Monday, November 11, 2013


This week really flew by! The highlight was yesterday because it was pretty eventful and spontaneous. First we went to the Stake Conference for the Cancun Stake where members and investigators filled up the Stake Center until there were people on the stage in the very back. It was awesome to hear all the messages and testimonies that were all really focused on the youth and families. There was a choir of youth from Cozumel, a ton of flowers covering the podium, and they even put up a camera to broadcast it to Cozumel and other wards that are too far to be there. President Kirkham talked about how he had three special witnesses (apostles) tell him that they and the first Presidency say that Cancun has the most potential to grow and progress than any other city in the world! That's pretty intense. Ha it got everyone excited and ready to share the gospel.
Then at night we had a lesson with a family with a mom, a brother and a sister. The mom and sister are already baptized and so we were trying to help the little 10 year old say his prayers. For like 10 minutes the mom and sister went off about how he always disobeys and how he pretty much never does anything right. Finally my comp finally said, "OK, can you two go in the house so we can talk with Gabriel privately?". They went in and Gabriel told us about how his parents are divorced and only his dad loves him and how he thinks its his fault that they are separated. He said he doesn't want to be baptized because he's afraid of the water and we helped him understand it all. In the end I gave him a HLJ (CTR) ring and told him it would always help him remember to do the right thing. It was sweet! The Spirit was there for sure. Then when we were walking back to our house a drunk guy off the street invited us to eat at a little restaurant off the side of a house. He told us that the last missionaries abandoned him and something about how his wife aborted his baby and went off on his tricycle without saying goodbye. That darned alcohol! Ha well that made the end of an eventful day.
I hope everyone has an awesome week! Make good choices! 
Ha oh and Christmas is coming up!
The missiotells us to tell our families that when they send packages they should just put "books" for the contents and to put pics of Jesus on the outside for safety's sake.

Have you read the Book of Mormon today? Helaman 3:27-28

       Elder Shurtliff

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