Monday, November 25, 2013


Hello Everyone,

Hey! Hows it going? This was a pretty different but good week. So this one Sister who is super poor and  disabled can't really do anything. And every time it rains her house(shack) gets 2 feet of water.  So everyday this week we have spent the morning moving dirt! It killed all of our lessons for the week but we did service so that was fun. This week has been kind of cold, 55 degrees. All the people here are dressed up like they are going skiing at Targhee, its so funny. I haven't needed to use a coat or jacket because it is just so fresh. All of the people tell me I'm crazy hah. So we had a baptism this week. It was amazing. I gave the first talk on faith and it went well and the baptism just went so smooth and the spirit was so strong. My companion and I did a special musical number which just consisted of us singing. And all the people here are not good at singing so I actually sound good when in reality we all know what I sound like. 
This change is coming to an end and I'm 80 percent sure that I'm leaving Hidalgo which will kill me because of all the time I have invested here. All of my mission I have avoided giving a talk until this last week. They told me the day before to prepare a 5 minute talk on what ever. And if you do not know, talking in front of a lot of people KILLS me.  I hate it with a passion. I don't like to do it in English let alone Spanish. So I fasted and prepared a talk and when Sunday came they told me they were only going to have me and my companion talk so I was like WHAT, I only had prepared a 5 minute talk and they wanted me to talk for 12 minutes. But I had been fasting and during the sacrament I prayed not to be nervous and give a good talk and to be able to fill the time. After my prayer I felt completely calm. And right when I started I just gave my talk with more stuff than I had planned and I didn't even know.  I could feel the spirit just guiding me like never before. When I was done everyone in the ward came up to me and told me my talk was so beautiful and that I spoke perfectly and had lost my accent and I sounded like a Mexican and said everything just so perfect. And without meaning to I had spoke for 18 minutes! I almost stole all of the time of my comp haha! It was so amazing. So yes, we are working super hard and just loving it here! Hope all is well back home!

Elder Vince Miller

Tuesday, November 19, 2013


Hey guys!

Thanks for all of the great letters and pictures you always send me! You all look so great and beautiful. So this week was good. One of our investagators passed her baptism interview and will be baptized this Saturday. Woot woot! 

This week we have interviews with President Jordan and it went really good. President Jordan is such a stud. Right now I am finishing the book of Mosiah in Spanish and its a fun experience reading it in another language. But I'm learning so much everyday. I've been out 6 months and it feels so long and so short at the same time. Sometimes days are hard and tough but its ok because I am tougher. My Spanish is coming along quite well.  I'm pretty confident but I still feel I need a little time to really have it down. But its so fun learning a language. Hard but fun. I wanna study another when I get home. Learning Spanish has actually helped me learn allot of English. Its hard to explain but its true. We have our getto area at the beach and we always get stopped by drug heads and drunks. Its starting to get annoying. We had a Mexican party at the ward. It was like the 4th of July but for Mexicans. 

Loving it here! Thanks for all!

Elder Vince Miller

Monday, November 4, 2013


Hey mom!
How are you? This week was pretty good. I’m glad all is well in Utah. The leaves aren’t changing here and it’s still hot, but at least it is a little more fresh here. It is still hot but not as hot. ........There was a new elder that stayed with us this last week from Idaho I guess he was in the same stake as the Anderson's and he and Parker got set apart the same day. His name is Elder Grover. I remember the days when I couldn't say or understand anything. .........Halloween is really sad here, like its tiny, no one does it but the next day the Dia de los Muertos is a little bigger but its still nothing compared to the states. It is a day of sadness more than happiness. We built a ark out of a cracker box. It looks really good it is a way we are going to ask for members to find people for us to teach . We shared the talk of Elder Uchtdorf this last conference with one of our less actives who reads so much anti Mormon stuff its not even funny and at the end of the lesson he was crying really hard saying thats just what he needed. We did another service project for Dora because her house is garbage.  We are basically building her house little by little. We gave a blessing to this lady who was super sick last week and this week she told us after the blessing she could walk and get up and was all better, so now we are teaching her, I hope it all turns out.  There is so much that happened this week its hard to write all into detail. Mom thanks for everything and all of your support and patience. If there is anything I can do just let me know. Thanks for everything. Ill send some pictures.
Elder Vince Miller