August 29th, 2016 - Weekly Letter
Oiiii todos! Mando mis saludos de La Unión, El Salvador! How is everyone?? Everything here is great! This week, I can't lie, was great, just supeeer crazy. Monday was a normal day. Pday. We had a FHE with fam Villatoro (Pres Lenim) which was good. Tuesday my companion said goodbye to everyone because we had to be in San Miguel at 6. We also met with Jocelyn and taught her the Word of Wisdom oh wow, she's amazing. She's 23 and has a little girl named Scarlett and she's cute, just a little annoying haha. Gotta love kids. She is not married but is accompanied by her 'spouse'. She loves the church. We found her doing FHE's with her neighbors that live down by the prison really far from our area. She loves the BOM and reads is always and she goes to church and we taught her how to pray correctly and she feels the Spirit when she prays. She also knows the BOM is true which is awesome!! She told us she drinks 7 cups of coffee daily!! 7!!! When we taught her the WOW she was a little hesitant but she said all is possible with God and that she'd try. The next day she only drank 1 and then Saturday and yesterday she didn't drink any!!! She's the best investigator that I've ever had. The only difficulty will be marrying her with her husband.
We slept in San Miguel with the ZL's there, Elder Howell and Elder Dunkle and they are 2 of my favorite Elders ever. That was fun. I woke up at 4 to go to San Salvador to pick up my greenie and that was good. Elder Arirama got sent to Soyapango! I'm a little scared for him...that's the most dangerous city in El Salvador...but he'll be fine.
My new companion's name is Elder Butler, He's almost 19 and he's from Ogden, Utah. He's a really hard worker. He struggles a little with the language, but he's super dedicated to learn and get better. He's a really good guy. He played football and lacrosse and he's a funny guy. Another farm boy..that makes 3 outta my 4 companions farm boys haha. He's awesome and we plan on baptizing 3 in September and hopefully 1 or 2 more.
Thursday I got sick so we didn't leave the house. Friday and Saturday we worked our butts off making up for 3 days without working too hard in the area. Also about 20 gringos came this change so that's cool. Yesterday was good and Jocelyn and her niece and nephew Maria and Carlito went to church! She brought them to church the first week and they loved it and told us that they want to get baptized. They stopped drinking coffee as well! Such good people. The kids are 12 and 9. This week was fantastic and we have tons of work to do, but we're seeing a lot of success!
I hope everyone is good and enjoying the good weather there (; I love you all! Always read your scriptures and pray!
Best and Worst of the Past Week:
Best-I got my new compañero and Jocelyn is progressing so good! Worst-I´m sick!
Letters and/or Packages Received:
One package from Grandma Barbara