Things are great in San Luis.... well..... kinda. Haha still dont have many people to teach, que duro es la obra. Haha but I still love being a missionary. Not much happened this week. I got a whole stack of Dear Elders from Charise, and Brooke Call, Sharylin Green, Joni... oh no there were others too... I just cannot remember. THANK YOU FOR THE LETTERS! I am definitely the most popular Elder in the zone, maybe mission. Who knows, but keep 'em comin!!! Letters are my favorite thing in the whole wide world!!!
Mision Retalhuleu got some new missionaries this week. I'm officially not the baby anymore!! Our zone is all kinds of different now! Change is good right?
So remember the guy I told you about that is a Testigo de Jehovah?? His name is Samuel. Well we met with him on Tuesday, in the dark, cause he doesn't have any light, and we basically taught him everything we know. He just asked us question after question after question for almost 2 hours. He would ask us questions like what we thought about the doctrine of the Testigos and we would tell him what we thought and then he would be like, "yeah that makes sense." and start doubting the beliefs of his church. We left him with a Libro de Mormon and he said, "give me some time to study the chapter you left me." He is the only person in all of San Luis that does what he says he will do. He rules. The only problem is he works on Sunday at a cake shop, and his boss is a toughy. (does that story even make sense?) haha my brain is all mushy right now, this week was a long one.
All I remember from this week is walking a ton. We have an area about 2 miles away from our house that we went to the other day, then yesterday we did a huge loop around our area and one person let us in. The good news is we got a dinner last night!! We were in a member's house, she is this lady that ALWAYS says the prayer. She is single and just lives right next door to her drunk son. pretty sad, but she is awesome. We were there and her son came in to talk to us (the drunks love us), but he asked us where we were from about 75 times. us - "we are from Utah, in USA." him - "yeah! but what is Utah? it's a city right? Where are you from?" That is the conversation! But we ate some beans and some platonos. Which I LOVE! My top two favorite things.
Did I mention I love Guatemala yet? Did I mention that I am a Guatemalteco????? CAUSE I AM! Here are some examples - I love beans, I love platonos, I eat with my fingers and have horrible table manners, and I love tortillas. I mean... I LOVE TORTILLAS!!! I can't even eat without a dang tortilla these days. They are so good and make me so fat!!
I can't really think of much else to write this week. Kinda a tough week. At least it is over, and done, and in the past. This week is going to be the best week of my life! Attitude is everything. I figured it out a long time ago, if you wake up and tell yourself that it is going to be a good day, it will be a good day. I have to give the message in District Meeting this week and that is what I am going to talk about. I'm going to tell my district to try it for one week, to not complain, to tell themselves how great the day is going to be. You should try it too!! Just know that I love you so so much! I love being a missionary, yeah it's tough, yeah I can't speak good spanish, but I don't care. (I care a little) But I just love being a missionary. I love this church so much. I'm assuming everyone learned about Joseph Smith yesterday. How great is Joseph Smith?? The First Vision is my most favoritest thing in the whole wide world. Without Joseph Smith, with out his courage and without ONE SIMPLE PRAYER we wouldn't have all this knowlege, we wouldn't have the only way to be happy on this earth and after this life. Through small and simple things, great things are brought to pass. I always walk around San Luis and try to smile. We never know the effect we have on people. I love you so so much!!! I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I have pictures for you!! As promised. Last week we played some pool. I am terrible. The others are of Guatemala. The one with me and the other Elder in the alleyway is awesome. There are those little alley ways everywhere and people just live at the end of them, or the middle of them. THEY ARE EVERYWHERE. That Elder is Elder Navas. He is the one I did divisions with last week and we did another area attack this week and I was with him. He told me that he can feel the Spirit with me more than his other companion and I agreed. We found a whole bunch of people. He is quite possibly one of my favorite person here!!
I just remembered the highlight of my week! I don't even know how I forgot it! The other day we were visiting a member and she asked for a blessing, and so Elder Reed asked her who she wanted to give it, and she picked me!! I gave my first blessing in Spanish, and it was the best thing in the whole wide world. I didn't even think about the language or what to say, it just came out, and it was near perfect! We give lots of blessings here in San Luis. The power of the Priesthood is real! I love it!!!!
ok bye for now. Until next week!
ok bye for now. Until next week!