How is everybody? This week has been good. It was a little slow and there were some pretty crazy trials for me personally, but I learned a ton and I'm super thankful for everything that happened. We didn't really see any success until saturday and sunday, when we suddenly started to find people all over the place. Quite a few members started to give us references for appointments to visit their family members that need the gospel, and we found a family that listened to the missionaries a long time ago and have been reading the Book of Mormon ever since, even though the missionaries hadn't continued to teach them.
The other companionship in our district moved in with us this week which will be sweet. One of the Elders has a ton of church music and a pretty sweet set up to play the music, and two more people in the house means two more people that might have extra food to share with me. It will also be really neat to get to know the other Elders better and be more involved with their investigators etc. We'll be doing divisions with them this week to share ideas for contacting and teaching etc.
Tomorrow one of the sisters in the ward is making us something called sebichi (i think that's how it's spelled) which is raw fish in lime juice. I guess you can eat any kind of raw fish in lime juice and it's healthy. I'm pretty sure I'll enjoy it.
We went and helped the Elder's quorum president paint his house the other morning for about an hour. My comp use to paint houses and cars in Peru to make extra cash, so he showed me how to paint a house right. It's not as fun as I thought it would be, but I learned how to do it pretty well.
This week one of the houses in our area caught on fire. A family with small children were inside asleep, but they were luckily able to get out without any problems. Everything in the house ended up burning right to the ground. It was pretty cool to see the people that live here take action to quickly help the family out. This wednesday we're going to go over there in the evening with some of the members of the ward to donate a bunch of clothes and stuff and help with some of the reconstruction.
Saturday we were knocking on doors when we arrived at a house that had the door open. Inside the door was a long hallway that went all the way to the back of the house. When I knocked on the door this little dog came running around the corner at the end of the hall at full speed. It ran straight to me with out even hesitating and just bit me on the shin. Luckily it was just a little dog like I mentioned, so I just laughed when it bit me and it ran away. It was pretty cool.
Well thanks for everything fam! I hope you all have a great week!
Gram- My dad pointed out to me that I totally forgot to thank you for the birthday money! Thanks so much gram! I was able to buy a ton of tacos for my comp and me and a better cd player to listen to mo tab and the draper sisters with the money that you and bam sent me, and there's still plenty left over for more tacos or tamales or something. Thanks! I love you! have a great week!
Mom- Benita Garcia Espinoza isn't quite beautiful thanks hope, that'd actually be Bonita Gracias Esperanza. But they are very simillar! haha. Thanks for the update on the fam. That's sweet that our fam is friends with Phillip now. That guy's funny. So about the mail, I still haven't recieved anything, but the Zone Leaders went to Guadalajara last week so I should recieve it all tonight at the district meeting. I'll let you know for next week. I'm attaching the pic from my birthday thing to this e mail! By the way the whole biting the cake thing is a tradition in mexico. They're supposed to shove your face into the cake too but I managed to escape that part. haha. I love you Mom! have a great week!
Shash- Sweet job with your jazz att concert! I can't believe how big you are already sloosh! I love ya! Have a great week!
Den- That's sweet your in B ball man! keep me updated about your games! Love ya! have a great week!
Dad- Thanks for reminding me about gram. Keep me updated on how she's doing. The District leader stuff has been going a little better now that the other elders are with us in the house. Love ya! have a great week!
Nay- That stinks about your knee nay! don't snowboard you could end up with a way bad injury. haha. So what's a music therapist do? That's awesome you're learning guitar. Love ya nay! Have a great week!
Dig- Sounds like you had a fun week man! Those junior high years are the funnest. I remember it like yesterday. keep me updated on everything. Love ya! have a great week!
Love you all!
|Happy 20th Birthday Dallas! I sure am glad someone made him a cake since he didn't get our package.|
|Elder Bricenio and Elder Aguilar - November 17, 2010|