Monday, September 28, 2015

Farewell Party for Weston

How are we doing :) 

Sounds like all is well, and thats awesome I love to hear that :) that's cool that you guys could get together to have a party for Weston, and that food sounds delicious, haha really it sounds so good!! haha like I'm getting the key board wet I'm drooling so bad ;) haha, but be sure to have fun and enjoy the party :) wow wow wow another week haha pretty crazy right, its pretty crazy how fast time passes, it goes to show that we have to use our time really well and to enjoy every moment, EVERY MOMENT even the moments when we are stressed or have a challenge remember that we are here to have joy! We are here to show our Heavenly Father that we love him with all our heart, might, mind, and strength, we are here to have happiness, take every second every minute and enjoy it, and remember all that our Heavenly Father has done for us all that he has created for us. 

This week was pretty good we got to know a lot of different people but nobody went to church :( we have a new investigator named Michelle, she's in high school and she is super interested in the Book of Mormon, so we gave her one and wrote her direction down and we went to her house the other day and we found it and we didn't think it was her house because the house was huge!! Like I'm talking huge!! It's big for houses in Utah, and gigantic for houses here!!, We seriously thought that her dad was a Drug Lord, because he had a 20 foot wall protecting his house and barb wire around the house and anyone that has a house like that here is a Drug Lord, but we coughed up the courage to knock on the 20 foot wall because their wasn't a front door, ya gotta get passed the wall first ;) haha her mom answered and said that Michelle still hadn't returened from school so we asked if we could teach her and she said yes, and we got to know her a little bit better, and we found out that they are catholics... super catholics, like her husband isn't a Pastor, but is a leader in the catholic church we could say he is like a Stake President or Bishop... haha and that's why he has a big house... haha because they get paid lots!! Anyways we taught her mom and then Michelle showed up and we talked and taught, and Michelle said she would go to church :) and her Mom aproved it but she didn't show up because her parents grounded her... we hope its not for the church, but we are going to check it out this week :) Please pray for her and her parents that they can let her go to church and that she can make good decisions to show her parents that what she is doing is good :) 

Thanks so much for the prayers and love you guys give me and just a little comment I want to say, Thanks to my brother Weston for all he has done to help me in my life I truly do love him and know that what he is doing is amazing I Love you Weston be safe and know that We love you so much :) 

I love you guys so much
Love Elder Tanner 



Monday, September 21, 2015

Mexican Independence Day

15 of septiembre was awesome haha, we had a ward party and they had a bunch of Mexican music and its kinda funny because at the start of my mission I hated all the music here but a year later I had to contain my self from dancing haha it really is kinda catchy, but it was a lot of fun :) this week, was pretty good I dont have a lot of time to talk but, it rained a ton this week and with the rain here the people get really nervous because of the lightning because it is super crazy here and to add to it there was a cyclone that passed by and so it was a super crazy storm, and we almost didn't have a ward sunday, very few people came out :/ it was super sad, but we had a investigator came that the sisters were teaching but turns out she lives in our area she's really cool, and we are going to teach her this week and see if we can get a baptismal date :), we visited Lorena Saturday night and her husband was really kind of a jerk to us, it was super messed up we wanted to talk to him but he wouldn't even look us in the eyes and just kept watching the TV and turning it up so he couldn't hear us, we couldn't really get mad at him. and she felt super bad and said that she can't listen to us because she doesn't want problems with her marriage so we told them that we respect them and we want them to have a happy marriage but when they are ready to listen to us they can feel free to call us it was super hard to do but I could see how torn Lorena was, but we will find more :) something to cheer you guys up haha it was raining super hard one night and the streets got flooded up to our shins so we were returning home really late and it was dark because there wasn't street lights and we were walking in water up to our shins, and suddenly I feel super deep up to my thighs in water, turns out I had fell into a man hole haha it was super crazy scared me so bad haha I thought I was being sucked down by the devil ;) haha but it was pretty funny too, okay guys dont ever forget how much I love you guys
Love Elder Tanner 


Monday, September 14, 2015


Happy 9/11 everyone I hope you all had a good day and could take a little bit of time and remember what happened this day, and have a little prayer in your hearts for all the families that witnessed this tragedy, but also remember that we live in the greatest country :) I showed my pride this day too and wore my tie with the American flag on it, was super cool :) well everyone I have got some pretty good news, we got our changes yesterday in the morning and found out that I'm going to stay here with Elder Vaca! whooo and I'm going to finish his training I'm super pumped and excited :) we had a pretty good end of the week, I don't know if you guys knew but, the temple in the Ciudad de Mexico was rededicated yesterday so we didn't have church everyone went to Obregon to see it broadcast and it was so special, but we had to wake up a little earlier and take a hour long bus ride to Obregon but it was so worth it :) it really was a beautiful session :), Henry B Eyring and Jefferey R Holland were there presiding and Jefferey R Holland gave a super powerful talk about the Priesthood of Elijah and the significance of his appearance to Joseph Smith in the Kirtland temple, it was super cool we truly are blessed to live in this time with the fullness of the gospel :) Do family history work, our Heavenly Father held us back for a reason, because we made a promise with our families before this life that we would save them so we kinda got to do it they are waiting. Take advantage of all the temples that are so close to us it truly is a blessing :)  

