Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Fishing on P-Day

This week was a lot better. My companion didn't end up buying the medicine because she finally slept that night and it helped her a ton! She's doing tons better. We were able to work all week (woohoo) and were able to find some new people to teach. There are some that know how to speak cekchi (sorry can't spell that). They taught us how to say a few things! We also invited Vanessa to be baptized. She's thinking and praying about it. Her husband told her that she needed to choose because she was attending two churches and he said that she was playing with God. She likes the church and everything but her family has a huge influence on her. We also had a good day on Sunday because the family Flores finally made it to church!!!!! We were super super excited! They said that they had been waiting for a good day to come to church and things finally lined up and they made it! The branch was super good as well and they greeted them and helped them feel more at home. We're finally seeing some progression with them. We also had the goodbye party for Nilza. The girl that's leaving on the mission for Mexico. She enters the mission next week Wednesday. She's really helped us out a lot. She's going to be a great missionary.

Today we had a great P-day. We went fishing.....yeah I thought it would be boring but we went fishing for mini lobsters. I'm not sure what they're called. We used baskets that have holes and scooped the water. And then we looked in the mud and sticks and everything that was left in the basket for animals that moved. Then we picked out the mini lobsters and put them in a container. It was awesome! And in the end some of us had a mud and water fight. That was super fun! I'll try to send pictures of that. I got a teeny bit burned. We haven't seen the sun much recently. It's been raining but yesterday and today were finally good days!

Things are going really well here. I'm loving the work and working hard. Most of all loving the people. I hope that you have a great week and  love you tons and tons!!!!!!!!!!!


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

An Inside Week

Well this week went really slow. We were in the house all week. My companion had a fever a few days, coughing, can't sleep well at night. We finally got her an antibiotic today. Hopefully this will help her. It's not that she feels really bad but she can't breathe very deeply because when she does she starts to cough. Especially when she lays down to sleep. A few times she's been almost without air because of course we're in the house and we talk and she starts to laugh (because I'm so funny ;) haha) and then ends up coughing. She scared me and herself a few times. We keep the laughing on the minimum. But hopefully this will really help her now.

 We were dying of cold this week. Monday was super hot and then it went downhill from there. Thursday we almost died. It was like the high 40s. I know that's nothing for you but here we were dying. Then it kept going about 50s for to days more and finally today it's been normal again. It also gets colder in the night. They say it's normal for this time of the year to get cold like this but man I didn't think it would get so cold!!!!!

We'll see what happens this week. I love you tons and tons!!!!!! Have a great week.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Nice and Warm

The weather is crazy here! After we got back from the capital and everything it's been nice and warm. A little hot these last few days haha! Luckily it's still cooling down a little at night so that we can sleep well. This week was better than last week. We were able to work until Saturday. I think I ate something bad but we spent the day in the house. Also my companion got a cold from some less actives so she's been coughing these last two days....we've got some rotten luck haha!

 But we had a pretty good week. We couldn't visit the family Flores because Jonathan is sick. Maybe this week. But Vanessa is doing well. She's always willing to listen to us and really likes it that we visit her. Hopefully she can make it to church this week. She was at her mother-and-law's this weekend. We're looking for more investigators again. The ones that we found before fell through so we're searching again haha. Always searching. But hopefully things will get better this week. I gave a talk on Sunday and the elders as well. We all talked about sharing the gospel and Elder Child, my DL, reprimanded them that they need to give us references and then visit them with us. Because it's the same thing if they give us the reference and don't visit them with us as if we just randomly knocked on their door. We'll see how things go.

This week are transfers. In my district we just have Elder Child, my DL, that's going to to the capital and another elder that's going to the capital as well. Those are the only transfers in my district. So we'll see who are the new people this week.....

I love you tons and tons!!!!! Hope that you have a great week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Tuesday, January 8, 2013

The New Year

We didn't really get to work this week. Monday we went and visited the other missionaries and they played soccer. Then we came back to Poptun, used internet, and visited a sister in the ward. She gave us tamales and then we got back to the house early to sleep on New year's Eve. On New Year's Day my companion woke up and didn't feel so well. We ended up only working two days this week. Hopefully she'll feel better soon.

The family Flores is doing better. For the first time the dad sat down and listened to us so we're really happy.

It's been raining here the last few days. It's been a little cool but not like the capital. I was dying this morning. I think it was like 60 degrees but I was really really cold. My companion told me that I shouldn't be so cold because I'm from a cold place but my excuse is that I'm already used to being here and this weather. haha

 Last night we made the happy journey to the capital. Not because my companion's sick but because she had to do stuff with her papers to be in the country. I had to do that a long time ago and there wasn't another sister from Peten that needed to go so I got to come with her. I'm a little tired because we always travel all night but we'll be going up again tonight as well.

I love you tons and tons!!! Be safe and have a great week!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year

Christmas was alright. The 24th was better because we were celebrating but on Christmas almost everyone left and was visiting or sleeping because they didn't sleep the night before. The day after Christmas was better and we were able to work some this week. We're getting better and better with more investigators. Today again though is the holiday and tomorrow is going to be rough again. Thanks for the phone call! I loved talking to you all!!!!

We had a new investigator that came to church this week. Her name's Vanesa. She's great. She liked the church and she really likes that there's classes for the little kids because other groups don't have them for kids so small. We're hoping that we can progress with her. We also found a new family this week. Kevin and Susana. They're young and they aren't attending a church right now. We've only visited one time but they look like a really good possibility.

Tonight we're going with a recent convert that we're teaching her husband. They're going to have more tamales! I'm excited! They're really good!

I hope that everyone has a great end of the year and that the new year starts out well!!! Love you all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!