 days ago made a new program and we are implamenting it here in the mission. pres said we might be the first mission starting this program. it is way sweet. it is a booklet of how to train a new comp. usually we study 3 hours a day but now we have to study 4 hours a day and 2 of those hours is studying with our comp. they gave us dvd players and movies that we use to learn in our comp study. it is pretty sweet. so we have a dvd player and it is a 12 week program and it is all focused on studying together with your comp to help him grow. it is pretty sweet. i am pumped to start studying tomorrow. we report every weeek to pres how we are progressing and everything. so that is that. also my kid elder miguel he is training a american. he has 3 month and he is training. so i am already a grandpa. haha but elder miguel is ready. he was a really good comp. i love that kid. we didnt baptize this week but it was a really cool. week. louisa the mom of miguel is ready to be baptized and we had 2 powerful lessons with her this week. she was going to get baptized on sunday but she didnt get to talk to her daughter so she is going to do it this week. thats ok she is my convert. haha elder miguel should baptize at least 8 people this next month. so that is good. it was hard to leave but all is good. judith and socorro my investigators were crying but it was all good. judith wanted me to thank you for being my mom and letting me go to her house and teach her. haha it was really sweet what she said. but i am pumped to work here in this area with my new comp and my new zone. there are alot of cool misionarries that got put in this zone. it should be sweet. everthing is good with my butt it is all closeing up good. i dont have any problems or anything. i just have to go back to get it checked and that is all. it is not infected. but thanks for all the prayers and everything. that is sweet that teisha tood 3rd. that is so cool. good job teish. keep up the missionary work and i love you all so very much. thank you for all that you have done for me. love ya. elder hancock

Monday, April 4, 2011

Sorry for the lack of Tuckers posts explanation below.

