Well, it´s that time of year. I´m so excited for
Christmas. First off,
I keep forgetting to tell you about this. The buses
here are like the
buses from Harry Potter. The driving is crazy and half the
cobblestone. Anyway, things here have been moving along. We have
more baptismal dates. Two of them for January and 1 for December.
exciting. We also have another for..... March I believe. He is
home to Peru for 3 months and wants to wait until he gets back. He
with the sister missionaries once two months ago, but they did
give us the reference until recently. So, no one has seen him for
months. When we met him, he told us that he had been reading the
of Mormon the entire time and loves it. He reminds us every time
mark a section for him to read. I´m surprised that he has not read
entire book by now. He works as a security guard from 8am to 8pm
day, so attending church will most likely be hard. His name is
Carlos is doing pretty good as well. He is the Jehovah´s Witness.
came to church for a little bit this last sunday and is reading
praying every day. I´m excited for him. He even told his other
that he would not be coming back to them. We have some
We have not moved into the new apartment yet.
Someone got there before
us, but we still have a possibility if they fall
through, so we are
still waiting to see. I´m excited. I don´t know why, but I
fact that the kitchen is pink. I think it is
Spanish is always a trial, but I am trying to speak up more.
really hard to go tracting. It´s still my least favorite thing to
and we did it all during the capilla abierta. We are the first to
an open house for our chapel in this mission. They saw great
in Mexico and wanted to start the program here. After that hard
my companion and I thought up some goals to help me be
comfortable with talking to other people. Right now, it´s my job
say ¨hola¨ to everyone we walk by, give the baptismal invitation,
ring the door bell. Those are easier baby steps. I do like
to them talk though. I don´t understand everything, but they are
patient and kind. They are impressed that I have only been in
for 3 weeks, I guess that I´m doing better than I thought
with the language.
I know that that is an immense blessing from the
I am not liking
the insects here. I´m not sure what I am being bit by,
but all the bites
swell up pretty big so my leaders think that I am
allergic to something. I
have one on my leg right now that is about
the size of two quarters next to
each other. All in all, about two
inches long and about an inch to an inch
and a half wide. My index
finger is swollen too, but I can still use it. It
just itches and
hurts at the same time. I just thought I would tell you how
The ward is awesome. They are all so kind, and
most of them know
english to an extent and are helping me with my vocabulary.
A lot of
them are from the states. I met an older sister missionary here
says that she is a sister to a Sister Seistrand from Las Vegas. It
nice talking to someone about Las Vegas.
I want to write people,
but I am not exactly sure how to go about
doing it. It costs 9 pesos (about 2
dollars) to mail a single letter
to the states. That is a lot of money every
week for all the people I
want to write. What suggestions do you
We set up with a member for me to skype at 4pm our time which is
your time. We did not really set up to do calls, so I really hope
skype works. We will see what happens though.
It´s so good to hear
from you every week. I hope things go better for
you. I know that the Lord
will bless you. Keep the faith. I know that
you are all amazing. I love you
so much. Please don´t forget that.
I´ll talk to you soon.