August 18, 2014

Hey! Another week in the books, kind of crazy. 

This week was pretty good. We reached a lot of our goals and I had some pretty sweet experiences as well! As a mission, we aim to have 30 lessons with investigators every week. This week we finally reached that goal, so that was exciting. We are always sitting at 26-29 but never seem to be able to break 30! But we finally did it this week. 
We had 3 baptisms yesterday! Alex, Jessica, and Rubi! It was awesome and everything went pretty smoothly! It was also really cool just because we met them 4 weeks ago. It is a requirement to go to church 3 times before being baptized, very rarely are you able to baptize someday within a month of meeting them, so we were pretty blessed!
Our other 2 dates didnt go to church yesterday. One, because he left his house at 5 in the morning to go to a big city to buy or something, and the other because his mom is dis-motivating him about the church. (i dont know if that made sense). We are going to work with them this week so they go to church and get baptized this month!
I helped a few converts fill out their first tithing slips on Tuesday as well, and that was a pretty cool experience. It makes you feel good when the people you baptized are making a sacrifice to obey a difficult commandment. They dont have a ton of money but still gave what was asked. 
We are teaching a couple teenage girls that go to church every week. They are a little really flirtacious and so my comp and I are really careful with everything we do. On Saturday, I went on divisions with Elder Rowberry, one of my ZL, and we went to try and put a date with them. When we began wrapping up the lesson, one of the daughers sparks up and tells Elder Rowberry she has a question, but it doesnt have anything to do with the church. We say yeah sure, go ahead. What is it? I swear the lights dimmed and music began as she asked him if he liked Teddy Bears, something she had already bought and given to my other comp, Elder Leiva. Without words, Elder Rowberry just stood there. I bursted in to tell her that he loved him, and then i couldnt talk the rest of the lesson because i was doing EVERYTHING I COULD to not laugh. Hahahah. It was awful. The story also has a happy ending, as yesterday morning, Elder Rowberry and I both received teddy bears and a note that says ‘ERES ESPECIAL.”
That night with Elder Rowberry was pretty insane though. I had never seen lightning so close and thunder crack so loudly. We were walking between Pushtan and Nahuizalco (About 20 minutes) and it was insane. Some of the strikes were so close. We were yelling and running half of the way just because of the adrenaline rush we had. 
Life is still good and i am doing everything i can to enjoy the mission even more than i already am. I miss you guys but am doing great here. That’s all we got for this week.
Go Cougs, Beat UCONN. 

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