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.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


It´s me again! another week further into the mish and reporting the findings! haha. like a scientist or something. anyways, that was random. this week went really well. I know I say that almost every week, but for reals it was legit. It started off kinda slow cuz we had to drop some investigators and contact a lot, but we had a streak of good fortune towards the end! so turns out José got baptized this past Saturday and it was a huge hit! literally almost the entire ward showed up. so cool.

Elder Tolentino and I were there practically all day getting ready for the baptism cleaning, figuring stuff out with the water, getting all the keys we needed to get out the TV and stuff, and some more cleaning. the font takes about 3.5 hours to fill so during the wait we cleaned the entire baptism room really really well cuz it was a mess then continued on to clean the bathroom cuz i´m pretty sure nobody ever cleans it, then the hallway, and then I saw the womens bathroom... holy crap! it was horrendous. for the interest of any food you might have just eaten i´m going to spare you the details, but wow... I couldn´t believe it. so out of respect for the church building and the poor women who had to deal with that I cleaned it thoroughly. It felt nice to have been able to make such a huge improvement in only a couple hours.
so ya, like I said we were there all day getting ready and making sure everything was going to go smoothly and it did. it was perfect. Very cool.

also we got a golden reference from the same family that introduced us to Adrian. during lesson one while I was explaining how it was important to be baptized the same way as christ with the authority and immersion and how during the great apostasy they changed the ordinances and stuff and she realized that her baptism wasn´t legit so she interrupted us and said, ¨so if I wanted to get baptized in this church what would I have to do?¨ then explained cuz she already got baptized in the catholic church and was worried that would be a problem so we were like... wait, are you asking to be baptized? so we explained what the significance of baptism is and that really all you need is a desire to make a covenant with God to keep his commandments. then gave the example from Amos 8 where the dude got baptized with only having faith and a desire. then we invited her to be baptized the 30th and she said yes! how cool is that??? so hopefully everything works out with her. we taught her lesson 2 Saturday too. super awesome.

AND one of our investigators who we halfway dropped showed up to church all by himself! so we taught him the word of wisdom during Sunday school haha. hopefully he comes back :) so ya, the end of the week was awesome.
well thats the report from this week. no super cool stories to tell but definitely exciting stuff for me. I thank you all for your prayers and support like always and hope this letter finds well every one of you who reads it. have a great week!

Elder Spencer Henze