Monday, February 27, 2012

Feb 27 2012

Sounds like everyone is good besides poor Tiesha. Sorry Teisha but that made me laugh. haha but  i hope all goes well. Know you know how Grandpa Tuckett feels haha. You two are hearing buddies. haha but this week was a good week. we baptized Jose Guadalupe this week. he is 19 years old. He is a really cool kid. it was a good baptism. he is from the costa chica were all the black slaves settled and lived. He isnt quite black but he could grow a fro. haha i have baptised alot of people from the costa chica. but it was a good week. we are working had and finding new families. they just need to go to church. We are going to really focus on the church this week. with the members and our investigators. there are alot of inactive families in our area. So this week we are going to visit alot of the member familes this week. but me and my comp are good. We are working good together. My comp is way funny. it has been fun. i hope that we finish together. I  talked to elder roskelly this week we should be going to the temple in the next 2 weeks which will be fun. Our investigator Karla from acapulco is going to the temple. i think you accepted her on facebook. she knows english so you could talk to her if you want. she is really cool. in 2 weeks elder roskellys parents are coming to pick him up in mexico. so he thinks that we are going to go when his parents come. so i am pumped to go to the temple. it should be fun. On mondays i wash my cloths and then we go to internet then we eat at the stakes presidents house. he is way cool. then today before distirct meeting i am going to throw the football around at the church because if i dont play something i will kill someone. haha and then have the district meeting and then we are going to have a family night. that is pretty much my pday. i sent you a bunch of pictures so i hope your happy. haha but this week we are going to work hard with the people we could baptize. we have a few possabilites we just need to work hard this week with them. the zone is doing good.  Mom i havent thought about any of that stuff. i have no clue what i am going to study. ill worry about that when i get home. on sunday we ate with Hna Tere the mom of candy and she is good. she is still a little shell shocked from the accident she asked us to give her a blessing and we did. she is a really nice lady. but you can tell candy and chris that she is doing good. but i love you lots. keep up the good work.

Love, Elder Hancock

Feb 20 2012

Sounds like everyone is doing good. That is nuts that everyone is getting married. Everyone is getting old. haha but to answer your question about the sabeth day that is what they do here in mexico. i have planched alot of people about it but they just do it. Every meal they need fresh tortillas and everyone of them buys there tortillas on sunday. Sad but that is what they do. The zone conference went good this week. we were able to get everything planned. We tauht about helping the missinoaries bring more people to church. We used a pretty cool example to teach the importance of going to church. we filled up a glass of water and said that the water is like us when we were baptized we were pure and clean like the water. but clearly we arent perfect after baptism and we sin. and we had Grape Juice to represent sin. so we pored grape juice in the water and and makes the water dirty. So none of us wants to return to god dirty so that is why he camands us that we go to church to portake of the sacrament. when we partake of the sacrament we are clean again. so we pored clorine in the water and it made the water clear again. so that is the blessing we recieve each week when we partake of the sacrament. so we can be clean each and every week when we partake of the sacrament. we have taught that example alot here and it works. Mexicans like to see example and stuff. haha Pres talked about the book of mormon. it was really good. it was a good conference. this week me and my comp baptised Pedro. He was a old convert and we visited him when i got here and his mom and sister got baptised like 5 months ago and he never did. He has liked to party with his friends and hasnt wanted to change. one day we gave him Alma 5 to read and he read it and understood it pretty well. we talked about that with him with the same example of the glass of water but using it as baptism to wash us clean of our sins. and sence then he has been really cool and wanted to be batised and got baptised this week. he is 17. he wanted a picture of teisha. haha he is a funny kid. The 2 others we were going to baptise didnt get permision from their mom. she wants them to wait a little longer. they will get baptised this upcoming month. We have another baptism this week his name is Jose. he is 19 years old. his brother got baptised like a year ago and we have been teaching him. He has recieved an answer and everything. He is a really cool kid. He is one that i think will serve a mission. He has been reading the book of mormon and is really interested. So the work is going good her. Contacting here is really affective. THere are alot of people that are willing ot listn. Next month they are changing the ward boundries so we will have more families in the ward to visit. so all is good here. i did get the package. thanks for everythings. the pants fit perfectly. thanks. the tools work as well. so all is good. Keep up the good work and if you want to help our the missionaries you need to ask your neighbors or friends if they want to listn to the missionaries and if they say yes you have a reference. alof of times members talk about he gospel but forget the part to ask if they want to listn to misionaries. they forget that the misionaries are the ones called to teach and baptise. it is good to teach the gospel to your friends but if you dont invite them to listn to misionaries they will never get baptised. So something you and the fam can do better is when you have family nights and stuff with freinds invite the missionaries and they will do the rest if they know what they are doing. haha that is something i didnt know when i invited my friends and stuff to church activities and family home evenings. i never invited them to listn to the missionaris and that is whay they havent been baptised. so when you have friends and people over for family nights and stuff like that you need to involve the missionaries. and then you will see fruits from missionary work. but i love you all.
Elder Hancock

