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, December 26, 2011

Happy Boxing Day!

Sooo I know I just talked to you yesterday (family) so I'm just gonna just consider us updated up until that point. Or be it, last night!
So after getting off SKYPE (awesome) I went to church for about 5 minutes and listened to my buddy Elder Romero give a talk because the three wards combined for a "building" Christmas sacrament meeting and all the missionaries were there. Then just as he finished his talk he informed me that we needed to go get all the equipment for the performance we were going to do in the night time from a stake center that was kinda far away. From that point on it was pure craziness up until the performance. To make a long story short it was a total fiasco haha. Basically we performed in a plaza type place with a gazebo in the center and some fountains and stuff. Almost like a park but it turns out that all the power they had supplied to the plaza was wired to just one circuit. 120 Watts at just 40 Amps!! That's a total of 4,800 Watts of potential energy for the whole plaza. Our system alone requires about 2,400 W. And with everything else that they had plugged in out there the power just wasn't enough. During the entire performance we were frantically running around rearranging the load on the circuit but no matter what we did it overloaded. Everyone thought it was our fault which was kind of a bummer but it turned out alright. We were pretty close to the tiny audience so they could still hear without microphones.

So that was my adventure yesterday. Today we're throwing a little party for Elder Mota my companion because he was sad on Christmas for reasons I probly shouldn't go broadcasting. He's a way cool guy so mom and dad the help you sent to go out to eat we decided to use to buy stuff to do a barbecue and chill with some of the other elders from the zone before the changes tomorrow. It went a long ways and he seemed Way happy about it. When he came over to the house we were all at we shouted WE LOVE YOU ELDER MOTA! Like a surprise party :D it was perfect. We made some super delicious meat and baked potatoes and flour tortillas (his favorite) and some other stuffs :)

That's about it for this weeks update!! I love you guys!!! Oh, and HAPPY BOXING DAY!!! (Canada)

-Elder Henze