Wow! Sometimes you just need to sleep in! It seems like P-days always come just in the nick of time!
As Elder Amaya and I have been working with the same investigators for the past little while, I don´t have anything new and exciting to mention. This week we´re going to go out searching for new people, which should bring about some good stories!
Yesterday was really rainy, so asistance [attendance] in the church was chupazo (sucky). I did one baptism on Satuday, but it wasn´t really mine. There was a girl from Caminante (another district) and she was really nervous about getting baptized, so the missionaries asked her ´¿Who do you want to baptized you?´ and she pointed at me and said ´Miriki´ (translation: gringo). Before I baptized her I got to get to know her a little bit and she ended up being really cool, pilas, just a little nervous. The next day, Sunday, I got to confirm her a member of the church!
It´s really awesome going to the different baptism ceremonies! I hadn´t ever noticed how simple and short they were, but at the same time, so powerful!
OH! I DO have a little bit of news...if I didn´t already tell you. Ramón, Jorge and Felipe were ordained Preists. Jorge was also ordained an Elder which is really exciting! I´m still searching for pictures to send out to you guys. When I lost my blue camera I lost my MTC experience and the beginning of the life in the mish. I´m going to ask some MTC roomates to see if they´ll send me some.
My sister, Whitney, sent out a letter today which said - ´I've decided to stop drinking milk to help me better empathize with those that are trying to overcome addictions to join the church.´ - At first I just chuckled a little bit, but then I realized that I did something similar with Elder Burrows. We didn´t stop drinking milk, because that´s not too tough for me, but I had a TON of bug bites that itched liked crazy. Every time it started to itch we would think of our investigator who was having problems with cigarettes, and not itch it. It sounds a little weird, but it really helped us to understand how hard it can be to quit addictions.
One more thing and I´m out: There are witches in Lamlaya!
Okay, time´s up. I gotta go look for a machete and a bike.
Have a great week!! - Love you all!! - I do recieve pouch mail now and hand written letters are awesome...just sayin´
3/19/12- Letter to the World
5 years ago