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.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


Today is officially Halloween! Thats awesome cuz its almost like I`m
writing you guys special for Halloween but its just a lucky p-day :D
So I totally had a dream about Mom and Dad and Jam and Ali today
during my siesta. It was weird.
I guess the big news this week was that I we baptized!!! It wasn`t
just any baptism either. I got to baptize at the beach!!! it was in a
little laguna right there on the beach! suuuuuuuper cool. I attached
pictures :) Her name is Melisa. She`s super cool. We`ve been teaching
her for about three weeks now and she`s had a date for Saturday (day
before yesterday) for a little over a week now but on Friday after
seminary she was feeling uneasy about the whole thing because some dum
dums told her all kinds of garbage about how she shouldn`t go through
with it. while we were there in the house of prayer we started talking
to her to see if she was ready for her baptism and everything when she
started telling about all this. I had a heart to heart with her for
about an hour explaining stuff and at the end of the chat she began to
see things clearly and everything turned out cool :) She was baptized
the next day and we had an incredible experience with the branch out
there in the sand :)
Our Mission Leader / Mr. awesome out there in Morro (Mario) took us
out Saturday morning to get ready for the baptism. Not only did he pay
me back for the money I loaned him, he went the extra mile. He
expressed his appreciation for what we had done to help out the youth
and said that we were the only missionaries he had ever met that had
done something like that to help him. ...and he`s met a LOT of
missionaries. This means a lot coming from this guy. He`s like Mr.
super missionary dude. He holds the current record for baptisms in
Monte Rey Mexico with 582 in his 2 year service. and he still  is in
contact with most of them and only a few are inactive. this guy is on
a whole nother level.
anyway, this guy just to show us his appreciation for our help and
friendship took us to the store and bought my companion a $120 watch
and me a $100 soccer Jersey. an original from the Mexico select
national team. Its soooo cool.
It was hard to accept but he insisted telling us that if we didn`t
accept it we would be denying him blessings. haha! ...didn`t want to
do that so I took it :)
this week we`re looking forward to our trip to Oaxaca where we´re
gonna party it up with the other ZLs and go to the temple afterward!
its going to be awesome.
Me and my companion are doing well together. He`s a great guy. He`s
had a similar mission experience to mine so we have a lot to talk
about. We have gotten to know each other really well. its cool to have
a comp like him :)

well, That's all for this week! I`ll write about the trip to Oaxaca
(the city) next time! I love you all very much and as always thank you
so much for your love and support.

Elder Spencer Henze


Pics- they`re all pretty obvious, but the one with food is actually
turtle eggs. ay, real sea turtle eggs ;)