"Well the biggest news this week was the baptism that we had on Friday. Her name is Pilar. Her husband got baptized six years ago, and her daughter got baptized about six months ago. Last Monday, in their family night, she decided to get baptized and then Tuesday they told us, Thursday we had her interview and Friday she got baptized! They are planning on getting sealed on the 29th of April 2012. So that is awesome."
Saturday, April 23, 2011
"On Saturday we had a really cool baptism. The grandma of a member family got baptized, and her grandson baptized her. Her name is Marta, and her entire family are members, no one ever thought she was going to get baptized, but I guess this was just her time, so that was cool."
Friday, April 22, 2011
"This week was Semana Santa, so no one was in their houses and everyone was in the streets participating in processions. It's kinda weird to explain, but on Friday everyone made this crazy carpet thing in the road out of sand dust, and in the night they carried a big wooden box around the city, which I think is supposed to represent having Christ's body in it. On Sunday they did something else too, but I didn't see it because we were busy teaching people."
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
"I got changes! On Tuesday I basically just said goodbye to people and the last family that I said goodbye to was the familia Herrera. When I told them I was leaving, Maria, the mom, just started crying. She was saying how it was such little time, but that she had gotten so attached already. I promised that I would come back to visit after I finished my mission and through her tears she said Pero De Verdad! which means 'but seriously'. So I told them all to keep going to church and that I would visit them. Maria gave me a cool table cloth that her mom made out of tipica fabric. It is way awesome. When I was saying goodbye Lucha and Isabell were crying a lot and so was Patricia. Then Allison, the 4 year old, was really upset that I was leaving and started to cry. So I was REALLY sad to leave that place. I pray every day that my companion and the new missionary there are doing a good job with them.
I was very sad to leave Utatlan. At changes, when they went through all the zones and my name wasn't called, I knew I was going to Zona Zacapa, the hottest zone in the mission because I have already been in Zona Portagua. I am in the area Linda Vista 1 in Chiquimula. My new companion is Elder Egan."
|Elder Egan and I|
Monday, April 4, 2011
Saturday, April 2, 2011
|We went to a party for our investigator's daughter's first birthday|
|Majra and Adolfo|
|Maria making a direct hit!|
|Maria with Naomi|
|All the kids getting the candy|
|Allison, my favorite little girl that can say my name!|
|Majra and Naomi|
|Elder Barrera and Naomi|
|Getting ready for cake!|