Well, here we go again. Another week gone.
This week was okay but it was another tougher week. Sunday was el dia de los muertos or something like that, and so a lot of people were visiting the cemetery which is right by my house. That kind of hurt us because a lot of people went there instead of going to church. But next week hopefully we’re able to see a change. Just stuck in a little 2 week slump right now.
On the bright side, this week was awesome weather wise. We only had one day when it really rained. The problem? Well, my umbrella broke and so i through it away and didn’t bring a rain jacket. It ended up raining probably the hardest that is has in a month or two, meaning it poured from 2 until the next morning so we got soaked! I was also on divisions which made it even more interesting. But more than anything, i was pretty cold and was just in a hurry to get home and shower and change because i felt gross from all the mud.
I don’t think i have told you guys about Nahuizalco at night. I don’t know if it will be on google images, but the park in Nahuizalco, Sonsonate is sick! They just barely got it done and it is a really popular hang out place every night. There is a marimba group that plays and sings every night and it is pretty sweet. I’m going to have to get some pics and stuff this week so you guys can check it out.
WE visited some more investigators that cant be baptized because they mom doesn’t give them permission. Even though her daughters go to church every week and really want to be baptized, she says no because the dad of the girls, who lives on the other side of the country, talks to them once a year, and left 12 years ago, says they shouldn’t be baptized in the Mormon church. It is frustrating because he has no idea what we even teach. the mom is scared to give permission because she says they if she does something against his will, that he can take possession of the girls. In an attempt to show her that this wouldn’t happen, i began a series of questions. How many times does he talk to them a year? What does he do for them? Why doesn’t he come up her to visit them every now and then? Then i asked her if she thought he loved them. I now realize that this probably wasn’t the best question i could have asked, but, i did it haha. She says yes and I tell her to try and explain why. She says because it’s their dad. I say no, that is there dad and point to her boyfriend who she’s lived with for like 8 years. Well, after this long, unprogressive lesson, nothing really happened and we are still stuck waiting for the mom to support her daughters and sign the baptism registries. I guess we’re just going to have to wait it out.
still happy to be here in the mish, especially in Nahuizalco.
Elder Nate Slack