Monday, October 27, 2014

Hey Dad!

This week was a pretty great week and pretty fun. My comp and I are just working so hard. This week we had an issue with a lack of communication and locked our keys inside of our two story apartment.  We had to figure out how to get in and I remembered that I left one of the windows unlocked.  So, we asked some workers if we could barrow their sketchy ladder and I climbed on up. It was pretty cool. But let me tell you that that ladder was the most rickety ladder I have ever been on my whole life! But it was good.

Something super awesome that is happening right now is the Day of the Dead. It’s basically Halloween here in Mexico. They worship the dead. So we don’t worship the dead as missionaries.... But we sure do eat all the food that there is!!! Man let me tell you that right now the mission is AWESOME.  You have never tasted hot chocolate like the chocolate here.  They make it all from everything natural. It is sooo good. Its super cool to see the city getting pumped up for the holiday this week. Look it up on the internet.

This week we had a lot of good experiences. I gave a talk that went pretty well.  I think the best thing that happened was that for sure Basilia Lorenso and Victoria are getting baptized on Saturday. FINALLY!!!!  On Saturday we went to do service for them and that was fun cutting trees down with machetes.  After we tried to get them to accept a baptismal date and still they wanted to wait more. My comp and I were returning home not quite sure what we were doing to do with them and then a thought occurred to me to call the Relief Society President to have her visit Basilia that same day. Long story short, the reason she keep putting the baptism off was because she didn’t have money for refreshments and she was too embarrassed to tell us. So now it’s all worked out and they will be baptized this week.  That was a great thing to see God answer my 6 months’ worth of prayers and fasts and to see how big and crucial the role ward members make and why they are there in the first place.
I’ve got finish up. Today we went to the city center and took some cool pictures of really old buildings paintings and churches. Thanks for everything.

Love you tons Dad.
Elder Vince Miller

Monday, October 6, 2014


So many things have happened this week I don’t know how I’m going to have time to write everything. Last week we went to the leadership conference and because it was the last week of the change president gave us all the changes beforehand.   They are doing something that has never been done in the history of the mission, with all the new people coming in, president didn’t have enough good trainers to fill all the places.  So long story short, the more experienced zone leaders are now training as well. Therefore, I’m training again too.

My comp is named Elder Funke. He is a kid from Riverton. He just finished high school and is really similar to me. We have a great time. He is super energetic and a great guy. This is going to be a good experience. Gingos almost never train other Gringos. He is very similar to me actually and is really awesome and has a great future in his mission. The assistants and president told me that they put me with him so he can copy my style and learn really young. It’s weird because he is younger than Ian.

Conference was great I loved it. I really enjoyed the other languages element that they put it in. We were able to watch it in English but the time when it was a Spanish talker we ran into the other room. I really love Elder Hollands for all the heart he put into it. Elder Andersons, Elder Christoffersons and Elder Bednars was pretty great. But they all were good.

So we got Visalia to stop drinking coffee but still wants to wait to get baptized which is driving us crazy. Please pray for the Del Angel family. Right now we have two more elders in the house while they are looking for another house. The house is little so it’s not the best. But we are helping them get a house.

Dad take care with everything. We will pray for you. Gave the zone class this week and it went well. A lot of other things I could tell you about but I have to get off now. Thanks for everything. Love you tons! Walk with Christ! The faces of the people who surround you are the show of your success and character. Love you all tons. Till next time

Elder Miller