Bronson has been assigned to serve in Acuña, which is just on the Mexico side of the border across from Del Rio, Texas, about 140 miles west of San Antonio, Texas. He’s also been assigned as zone leader, and is doing great! He continues to make some life-long friends and is already talking about returning to Mexico after his mission to visit them. Here are some excerpts and photos from recent letters.
I have moved up here in Acuña, which is just on the Mexico side of the border from Del Rio, Texas. There are a lot of people, and the area is pretty big. This first Sunday we were able to get some people to church. We have a few candidates this month for baptism on May 30th. It’s looking pretty promising. My new companion Elder Ninataype is great. I knew him a long time ago when I started my mission.
It was honestly super hard to leave Elder Hernández. But it’s ok. I realized that without changes in life and in my mission, we don’t progress as much. We should always be trying to change for the better.
The new zone leader assignment is going really well. It’s really exciting, but not too different from being a district leader. There’s lots of preparing trainings, and talking to the district leaders for numbers and other things. In my zone there are only 10 missionaries. 2 of which are sister missionaries. In the city of Acuña, there are 2 branches: Industrial and Centro. Each branch has 2 pairs of missionaries. We are in the Industrial branch with another companionship, who are on the other side of the city. The other 2 companionships are in towns called Allende and Zaragoza, which are 3 hours away. Every couple of weeks they have to take a bus all the way up here to Acuña for the Tuesday meeting. We are also going to the leadership council in Saltillo this week for a couple of days. That’ll be fun considering that it’s a 9 hour bus ride each way. This will be our last leadership conference with president Rodriguez. We are all going to miss him a lot. But we are all ready to help the next president in every way possible to help get situated with his new assignment.
I found out that I will be staying here in Acuña for the next transfer, until at least July. My new companion’s name is Elder León. He is from Mexico (I don’t remember what city). The zone looks really great. It’s going to be a really good time here for the next transfer.
We were able to baptize Andy’s brother Bryan. It looks like we have a really big possibility of baptizing quite a few more in the next few weeks. I’m hoping it will be from 3 to 5 more. We are going to work really hard to make that happen. The president wants the mission to get 100 baptisms this month (May). and we are at 77 which is a record in itself. I think that we will make it.
Today right after elder Ninataype left, I went with other elders to the border bridge all the way over to Texas! it was so cool! We took a bunch of pictures.
Elder Bronson Miner