January 26, 2015, Time is quickly running out

Well less than a month left and I am home. I still can't believe that I have been gone so long. It still isn't real.

This last week we worked really hard. We are starting to work our contacts back up to where they need to be. It feels really good to work hard. I end the day exhausted every night, but that is OK.  I feel like things are going well here. M* is going to get baptized this Saturday!! I am super exited!! She is a lot better than when we met her. When we met her we would teach something one day and the next day we would have to re-teach it because she didn't remember anything. Now when we teach her it stays with her the first time and we just double check that she remembers it. She is going to be a great member. This will be my last baptism as a missionary here in Puebla, but don't worry that doesn't mean I'm going to stop working. There are still plenty of people to find and God doesn't count baptisms based on who does the ordinance but rather who opens their mouths and finds them.

I hope everything is going well over there. I just got back from buying you all souvenirs from Puebla. Each one of you has at least one thing (even Mike, he'll just have to wait to get it because I don't want to send it) that says "Puebla" on it. I hope you like them.

Mom, If you want I can help with the cleaning project. I will have a fair amount of free time getting home. I love throwing things into a trash bag or a donation bin. you just might need to help me know which goes where.

Elder Jason Blanding.

President Christensen,
It was great to see you last week in the interviews. I am super exited for these next few weeks. I am going to work harder than I have my whole mission. It really does feel good to be having a baptism this week. I feel like this is the best possible way to end my mission. I really couldn't have hoped for more. 

Elder Perez is still doing great. I feel like he will be a great missionary. He really is pulling the best out of me. He makes me want to work harder and not waist time doing things that aren't worth it. 

I ask one favor in this last change... PLEASE DON'T MAKE US CLOSE THE AREA!! I really don't want to spend my last few days as a missionary deep cleaning a house. Nor do I want to have to pack before the Monday before I go home. I only ask this one last favor. 

Elder Blanding.