Monday, August 24, 2015

Week 5: Blessing, Zone Conference, Bike Day, Exchanges, Interview, Duck Races, Sick Day

This week was insane! We did so much this week! So much stuff happened but we really need to find more people to teach... If you guys could, please pray that we will be able to find people ready to accept and act on our message. That would be amazing!

Monday: Pday and we did our studies then got a call from Hno Baca, Hno Martinez' son-in-law. We needed to go over and give a blessing. Hno Martinez is 91 and getting pretty close to, you know, "tirar la pata." So we got ready. We felt like firemen suiting up to go to the scene, only no fire, no firetruck, no pole to slide down, but the emergency was still there. It was not a time to fight a fire, but to use the Priesthood to give a blessing. I was asked to give the blessing to Hno Martinez. It was a very special experience that I will hold very dear to my heart. I said what I felt I was inspired and directed to say, I did so as tears filled my eyes. We then gave blessings of comfort to Hno and Hna Baca. It was a special time as the Spirit of God was present and filled the room, blending with the emotion of love for Hno Martinez and the urgent circumstances surrounding our reason for coming. We then returned to our plans and after dinner with a member we visited Christian and Alex, young adults and brother from the branch.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Week 4 Done, Now Week 5

Sorry about my last subject title, it was a mistake! 

Monday: Pday was good. We played volleyball then we went and chilled with the other elders. It was a relaxing pday. So we went to talk to a man named Hno. Rodriguez. Elder Elton contacted him and this is our second visit with him. He was not  interested though. After, we went to Presidente Rico's house for a branch family home evening and dinner. We had a good lesson then were able to mingle and talk. 

Sunday, August 16, 2015


This week was pretty good! We had a lot of good lessons. So since I am a Spanish missionary and I spent 6 weeks in the MTC, I follow exactly on transfers. So the transfer day is on Aug 2 and I will be going home Aug 3, 2016. So that willl be before my actual 2-year mark of Aug 20th, 2016. So from now on, so there is no confusion, my "anniversary" is on the 3rd of every month. So I hit my year mark on Monday Aug 3!

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Illness & Travels but Never Combined

So this week was a struggle. As you read, you will find that we were both sick at different times. And that we had to do a lot of traveling. We are both doing better now!

Monday: We had a nice Pday and we were able to get haircuts. We then played volleyball. Later, we had a great dinner with a member. We had to drive across town to get to our next appointment with a member family. Only, we got the cancelation text right when we arrived. We went back home because Elder Elton had been feeling sick all day.