Today marks Elder Holmquist's ONE YEAR mark!!
It's amazing how the time has flown by!
It has been A LONG TIME since I have updated the blog! Sorry to everyone who has been waiting for an update!
Sam has been doing wonderfully! He is back down in Monterrey and loving it! Each week his emails are showing he is loving the work even though they are struggling to find inventigators. He always ends his letters with his tesitmony of the gospel and how much his loves the work!
Here's a couple of excepts from a couple of recent emails:
"we are so blessed. i know this church is true and that we can be together forever, through the savior jesus christ and through his holy power, which is only found in the holy temples of this church. be good examples, and show them all who the *mormons* truly are. i always tell the people that call me mormom... i am not mormon. i am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. and then i explain what it really means to be a part of the church OF jesus christ. it is the only church that carries his name. and that has the same organization he put on the earth 2000 years ago. we are so blessed, i wish i couldve seen it before the mission, but i know thats one of the reasons the Lord has brought me to this point in my life.. so i could really appreciate what it is that we truly have."
"so something fun we did this week was that we went to a stake activity, for the mexican independence day. it was really cool, there was a program where all the wards danced, or acted or sang. the culture here is way different but im starting to really appreciate these amazing people, even if they are alot different than me, and the way that i live. i have grown to appreciate.. tortillas and slasa. they have really got me addicted to those. i cant eat now without tortillas and salsa. you would think it would get tiring after awhile.. .but not really haha. i dont know why. but the fiesta was actually alot of fun, and we had a few investigators come. i think it mmight have overwhelmed them a bit because there was so many people. but they atleast got to see we are normal people to, which is nice. "