That’s good you got to see Kim and Luana a little bit! Sounds like a fun weekend! That’s some cool stuff you found in our family history! Haha here in Conejos it seems like there are only about 3 or 4 families. Almost everyone is related and we’ll often find entire extended families with their houses all right next to each other. Nathan I found a funny scripture for you in Alma 39:10! But you have to look it up in Spanish for it to be funny, because it doesn’t really say it exactly the same way in English (if you don’t have a Spanish BoM, look at it on lds.org in spanish). Haha when me and Elder Garcia read the scriptures we always find verses that are really funny to give people! Have you looked into joining FBLA? You would be really good at it and have a lot of fun I think! Sounds like you had a good time at the Women’s conference Mom and Tanya! I am really excited for conference this weekend! I don’t know if I will be able to watch it in English or not yet. I think that might be kind of hard to get through the 10 hours if I have to watch it all in Spanish, but we’ll see how it goes.
Well, this week was pretty much the same as last week. It all kind of starts to blur together after a little while. Something kind of weird happens with Spanish. Sometimes I feel like I can speak it but can’t understand and sometimes I feel like I can understand but have trouble speaking. Right now I can speak but can’t understand. Hopefully that will go away pretty soon though. One of the Elders who has one more change than me is training this transfer. I think they are getting quite a few new elders and a lot are leaving in the next little bit. Apparently it is pretty likely I will be training in 6 weeks, so I guess I will just have to prepare as best as I can just in case. I went to the offices on Tuesday with all the other missionaries with the same amount of time as me and they gave us a two hour presentation on adjusting to mission life by using our red manual. Haha, it wasn’t too useful but it was fun to go and see everyone I came with! I don’t think I really ate anything weird this week. It all just seems pretty normal now, and I am developing a pretty good taste for spicy stuff. The weather is still the same. It is usually pretty hot, but it hasn’t rained much this week. We have a fan that we leave on all night when we sleep because the sun shines on our apartment all day and makes it like 90 degrees. We had a giant moth flying around our room all night last night that sounded like a bird because it was flapping so loud, so that was interesting! There are some massive bugs here!
We got some disappointing news this week that Macario left to go help with the corn harvest in his home town, and we don’t know when or if he will come back. We have one other really good investigator, Adolfo, who got his answer to the Book of Mormon this week and that was really awesome! We were so excited! After that we started teaching him the commandments like Word of Wisdom and he accepted to stop smoking and drinking coffee immediately. And also his girlfriend is going to stop those things as well. She is a less active member and she is getting active now because of Adolfo’s conversion because she is going through the process with him. They are really good and read 2 chapters of the Book of Mormon together every night! That is probably the most important thing a person can do to be strong in the gospel is read and study the book of Mormon. It is amazing to see how strong the dedication of our investigators is as they get their answers that this gospel is true. Our recent converts of Sixto and Yazmin and their family are super awesome. Sixto taught the lesson in priests quorum on Sunday on preparing for a temple marriage. They are really excited to get married in the temple in a year! I will probably get to go with them when they go through the temple so that will be super awesome. They have a huge thirst for knowledge that is really cool to see, because the more I study, the more I feel that same thing where I want to know more. If you want an awesome framework for studying the gospel, read the talk The Answer is the Doctrine by Elder Bednar and use that model to study by themes like faith or prayer, or whatever you want to learn about. He also wrote a cool talk about how to have sincere prayers. Well, hopefully we’ll have some more investigators by next week. We have a family that we are really hopeful about, but it is hard to find them all together at the same time, so we don’t get to teach them that often. Well, back to work!