Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Missionary Photos This Week - Sept. 14, 2015

I had to go to Veracruz this week for my visa, and in the mission offices they have pictures hanging up on the walls. I found this one! They hung up a picture of one of my baptisms from Huatusco haha!
Pretty cool !

A Little P-Day Fun.

This is the Island of Sacrifices.
When the Spanish got here, the island was found with a bunch of human sacrifices. The hearts were ripped out of the peoples chests. Pretty gruesome, but those Lamanites were not a pleasant people!!

Hey mom!! Once again, I am running short on time. So sorry. Bishop Decker emailed me and I had quite a few things to write back and it took up a ton of time. Please forgive me! I will send tons of pictures though!

I am so proud of Grant! Tell him to keep up the hard work!!! That is soo awesome he is killing it out there! I want some pictures of him in his gear! Also I would LOVE if you could send me a little video of Nathans show choir! I wanna see him!!! I am so proud of him. 

I did not hear about the mission president!

The news here is that we got to participate in the Mexico city temple re-dedication! It was broadcast to our stake center!!! Sooooo great. Elder Holland and President Eyering came here as well as other general authorities and area authorities I have had the pleasure to meet! It was very interesting.... Especially the re-dedicatory prayer offered by Elder Eyering. He said some very interesting things and left some very promising blessings for the country of Mexico!!

I am loving life as normal, but I am scared I will get special changes. The problem is, I am not ready to leave Orizaba yet. I am working really hard and I REALLY want to split the ward into two more. We are so close but need just a little more time!

That is about it for now. I love you all so much!!!

Elder Hackleman

On Mon, Sep 14, 2015 at 8:57 AM, Amy wrote:

Dear Elder,

How in the world has your week gone? Things are finally settling down around here into a new normal. Grant is going full force with football. I have to say, his team has some real talent. They are tearing it up. As I said earlier, he is playing on both a and b teams. The a team the only thing he is first string on is whenever they need a long snapper, for punts, extra points or field goal attempts. Because his team is so good, that ends up mostly being point after snaps. Then, they get so far ahead he ends up playing quite a bit during the 4th quarter on the second string, in which case he plays both offense and defense because they don't have very many second string players even on the field because all the second string players are on the b team. So, he gets a lot of playing time. Then, during the b games he plays first string. This week his b game ended up getting cancelled so he only had one game. We played Westside and ran them all over. We make a lot of mistakes still. A couple of times during the game we had penalties putting us back 25 yards to the first down. Both times, we still made it to a first down the next play. I think we have only had to punt the ball about 3 times in 3 games. We always either make a first down or a touchdown. It's pretty crazy.

The varsity game was against the Monarchs. I'm sure your dad will give the details of that game so I won't double up, but sufficient to say, we won that game as well.

Sunday was an eventful day. Both Nathan and Grant got new callings. Grant is the first counselor in the teachers quorum presidency with Garret as president and Nathan got called to be first assistant to Bishop Decker in the Priest quorum.

So did you hear about the mission president in Mexico who got shot in the legs by a couple of thugs in a Subway restaurant? That is pretty crazy.

What's knew in your neck of the woods?

I love you to the moon and back!



  1. This blog is awesome. I was born in Veracruz still have tons of family over there. I'm a recent convert only lds member in my family that I know of. Not sure about family members in Mexico. But hopefully there are. I always wonder if maybe an Elder serving a mission in Veracruz has ever crossed paths with a family member of mine. *Fingers crossed* anyways I love this blog! Wishing the best for you and your family even though you guys don't know me!! :)

    1. Ana, thank you so much for the post. I know my son would love to check on your family if you would like him to. Just send us some information and he would be glad to!