Monday, March 28, 2016

March 28, 2016

Dear Family  (: wow this week was super amazing!!! And interesting and tiring  (: well on Monday night we traveled to Comitan to spend the night.  And in the morning at 7 I left to Tuxtla to wait another 3 hours for another bus.  So we ate food, then we finally got to Tapachula about 7:30 at night!!!! Wow! In total like 14 hours of bus ride!!! It was fun  (:  My companions are Elder Laurel and Elder Stewart. We will be in a threesome again so that’s fun(: Then the assistants called us and said that I will be going to Puerto Madero to work for a week with another Elder and help him hahaha so on Wednesday I got there, it’s about 1 hour from Tapachula and they live 2 streets from the ocean! Wow so I got some good pictures(: so then we went to the computer lab to print pictures of the area so we can start working and the assistants called us again and said that there gonna close the area and that the elder will be going to Arriaga and that I’ll be returning to my area in Tapachula  (: hahahaha Wow! OK so we packed up his things and traveled to Tapachula and got there in the night. (: The next day I finally got to work in my area and get to know some people (: on Friday we had an activity with the youth, we started at 8 in the morning, and well we ended at 9 at night! I had never been so tired in my life! We literally walked all day and worked all day  (: It was amazing and I loved it. On Saturday we worked hard.  (: I love my companions, they are amazing(: On Sunday I got to know more of my new ward. It’s called the estacion ( or station ward).   I’m really happy to be here.  Thanks for everything. I love you all.  (: Elder Portlock

Monday, March 21, 2016

March 21, 2016

This week we have transfers and I’ll be going to Tapachula!   Woooo!!! I’m super exited and I’ll be zone leader down there. My companion will be Elder Laurel. I’ll be leaving Comalapa tomorrow.  Wow I’m really gonna miss Comalapa.  (:  My heart will always be there  (:  Itzel went to Tapachula for a few weeks, so when she gets back she said that she wants to get baptized when she returns, so that’s amazing  (:  Wow I have 3 months left and I’ll be doing everything I can to work hard. This week I’ve been ponderizing the scripture in Jacob 5..... Wow its incredible, la viña del señor  (:  I’ll be sending lots of new pictures  (:  

The back porch and where we wash our clothes


Presidente de Rama

A cool oven... These are the ovens where they make their tortillas

My companion and I

Oil so bless!

My study table

My room

My bathroom

My kitchen

My zone

My study table

Monday, March 14, 2016

March 13, 2016

For this week we traveled to Motocintla to visit a few members, Wow they are great  (: they invited a friend to talk to us and we had a beautiful lesson, and He came to church this week  (: and well he lives  in my first area in Tuxlta .  So I will send his referral today  (: he is super exited to listen to the missionaries (:  We are still working strong and enduring to the end here  (: I know that there are lots of people just waiting to hear us  (: I’ve got to go because I’ve got a lot of things to do this week, I Love you all so very much  (: Elder Portlock

The door say, "Please don't knock, we are a Catholic family."

Monday, March 7, 2016

March 7, 2016

This week was decent week(: I loved receiving your package(: and the ward council loved trying beef jerky for the first time hahahaha(: oh, Dad was talking about that we have a goal to read the Book of Mormon before August. And I wanted to say that I started the Book of Mormon about 3 weeks ago and I’m in 2 Nephi  (:  I love it so much and I’m learning tons of new things (:  It’s so great to hear that were reading it together as a family  (: My goal is to finish it before I get home from the mish. (:  This Week I’ve been studying Alma 8 and pondering the story and the success from Alma’s mission. I encourage you all to read it  (: it’s very interesting. We traveled to Bellavista this week and visited a few people (: We find lots of people to teach but the hard thing is that they don’t come to church. I love the branch here in Comalapa, I have grown to love them so much! They are my family too. This week we were visiting a less active member and she asked us if we could give her a blessing. After the blessing she immediately said, Elders, I’m going to attend church this week, thanks for the blessing (: these are tender mercies for me (: Well family I hope that you enjoy your week and great job on everything that your accomplishing.  Keep it up (: we are an eternal family and a strong family (: Elder Portlock

Captain America!

A bridge  (:

The package!  (:

The baptism of Abinimar in my second area  (:  All the family are members!  (: