Monday, May 26, 2014
He Got the Package.....
yesh yesh I finally got the package! thank you so much for that, I was not expecting stuff that nice, and thank you mom for the recipe, we made snickerdoodles this week, me and elder England, and we gave one to lucas, who is a recent convert and he said ¨waaaa que es eso?! es muy rico!¨ so they turned out good.
So this is what happened with the package, I asked the secrataries how to get it, and they´re my homies so they hooked me up with the inside scoop and gave me permission to change our p-day from saturday to monday for that one week, now we are back on saturdays. But they gave me my passport because I needed it and I emailed you guys for the receipt because I would need it. Thank you by the way for sending that so fast. So we got to ride with the assistants to what is called, ciudad vieja, or the old city. We found the place and went inside and the assistants told me that it would cost 60 dollars plus 60 percent of the total value of the box. So I brought all my money, but we got there, they asked to see my passport and my receipt brought me my box and told me to go. For freeeeeee. sounds good to meeeeee. But they did tell me to tell you that I am not alowed to receive any shampoos or deoderants or any hygiene kind of gell or liquid. So that made me really happy. Then we had lunch with the assistant in tres cruzes. Which is a huge mall here. Its in the other mission but we were with the assistants so we were ok. So anyways, thank you very much for the package, and thank you aaron for putting the songs on, and yes I can tell it was aaron who put them on from the songs that are on there. haha Yes yes, I am loved.
but this week we got sooo much done, we have some really good investigators. Paula and raul, sandra, diego, and sergio. Paula and Raul are a pair that are living together and paula wants to get baptized sooooo bad, everytime we visit she tells us she is ready to be baptized, and raul isn´t so much excited but still wants to, but they´re not married..... yesh sooooo we had a long lession with them about this. Paula wants to get married but raul, doesn´t, so we told them to talk about it and to pray and we will visit them later this afternoon to see how it went. We are praying that they came to the decision to be married.
Then we have Sandra, who has Parkingsons and Diebetes. So she is suffering alot. She has a date to be baptized a week from today and she has had all of the lessions. Totally ready, but two days ago we had taught all the lessions except for one, tithing. She is very poor and we had made plans to visit her and teach her the law of the tithe, but the morning of the lession she texted us and said that because she cant work, because of the sicknesses, she doesn´t have money to support her family, she cant buy food, they´re living off of donated food from neighbors and her kids dont have clothes to wear to school. This worried us alot, but we felt like somehow we still had to teach her that paying her tithing was vitally important. We went and taught the lession and everything turned out great, turned out she had a bad idea about tithing because she was assisting another church, The Universal Church, (sooo currupt) that asks for a minimum tithe on certain days that needs to be paid or basically her salvation is on the line. But all went good and now she is ready for baptism, and we visit her this afternoon as well.
We are still working on opertation: Clean up Sergio. He told us yesterday that he promised he would pray and try to stop drinking and smoking. We prayed with him for help, and he said he would only drink one fourth of a liter and smoke only two cigarretes before sunday. Its progress. When we found him he was a drunken bum, or as they say here, a pichi. Diego is a kid, he knows its all true but hes just nervous and he isn´t sure he is ready for baptism, he has a date to be baptized this next week as well, but its very tentative. We are preparing to do an open-house at the church in the up coming weeks, and to invite people we are getting the whole ward on board. As well as visiting the local ferias, which are the open air markets that sell fruits, veggies and fish, and we are handing out invites like crazy. Thats our backup plan when people reject us in the streets, we just have an invite in hand and basically throw these little bad boys at them before they get away. Its gunna be great. We are really excited for this coming week.
Elder England and the assistants are awesome. We never really have any problems and the time is just flying down here. The members are really helpful too, with the open house coming up and with the lunches, like yesteday we had this really good pizza from a members pizza shop, ooooo yesh, because there is huge italian influence here we get lots of pastas and pizzas. I´m not complaining. Carrasco is the place to be right now. But its good here, and changes are coming up, I hope I dont go.
Thank you very much for the package and everything and thank you mariah for your letter and the stamps! I will probably be writing home this p-day if I have time.
P.S. My haircut and the "Left-overs" :-)