Monday, May 25, 2015

Happy Birthday MOM & DAD!

Haappy Birthday Mom!!!! I love you! I'll never be able to thank you for everything you have done and do and will do for me. One of my greatest blessings is you and pops. I hope you have the greatest birthday ever! Forever 25! :)

Happy Birthday last week Dad! Thank you for showing me how a priesthood man does things. You are my second greatest example and the second greatest dad! ;) I'm sure your hair is even grayer than before and you'll be bald before I get home. :)

These past two weeks have been crazy. I've had  2 full days in 2 weeks to work in my own area. That's been a little rough. I've had to do baptismal interviews, interviews with president, hospital visits (I've felt like dad probably did after taking me to the hospital at least 3 times a year) and exchanges. My comps alright!  He had heart problems before he came out here, and they started up again. It turns out he has some anxiety problems, so we are working on some new things to help him relax... its been really good for me too. We did yoga today in the house... I'm not a fan cause I can't touch my toes anymore but it was fun. Doc told us he's gotta do exercise more so we started running every morning. I'm a fan!

My interview with president was sweet! 1 minute and 20 seconds. and about 60 seconds of that he told me how blessed I am, and that I have great parents. I'm not kidding! He reminded me not to forget where my blessings come from and gave me a hug only President Mejorada could give... they are quality. The other 60 seconds we talked about all my sins and imperfections... he knows me so well.

Well we had some good lessons this week. We've got 3 baptisms for June... I hope! One of the hardest things here is that every kid and his puppy smokes and they have addictions for 50 years. But everything is possible with the atonement of Christ!

Lots of love
elder minnick










Monday, May 11, 2015

Repent...

Hello!

SOOOOO great to see the fam this week! Cool to see Whit in Jerusalem... all the pics are sweeet and you look good hija. And HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY again Ma!  Love you and miss you all... but the mission is better than home. Looks like not much has changed!

So I had a sweet training this week in Queretaro. President told all of us we are sinners and we need to repent and then taught us that we need to teach people and not manipulate them. I learned that if you don't teach with the spirit your just manipulating people and that's what Satan does-- and you should probably repent.  So I repented and I'm doing all I can to have the Spirit with me always! Being called to repentance never felt sooo good. And no ma, that's not sarcasm.

As for the teaching part of the week we had some awesome experiences. I think I'm starting to get this whole power thing down. The power of the spirit in teaching and all. As I get more and more time in the mission and understand and work more with the spirit, teaching and discussions just get better! Even though I've never smoked or taken drugs, I'm 10000% sure the Spirit is better than any drug. It's Gods power and there is nothing better than when its rushing through you and manifest in a investigator's home! 

I'm addicted ;)   I invite you all to do all you can to live with the spirit in your life! I testify that nobody is truly happy until they have it as a constant companion!

Happy late birthday on Saturday Whit and happy early birthday Dad for the next Monday and happy early birthday to Momma the Monday after that!  A bunch of sweet Mexican stuff coming soon :) 

elder minnick

P.S. Tam note -- most of the comp pics are with Elder Jesus Luis, Weston's old comp.  Weston will miss him!!  


Closed eyes...its a Minnick thing!
















Matching camo ties (OH WESTON...)







I hope painting is a skill that Weston is happy to keep up when he gets home!






video

Playing jokes on his comp!



Skype was awesome!!  
We didn't have the best pic, but we could still see his smile and hear his funny laugh!!