Monday, July 26, 2010

Missionary Bear Kidnapped!

BREAKING NEWS! The missionary bears were on an outing with their newest missionary, Elder Stringham last Thursday, July 22, 2010. When the outing was over, the Guatemalan bear was carelessly left in the back of the van by his mother! It was alleged that the Mexican bear seized the opportunity, kidnapped the bear and is holding him for ransom! (Evidence was found on the scene.) There have been no updates as to whether the ransom is being paid or not, but we will keep you updated with any breaking news!

Alleged kidnapper and Guatemalan bear

Ransom note

Distraught mother and father

Elder Larson, Elder Fadel and Elder Stringham in happier times

Monday, July 19, 2010

The Food...the sports...the people!

Sean really loves Mexico! He loves the food, he loves the people and he loves their enthusiasm for sports, especially soccer. He said that their love for soccer is unsurpassed. It has been particularly fun being there during the World Cup. Even though the missionaries can't watch the games, they always know what is going on because the entire town is "a buzz" with soccer talk. They were heartbroken when Mexico was eliminated. Sean's zone played a lot of soccer on their p days. I'm not sure how well he plays, but the uniforms are awesome!
Sean LOVES the food in Mexico. The members take very good care of the missionaries and feed them well. He said in his last letter that he now weighed 160 pounds! (I think he weighed just under 140 when he left.) Here are some fun shots of some of Sean's favorite things!

I think this is Mexico's soccer jersey.

Uniforms for the zone
One of the only soccer fields that actually has grass!
P day...taking the bus
One of Sean's favorite meals...I can't remember what it's called
Now we know why he weighs 160!
This is his favorite meat for tacos!
Authentic tacos...yummy!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Sean's First Area

After 11 weeks in the MTC, Sean arrived in Mexico. He spent the first night in the Mission Home then was off to his new area and to meet his new companion, Elder Hernandez. He is in an area called Distrito Federal. Sean says it is the "Washington DC of Mexico." View of the city
Sean and "his city"Street MarketsCity streetsChurch in the city
Mexican graffiti
Painting of the temple

Sister Virginia and her artwork
Sean's zone at a Chinese Buffet
Subway's are the main mode of transportation hereRiding the rails
Elder Hernandez and friends
No, it's not what you's a health drink!I did it!