Monday, July 25, 2016

Pioneer Days Fun!

This week was Manassa and Sanford Pioneer Days! It's a 3 day long clebration!

These small towns in Colorado celebrate their Pioneer Heritage with Parades, a Carnival, Rodeo and Demolition Derby! Our Zone or Area of Elders and Sister all got to participate. I have really be looking forward to this weekend because when my dad served here 23 years ago he participate in this same event. I am really glad I was here for it.

On Thursday July 21st was Sanford Celebration we enjoyed a small town parade. After the parade a member of the church who owns a shaved ice stand gave us some really good shaved ice!

Friday and Saturday were amazing! Manassa Pioneer Days! We walked in the parade both Friday and Saturday and had a blast! We sung lots of hymns! 

After the parades we mainly stayed at our Mission booth because the rides were not free and they were really expensive.

We did see the Rodeo. My favorite things was the Demolition Derby! I really want to attend more of these because they were a blast!! People drive their junky cars into each other and crash throughout the arena.  

Here are pictures from Friday's parade that my mom found on Facebook- I forgot my camera...But another missionary is going to share their photos with me so hopefully I can send some more later:

Here come the Missionaries- really were else do Missionaries walk in a parade :)

I am the Elder with the Grey pants that you can see between 
the Sister in the White and the Sister in the Red.

They had amazing floats- people go all out!

The kids riding the sheep was fun!

A member ran a burger stand and let all the missionaries have as many burgers as we wanted! I am burgered out!

I love you all!

-Elder Mackin

Sunday, July 3, 2016

June brought Cleaning, BBQs and Births

One Blog update for all of June....


When we went to the Sand Dunes we found a less active member of the church. We spoke with him Friday about some of the concerns and why he had not been to church in awhile. The next morning on Saturday we spent the morning with him and made cheese! That was pretty cool! On Sunday he came to church. Yeah!


Elder Dune was transferred. Now it is back to two- Elder Guerrero and I serving in Antonito's small branch here is Southern Colorado.

This week we cleaned the apartment. It was a MESS! It had been a mess when I arrived. It we took TOW DAYS to clean it all. Thursday we had an inspection on the cleanliness. We got one point off because we did not clean the oven. ( We have never even used it and didn't think about it.) So oven cleaning is on the to do list for this week.

We tried visiting people this week but no one was home. *Summer vacation etc.

Friday I ran the District meeting and we did our laundry at the Sanford, CO missionaries apartment. They are 3 towns away but they have a washer and drier and we do not- so we can do it there for free).

While we were at the Sanford Elder's Apartment a member came knocking on the door.
He had an emergency with his oat! We quickly went over and I held the horns of the goat while he helped the mamma goat give birth!!!!

Yep I Helped birth a goat while on my mission. Crazy right?!?

We also did some service for a member family by picking up trash long the side of the road by their house so they would not get a ticket.

On Saturday we helped a less active member pull weeds. We then went to visit with a member of the branch and he invited us to a community BBQ. (there were a bunch of hippies- no weed though :)


This week we had specialized training and we talked about how we can help our investigators come to know the Book of Mormon is true. We have been teaching the Guerrero Family. They are doing well. Life is very busy for them and they have have very little time to read the Book Of Mormon.

Love to all!

Elder Cade Mackin