Monday, December 30, 2013


Buenas tardes! this week was super good. Nobody was home so we had to search for new people, and we found them. It was awesome. We had 7 investigators in the church and we’re going to baptize one or maybe 2 this week. We’re super excited about that! This week 196 people went to church. That’s crazy for a ward down here. Castillo was a huge ward and 120 went and in Angostura only 30. So here is literally paradise for missionaries! We have some 20 or 30 investigators progressing which is like 10 more than I’ve ever had before. So we have a lot of faith that they will get baptized. We have a lot of work to do which is also something I’ve never had on my mission. I’ve never had more than like 3 planned lessons in a week  but now we have like 5 every day.
To be honest this ward has so much money they hardly give us tortillas. Right as I told you I hadn’t had a day in 10 months without a tortilla I now get almost none. The food just doesn’t fill you up with out tortillas bien calientitas. 
The missionaries in our zone are awesome. We got blessed with the best zone in the mission. Right now things are looking pretty good.
Love you guys!

Elder Lund

Tuesday, December 24, 2013


No email this week, just a great Skype conversation on Christmas Eve.  He looks and sounds very happy and healthy.

Monday, December 16, 2013


I got transferred to an area called Bella Vista. Its the richest part of Obregon and its the most baptizing area in the mission because the ward works so hard. I also got put as zone leader and my companion, Elder Larson, is in his last transfer and is working super super hard. Our house is gigantic too. Its 2 floors and we live there with the assistants. It’s for real the nicest place ever.

Last night I went with everybody and said goodbye to them all which was pretty hard. The bishop’s daughters made me a cake for my birthday because I’m not going to be there on the 27th and another family also made me a cake. We went with the family Pelaez, and the hermano gave me a bible that his dad gave him when he was a kid and he took with him everywhere always. They are battling with money like crazy and they felt bad that they couldn’t buy me a big expensive gift so they only gave me the little bible. But that was honestly the coolest gift I could have ever gotten. Then after we went with an hermana that was less active but has started going to church, but her son has been super rebellious lately but when we started talking to him he started to clean up and now says he wants to go on a mission. She almost started crying when she told me how much we had helped her son. Then after her son gave us a ride to the house of other missionaries and gave me an ice cream to say thanks for everything. That was super cool to hear all that because there were a bunch of days that I felt like we weren’t having anything of success but I realized that if we’re working hard God doesn’t let our efforts go to waste.

Love Elder Lund

O I forgot to tell you! I was walking with my companion and a priest from the ward and we randomly decided to change the road we were walking on. And right like 30 seconds after we changed roads we heard somebody shoot a gun and a bunch of people screaming. Right where we were at somebody killed somebody, and if we would have been there watching he probably would have killed us too. Thats awesome huh!

Monday, December 9, 2013


My district is doing much better and finally having success! We’re in the hardest part of Mexico but still we’re in Mexico! and we’re teaching with the same spirit as those in el D.F. so there’s really no excuse not to be having success unless they’re not working! One or 2 bad weeks in a row is fine, but a whole transfer.. ha but at least they’re finally trying!

This next week I have transfers. They are coming one week early this time because the missionaries from the MTC are going to arrive early. But the next one is going to be 7 weeks. I feel like I’m leaving. I have 6 months here and my companion I think is going to train so I won’t be able to stay unfortunately.. I really don’t want to leave this area..

O by the way I forgot to tell you last week but on Sunday we went to a family home evening with a family and we have to be headed home at 9 but for some reason we felt like we needed to stay there a little longer than were allowed to. And they gave us a ride at 9:30. And it turns out that a little after 9 there was a party 4 houses from our house and somebody drove by in a car and shot like 20 times and killed 4 people. So thank goodness we stayed at the members house! And in our neighborhood they have killed like 8 in the last week and we live in the safest part of our area! But don’t worry nothing will happen to us.

It’s gotten super cold here too. Like 9 degrees Celsius. So like 50 degrees haha. But it feels SOO cold. It was like 100 a month ago then it rained and brought a whole bunch of cold air and it all of a sudden got so cold! 

Your package arrived but it didn’t have any candy except the hi chews you stuffed in my slippers. But I think all the rest of the stuff got here! Thank you so much!

I can call home whenever you want on the 24 or 25 but I can only talk for 30 or 40 minutes. But I can use skype.

Love you guys!
Elder Lund

Monday, December 2, 2013


haha I just started writing in Spanish. This week was really hard to get a hold of investigators and we taught less lessons than I ever have in all of my mission at 7 but we worked so hard and taught more than 20 to less actives and members. We met some new people and were still super excited.
The meeting was really good. It got everybody super excited. And since our bishop was already excited it pushed him over the top and now he’s going crazy about missionary work! I don’t know how long I have left in this area but it will keep baptizing for a long long time. 
I haven’t gotten the package yet but I will on Friday. I think the best way to do everything would be to send it to a member or family member that lives in the states that comes here and you can send it to their house real easy and they can bring it here. There’s ALWAYS somebody coming and going from here so whenever you want I can find somebody. And even more easy in the holiday seasons.
Here on Thanksgiving we ate some fried quesadilla something that was super good but I was super sick. I started throwing up in the night so in the morning I couldn’t really enjoy the food. And honestly i forgot it was Thanksgiving. But with tortillas everything is always good. I can’t picture my life without them now. I don’t know what I´ll do when I go home and there aren’t any!
Have a great week!

Love Elder Lund