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 10, 2011

First Week as ZL

Hello again!
another week done in the mission and here I am again to report to all
my favorite people from back home!
this week was CRAZY!!! haha. we definitely had lots to do. It was WAY
fun though! so get this... oh Thursday we packed up our bags and took
a fancy bus to OAXACA!! turns out there was a conference for only zone
leaders for the entire mission there in Oaxaca and the mission paid
for us to go to Oaxaca and participate! On the way there we saw three
accidents. one where a bus had bonked an old man throwing him to the
ground, then a building materials truck that crashed on the twisty
highway, then the coolest but scariest was a double gas tanker semi
truck went over the railing on a suuuuuuper steep slope and got
destroyed. kinda loco.
at the conference I was kinda nervous because we had to give a report
in front of all the leaders of the mission about last month´s
achievements in the zone and we had no idea what their approach was or
what their goals were or any of that so we just kinda reported on what
we did know and what our plan of action was this month. we set a goal
of 30 baptisms for the month of October! I`m excited to see how it
Oaxaca was legit. After the conference the president took us up to
Monte Albán!!! way cool as always. this time it was all green and
pretty up there. We got rained out hard core though and lightning
struck really close by seeing as how when the rain came we were only
about 100 ft below the clouds. The rain soon cleared though after we
all got soaked and joined the stampede out of there. I absolutely
loved being in a cool, dry climate again. it was breezy and everything
and I was in heaven.
after that we didn`t leave until 11:45 at night so we had some time to
hang out and go out on the city! I went and ate at KFC with Elder Ford
:) he came with us to get Visa stuff done.
we got home at 5:00 am after a long bus ride during which I could
hardly sleep. It made for a long day on Saturday but we got to sleep
in a bit to recharge our batteries.
well, we`re going to hit it hard this week to make up for lost time.
Thanks for the inserts you sent me Dad! they ROCK! and I know they`ll
help me a ton.
I love you all and hope you have a great week!!!!! hasta la proxima!

-Elder Spencer Henze