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, January 18, 2011

Planting Seeds

Sounds like things are finally calming down over there from the holidays. that's always kinda sad but nice at the same time. I´m glad you guys had a good time with jam and cor and ali and ron and macy and everyone. I do miss those times. but look forward anxiously to the day when I can be chillin with you all again. it´ll be cool. as for right now though things are going good here in the mission. I´m still planting seeds but enjoying the work.!

this week we received a lot of blessings from heavenly father for our hard work so far this change. two people from another ward contacted us because they had super references for us that were from our area. This past week we found 13 new investigators!!! normal is like 5 or 6. and the week before we found 11! none of them are progressing, but hey, the chances of someone getting baptized out of those 24 is pretty high. the families we met this week seem much better than all the others. (new investigators means anyone who listened to a lesson and set a return date for another) we also put 3 dates for baptism but they´re kinda iffy. we did, however, convince a family to come to church this week that´s been inactive for 2 years! so that was cool.

so ya, I´ve been working the hardest i´ve ever worked in the mission and it feels great! me and my companion get along really well and have learned lots of things from each other. He´s helped me to be more efficient because his job before the mission was industrial engineer with a specialty in productivity and quality. potentially annoying but with the right perspective and some humility its a huge blessing and help for me especially this being my first time being totally in charge. so its cool.

Dad, thanks for the advice about reading dyc 18. that's a super good chapter and especially verses 15 and 16. I read over them and pondered for a while this morning and feel good and excited about the work! sorry this is so short. I miss you all and love you (as you know).
talk to you later!


Jam. dont got no time but wanted to send you a shout out. yes, its tuesday. we didn´t have much time for internet yesterday so we`re pumpin out some short shout outs right now before the work. thanks for the fruitsnacks and the ovaltine and best of all the hair hookups! they´re workin´ just dandy. also wanted you to know i`m still rockin´ the RWH ring. i`ve officially had it for a year now boys! heres a pic. have a good week yo! you too cor. booyah SON!
-E. Spence