Another pretty eventful week from here in Chalchuapa!
Fun Fact: I found out on Friday that I live about 5 minutes from the Tazumal Ruins, kind of cool to think I live exactly where the Mayans lived a long time ago.
Well, it happened. Something small, great and delicious. I found out that Pollo Campero sells boneless wings. It’s going to be hard to not buy them constantly, Pollo Campero being 50 yards from my house. I finally found a place that sells boneless wings! Whoo!
This week was FILLED with interchanges. I went to Ciudad Real on Tuesday to do divisions, then a missionary from Cuzcachapa came to my area to be with me on Thursday, and on Friday and Saturday we went on interchanges with the same companionship because they are having quite a few problems. I only worked with my comp 2 days this week which was fun but weird at the same time.
We met a new investigator on Thursday named G. G is a buff 19 year old kid and is really cool. He says he went to an Evangelical church for a while but as of like 8 months stopped going. He went to church with us yesterday and we passed by his house in the afternoon to invite him to baptism. He said yes but it wasn’t really solid yet, so we’re just counting it as a goal. But we have a goal for the 21 of February.
We’ve had some pretty frustrating things happen with our investigators. A lot of the references we receive live on a street called Pampe, a street we cant even get close to. Actually a majority of the references we receive in our area are places we cant visit. In the past few months, my area has gotten smaller and smaller, supposedly. We are still teaching A and Z, but Z still doesn’t want to even talk about marriage or separation so there isn’t a lot of progress there. The date we put a few weeks ago hides from us. F, the 11 year old kid of the coolest member in the ward is never home. Etc. etc. Just annoying little things that really keep us from seeing some results.
Yesterday all the members here kept saying, Elder Slack I cant wait to watch the Super Bowl! Haha I didn’t believe any of them, they just know I love football. Last night I got a call from a missionary in my zone who played college football giving me a summary of the game, sounds like it was pretty crazy! I am not the slightest bit disappointed to not miss any more football games.
I’m grateful for the mission and the things I’m learning out here. With different leadership responsibilities, I am learning a ton! Yesterday, my comp and I met with the stake president and the ward mission leader of every ward in the stake and we pretty much taught them all how a ward mission leader should be and how they could be the most effective. I realized a few months ago that the things that people learn in the mission are not just for the mission, not even just about the church. Anyone who misses out on the opportunity to serve a mission will always be a few steps behind where they could’ve been, if they had served. I’ve learned a ton, from the Atonement and how to work with stake leaders, to how to listen to whiny missionaries and solve problems that there are.
I know the Church is true and that this work is perfect. I only have 6 months more to be apart of it, but excited to take advantage of every day.