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Sunday, February 10, 2013

Querida Familia,                                                                                                 February 4, 2013

Another week has come and gone huh? It really is pretty crazy how the weeks go by out here. I remember always hearing how fast the time goes by, but now that I'm experiencing it, I can see how fast it really goes. I'm headin' in for my 6 month mark isn't that crazy?! I can't believe I've been out for that long already. It's a motivator for me to keep working hard and make the very best of the time I have left out here. 2 years is really not a very long time if you think about it. Anyway, sounds like everyone is going great back home. It was good to get an email from Tyler I'm gonna write him right after this. That's really cool that Richard G. Scott came to the stake conference! I bet it was awesome. I'll never forget when I was 10 ft. away from David A. Bednar in the MTC. There is a strong spirit with the apostles. Here in the Atexcac, our ward conference is on the 24th of February and we're going to sing in the choir with some other ward members. It's going to be a good experience. Dad thanks for letting me in on the Superbowl turnouts, sounds like it was a really good one this year. It's always cool when they turn out close by a field goal. Is Alex...something who played for Utah still playing for the 49ers? Sounds like it was a good game. Hahah Kit is getting fat again huh? You guys gotta hide that butter from her! I'm really glad to hear the Grandpa is doing so well. I knew he'd turn up alright. Tell him to work on that swing if he wants to beat me when I get home! Hey thanks Dad for sharing that analogy between golf and missionary work. It's really true. If you want to be a good golfer you gotta stick to the basics and it's the same with the Gospel. Oh and by the way Mom, Rdz. is just a short for the last name Rodriguez. To answer one of your questions/comments I love doing service out here. It really is a great way to get to know families and just enjoy the spirit of service. I can tell that our visits with the family helping them, by serving, while talking, brings a good spirit. We literally serve just about every single day after studies until la comida at 2:00. I'm a pro corn husker now. It's called sacar hoja in Spanish. Are ya'll reading your sciptures everyday? If not start today I promise that it will help in any aspect of life paired with sincere prayer. Either 12:27 start with that one :)

Anyway I'll let you all in on what went on here in Atexcac this week. We weren't really able to work with Ennis Torres this week because his family was in Mexico City all week. We went to get him to come to church, but he wasn't there. Because of that his baptismal date will have to be moved to the 17th, but it's all good he's doing good. Other than that we have been serving a lot and working with less-active or in-active members. We've had some really good lessons lately. Elder Olvera knows a TON about the bible, he has read it 4 times. Anyway we've been teaching the Restoration, but slower to less-active families on 2 principals at a time. Also, this week we went and visited a almost in-active family and shared a message with them. They have a 9 year old kid who hasn't been baptized, so were going to teach and baptize him too. It's cool because we are working with these kids, but at the same time strengthening their in-active families. Things are going good around here. We've been working with our ward leaders a lot more to get members to come out and visit with us. I've learned so much out here. I know I'm here for a reason.

Anyway, I better wrap it up because I still need to write Tyler and Pres. Reeves. I love you guys. I think and pray for you every night. I hope you all have a great week up there in Antartica haha. Dad get up there and ski some will ya! I'm starting to think that you're loosing you manhood with all those girls you're living with ;) Have an awesome week and don't worry about me I'm doing great. ¡Les quiero mucho! Cuidénse y hablaremos en una semana.

Con amor,
Elder Kitchen aka COCINA

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Elder Kitchens companions

Tehuacan (5/14/2014) to (8/6/2014) Elder Conrad from Draper, Utah

Nealtican (4/2/2014) to (5/14/2014) Elder Christensen from Denver, Colorado

Nealtican (2/19/2014) to (4/2/2014) Elder Sanchez from Chiapas, Mexico

Puebla (1/8/2014) to (2/19/2014) Elder Dzul from Cancun, Mexico

Puebla (10/15/2013) to (1/8/2014) Elder Betts from Mexi-Cali Baja California, Mexico

Atlixco (7/23/2013) to (10/14/2013) Elder Ortega from Nayarit, Mexico

Puebla (3/19/2013) to (7/22/2013) Elder Burden from Snowflake, Arizona

Puebla (2/19/2013) to (3/18/2013) Elder Knowlton from Springville, Utah

Atexcac (1/8/2013) to (2/18/2013) Elder Olvera from San. Luis Potosi, Mexico

Atexcac (10/16/2012) to (1/7/2013) Elder Tinoco from Dorango, Mexico

MTC (8/15/2012) to (10/15/2012) Elder Astle from Northern California