Spencer Michael Henze served a 2 year, full time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints among the people of Oaxaca, Mexico (pronounced wa-ha-ka). This is the week-by-week account of his service. Elder Henze returned with honor March 21, 2012.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Another Week in Mexico Land

Hey y´all! as always thanks for the sweet emails! unfortunately the computer i´m using is a pile of trash and consumed all of my time loading simple email pages so i have hardly any time to write today. oh the joys. however, it DOES have a card reader! so I could send you some pics. this week has been good. lots of visiting people, sharing messages, trying to get them to come to church, asking for references, and contacting. we found some new investigators but none that you could call goldens. but this week for sure! we also are going to baptize the husband of one of our most faithful members of the ward so that will be a huge blessing for her family so i´m excited for that. that´ll be this saturday the 16th and the 24th we get a bishop! score. alright well thats about all i´ve got time for today. I love you all and thank you for all your support. Adios!
Elder Spencer Henze
New pics!

(below) reading the super long banner/poster/letter
we (us & the Harefeld side of the family)
made for him at our family reunion this summer.

>from today's emails to Jamie & Cory:
"things are going pretty good here in mexico land. just trying to stay away from the police that cruze around in the backs of trucks with m-16s and trying to snap pics incognido...ly and becoming a professional at dealing with being lied to, laughed at, and disrespected all day. sundays are cool though cuz its like being a celebrity in the ward. its not all bad though we´ve definitely got a baptism this weekend! saturday the 16th that is. I´m really excited for this one cuz its the husband of a sister in the ward that has been a member for more than 10 years without hope of having an eternal family because her husband was an alcoholic but he decided to change his life and after a few lessons with us he decided that what we taught him was good and decided to get baptized! he´s really enthusiastic. i'll send pics."

" theres a few things id like to share with you about mexico. well, oaxaca. 1) it is not uncommon to see an entire family cruzing around on one small motorcycle. "hey kids who wants to go to the centro?!" "I do I do!!!!!" "alright lets hop on the moto and go!" all the way there the little 6 year old is floppin around on the back trying to keep his feet out of the chain... its a funny pic. 2) if you were wondering what the little mexi youths are bumpin to its called panamericano. search it. the music video should be like an old school movie style. I tried to find a link but this computer blows and i dont have time to deal with it. also the style is similar to what kids wore in the US about 10 years ago. mixed with some later trends that dont work together. 3) there are no laws on the roads. if it goes, you can drive it. even if it paints the air black."

"dude Cor- heres a link to that song. this is officially the most popular song in Oaxaca. just imagine a bunch of cars driving by with mexican youth inside bumpin to this. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yvjPBMsKqk (below) its about american bread... also i wanted to tell you that the main types of music here are either straight up techno or old school mexi stuff you hear on the spanish channel. anyways. later."