Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Great Things to Come

Eunice is doing great! She made is to church again this week and she really likes the young adult classes!! She's making friends with them so things are going well! We have to move her baptism date back a little bit for the general conference but we're feeling pretty good with her! Aurelia we don't know what's going on with her. We call and she doesn't answer and we haven't been able to make it out to Chinautla because of the rain and one day Hermana Ramos didn't feel so well in the morning but we'll be going out this week. Seibi and Glenda we aren't so sure that they want much to do with the church because they didn't answer the phone on Sunday morning again. But they always receive us when we come to their house. We're going to visit them this week with some members so that maybe they can feel a little bit better about the church and hopefully make it this week.

Wow general conference is coming up soon! I'm really looking forward to that.

Love you tons!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

More Crazy Food

I'm happy that I'm with Hermana Ramos again. She really helps me a lot. She's really smart. Eunice made it to church this week!!!!!! We were super happy!! I feel relieved. We needed this. She's doing great. She's always asking when we're going to pass by the house again. If there are activites and everything. She really enjoyed the young adult class that she went to. She's scheduled to get baptized the 5th of October! Hopefully everything goes well and she's able to progress. Seibi and Glenda didn't make it. We called the night before to confirm but the morning of they didn't answer the cell phone.... We were really disappointed because they're super nice and willing to read and everything. I don't know what happened but we'll find out this week when we pass by.

We haven't been able to meet with Marybel. We called her cell phone to set up an appointment but she didn't answer so we're going to pass by this week. Diana was able to go to church this week. sigh of relief. She really wants to join the church but we still have the problem that they don't live here so we can't meet with them much. It's a little complicated right now. I don't think that Maritza wants to join the church. I think she likes the church but doesn't have a testimony of it. She doesn't come to church on Sunday.

 We did find someone new this week. We went out to Chinautla. The cool pueblo that's in our area and we found Aurelia. She's super animated to learn more about the church. She had been praying the night before to receive a response from God that he loves her and that he isn't ignoring her. And we showed up the next day. We put a date for her to get baptized. It's a little far away. It's for the end of the October but it's also because it's a little hard for them to come to church here because they need to take a bus to get to the church and it's like 20-30 minutes in bus on a crazy road. We'll see what happens.

Ok, here's a few crazy things that have happened. I forgot to tell you that a member here in the area gave us caviar to eat one time. I couldn't help but think about Finding Nemo and those poor fish eggs that we were eating..... We've also eaten something called revolcado. Basically it's the skin and flesh from a pig's face. But I've eaten it three times now. And it's Hermana Ramos's fault. The first time was before she got switched from Los Olivos and we ate with a member. It wasn't horrible but it wasn't something that i liked. The second and third times were here in Martinico. She showed up here and thought that the lady just prepared it poorly in Los Olivos so she asked for more here. But then I show up and the lady that cooks our food made it for us.....I didn't like it this time because it had pepper, but I ate it. The third time was with another member, Lucky, and she made it well. Wow miracles happen.

Another thing. When we were in Chinautla Hermana Ramos decided to help some ladies that were washing their food in the little stream. She was going to carry part for them but it fell. It was chicken's heads.....so we collected them all, washed them again, and then brought them to where they were cooking. So I touched chicken head. Something that I thought I would never do in my life...wow haha!!!

So we had transfers this week. Elder Richins went home!! We were sad but happy for him. There were three other elders that left our zone. But guess who came back. Elder MorĂ¡n. I don't know if you remember him. He was in my first district with Elder Bronson. Then he was district leader for a short time. Well he's back. It was pretty cool. We're all back together again in the same zone. We never thought that would happen. Crazy!!

Also Hermana Cruz went home. It was sad.  I'm going to miss her.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Transfer Results

Things are going well here. Maritza is coming along. We're hoping to put a date with her again. She doesn't come to church though so we'll see how that goes. Carolina has kind of fallen through. She doesn't read the scriptures. I understand that she's super busy because she's a single mother and is trying to do everything but she doesn't realize how the church can help her. How reading the scriptures and praying everyday can help her so much. She knows that she needs something more but it's just hard. We haven't seen Diana the last week...It's a little disappointing but we're going to call her this week to find out how it's going with the house hunt and if she's going to be here soon.

We found some new people this week. We do have one person with a date to get baptized. Her name's Eunice and she searched us out. We found the dad this week and he's an old investigator and he said that the daughter wanted to find out more about the church and then she passed by our house to put an appointment with us to teach her. It was crazy but hopefully things go well with her. She wasn't able to go to church yesterday because of an activity in the school but she said this week she's go. We also found someone else, Marybel. She's has several missionaries in her house but a long time ago. We were able to teach her and she's really receptive to the message. And Seibi and Glenda are coming along well. They're really willing to read, go to activites, and everything. There was a little bit of a confusion yesterday for when the church started so they weren't able to go but they said definitely the next week.

We don't have transfers this time. I thought the same that Hermana Ramos would go but nope. So we've got some more time together! We're going to have 5 tranfers together unless we have more time after haha! It's crazy but it's good. I'm happy! And Hermana Cruz is going home this week...I'm a little sad! I love her tons and I'm going to miss her but this is how it goes.

The weather is a little weird right now. It rains and pours (a ton!!!!!!!) and then it's super hot during the day. Yeah I believe it that we're in a drought right now. Hermana Ramos said that she remembered that it rained a lot more last year. Yep Hermana Ramos is going to complete one year in the mission on Sepetember 21st! It's crazy! She said it was a lot colder as well. We'll see what happens this month. Hopefully it won't be too cold!

Love you tons!!!!!!!! Be safe!

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Lots of Investigators

We found some new investigators that are pretty interested. Saibi lives here but her sister and mom are here visiting. The sister Glenda will be here for a little bit of time but the mom's going to head back home soon. So we're going to work with Saibi and Glenda. We were able to bring them to the Relief Society activity this last week so hopefully everything went well with that. We're going to visit them again this week to find out how they felt and everything.

We're also teaching someone that was our date to get baptized but she fell through in like the first week. Her name's Maritza. She works for her cousin. And her cousin is Marybeth the wife of a soccer player. His name is Armando or El Abuelo and he plays for Las Cremas that's a team here in Guatemala. He's super cool and even more cool because he's a member of the church and he converted his wife and now the cousin is going to convert. It's pretty awesome. I'm hoping to buy a shirt for the team so that he can sign it for me. But they're all super nice.

As well we're teaching Carolina and her 4 children. The father died like 4 months ago or so. It's hard to teach her because they're always super busy but we're focusing a lot in the Book of Mormon so that she can have that convertion in her life.

And we're teaching a lady that I really enjoy to be with. Her name's Diana. Her husband is member but something happened in her life that she hasn't told us that has made her want to change. Her family is super important for her and she really likes the church. But she isn't converted so we really need to work with this. And she isn't married and doesn't understand why she needs to be married to be baptized. She wants to marry her husband but wants the marriage of her dreams but they don't have the money right now. But we feel that if she has that convertion, she's understand why she needs to get married.

Yep these are ones that we're really focusing on right now.

Today we went to the central market and bought stuff. It went pretty good. We were a little bored but we were able to take pictures and Hermana Ramos and I visited a few touristic buildings and took pictures. It was awesome

Well I hope you all have a great week!! Love you tons!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Ya me voy mucha!! jajajaja