Ethan's address in Mexico

Elder Ethan Schaeffer Runyan
Mexico Tuxtla Gutierrez Mission
Calle Jazmines #210
Fracc. Los Laureles
29020 Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas

Monday, April 27, 2015


So fast that i dont have time to put spaces.

Well things that happened this week.Lots of work and we recieved a whole crud ton of references. 35.The work is gonna start moving along.I still have to teach every lesson solo, but oh well. Such is life. He is learning. Also i had to do surgery on my toe for a crazy hangnail. Lots of blood and a nice big bandage. We found some investigators that life quite a long way away so getting out there is fun and its super greeen out there. Like legit jungle. We got yelled at by a handful of drunk guys and had to dodge a punch, we found a deadly poisinous lizard in our watertank, and we found a guy on tuesday, have him a book of mormon, and when we visited him on thursday, he had read all the way to alma 17....  Also it rained a ton and flooded the basement of our house and its still full of water. Both pairs of my shoes are soaking wet and i really want to go get a shoe drier but nobody here has even heard of that... Anyway. Thats really all ive got. Oh also we found this guy who has been investigating the church by himself for 4 years and he came up to us in an alley and scared the crap out of us. 

Thats what ive got for ya this week!!!

Pic 1 is us when it was raining for days super duper hard
Pic 2 is The sunrise with the active volcano TacanĂ¡
Pic 3 is the area furthest from where we live. Los Pelasquez

Monday, April 20, 2015

  So Tapachula

Wow. Land of the lost.

I feel like i could be right in elder AndyMacSmarts backyard. It is crazy here. 

Anyway. My new area is Tapachula Izapa Indeco. It is anicesliver that goes all the way down to touch the border of guatemala. We got to the house the first night i was here and i asked my comp if he had been down there andhe said no so we went down there on wednesday and it literally is just like houses and then it ends into pure jungle. We walked through it for a few mins and didnt find any houses. Anyway. Its exactly like hawaii climate here. Its super hot in the sun and then nice and cool when it rains. It has everything from slums to decently wealthy parts. Anyway. My comp is Elder Burgess. He is from utah. He is a good guy. He has a real desire to work his butoff. I likethat. He is also really new. I get the opportunity to finish his training so i guess you could say i am his step dad. Lol. His spanish is exactly what  youd expect so i have to teach my part and a good chunk of his part when we teach lessons. Its alright though. Anyway. THis area is huge, the house is huge. The climate here is awesome and we have to sleep in our hammocks because the beds have bugs... We do have a walmart that we can go to on our p day so that makes me really happy. Like really really happy. Like real food. and this house has a kitchen. Well. Anyway. Thats about it. Love you all!

Scripture of the week : 1st John 4:19 Read it. Ponder it. Pray about it. Act upon what you discover.

Ve y Conquista,
Elder Runyan

Monday, April 13, 2015

Elder Runyan se va a Tapachula Izapa!!!

This week was fast and sad.

Mostly just consisted of first, i got the last intercambio with Elder Ramos. He is our ZL and is going home today. It was a good one and he gave me some very good counsel. God gave you every gift that you have and every gift that you have can be used to help the work of the lord so use them and dont be like the servsnt who hid his talent. Im going to start doing that. I am going to do self evealuations more often. Then we had intercambios with elder Rusell and that was quite the headache. He is a good guy and all but whoo... Then we taught a bunch of lessons and then on sunday Lleymi and Luis and Brandon and Brenda came to churcha dn they tod us they really want to get baptised. They are a family taht we have been working with for quite a while. The little girl brenda is adorable and i want to come steal her after my mission and keep her as my daughter.
Then monday. We got the call. I am the only one in the entire district that is getting changed. I am going to Tapachula Izapa. It is the area where the rock that has lehis dream is. So tahts super cool. Anyway, we had a good hour to say goodbye to everyone and little brenda was crying her eyes out., She said she wont get baptized by anyone but me... The whole family was crying and even a couple of the motos taht took us around cried. I have been there for so long and with it being such a small town, i just know everyone, and everyone knows me. It was super sad. But now i am in chauhites with the zone leaders waiting or my new companion to head out to Tapachula. Ready for wherever the Lord wants me to go. Ill never forget the times I had and i will be sure to keep in touch and yes I am going back in 17 months.

Scripture of the week : Alma 34:32 Read it, Ponder it, Pray about it, Act upon what you discover.

Thats all. Much love and as always,

Ve y Conquistar,
Elder Runyan

Monday, April 6, 2015

Fast week and sickness...

Well heres the rundown.

Monday: Good but a pipe broke and our house flooded so we spent all night cleaning it up...

Tuesday: Woke up to a nice bout with the double dragon . Not fun. We headed out to the doctor as soon as i could and i got a shot in my butt and a bunch of pills and diagnosed with dengue. Suck... Spent the rest of the day with my head in the porcelain.

Wed: Equally crappy but we were able to leave the house at intervals to go to interviews with the president. It was like a scene out of "the RM" He was eating and barely talking to me during the interview but he gave me a paper with a talk about a really pressing question that i had.

Thurs: Zone conference and hitting the bathroom hard all day. This is taking a toll on me. I did get to teach a couple of lessons but it is super hard when you feel like this...

Friday: Got up and felt like it was gonna be a day taht i could finally work. We studied and went out to find out that there was literally nobody in the entire town of ixhuatan. We walked around all day and our lunch person wasnt even there. 23 contacts and 3 lessons all day...

Saturday: We couldnt watch conference because the internet was too slow at the church and there is still nobody here.. They are all at Aguachil beach partying it up. Its crazy apparently. We visited who we could and roasted all day long as we walked the empty streets.

Sunday: Someone downloaded the first session of conference overnight and so we were able to watch that and it was awesome. The translator for Eyrines talk was from spain and speaking stupid lisp spanish so it was super annoying to listen to but it was good! We also had 8 of our investigators in church. What a success!!!!!!

Scripture of the week: Alma 34:10 Read it. Ponder it. Pray about it. Act upon waht you discover.

Thats all! Love you all so much and hope you had a wonderful week!

Ve y Conquistar 
Elder Runyan