Wow this week went by super fast!!! I can’t believe how the weeks are starting to fly by already! I can’t imagine how fast they go when you start to understand everything and can speak your mind in Spanish.
All is going great over across the ocean. Nothing really has been happening here other then the weather. Its rained probably everyday this week but it only rains for like 10 mins then it’s gone. Today is different it’s been raining nonstop and raining hard! It’s never a little sprinkle here it’s a down pour!! ha and it always has some lightning and thunder which is fun to watch. Every time it rains the gutters are full of fast moving water it could probably pull a baby into the drain that’s how fast it goes. I also hate when it rains because the sun usually comes out after and then it gets really humid.. then you’re raining sweat!
Dang I do miss those family dinners that for sure because the things I live off of everyday is cereal in the morning, rice and chicken for lunch and then peanut butter sandwiches for dinner. That’s my daily diet if that is one...
My comp and I are getting along great!! We always laugh and have a good time. :) I’m glad he is my companion! He helps me out a lot with Spanish and knows what I struggle with. I’m grateful for him. My feet are doing great, still attached to my legs so that’s good. I have been close to rolling my ankles about 7 times because I like to test my balance so I walk on the curb and I fall off when I’m not paying attention haha. My President and his wife are the nicest people!! I’m so glad that they are my Mission President for the first half of my mission because I get new ones when it’s my year mark. :) my favorite part!! ohh there are a lot of things that I like about a mission!! I like living on my own! and I like walking and seeing a lot of baseball players! And I love the kids here they are so nice and they always like to make us look bad.. haha I have a funny story to tell you but I am going to tell you next week because I don’t have my journal. Most of all I LOVE being a representative of the Lord and having his name on my white shirt!! :)
Well here it is, the baptisms. For every baptism we have to have an interview by the District Leader or by the Zone Leader. Anyways we had our interview by the ZL´s on Saturday the day of the baptism and as we were waiting there we were getting worried that he wasn’t going to show up because it was already 30 mins past the time he was to be there. He finally showed up and passed the interview, which was good to hear!! ha But then we had to depend on them to come to the baptism which was later that day. We told him to be there at 3 but the baptisms didn’t start tell 4. My comp and I got there around 2:45 to make sure that everything was ready. So we were sitting there waiting for them to come. There was another baptism scheduled and other people for the other baptism started to come in and more and more people kept coming it was around 4:15 when the baptismal ceremony started and he still wasn’t there. Now we have heard of people telling us about how some investigators showed up for the interview but didn’t show up for their baptism, we didn’t want that to happen to us because that means he wasn’t really ready to get baptized but we knew he was. We were waiting for him to come and we called him he didn’t answer. We were like great we just got scammed.. ha but as we are walking out of the church here he comes down the street with his mom showing up a classy 50 minutes late to his baptism. We barely got him to change in time and right when he got out of the changing room he went pretty much straight into the font. Yeah definitely perfect timing but we were pretty sure that it was his mom that made him late because it is always the moms that make you late... (just kidding) But he was happy after and was very proud.
The next transfers are tomorrow!!! I am not suppose to move because new missionaries to the field get trained for 2 transfer or 12 weeks then you can get transferred.... But we have been having problems with the other companions in our house with them not going out to work because they are too lazy and one of them bought a laptop and has got internet, we have known about it for awhile but we finally told the Zone Leaders about it on Saturday. The Zone Leaders came by our house on Saturday and busted them. I never had a problem with them they just have not been working. They haven’t left the apartment for 4 weeks pretty much and they keep going to buy movies every night and watch them on the laptop. When we came back on Saturday after the Zone Leaders busted them they were packing their bags and going to the office. One of them was sent home we think and he´s only been on his mission for 6 months but obviously he wasn’t here for the right reasons. The other missionary went to the office where the office elders are and the APs live. But we haven’t received word if he is coming back. There are rumors that my comp and I are getting split up and it doesn’t happen very much because I am still being trained. Anyways, I may get a new companion and a new area. But I’ll live in the same house. President Rodriguez will make this decision so I guess we will see. We find out our new companions tonight and our new areas, I am not sure what will happen so I will tell you next week.
Outside our house