Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The largest gathering of Spanish missionaries ever!! (in Ohio)


Time is my enemy right now.  I had to write a long letter to President today in response to an assignment he gave the whole mission, so I have less time right now than usual.  So I'll get right to it.

Air Force museo!  It was pretty cool.  I can honestly say that I have never before seen so many planes gathered in one place.  We started at the beginning of flight with the Wright Brothers and such, then moved through time and ended with some space shuttles and satellites.  I'll include some pictures.  Some people have had the theory that the reason I've been here so long is that I hadn't ever seen the museo.  I'm not completely sold on that reasoning, but if that is the case, this might be my final transfer in Dayton?

The highlight of the week was the 2nd Specialized Spanish Training for the Cincinnati Ohio mission.  The first one was held during my first transfer in the mission, and ever since then every Spanish missionary has been anxiously awaiting the next one.  And it finally happened.  It was the largest gathering of Spanish missionaries ever (in Ohio) with 20 Spanish missionaries in attendance and 2 English Elders who fluently spoke Spanish.  We learned a lot about how to better connect with Hispanics and help them make commitments.  It was an amazing meeting, and I learned so much.  We receive a lot of trainings, but the majority are geared towards English work, so at times it can be difficult to adapt what we learn to the needs of the Spanish work here.  For that reason it was nice to have some training specifically geared to the Spanish work.  We had some awesome food too. =)  We celebrated our Spanish Zone Leader's birthday, and we got to enjoy the rush hour traffic that goes from Cincinnati to Dayton.  It was an awesome day.  There should be some pictures on Facebook if you haven't found them already.

We have been doing a lot of contacting and finding in a large Mexican store in Dayton, and the owners are finally starting to notice.  They started coming up to us and asking us if we need any help, and the owner specifically told us that he doesn't want us to talk to people inside the store anymore.  Opposition always comes right before the miracles!!

We got invited by a guy to go to Mexico with him this coming winter for Christmas.  Unfortunately, I don't think we'll get the permission from President to go...

That's about all I've got.  Sorry this one is so short.  I'll write more next week.


Elder Foote
Elder Foote & Early Bombs
Elder Foote & First Helicopter
Elder Foote's Trainer Posterity
Elder Foote Helping Make Repairs
Elder Foote Return With Honor
Elder Foote, Elder Graf, Elder Brown
Mexican Air Force
Air Force Museum Hangar
Air Force Museum Wax Figures
Cincinnati, Ohio Spanish Zone