Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Baptism of Janeth!!!

February 25, 2013

Panoramic of Cartagena.
Hey! So recap from last pday we went to the castillo again and it was still super sweet. We went to the Centro before and ate Subway, which is really expensive. 

Los Zapatos de Cartagena
But the craziest thing was when we came back to the internet place Elder Anderson threw up. It was pretty funny, but turned out he was really sick so not so funny after. 
Elder Anderson - Barf-o-Rama

Nug - Yoga Master.
The week started out super awesome until I called the office becasue my toe problems still continue and the office told me to go get them cut by a lady that gives pedicures.... ya. Wasn´t happy about that, and was even more unhappy when the lady was cutting them. Apparently I got the short end of the stick on the gene pool because my toenails naturally grow ingrown... yay. 

It hurt soo bad because she basically did was the doctor did, just without anestesia. I almost cried, but held it together, but I didn´t go out that day because I couldn´t really walk with shoes. 

Nathan & Janeth.
Janeth & her son Lincoln.

Saturday was awesome because we had a baptism!! Janeth! It was great! She was super excited for it and everything went good. Happy to see the changes in her life. Now we just have to get other people to commit to baptism! 

Nathan, Janeth and Nathan's Compation Elder Ortiz (from Barranquilla)

This week were going to be working hard to get some dates set, so hopefully everything goes well. We didn´t really do anything for pday, just went and printed off some pictures and chilled. I think we might go do something fun next week. 
Captain Jack Sparrow.

Well that´s kinda it for this week, nothing else really happened, but I´m kinda sick right now so I´m super sniffly in the lessons and just try not to cough. 

Love you all! Abrozos y Besos!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Progress & Baptism Coming Up! - Two Weeks of Letters

February 11, 2013

Hey! How`s it going? Okay to recap this week honestly it was a little lame, we worked so hard / walked everywhere, but so many of our lessons fell through and not a lot of people wanted to talk to us. We spent alot of time wandering around and I spent a lot of time sweating. 

We had some really good lessons this week too, super pumped for our investigator Janeth. She`s progressing really well, reading the scriptures, praying, and coming to church. She has a baptismal date for the 23rd of this month so I`m really excited for that! 

We finally had a ward council meeting and talked about the needs of the ward, which was fantastic because we don`t have any ward missionaries and our ward mission leader is going to be leaving on his mission in March so we really need some help in that part, but hopefully now we can get the members more involved in the missionary process. 

Today we didn`t go anywhere cool for pday because everyone else doesn`t have money, but we did go to McDonalds and I ate 3 and a half burgers. It was great, except the dollar menu doens`t exist here so that was the only bummer. After we played Pass the Pigs forever because none of the Latinos knew what is was so they loved it. But ya, that`s kinda it for this week, didn`t do a whole lot. 

This week we have a Zone Conference with the mission president then right after a Conference with the ward leaders in the stake so Wednesday is going to be a really long day. 

Love you all! Abrazos y besos!

February 18, 2013

Hey! I´m writing in the morning because today we´re going to go the Castillo later and we want to have more time to walk around so I´ll be sending the pictures next week along with the baptism we have this saturday!!!!! 

Super excited for this weekend and the baptism for Janeth. She´s super awesome with coming to church, reading the book of mormon and everything. 

This week we also had Zone Conference and the president was here for it. It was really good, learned alot of new things and a lot of things that we have to do better/improve. 

This week was super rough with the lessons, we passed by soo many people and talked with sooo many people, but no one wanted to listen to us. Also for some reason everyone decided to gang up on me because I can´t roll my rr´s. Even investigators! I felt like the lion from the Taco Bell comercial ´carne´. 

Well really not a lot happened this last week. Kinda slow for us, toesnails are slowly growing back, But hoping and praying this week will be better. I´ll send pictures next week. 

Love you all! Abrazos y besos!

Monday, February 4, 2013

Super Week! Super Pictures!

February 4, 2013

Elder Molina and I
Hello! Well, to recap what we did last week for pday.... we went to a couple of different places because it was Elder Cayoja`s last pday. First, we went up to La Popa (Church up on a hill) and took some pictures, ran around the church, and hopped back into the taxi. We were only up there for about 20 minutes- just to take pictures, but while we were there we saw a huge cruise ship at the dock and a ton of Americans. It was weird seeing white people there! 

After La Popa, we booked it down to the walls of Cartagena and walked on those for a while and around the town.  Then we went to the beach to take more pictures. All in all super fun day, but my toes we killing me after all of that running around. Tuesday I didn`t leave the house, and yes I watched 17 Miracles again. We had transfers on Wednesday and....... I`m still here in my same area! Alpes 1 Cartagena! But I did get a new comp. His name is Elder Ortiz and he`s from Barranquilla. He originally was serving in Bogota but was transferred because of some medicals problems, (the altitude was bad for him) so he`s serving here now, but he`s a really good missionary. I'm still getting to know him..... so that`s it for him. 
This week we had some really good lessons. One of our investigators, Janeth, is doing super awesome and we had a lesson with her and a couple in our ward and it was super awesome! Also, on Saturday she came to a baptism of some other missionaries and really liked it. 

I also had another amazing experience. We were walking around on Saturday and we didn`t have a lesson planned, so I really wanted to find this guy ,Domingo, one our old investigators. He was super awesome with the lessons, but in December he moved and we had no idea where he went. We passed by his friends house on Saturday and Domingo was there!!! I was sooo happy! Now we`re going to be teaching him again! Super pumped. 

Today(p-day) we didn`t do anything. I just slept in a hammock for about 2 hours (super exciting). Hopefully next week we`re going to go the Castillo. Oh, also when we had transfers, the comp of elder Anderson was still in the office because he had a surgery done, so a mini-missionary came with us for the week. The kid`s name is William and he speaks English. He went to a bilingual school so a ton of the time we were talking English with him. He`s going to friend request me on Facebook so whoever is controlling mine right now, accept him and you can talk with him. 

Ya, that`s about it. Pretty good week, should be getting letters and packages this week so I`ll let you know what I get! 

 Love you all! Abrazos y besos!