It's crazy to think that Elder Grossman has less than 6 months until he is back in the states!! We are all super excited for his return :) In the meantime, here's an update! He has been transferred to the big city of Villahermosa and is training his new companion Elder Galindo from Monterrey who he says is "willing to learn and really fun to talk to."
He absolutely loves his new apartment and area because "THERES AN AIR CONDITIONING UNIT" (a direct quote, yes in all caps) in his room. Elder G has reported to sleeping way better at night with it, and he is extremely content. Plus they have fun stores and restaurants such as: Dominos, Pizza Hut, Subway, and Dairy Queen nearby. Hooray! Anyways, the pictures and stories in this post are from the last few weeks in his previous area of Reyes Aztecas! :)
The above pictures are from a ward activity Elder G and his companion put together in his previous area. "We started up activities in the ward here. We played volleyball and had water balloons, and with these activities we are getting attention from people who aren't members which is really cool."
These are pictures of their investigator Zamyra and her family at her baptism!
"We had some birthdays this past week: first, our new convert! She turned 16. It was small, but an awesome party! Singing mañanitas and cakes in peoples faces. After her 'mordita' her brother splashed her with a bucket of water. It was funny, but she didn't think it was funny. We also got her a cake, which was super good!! We found out the following day that it was made with a tiny bit of alcohol :("
(We all wrote to Evan that when cooking with alcohol, it eventually burns off so he shouldn't feel as bad)
"We had an Elder that had a birthday too! We got him a different cake, so not to repeat our previous mistake. We even asked the person to make sure it wasn't made with any alcohol or coffee. A member told us later that the cake we bought was made with a little bit of coffee. I now officially hate all cakes in Mexico :("
"I have my whole district here! Me, Elder Ortiz, Elder Rivera, Hermana Sanchez, and the Holy Ghost in between Hermana Wyndham and Elder Florido :)"
With the holidays coming up soon, make sure to write an Elder! If you want Elder Grossman's email address, leave a comment below and I can send it to you. He loves emails! :)