We kinda had a problem this week with one of our investigators :/ and we are really kinda sad, its Lorena, we had an awesome lesson with her and a member and she accepted to be baptized Oct. 3 and all and she loved the church when she went, but she called us the other day saying that we can't visit her now because her husband doesn't want us to teach her :( We didn't know what to say. We had talked with the husband before making sure its alright with him if we teach her but, I don't know what changed now he doesn't want us to teach her, we are going to visit them this week and see what's up, but if you guys could please keep her and her husband Salvador in your prayers. Pray that he will have a change of heart and let his wife go to church and listen to this message, pray with faith and we are going to do everything that we can. Thanks for everything guys, I love you guys so much and thanks for all that you guys do :)  

This week is 16 de Septiembre we are super pumped because its Independence day for Mexico and we are going to have a Fiesta with our ward haha, its like 4 of July, but please keep praying that we can find the people who are ready for this message :) I love you guys 

Love Elder Tanner 
Happy 9/11 everyone, I showed my American pride this day too, love you guys
Sept 1 my comp celebrated a month and me a year haha so we did a little something 
Me and my good friend Elder Ramirez, we had to work together to baptize Maricela and Nacho, he's coming to Spanish Fork and me and him and Elder Williams, we going to Lake Powell ha-ha

This is me stuck on a pole I had to put up a volleyball net in the church because no one else is an Eagle Scout and I'm the only one that could shimy up but I couldn't shimy down. 

We went to the church and played a little ball today ha-ha Mom I'm wearing the shirt that you guys sent me that says HOME with a picture of Utah haha its a cool shirt. 
The awesome and hardworking District I am lucky to have them in my District

Monday, September 7, 2015

Time Flies

I cant believe that this is the week before transfers, I feel like I was just barely in Obregon picking up my son Elder Vaca, the time here has gone by flying I'm pretty sure it went faster than a F22 Raptor, but who's counting haha thats awesome that its labor day for you guys, I hope you guys are enjoying it :) that is awesome that we are going to put a flag pole in the yard, please just be sure to put the Mexico flag up there with old glory :) haha, but that will be something really special to do 9/11, I really can't believe how much is going on back home, that's so cool to see how much you guys are doing :) I hope you guys are doing awesome spirtitually and physically, and be sure to spend time together, lots of times we forget how special it is to have a family, but we have been put in a family for a reason our Father in Heaven knew that the family and the home can be a little part of heaven and a place of protection and security, we should remember that the family is a source of help and answers, in any moment that we have problems or questions the first place we should go or refer to is the family, I'm super grateful for my family and the help they have been to me in my life and I'm so grateful for the examples of my Mom and Dad and Brothers and Sisters, Dont ever forget that the families are of God. 

This was a really good week :) we did some divisions with Elders in the district, I went with an Elder in his area and Elder Vaca stayed in our area and the the other Elder went to work with him, I went with a Elder Ream his from Las Vegas, and a good kid, we were able to teach and contact some people and it was cool to work with a different ward and get to know other members in the other wards in Navojoa, we had our zone conference this week, and I got my package!! Thank you so much mom :) those ties are flipping beautiful haha, I got lots of good comments, thank you so much and thanks so much for the nutter butters I'm going to give one to everyone in the District so that they know whats good haha, also I got a really nice letter from Treyson Orton I think is his name in the package that I thought was really cool be sure to tell my little buddy thanks for his drawing and his letter it was super nice to get it :) and that he will a great missionary when he is older :) Thank you so much for the package family and thanks for the lettter Mom :)
We got to help a lady clean her garden this week and take out weeds (I'm in a different country and still doing yard work pretty crazy right) ;) haha we did it super early saturday and  we were still sweating a ton haha but it was cool to help her and it was the first time that I got to cut grass with a machete haha I got the hang of it pretty good , I think thats how Grandpa Walker should cut his grass, cuts it really fine and nice ;) but as for Sunday it was a little crazy we were expecting a lot of people in the church but not everyone was able to go, we had an awesome lesson with Carmina and her 3 kids Friday and we taught the Restoration, Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon, and we know that she felt the spirit and she said that she would give us a ride to church, but when we went Sunday to get a ride she didn't answer and we had to walk really far to get to the church, but it was awesome because one of our investigators Lorena is her name went and she loved it, we finished the last hour and she was hoping that there were more classes, she was like that was 3 hours?? it went by so fast!! haha she is super excited to go again and she invited us to eat tamales with her one day, we are going to put a baptism date with her for October of maybe end of September, pray for her that she will acept it she is really great :) well I gotta go you guys I love you so much, can't believe that transfers are this week, I hope I get to stay in Navojoa, it has gone by so fast and I have really loved it here :) 

I love you guys so much and stay awesome 

Love Elder Tanner