Monday, March 28, 2011


Hola Familia!

This week was awesome I have to say. It has been a huge testimony builder! So we baptized 4 this week. Our ward hasn't seen a baptism from the missionaries in over a year! Ridiculous right? We did our baptism right after church, so over 50 people showed up which was awesome!

We also had 3 other investigators that came to the baptism! Seriously this was the most spiritually baptism we have ever been too! I loved it. The people we baptized are Brigite, Blanca, Daira, and Naomi. It was freaking legit! After the baptism, Brigite let me know that out of all the missionaries, I was the one who was able to change her. She had been receiving the missionaries for 8 years. That is a testimony builder to me that we really do have specific people the Lord has prepared for us that only one person can change. Blanca told us that she had been doing things bad and didn't want to continue with the christian church she was going to because it wasn't helping. She asked for him to send him guidance. The next day, we knocked on her door. Another testimony builder that the Lord answers prayers and he really prepares people for us when we are working hard!

About the skinny investigator I was talking about... We decided that she wasn't the best person to go back to. We didn't have the best feeling about going back there.

Me and Elder Moss get along great. In fact, our zone leaders (one of which happens to be Elder Pope) went to their zone leader meeting with the President. He asked which missionaries were working the hardest to fill their teaching pool, and right away they mentioned me and Elder Moss. President called us the next day to ask us what it was that made us work so hard. We told him it was because we like each other and so we like working together because we get along together awesome! Its pretty awesome, so I hope he leaves us together at least one more transfer.

Elder Moss comes from Washington and went to BYU before the mission. A lot of people call him superman because he looks exactly like superman from the old Superman movies. Its funny because his girlfriend, who also goes to BYU, is named Lauren. Lauren happens to be best friends with Mary Clair Hettinger, Phoenix North Stakes Stake President. Quite funny. He said he is going to tell Lauren to have Mary Clair write me jaja!

My actual area is called Tlatelolco. The streets around it are Reforma, Manuel Gonzalez, Flores Magon.

Unfortunately I cannot use the shoes you sent because they are just too small. I actually pulled the money from my account today and went and bought some shoes after I finally found some that worked.

I'm doin really well healthwise. I actually hurt my shoulder two weeks ago playing basketball. I won't tell President though because we just got the privilege to play again in the mission jaja! But really its fine.

The M&Ms are great. I still have 3 bags because I'm trying to conserve them. I do share them with my comp.

Also, YES I LOVE THE TIE! I'm wearing it now actually.

Pictures: 1st everyone we baptised :) Left to right is Brigite, Daira, Naomi, and Blanca :)

2nd Brigite wanted to take a Facebook photo, so we did :D She actually told me I had to print out and give her copies jaja!

That's all for now :)

I talk like a chilango now. Its great jaja!

Love ya all!

Elder Scott Donner

Monday, March 21, 2011

Super Stoked!

Hola Familia!

I have a lot to tell you about this week! This week has been up and down, but overall it has paid off! I am so excited for this upcoming week. First to start at the beginning, we worked our buts off this whole week! Me and Elder Moss have left the house every day at 9:30 to work! We have so many investigators now that its ridiculous! We literally almost cannot keep up with all of them now! We have a minimum of 5 baptisms we are going to have this weekend and a maximum of 8! I am so excited!

Anyways, first story. This one is really funny. So we were knocking doors in Tepito to try and find new investigators on Tuesday. We had knocked a whole building, but got to the top floor and knocked the last door. This guy answered the door, who clearly was not "all there" in his head, but he let us in, because he was interested in our message. So we were asking him who he lived with and he told us it was only him and his mom that lived there. So he got up and went to get his mom. When she came in, I swear she had been so malnourished, I´m not sure how her neck supported her head... SHE WAS SKINNY! Not only that, she must have crossed the Red Sea with Moses. She was super OLD! But she had lots of energy for her age! So she came to greet us, and we tried to tell her, but she greeted us with a kiss (NOOOOO!). So we tried to start teaching, but this old lady, who was sitting next to me, grabbed my hand and said how she loved my hands. Then she proceeded to rub my arms. I was trying to ignore it because clearly these 2 were not completely in their heads... but my comp couldn´t ignore it. He was teaching and started to snicker, so he passed the lesson off to me, right at the first vision. Then he starts to lose it. The whole time this lady was rubbing my arm. They still want us to come back next Tuesday jaja!

