Monday, April 17, 2017

Week 83

Tajin y Macuiltepec

So I'm finally getting changed out of Poza Rica!  Im going to an area called atenas with one of my super good friends in the mission, Elder Flores.  Im honestly super excited and extremely relieved to be going there.  The zone has about 6 missionaries less, and Ill be getting a lot a lot easier with my new companion.  Oh and I wont be in the heat!  Needless to say this change was much appreciated, although I will miss my converts a ton here in poza rica!

This week was a slow one.  Here in mexico instead of easter everyone just takes vacations for 2 weeks and goes to the beach, or leaves and dissapears.  So finding news and bringing people to church gets difficult.  So sunday morning our investigators had all bailed out on us, and so we just did a quick simple prayer asking heavenly father to bless us with someone new in the church that was willing to listen to the gospel.  I happened to as well have to talk in church and my topic was about the power of prayer, and finishing my talk, a random guy walked in to the church.  Got talking to him and he is from cuba, and hes living here working here, and his brother is a member, and he wants to learn more!  Huge testimony builder and a great expierence.

We also went to Tajin, so theres gonna be a bunch of pyramid pictures.
Love you all!
Elder Hodson


Monday, April 10, 2017

Week 82

Bautismo de Teresa!

Hola mis amigers
So this week was exciting because Teresa got baptized.  Shes the mother of the last person we baptized here, and the best part is he was able to baptize her.  We just invited her simply 3 weeks ago to go to stake conference to watch her son recieve the priesthood, she said yes, and then later we invited her to be baptized, and she said yes.  One of the easiest people Ive ever met to be baptized!  She has been ecstatic these last few weeks, and extremely happy with her decision to be baptized.

This is most likely my last week here in this area sadly, but at the same time Im excited.  Ive been here about 5 months now, and they have gone extremly fast.  But as far as the rumors go, Ill most likely go to xalapa.  I love xalapa, and itll be nice to be able to finish in a city that feels a little bit more like home, and not like mexico haha.  It should be my last area, unless they drop me from zone leader for my last change.  Either way Im happy, and Im gonna work these last months out!
Love you all!
Elder Hodson


Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Week 81

The Best Sleep

So this week ending up being a little bit stressful.  We had a missionary from the zone that had to go home to take care of some stuff, and so we ended up in a trio with a missionary whos area is about 45 minutes away from the city.  So we had to take days out of our area to be able to work his, and we took an extra day out to help out the sister missionaries in their area.  So in total we worked about a day in our own area, but its all goood.  Sacrifice brings forth the blessings of heaven.  We were glad to be able to help out other missionaries.

Conference was absolutely amazing!  For those who were able to watch it live, go to and watch it.  One talk that ended up being funny to me was Elder Uchtdorf.  I think i have a criminal record going on in heaven for falling asleep in general conferences, and of course for the talk before Uchtdorf I was knocked out.  And the first thing he talks about is falling asleep, and everyone in the room turned to look at me and just laughed.  I testify that the best naps I get are and will always be when I am in church.
This saturday we should be having a baptism!  Her name is Teresa, she is the mom of one of our recent converts, and she has been just a joy to teach.  I love teaching people that are ready to recieve the gospel, and who want to progess.  
No pictures sooorry forgot my camera at home!

Les Amo!
Elder Hodson

Week 80

General Conference!

Not much to talk about this week.  Had a good few divisons.  Got to go out with a new missionary in the mission.  He reminds me a ton of how i was when i first got here.  Its huge the change that one makes throughout the mission, and Ive really seen the big change that Ive had in my life in this short time Ive been here!

Love you All!   Happy anniversary to my rents!  Theyre #1
Elder Hodson
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