December 12, 2012
Hello. hello. hello.
So I am having a hard time thinking of exciting things from the last week.
Hopefully they will come to me as I write.
Some news that may be important. President changed everything this week, so
transfers will actually be on Monday (my birthday) , instead of after
Christmas. I´m pretty sure I´m staying and I´m sure my companion is leaving.
Rumor is that I´m getting a native companion. That should be interesting. The
Christmas Skype call should still be the same. I´ll try and do it about 9 or 10
Nothing is really new with the work. Our investigators are slowly progressing.
Carlos read, but didn´t pray. We had a bastante fuerte lesson with Bea and
Kancho, telling them that now is the time to make a decision and to pray about
fechas for their baptisms. They have a lot of faith, but need to act on it. I
hope they will do what they need to. Pray for them.
Today was temple p-day. Afterword we went and played soccer for a little while.
It was all the Elders from our piso with our macthing Spain jerseys (speaking
of which, would you want a jersy, Mom? I found the Spain ones for really cheap
this week). We played until the B8 Elders came and reminded Rigtrup and me about
our eating appointment with Francisco. Dominican food is the best. I am stuffed
right now. So that was fun.
Well, I still haven´t thought of anything super cool from this week, so just a
few fun stories. We always eat with a Pervian family (their son is a recent
convert, but the dad is not a member) on Thursday nights. So this week we went
by and Carlos (our investigator) and his wife were there. They are also from
Peru. Anyway, for some reason we started taking pictures during dinner and
Elder Rigtrup and I were laughing because Peruvians never smile in pictures.
Both these families have pictures up on their walls where they're so stern. So we
decided to do Peruvian pictures with them. We have a bunch of pictures now
where we look super angry. The funny part is that they all smiled for some
reason, so it´s just us who look mad in the pictures.
Oh, something I just remembered! Next time you send a letter or package, could
you include some pictures of the family? There have been so many occasions
where I wish I had some. Most missionaries here carry around a few in their
scriptures. Investigators and members love looking at them. That would awesome
to have, but it´s not like a rush or anything. Thanks! By the way the Christmas
card was great! Thanks for that and for the birthday card from Dad. And GO
AGGIES! I can´t believe how good they´ve done!
Speaking of sending stuff :), deoderant is definitely a must! They have next to
nothing here, just some weird stuff that doesn´t work. Peanut butter wouldn´t
be terrible either.
That sounds like a pretty fun trip on the train, you know, minus the cold and
the crazy people. How long did it take to go from AF to Salt Lake? Is that how
you're going to send me back to school when I get back? My luggage and everything
on the train? I´ll probably be pretty used to that by then.
Mom, I am so glad that reference to Nacho Libre make you think of me. ¨It´s
fantastic, I love it!¨ But seriously, I am.
Well I´ve got to head! Tell everyone good luck with their tests and projects! I
hope your next batch of caramels turn out better. I love you all and I hope I
make you proud. Thanks for everything!