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Friday, May 13, 2016

#45: Mother's Day Skype on the 10 Month Mark May 8, 2016

(Elder Fowler's mom- This Mother's Day was extra special since Elder Fowler was able to Skype with us AND it was his 10 Month Mark!  He was actually Skyping from an investigator's home.  So grateful for her.  His mission president allotted them 1 hour and 30 minutes to Skype.  This was 30 more minutes than at Christmas time.  We noticed that he is sounding more and more like the people their in Mexico.  He has their lingo and accent in his voice.  We also noticed how he says a drawn out, "Uh-Huh" when asked things.  He says that's pretty common to say there with the people.  It was nice to here him pronounce the areas that he's been in and we realized that we've pronounced some of them wrong.  We learned that his Spanish has improved, in fact, he's even had dreams in Spanish!  One thing we had him do, was at the end of our Skype session, we asked him to say a family prayer in Spanish for us.  I recorded it and will enjoy understanding what he said, soon.  Although, I did feel the Spirit as he prayed.  He is happy and healthy and not homesick at all, which is a blessing because he is able to put all his focus on the important work he is there to do.  We look forward to Skyping again with him in December.  That already feels like a long wait.)

Madre-I really enjoyed the time I had to see and hear from everyone this weekend! :)  I hope you had a great Mother's Day and you felt my love I have for you here in Mexico! 

I feel the love from all of those in the the family!  Did you guys record the whole video chat or not? haha.  Just something I was thinking about.  

On Monday, we were in LaJunta for a Zone meeting and we ended up sleeping there as well, but we came back to Guerrero this morning (Tuesday) and now we are emailing.  My companion (Elder Herrera) will Skype with his family today (Tuesday).  (In Mexico, Mother's Day is always on May 10th, so the natives Skyped on Tuesday, but the American's were able to on the 8th)

The work is going good!  We have a handful of really awesome investigators, some others-not so much, and people that want nothing to do with us! haha We have an investigator name Pepe who we have been working with, and we hope that he will want to make the commitment to be baptized this week and not push it off any longer... I will let you know how he is doing next week.

Le amo,
Elder Fowler

This week's scripture to "Ponderize" is:
Job 19:25

25 For I know that my redeemer liveth, and that he shall stand at the latter day upon the earth:

Our family all together for our Skype session.

Elder Fowler and his Missionary Momma

Kylah and her missionary brother

While on divisions, Elder Fowler's companion, Elder Herrera
and Elder Ashworth were able to interview and baptize these
three siblings in this river.  Elder Fowler was able to be at their
confirmation on May 1, 2016

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