April 21st, 2014
Well, hello everyone! Hows it been going? Here it´s been pretty good. We are going to have a double baptism in the branch next Saturday! Of the kid we´ve been teaching whose name is Tommy, and a teenager that I started to teach but now the other Elders are teaching him. It was pretty awesome what happened with him because we put a baptismal date with him My previous companion and I, and he accepted it as a goal. He has been very busy since then with school and work so the other Elders almost haven´t been able to meet with him but he had come to church on various occasions. They had a lesson with him this past Saturday and asked him if he wanted to put him baptismal date for a day in May but he said that he had put his goal for the 26th of April so he´s going to be baptised this saturday! Pretty awesome really. At least we could invite him to baptism in a way that he really took it seriously so that when he got to this point he still had that in his mind that he wanted to achieve that goal.
So we found out what the Méxican traditions for Easter are. They save their egg shells and fill them with confetty, put tape over the hole, and paint them. Then they hide the eggs and we all go looking for them. They after we have found all the eggs, we break them over each others heads and finish it all with confetty in our hair. (Image included) Sounds like something I might bring back from México.
My companion is doing pretty awesome. He´s learning spanish like a pro, probably better than I did. Actually, I feel like he might be better than me at the end of the 12 weeks at spanish he´s that good. But he´s also a great teacher and will be an excelent teacher with just a bit more practice.
(Of course he has an awesome teacher.. Ahem What?)
So we have a new thing that the mission is doing. We have the first two hours of our day to do pure contacting and tracting. We´ve seen a lot more new investigators, but Little progress.. haha. But there are sure to come some better stories from these experiences. So every week I´ll share a tracting story that I thought was the best. This week we didn´t contact or tract that much, but one experience we had was we saw an older lady outside and it was my companions turn to start the contact so he said ¨Buenas tardes!¨ she looked then kind of ignored him so I said, a bit louder ¨Buenes tardes hermana, como está?¨ She then said, ¨No está la Señora.¨ which translates to the lady (I assume like the lady of the house) isn´t here. She then proceeded to walk, slowly, to the back of the house where we couldn´t see her. And never returned. In our district, we´ve decided that we are going to call those moments ¨pues.. cuídese!¨ or ¨well... take care!¨ Just those awkward moments that happen. Stay tuned for more missionary tracting experiences!
Well, that´s about all I got for this week. I hope you are all just havin a great time there at home. Love you all!
So We went with the other elders of my district to see an investigator that they found who talks English who goes by the name of ¨White dude.¨ The only Mexican missionary in the district, Elder Gomez, decided to write a note when he wasn´t there. It´s pretty awesome. He knows a bit of English from video games lol. Hope you enjoy.