Monday, August 24, 2015

Changes and a dying companion

Hey mom, how is it going? I got transfers and now I am in Usulutan El Salvador with a very cool companion. What is cool is he is dying this change so I am the one to kill him.  Dying in the mission means he ends his mission this change. (whew) One thing this week is that he got permission from president to go to the mall and I don't have money or a little because I have been using it on travel, food, and bathroom stuff. Over there is a sports store in which I need to get a few things that are important. I need new socks because they are all ruined. Nike socks work the best because a comp gave me a pair and they have lasted since then. I need new soccer shoes because my last ones I gave to my old comp because he needed them more than I did because he has no money and his only pair of shoes are like super ruined. And I need to get a couple of pants because I only have 3 pairs that work and I don't like using them for more than 2 days because they end up smelling and we don't have a working pila. I really need this stuff and this is like the only chance I get to go to the mall because generally its not allowed but he got special permission because he is dying this change. I also want to get a gift for him because he has been a friend for a long time in the mission when I was in La Union and he was in Santa Rosa de Lima. His name is Elder S.  We should have a baptism this change, the investigator needs an interview from president. But the area is good, hard to learn but I will get there. No I did not get the box, its wasn't there at changes. In the Spanish hymn book its number 208 Brilla Rayos de Clemencia my favorite hymn right now. Thanks mom for all that you have done for me, thank you for always providing for me and I will try best to be better, in saving money, my attitude and other things.  Love you too mom!

Monday, August 10, 2015

Emergency changes, still in LaUnion

Well right now it's been really tough. I haven't had anyone really who wants to progress. I have 4 people progressing right now. Elizabeth, Melissa, Manuel, and Maria. Elizabeth came to church this last week and really enjoyed it and also is trying to make new friends in the church. I hooked her up with a church member because he secretly likes her and I took him with me to visit her. He took her to church and everything and they invited us to dinner and it was so funny. She is scheduled to be baptized the 29. I hope she gets to the date. We are trying to focus on more member help to establish a friendship between them and our investigators. Melissa's boyfriend takes her to church so she doesn't have much problems. She just really needs to have the desire to be baptized. We really haven't received a yes from yet.  Manuel and Maria, they need to marry. They know that they need to marry before baptism and also they need to attend church. This week we had emergency changes so I received a new companion. His name is Elder Quevedo. He's really cool. Calm, hard worker, smart, yeah its all fine. We've gone 4 weeks without a single investigator in the church but this past sunday we had two and we are going share the gospel with these two. He likes basketball more than soccer and I think it's ironic lol. Today we had a zone pday and we played with water and stuff. It was alright. I didn't really want to get wet cause I didn't have extra clothes but they made me so yeah. I have pictures but my camera died and I'm not in La Union right now. This week we had a trip to the temple with all of our investigators. Almost no one went from our area but oh well, maybe next time. I took some cool photos of the temple and with Elder Adams and I, he's my brother in the mission. I found a family from sensuntepeque there so I took a picture with them. It was a good experience. Of course I am still here in La Union. It has gotten hotter and hotter as the days go on. People think that in the nights is when things cool down but no not here. It gets hotter. This past week I practically couldn't sleep at night it's been so hot but during the day it's fine for me because my body has adjusted itself. With this emergency change that happened I think Im going to stay in La Union for another change because he will only have like 2 weeks to know the area. That will make 5 changes here, waaaaay too much time in one area lol. Specially in La Union. I've gotten a little baggy since I'm on my way down hill now lol but it only makes me want to work harder because I have goals to reach before the mission is done. Changes are the 19 of August.  I need you to go and find El Salvador Sign Language websites and send me the PDF to print out. My comp is helping me learn sign language in case we meet a mute person.  Mom I am proud of you. Usually its the parent that says that but really I am. I always look at the directory of the our ward and always see that you are Relief Society President and I think that you have grown a lot from when we both once were. Since I was like 7 to now things have change.