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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

#10-Battle of Tastebuds VS Stomach (Today's post is posted on Elder Fowler's 2 month mark!)

    This week has been pretty crazy because a lot of stuff happened.  On Monday, we contacted a lot of people but I wasn't feeling 100%.  I had bad stomachaches, and I needed the bathroom quite frequently, but I didn't think anything of it.  Then, Tuesday came and  I was feeling worse.  I ended up needing the restroom 11 times that, I knew something was up, so I called President Chavez and told him what was going on.  We decided it was best for me to go to Chihuahua and find out what was going on.  At the hospital, the doctor told me I didn't have a virus or anything like that.  But, it was just my body still trying to get used to the food here in Mexico.  So, they gave me some medicine that should help fix the problem.  I felt a lot better a couple days later so it should be working as it's supposed to.  I really do love all the food here in Mexico and always want to eat more and more!  But my stomach isn't as enthusiastic about it like my tastebuds!  It will just be a matter of time until they both are on the same page.

     On Saturday, September 5th, we had another baptism, and I was honored to perform the ordinance.  The baptism was for a mid 40 year old man named Guadalupe.  He's about 6'2" and close to 225 Lbs.  I was a little worried about how I was going to get this much of a person into the water completely, but I was able to do it without a problem. (Guadalupe was taught most of the lessons from other elders before transfers but Preston and his companion continued the lessons with him and then was able to baptize him) These moments are the moments I live for on a mission.  It feels amazing bringing people into the waters of baptism and witness them making covenants with the Lord.
    Spanish is coming along one day at a time and I can see the Gift of Tongues work when I speak with investigators and my companion.  I think the hardest part is listening and understanding what people are saying.  I really do love the people in Anáhuac  and their kindness.  They are blessing my life just as much as I am blessing theirs.

     Oh, I wanted to tell you that I finished reading the Book of Mormon on Friday (September 4, 2015).  I started the first day of the CCM and just finished!  In Mexico, there are real native people who dress like back in the day and live the same way. It's pretty crazy but the Mennoties work on farms... particularly Apple Farms! Their homes are HUGE!!!!  I love the apples down here.

     This P-day (preparation day-to do laundry, shopping, e-mails, etc) was better than last.  We figured out a better and faster way to use our washer and then we shopped for groceries. Everything is super cheap.  I can get a drink, and a pastry for about 14 pesos!!  That's less than a dollar in the US!!  But each peso I have is super valuable!!  Thanks for all that you've done for me and continue to do.
Le amo!
Your son and Missionary,
Elder Fowler

 Companion Elder Veraga, wife of Guadalupe, Guadalupe and Elder Fowler
September 5, 2015 

Elder Fowler's District
(Preston-back row-far right)

A home of one of the Mennonite people-WOW!!!  Impressive!!!

Pretty neat to find this down in Mexico!!!
Maybe it stopped to get Scooby a snack!!