Feb 13 2012

All has been good this week. ON sunday i got to know Candies mom. she
is a really cool lady. She took us out to eat at pollo feliz. haha. We
called her that night after she dropped us off and she told us she was
in the hospital and that after she dropped us off that she got in a
reck. so i hope she is ok. she sounded ok but i dont know how the car
is or anything. you should ask Candy to see if she is ok. i feel bad
she took us home and then after got in a reck. but she is really cool.
The area is really cool. We are a really small ward. it is the
smallest ward that i have been in my whole mission but the members are
all really cool. there are alot of inactives so we are working on
that. we have visited alot of inactives that have a lot of family that
need to get baptized. We are teaching alot of families. We have found
alot of news and we had 7 people go to church this week which was
good. Right now we dont have a bishop we just have a counsoler but the
stake president told us on sunday that in may we are going to recieve
7 new families that are all active. He is going to change the
boundries in march so next month. Our area is huge and is going to be
even bigger. THe change will be good to have more families to get
refterences. We are going to baptize 2 or 4 this week. We are teaching
alot of teenage kids which are really cool. The ward needs more
priesthood so we need to baptize alot of men. The zone is doing good.
it is alot smaller than chilpo. we just have 18 missionaries in the
zone. i know some of the elders really well and others i dont know at
all because they are new. tomorrow i will get to know them because we
have zone conference tomorrow with pres. After i write you i have to
go and set everything up. we have to go and buy all the food as well.
We are in Ziuatanejo. it is a cool area. the zone is split up in 2
districts. One district is in Guacamayas and the other district is in
Ziuatanejo. and they are a hour and a half apart so we hardly ever see
the other district. but it is a cool zone. we should be able to
complete the zone goal this month if everyone finishes strong. Me and
my comp really get alone. ELder Rojas is really cool. he got baptized
3 years ago. He got baptized when he was 17 and a year later came on
the mission. He is really smart. A cool story from him is that his
comp in the MTC went to the mission of where he lives and was knocking
doors and ran in to the mom of elder rojas. And his comp from the mtc
baptized his mom. Cool huh. The blessing of the mission. So all is
good with my new comp. we are going to finish strong. We should be
able to baptize alot of people here. we are teaching alot of cool
families. We found a lady that had been praying for help and didnt
want to live anymore and we knocked her door and taught her and her
kids. Her kids have already gone to church before. WE gave her a
blessing and i feel we should be able to baptize the whole family next
month. that was the maricle of the week. Happy Valentines day to
everyone. i just cant wait for nexts years valentines day. haha that
is crazy that jay is goin to get married tell him to do it in June so
that i can go. Tate sounds like you are playing good. keep up the good
work. Teisha stay away from boys and keep up the good work in tennis.
I love you all.
Elder Hancock

Feb 6 2012

Yes i got transferred. i am in the farthest zone in the mission. i am in Lazaro Cardenas Michoacan. i am zone leader with Elder Rojas. He is a really cool guy. we are going to work good together. i was on a bus for like 10 hours today. that is why i am wirting late. but i am excited to be here. I am by the beach again. but this week was good with elder Cornejo. we baptized 3 this week. on saturday we baptized Ramon and his son Rafa. It was a really cool baptism. they are a really cool family. and then i sunday we baptised Carin. There is something in the water here in mexico. She is 11 and looks older than teisha. but she was able to get baptised so that was good. haha  So it was a good week. On sunday the ward had a party for me before i left. it was pretty cool. they gave time for all the people to just thank me. it was really nice of them. and then i just went around saying bye to all my converts. its always sad to leave but that is the mission. I am pumped to be here with elder rojas. he is going to finish the same time as me. so we are ready to work hard. Elder rojas is from Veracruz. Tate that was good that you won and tiesha keep up the good missionary work with your friend. I love you all lots. elder hancock

