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, July 25, 2011


This week was really good! we had some cool adventures. first of all let me tell you about one of our investigators named Adriana!
now this is a different Adriana than the one from Ocotlán (who was baptized last week by the way). This one was a reference from a couple of recently returned missionaries in the ward who were talking to a mototaxi driver. she accepted to have us come to the house and when we went she was way excited and ready for us! she talked about how she remembered that her mom went to our church and she remembered listening to the missionaries as a little girl and was really excited to learn the stuff we had to teach now as an adult. To put it in short she is probably the most prepared person I have ever gotten to teach so far in the mission! she has accepted everything faster than we could teach it and is very excited about her baptism! yesterday at church we put baptismal dates with her daughters too! and get this, when we invited her husband to be baptized he responded in a VERY common way and said that he had already been baptized. when I heard this i was like, oh boy here we go again gotta explain about why his catholic baptism wasn´t valid and risk offending him. however, after a few more specific questions we discovered that he was baptized by missionaries in our church when he was like 14! so it WAS valid! so we´re going to meet with him and the bishop tonight to see if we cant get him reactivated so he can baptize his wife and kids!!! how cool would that be?!
other than that things have been going quite smoothly except for the heat and the few little things i mentioned last time but with each day i´m getting more and more used to it. I´ve discovered that axe spray deodorant is the way to go out here. i think it was designed to neutralize full body sweat odor. haha. never had to deal with that before but I bought some today and it seems to be working well :) sorry if thats too much info... haha.
also funny story. Friday we did divisions with the zone leaders and Elder Howard destroyed the lock mechanism on the door of their house and locked us out. so i had to leave a lot of my stuff there. I can tell you more about that later. its a pretty funny story. Howard´s kind of a dum dum.
ok well sorry, but i´m out of time for today. We´ve got an appointment with the bish and Adriana's husband right now. I want you to know that all those who wrote me with problems I am praying for you. Thank you for all your prayers in my behalf! you are the best :)

Elder Spencer Henze