Sunday, April 30, 2017


Note: due to spotty Internet connection in Mexico there was no letter from Elder Babcock this week, just these photos.

Monday, April 17, 2017

Short note from San Ruffles

Such a very fast week and well I've got writer's block. Sorry I'm boring! This week Silvia has been inviting all her friends to church. It's a true testimony that she was waiting for this gospel. Another investigator we have should be baptized this Saturday as well. However it's the temple trip for the branch so it might be next Saturday. But yeah, I'm happy and life is great! Changes were this past week and well I'm staying in "San Ruffles" for another 6 weeks with my beloved son Elder Chavez. He's doing great and I love having him as a comp. Other crazy news is that Elder Biggelow finishes his mission this Wednesday. Elder Grundvig (my first comp in the offices), Elder Ix (my second comp in the offices), and Elder Silverio (my third comp in the offices) will be in my zone this change! Gonna be cool to catch up and see them (: anyway sorry for being boring but yeah I'm tired and we are going to eat birthday cake and mole tonight as some members have invited us to visit with friends sooooo yeah. LOVE YOU!!

Elder Babcock

Friday, April 14, 2017


Well this was another amazing week in the Mexico Xalapa mission. Here in San Rafael we had a baptism!! Remember a while back when I talked about not judging a book by its cover?? Yeah like 2 months ago? Well, SILVIA GOT BAPTIZED!!! What a great experience to help her and see her growth in the church. She has read most the Book of Mormon and is super happy. She's a great person. We had the baptism on Saturday and her confirmation on Sunday!

Kind of a cool little thing that happened was that she wanted to be baptized in the ocean. Let's be honest we all wanted that HAHA but my mission president send he felt like we shouldn't. Well we went to the stake center in Martinez and we along side the sisters were baptizing this day. However the member who was going to baptize for the sisters didn't have clothes that fit him! And the streets were blocked so nobody could really leave (it's carnival time..) SO... I was blessed with the opportunity to baptized two people. I thought back and well if we would've gone to the beach this guy probably wouldn't have been baptized that day! I'm not sure if that's true but I like to think of it as a cool little testimony of my mission president! He's a great guy and I'm going to miss him a ton!

Anyway other than that not much.. I love you all!! Have a great week and I hope you enjoy the pics!

Elder Babcock

Monday, April 3, 2017

Lessons from conference

I completely forgot to send a weekly email last week. FORGIVE ME!!! This last week was completely amazing! I loved every second and have learned so much this past week. First off we had general conference. It's such a blessing to hear from the servants of the Lord. It touched my heart this weekend as every single of my questions was answered and then some! I wish it could be general conference every week. One of the greatest moments with conference was President Monson's talk about the Book of Mormon. We had an investigator who was still fighting with her testimony of the Book of Mormon. She walked out of that session saying I'm going to get to work and read. She will be baptized this coming Saturday in the ocean!!!!!! I'm soooooo stoked! It's Silvia the sister from the don't judge a book by its cover email. She's so great and has progressed ten fold. She's a true example of how the gospel changes us and molds us to live more righteously. I know this message that we share is true. I know it because our branch is small, tiny even, not many members go or help out much. They live far away. Yet through the spirit Silvia has received her testimony of the church. Another great thing that happened is some elders in my district baptized this Sunday. How amazing was it to see the eyes of the non-member father watch his 16-year-old son be baptized and then say I felt something so special when he came out of the water. He's now talking daily with the missionaries! HOW COOL RIGHT?? This is a work of miracles and love and I enjoy every second. I'm going to miss it DEARLY! To any missionaries or future missionaries TAKE ADVANTAGE OF EVERY SECOND!! You never know how fast the time will pass. I love you all and pray for you!!!! have a great week!!!!

Elder Babcock