April 23, 2013
Well this week was pretty good, not too much exciting happened but the
rainy season started and OH MY GOSH Barranquilla was horribled designed
because all the streets are just perfectly made to converge and make
huge street rivers. It´s basically just like a flash flood in the
streets and very unsafe (Oh these street rain waters are very dirty as in sewer dirty). We took off our shoes to walk through the
rivers and we got soaked walking back to the house, but I thought it
But traveling back our area was crazy.
We took the bus again but had to wait forever for it to come, then when
we got to the terminal place it was absolutely packed because everyone
was going home from work or school. When our bus arrived everyone turned
into savages and were fighting/pushing to just get on the bus. We
didn´t get on. So we left to find a taxi, but no one wanted to take us
that far so we walked around for a while and finally we found a taxi and
at about 8 we got back to our area. Super looong day!
Sunday I gave my
first talk and it was great! I was a little nervous because it was the
first talk that I had given in spanish, but I rocked it, even cracked
some jokes and everyone was laughing (I said that the bishop assigned me to talk about the obedience of the
wife to her husband. The bishop almost died, but then I said chiste and
Basically that´s kinda it for
events that happened this week, but HEY I finally got my Scripture
Cases!!!! They look sooo awesome! I´ll send you a pic! I´m probably
overreacting but I´m happy! Language is coming along pretty good, I almost know all the words for body parts! Rolling my rrs is still coming along.
We had some really good lessons this week
and another really funny. The best one that we had was our investigator
Reyla, she´s been super great with reading all the assignments we give
her and coming to church, but didn´t have a testimony about the Book of
Mormon so we talked to her about praying and receiving an answer through
the Holy Ghost and how she can feel the Holy Ghost and on Tuesday when
we went to visit her SHE GOT HER ANSWER! Super awesome lesson!! Now
she´s more excited for her baptism (May 11th).
One of our funny
investigators is Carlos Altamiranda (the old toy story 2 chess playing
guy). We´ve taught him alot and talked about the church, the
organization of the church and everything. And basically he just keeps
telling us how great our church is and how much the Catholic church
lacks, but won´t accept a baptismal date although he reads the Book of
Mormon every day. He´s a funny old guy, but this week we´re going to
crack down and program him for baptism.
Dad to answer some of your
questions, in the mission there are about 198 missionaries, in my ward
normally about 140 people attend, and North Americans in the mission we
don´t exactly know how many but we´re guessing about 40. Things are
going better with my comp, we´re working better together and doing
better with teachings.
Oh hey and the mail system down here is super lame because I just got a
letter from Clint that he sent just after conference, but I haven´t
gotten letters from anyone else so please be understanding and don´t get
mad if I don´t reply to your letters because chances are that I haven´t
I had a little paper with all the things I was
going to talk about but I forgot it in the house so that´s it for this
week! This week again we didn´t do anything, but my comp just got money from his fam so next week I think we´re going to the zoo!
Love you all! Abrazos y besos!!