Things are going better and better and I'm finally seeing some progress in the area. I do not know if I mentioned this early but for the first two weeks we had not been seeing any progress and it was really frustrating, but now we are finally seeing progress and hoping for two baptisms in March.
-This week I also had divisions with Elder Wright (DL) and also Elder Whitehead (ZL). I led the area both times and it all went well. Going to the ZLs house we had to take a little white van which they cram as many people into as possible, even with people hanging off the side and it is about 30 minutes to their house (it is a small little town out in nowhere). It was definitely a cool experience.
-Went to the temple this last week as well and that was crazy. Woke up at 4:30 in the morning and was at the Stake Center in Milagro at 6 to leave as a zone. It took 4 buses and 3 hours to travel there. The buses were jammed packed (again with people hanging out of the doors). There were 4 missionaries that had their cameras stolen and 1 phone. The cameras from their bags and the phone from their pocket. Did not even notice as the bus was SO full. Luckily nothing was stolen from me. The session was good and in the end had another 3 hour ride back. Got home around 4, ate lunch, did some studies, and went to work at 6. It was a long day!
- Played beisbol last P-Day in the gym, that was fun as it was a change from soccer.
- You can buy drinks here in glass bottles, which are cheaper than the drinks in plastic bottles. You can only drink the drinks in front of the tienda. If you want to take it to go, they will pour it into a plastic bag and stick a straw in it for you. They even have Gatorade in glass bottles which is great because it is so much cheaper (half the price).
- Taught a lesson in English on Divisions with Elder Wright with a return missionary who learned English on his mission. It felt so weird to speak in English and I had to constantly remind myself to speak in English.
- Did P90X plyometrics and after not having done exercises like that for about 6 months my legs were SO sore it made it difficult to walk, sit, and get out of bed. It was a long day limping around from house to house and walking slow.
- Another great thing about our house/area is that there is no constant supply of water which means every now and then we lose water. We lost water 3 times this week. 3 mornings this week we went to shower and found out we had no water. Luckily we got water halfway through our studies, so we could shower before leaving the house. However Sunday we had to go to church without a shower, luckily however after church there was water again so we could shower. It is a constant struggle with this house, but at least I am slowly getting used to the cold showers and they are not as bad anymore.
That is about it for this week, and am doing great!
Having the best day of his life,