Monday, January 26, 2015


Hello all,

Wow has the time ever flown by! I can't believe I have already been gone for four months! So much has happened, but it feels like I have only been out here for like two weeks. But I also feel like I can't remember life before the mission. 

So the news for this week is that I had transfers again. My comp and I had been having problems for almost four weeks, and it was just not working out. On Tuesday I was moved again, now to Ixtlahuacan. It is a very mountainous colony, and is absolutely gorgeous! There is not a lot of green, but the layout and houses are very very pretty. 

Now in my area instead of being an hour walk to get across the area, it is about 15 minutes. It is so so nice, and makes the day not seem as long. Some of the hills in the colony are absolutely insane! I would be skeptical to ride a mountain bike down them! (They aren't actually that bad, but they are way steep.) I have yet to figure out how the cars are able to make it up them without stalling! 

So the story that I have for you this week took place on my first day in the area. We stopped by a less active's house to teach a lesson at about 8 at night. We are invited into his house, and as we are walking in we ask about the nice couches that are sitting outside of his house. Come to find out he got new ones, and was just going to throw them away. We offered to buy them, and then he said that we could just have them. So the next day we go with the two other elders that live with us to get these couches. The house that these couches are at is 1 to 2 kilometers away from our house. ( Remember, the area is very very hilly. ) So we go and get these couches, one is a two seater, and the other is a full three seater couch, and then start to make the hilly walk home! So yeah, we succeeded in getting the couches home, and now the house really feels like a home!!! All we need now is a tv to watch all of our restoration videos on!!! Ha ha jk. We aren't getting a tv. But the looks that we got while we ( Three white guys, and a short Latino ) were walking down the street were absolutely hilarious!!! And that is the story that I have for you this week!

All is well here, and I finally feel like this is where I am going to be for a while. My comp is awesome, and the area is by far my favorite! 

The other day while I was sitting on our couch reading my scriptures, I just had a very very comforting feeling that now this is where I am supposed to be, and that a mission is actually something that is supposed to be fun and enjoyable. It is not only about doing to work of The Lord, but also having experiences to grow, learn, and be humbled! I am hoping that this area will be a home for me for a while, and that I can stop being the new guy in every single area that I am in. 

The Lord does answer prayers, and preform miracles every single day!

I love this work, and love the trials, and wonderful experiences that I am having!

Les amo y extrañarles mucho pero yo estoy donde el señor me me necesita!!!

Con amor,
Elder Mason Millar

Wednesday, January 21, 2015


Hey all,

Wow does it ever feel like time is flying by. 

So this week was a pretty normal week. We had lots of lessons and walked probably about 40 miles. That is not very abnormal to walk that much in this area, but I figured I would let you all know that my shoes and legs are getting well used!

We had to go to the hospital again this week for my comp. We were walking home from Tubo Azul, and he was trying to do more that his body allows, (he is a wee bit chunky) tried to one hop over a bar that was about 4 feet tall at the metro, and smacked his knee really really good right on the top of it. 

So the next day we called President and he told us that we should go and get an x ray. So we had another trip out to the hospital. That was boring!!!

Other than that nothing has really happened other than the story in the recording. So you guys can go ahead and listen to that. 

All is well here, and the work of the lord continues to press on. 

I love you all, and you are all in my prayers!!!

Con Amor,
Elder Mason Millar

(mp3 recording is attached to Blog Update e-mail and on my FaceBook page)

Saturday, January 17, 2015


Hey All!!

Well has this last week every been a week! 

So starting last Saturday I started to get a little bit of a head cold. This was nothing big, just  a stuffy nose, and sore throat. Nothing to big. Everything was going well until Thursday.
On Thursday I woke up just fine and then got some breakfast. About an hour after breakfast my stomach turned though. I felt like crap! Was cramping, and was just miserable. I then un-ate my food in the bathroom and was feeling a little better. I then figured, ´´well lets try some different food and see if that makes my sick.´´ So I ate some different food and then got a blessing. 

After my blessing I went out and worked for about 2 hours. And then got really shaky and called President's Wife to ask what do to because I felt Like I should go to the hospital. She laughed when I told her what had happened that morning, and that I had still gone out to work. She told me to go home and rest and that if I had the symptoms in the morning to go to the doctor. 

So the next morning (Friday) I was feeling sick, so my comp and I got ready and made our way to the temple to get a visit with the doctor over the missionaries. This was pretty cool because the doctor was actually from Holiday, and lives like 15 minutes from my home! But he looked at me and figured I just had a bug and that it would pass in a few days. So we go home, and I am not feeling well so I rest for the rest of the day. 

Then comes Saturday. I was feeling totally fine for most of the day, other than the fact that my comp canceled our lunch appt because the sister lived an hour and a half away and out of mission boundaries. So I asked him to call a hermana to feed us. Well nope. He didn't want to, so we didn't get food until 6 that night. All I ate that day was two bowls of cereal, and a half a loaf of bimbo nut bread. So we go home and I am feeling like crap at the eld of the day and go go sleep. 

Man did Sunday morning hit me in the face! I woke up and could barely move. I was shaking it off more that Taylor Swift!!!! I was cold and did not feel good at all. We called President, and he told us to go to urgent care. So I got another blessing and then went to urgent care. This was an adventure. I was looked at in a consultation room and then taken to a treatment room. (Don't worry, this was an American owned hospital, and was very very nice) I then had an IV put in because I was dehydrated, and then got an Xray and ultrasound done on my stomach to make sure that my appendix was not going to rupture. All was well, and I was released 4 hours later being told that I had gastritis. Intlamation of the intestines and stomach from the food that I have been forced to eat down here in Mexico. 

I am now on like 3 different medications and have to watch what I eat for the next two weeks, but it should all clear up. 

Not much more that happened this week, But I can for sure say that being sick on a mission sucks!!! It gives you way to much time to think about home, and miss a wonderful Mom that takes care of you when you are sick. 

I love and miss you all,
Elder Mason Millar

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Happy New Year!!!!

So, I don't have much to say this week.

But I had a wedding yesterday, and went to the Mexico City visitors center today.

But really all I wanted to to was wish everyone a Happy New Year and let everyone know what my goals are for 2015, or ´´My full year of service to the Lord´´

This year my main goal is to read every single one of  the standard works. That would be
-The Old and New testimate, 
-The book of Mormon AGAIN, 
-Doctrine and Covenants AGAIN, 
-and the Pearl of Great Price!

My other goals, 
-Learn Spanish more, and when I can speak to focus on Dental and Medical spanish
-Go through the Mexico City Temple
-Stay fit, and not gain weight
And Lastly,
-Make lots of friends!!!!!

These are my goals for the new year, and I would love to hear all of yours!!!

Los Amo,
Elder Mason Millar