Jan 30 2012

This week was a good week. We baptized anita. it was a cool baptism. she is a really spiritual little girl. We had alot more people come to church this week which was good. We have a posibility of baptising 5 this week if everything goes good. We should be able to do it. I think i am gone this change. We will know changes this saturday. I think i am out because i have alot of time with Elder Cornejo and i have 6 months here in Chilpo. We had interviews with Pres this week. That went good. he planched a few missionaries that havent been working which was good. haha He asked them. what would you do if i sent you home right now. haha that woke em up. but the zone is doing good. We just need to baptise more. Me and Elder Cornejo should be able to baptise alot this week we are pumped. We have one guy his name is Ramon. He is really cool. we found his kid 3 months ago when elder cornejo just got here. we dropped him becuase he never went to church. one day we felt we should stop by and we did and found his dad Ramon and he is really cool. Today he got his answer. He has been reading and praying and he said that after praying he felt overwhelmed with joy and has had energy like he has never had before. it was way cool. we are going to baptise him and maybe his son this week. the other family we have is maria, karen, mariel. THe husband of Maria got baptised in the united states and she has gone to the church before but the missionaries got changed and never passed by again. One of her daughters really wants to get baptised and knows that it is true. the mom and mariel are still waiting for their answeres. if they have their answeres they should be able to be baptised. The husband has a problem with alcohol. so we need to help him with that. but everthing is going good. Teisha i do love you. sorry i havent put anything in my letters. its because i know you are good and dont need to here from me. haha but keep up the good work. I wish i could of seen you yell at the other coach. haha. Tate shoot the ball. that is all i have to tell you. haha but keep up all the good work. I love you all. Elder Hancock

Jan 23 2012

Thanks for all the news. sounds like all is going good in texas. Mom i did get the right scriptures thanks. This week was a good week we baptized Petra. She is like 60 something. she is a really cool lady. Her brother is a member and she lives above his house. We found her like 3 weeks ago when my comp had to use the bathroom. haha so we went there and he used the bathroom and i contacted her and we taught her. she went to church on her own and she wanted to get baptised. she has alot of faith. She cant read but she is really cool. Also this week we are going to baptise a little girl that is 10 years old this week. her name is Ana. she is really cool. last week me and my comp worked really hard and none of the people we found went to church. God blessed us with Anita. She came with a member family. her mom and her grandma are members. she loves to go to church and now lives here and wants to get baptized. we have been teaching her this week. it has been really cool. we have taught her using a notebook. we had the idea to have her take notes and stuf when we teach like in the school so she could learn better. it has worked really well. she has done everything that we have told her to do. she has read and prayed. we asked her to pray to know if she should get baptized and she told us that when she prayed that she heard a voice in her heart that told her that she should. she said that it was a voice of a man. it was really cool. the next visit we taught about joseph smith and told her to pray if he was a prophet and she told us that she heard the same voice in her heart. she said that the voice also told her that she should listn to the missionarries. it was really cool. the spirit was really stong when she told us that. she said that her heart was on fire. it was really cool. If all the people had the faith that she has they would all get baptised. haha but all is good. also this week Ramon went to church. it is a family that we have found. He is really cool. we have given him a blessing and he knows that it is true. we should baptise him andhis family next month. but all is good here. we just need to help all these families thatwe are teaching to go to church. they need to go to church. so we are going to focus on that this week. but all is good here. That is crazy that tate is already almost done with basketball. i remember the game that they came to watch us. haha that is cool that you were able to go and see tim fight. tell him i said hi and i love him and i kick his but when i get home. Dad i did get the letter from Gramps. i havnt read it yet but i will and let you know what i think. mom i really dont need anything. if you want you can send me some new pants to help me finish strong. haha im strarting to get some holes. haha but all is good. love you lots. elder hancock