Wednesday, September 18, 2013

9-18-13 Hurricane Ingrid

Things are pretty crazy right now! Our city is lucky that it (hurricane Ingrid) didn’t hit us directly.  It barely missed us. But we have been getting rain like no other! Yesterday all the streets had at least 3 feet of water I am not kidding! It was so full that in all the lagoons in the area started to over flow and right now they are still finding crocs that decided to take a swim in the streets of Madero and Tampico. If we would of known of all the crocs in the streets, I am sure we would of been more careful treading through all the streets ha. This week was fine. I am getting a new companion today........ This week a raccoon tried to eat me, that was weird. The hurricane destroyed our week for lessons and killed almost 30 people in Veracruz and Victoria. All of the houses here are extremely flooded! Kids are swimming in the streets and cars are floating in the streets. Good luck for Parker.  Kayd is there and is killin it........ Pray for the people of Veracruz and Tamulipus because of all the destruction that happened. Sorry for my grammar and spelling but using a Spanish computer it doesn’t have English spell check and I am just writing as fast as I can. Here are some photos.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013


Hey guys! 
I had a pretty good week! This is the last week of the change, so that will be good, we had a meeting with all the missionaries in my generation on Friday. That was way good to see all those guys. Oh before I forget,  I got your package on Wednesday! Thanks so much!........So this week it rained a ton! All the streets were rivers. I went on splits with Elder Girot into his area across the river into the state of Veracruz that was cool. It’s like the hick part of our district, tons of mud and weird things over there. The ward there is the smallest one I’ve ever seen. Only 20 people. I got to help with the sacrament that was cool. ......... We have had other elders staying with us for a couple days this week. Elder Barbosa from Peru, and Elder Ovarsio from Pueblo Mexico that was fun because Elder Ovarsio is new like me so we talked a bunch and Elder Barbosa has lots of time here, in fact he leaves Monday. So he and my comp are good friends. We went over some wrestling and jijutsu moves(: hah they just think it’s the coolest thing because the sport doesn’t exist down here. Today we went to the temple for my first time. It was cool, kind of a little different hearing it in Spanish. The only bad thing is they don’t have food in this one. After we walked across the street and ate at an Italian restaurant. Well Ian, you asked for a story so here is a story for you. About two weeks ago we were running to a house and one of the members called us to come over to Hermana Jauchita’s house. She is an 80 year old widow with no family or money. Every time we are in her shack I feel really sad. So she couldn’t walk or anything before because her leg was super jacked up. So the ward members give her food and company every day. But anyway about her leg, she couldn’t walk at all because in her right calve her tendons were separating and there was a huge gash about a half inch wide and about 10 inches running up and down her leg. It was really gross. Just a gash of flesh and the doctors didn’t know what to do because of her condition. So we ran to her house and my comp said I was giving the blessing and so I gave it and right when I finished giving her the blessing here skin was sealed back up and now there is only a scare and the next day the doctors told her that all her tendons have been put back in place. She can walk now. She still has a harder time because she is like 80 and in Mexico that is like really really old. But I am so glad I was able to be an instrument the hands of the Lord to perform this amazing healing. So there’s a story for you. Dad that is crazy about Mr. Greenwood I hope he is doing ok. I will for sure pray for him........ But thanks again all of you guys for your letters they really do help me a ton! Um don’t know what more to say. If you have any more questions you know what to do. Feel free to share my letters I just didn’t feel like sending it out to everyone today. Give everyone my love.

Elder Vince Miller
Zone Meeting

Monday, September 2, 2013


Oh hey everyone!

This week was a good week. So the area that I am in now is a little harder to get lessons because all the people are at the refinery until way late but its okay! We are teaching about 10 different people right now about 5 investigators.  Yesterday I asked one to get baptized and she said she would so we will have another baptism in a couple weeks. This week was pretty cool for me because one of the less active sisters we teach has been fasting for stuff because she wants to go to the temple and during the lesson I was just talking and relating an experience and all of a sudden she threw her hands up into the sky and exclaimed that I had answered one of the things she had been fasting for. I still don’t even know what that might be but that was a testimony builder to me because God prepares his missionaries and people. I was just talking about something honestly nothing super spiritual and it answered a fast for a struggling mother of 6. I don’t think that JUST happened. So that was really cool. President Jordan is the bomb because we can now play soccer on P days WOOT! So today we played with our district and the assistants, I was soaked by the end but totally worth it. We played gringos VS Latinos and believe it or not we won!  Oh this week I ate a full Habanero chili! Not the smartest thing I’ve ever done in my life but for sure one of the most rewarding. So I’ve been in area Hildago only 3 weeks and President told me that my comp is leaving this change to be a zone leader in Victoria. Kind of nervous because the area is so big and he has done the majority of the teaching and everything so you guys should pray for me or something. I am super sad to hear that my MTC comp Tallen Tipton, for sure one of my best friends, is probably leaving because he has super bad feet, bunions  Shout out to Garrett Bayles because he and President Holland are friends now, and my cousin Rebekah for having her 2nd kid! Love all so much! Thanks so much for all your support! Feel free to write me whenever, and letters are pretty cool too(: Somedays are hard and it’s so hot! I never stop sweating but I am so glad to be here, there is no other place I would rather be. Keep driving on and I will too. 

Elder Vince Miller

1. This picture was taken 2 minutes after I was done spazing out from eating the Habanero.