The past month has been a little crazy for Tucker he has had 2 surgery procedures in the last month. so we havent posted all those details. Thank you everyone for all your prayers. He is doing really well and recovering at the mission home and is hoping to be back in his area by friday. The following are bits and pieces of his emails: Mom you are not coming to mexico. that is the last thing that you are going to do. i say that i dont even talk to you all after the surgery. i really dont want to talk to you guys. i think it will be better if i wait for mothers day. but dont worry about me everthing is good. my freaken egg finally broke in my butt on thursday i feel a whole lot better. i can finally walk normal. but yeah i am not going to lie that this week stunk. i couldnt do anything. all i have done is slept read and i have drawn a bunch of stuff because that is all i could do. on thursday we had a conference with elder johnsen of the seventy. he is over all of mexico. it was pretty sweet. the night before we stayed witht the zone leaders and my egg started to ozz. and in the morning it started to ozz some more. so i was like. how in the world am i going to go to the freaken conference with this thing ozzing puss and blood. so i was like. you guys go buy me some diapers because these pads dont work. haha so they went and bought me some diapers and so i wore diapers for like 2 or 3 days. it was great. in the middle of the conference i had to change my diaper. it was pretty sweet. haha these diapers are huge. haha but they work. i didnt get any puss or blood on my suit and my garments. it was the best idea i ever had. haha. but mom and family thanks for all the prayers and everything. it has really helped. so thank you. but mom you need to calm down. i am fine. and i am going to the doctor with president in 2 hours. me and my comp are in cuernavaca and we´re just chillin. so i will really find out what this thing is in a few hours. most of all the swelling has gone down because all the puss and blood broke out. so i feel a whole lot better now. so we will see what happens in a few hours. but the pills that i am takeing are something. i really dont know what they are. i was just told to take them and i have taken them. i havent felt anything from them so im good. haha and the pain meds are nothing. i took them after all the pain went so who knows if they work. hhaha. but all is good. dont worry about me. and mom you are not coming to mexico. haha you couldnt survive 2 seconds here in mexico. ahaha jk mother. but the conference of elder johnsen was really good. he talked alot about faith and if we submit our will to jesus christ like he submited his will to the father then we will find people to baptize every week. jesus was perfect becuse he submited his will to our heavenly father and because of that he was perfecft. so yeah it was really cool. i learned alot in my diaper. hhaha. it has been fun telling everyone that i have a cist on my butt. everyone wants to know excpecialy everyone in the ward. haha but its all good. i dont even care. haha and in church we still had more investigators than the zone leaders and we didnt even work this week. haha it was pretty funny. but yeah all is good. here we are going to know the news and i little bit. so i am sure you´ll here from me in a little bit. but that is awesome that teisha rocked her tennis tournament and tate rocked his track meet. i just want to let you know tate that you are lucky that i never did pole vault in middle school. they didnt have it when i was there. so if we did have my name would still be there in the record book above yours. hahahahahahah jk bro that is awesome that you broke the record. thats sweet. haha but i love you all and i will talk to ya´ll in a little bit. mom you can add what you want to the letter. maybe a explanation of what the book of mormon is so he knows. i just wrote that really fast for him. but all is well. i am here in the offices and just chillin. i dont have any pain. i am ready to go work.haha i can walk and everything so we will see when i can leave. i have to go back to mexico in 8 days for a check up so we will see what happens. but all is good. but the only advice i can give is for the missionarries to study for investigators personaly and as a companionship and make a plan to teach them. me and my comp have started to do that and our lessons are alot powerful and our studies are alot powerful because we are thinking of someone that we love and want them to change. so yeah the missionarries have the keys for them so they know what to do. haha but just get em baptized. but yeah that is pretty much all that has gone on. thats good that tate and teisha are doing good. tate is tearing up in track so that is good. . but yeah keep up the good missionary work. keep it going. haha but i love you all so much and thank you for all that you do for me. thanks for all the prayers and thank all the fam and friends for all their prayers for me. i really do feel good. so all is well. you guys dont need to worry. i am good. but love ya all and talk to ya later. Mi familia, everything is going fine here in the offices. i feel just fine. i just have a nice little hole in my butt. it is kinda like another hinny. haha so i have 2 holes now. it is pretty sweet. haha it isnt that big. . . . he is way funny. his family is pretty rich. he drove a mercedes and he had a servant in his house do everything. haha he . i always tease him that i am going to marry his sister. she is going to serve her mission in salt lake at the temple and she knows english. so when you go to salt lake look for a sister miguel. haha i told him that when pres scott was talking about marriage i was just thinking of his sister. it was pretty funny. he is a funny kid. but yeah on thursday i go back to the doctor to get it checked then i friday i leave to go back to acapulco. the office is like 5 min away from the mission home. it is way close. but i say that i am going to get changed this change but who knows. i get back this friday and then i will have a week to work and we have changes. i will know the 16th if i get changed or not. so we will see. but this week has been good. i just have been chillin. i feel fine. the day after my operation i was ready to go back and work. i worked with more pain before when i had my egg on my butt than i do now. i dont even have any pain right now. but i have to stay cuz i have to go back to the doctor this week. so this week. pres. bought all of us tacos one day in the offices. the other day i went with the sec. on divisions to eat and do a interview. the next day i went with the assistents on divisions and knocked doors. so i havent had to sit in the offices all day which is good. i would hate it if i had to do that. so i have been helping everyone here in the offices and then i leave out to go work. thats what i am going to do tomorrow also. so it should be fun. also conference was way good. i really enjoyed it. it did talk alot about why we have adversity and stufff like that so yeah i get the point. haha but i really liked elder oaks talk on desire. and i liked the example of the rugby player. that was pretty sweet. also i liked the talk of pres monson and elder scott on marriage. i now know what i need to do when i get home. haha i need to get married. haha but yeah conference was way good. a fam of three that we are teaching back in acapulco went to every session besides one. so that was sweet. also madalyne our other investigator went so we had 4 peaple in church without even working. so that was pretty good. haha so we should baptize this family on the 16th. they are a pretty cool family. we have only taught them once because of my egg but they accepted to be baptized and are really eager to learn. they have been to church twice and the members have really helped them out which is good. so we should have 3 baptisms when we get back. so i am pumped for that. but yeah that is all that has gone on this week. we have just been chillin with the secrateries and the asistents. it has been pretty fun. but i am ready to go back to our area. but just have to freakin wait and be patient. i dont have any patience so i am working on that. haha but that is way sweet that tate broke the record. he better break it in district. that is when it counts. he better man up and do it. vale la pena. haha and teisha that is nuts that she is going to prom. i cant believe it. it should be fun. tell dad or tate or someone to bring out the guns or knives or something. bring out the bear thing and scare him with that. haha that would be way funny. oh and mom fort collins is north of denver so no it is not closer to the springs. but still cool that colorado is going to have another temple. also that rome is going to have a temple that is pretty sweet. but yeah i love you and dont worry about me i am just fine. con amor, elder hancock