Ok. I RECEIVED 4 PACKAGES THIS WEEK! One from aunt Teddy with a calender of the family, 2 from you with the shoes and music :) and one from some completely random people from Las Vegas who found my blog researching our mission for their friend jaja! I was soooo stoked but now I have too much candy! jaja!

Pictures are all from the temple this week! We went there yesterday!

Anyways, I love you all!

Elder Scott Donner

Monday, March 14, 2011


Special Friend

Just a Spoonful of Sugar...

Hola Hola!

Ok, I have to start off telling you, this week was not what I thought it would be. In other words, I became EXTREMELY sick this week. How sad is that? It was really irritating to the point where I didn´t have the energy to even lift my head off the pillow. I had tried going out at the beginning of the week when I had first gotten sick, but I couldn´t stay out long, and we ended up having to take a taxi back to the house. We got the number for the doctor and he told me that I had to take 2 different medicines. One was a medicine for the flu, and the other was a type of penicillin. He also asked me if I had been trying to go out and work. When I told him ya, he told me not to, that I needed to stay in the house and avoid walking as much as possible. How annoying is that.... so I had pretty much just been laying in bed the whole week. So Tuesday and Wednesday morning, and Saturday I was able to work. But I can say the Lord definitely blesses those who push themselves to the limit to share the gospel.

We have to people (FINALLY) on date for baptism. We have a lot of potentials who we are going to visit this week. Our goal we set to baptize for the rest of this month is 8. I know we can make it, because I finally have someone who wants to work.

Answering questions, I didn´t get my package but I´m expecting to get it today, so I will let you know next week :)

I haven´t received any letters, but today is the day we will see if I have some.

I have my camera, so I will send pictures today :D

The best part of last week was finding so many new and solid people.

The worst part was being super sick jaja!

We get the Liahona in English and in Spanish as soon as they arrive in the offices.

I will be watching conference in the stake center.

Photos, finally :)

First is my very special friend :) She has Downs. Her name is Vanessa.

Second is our zone before the change :)

More to come in a sec :)

Love you all!

Elder Scott Donner

Monday, March 7, 2011

New Companion!

Hola Familia,

Still don't have a camera, so I´m going to hold off on sending any pictures still. Sorry about that. Today is my first day of a brand new transfer and I do not have Elder Tadeo as my companion. Now I have Elder Moss as a companion! I´m actually super stoked because he was is my Zone in the MTC.

This last week really stunk because I didn´t do anything. President told me that at the point that my companion was at, I was just a babysitter til the end of the transfer. I got sick too with a fever of 103. It was just super interesting. I decided that the mission goes by much faster when you are working, instead of sitting in the house all day and doing nothing.

I finally had a talk with the ward missionaries in our ward and we finally have a plan to get the members up and helping they missionaries again. They agreed that the ward doesnt even really act like a ward. They act like a bunch of neighbors awkwardly gathered together for a boring meeting. They told us that truthfully it has been like that for the past 10 months. I thought it was kind of sad, so I´m going to be working hard to try and change that. Something else interesting, they are now making a Mexico City Southeast mission, so my zone is going to be changed, and will not be a part of the mission anymore. If I´m still here in two transferrs, I will be a part of the new misson jaja!

To answer some questions, first starting with clothes. My clothes are actually doing fine. The funny thing is that now my pants are too big for me, as are my belts that I have. The problem is that they dont sell pants my length, and there are no tailors who make clothing. We wash our clothes every week with some other elders at their house, because they have a washer.

For breakfast, I usually eat cookies and milk. How funny is that, but that is what I crave in the mornings, and I´m not gaining any weight from doing it. In fact I am still losing alot of weight.

The whole deal with the young women thing.... Lets not talk about it jaja. Now its more annoying than it is funny. There is a member girl Daniela, whose mom always has us over for dinner. She definately has trouble not touching me. We have talked to her about it, so it just funny to see how much she is stuggling not to. I usually have problems with girls stopping me on the street too, just to talk to me jaja!

I did finally receive the white envelope, but am still waiting for the package to arrive. It should arrive sometime this month actually

I know this email has been really short, but I will be writing more next week.

Elder Scott Donner