This last week was full of ups and downs. We had a lot of investigators committed to church, but only about half came. The nice thing is that the reasons that they didn't come were real and valid life-just-happens sorts of reasons. They are all committed for this week, and we are very excited. We are just working on hard-core leña building (when you have a progressing investigator that isn't baptized we nickname them leña (kindling). Burning all the leña=Baptizing all the investigators and not leaving anyone behind for the next elders to teach) for the next change now. Next change will be a very good one here in Las Torres.
Thinking about changes, I am very excited to see what these ones have in store. Elder Costello and I are finally knuckling down our ability to work together in better unity, and I would love to stay one more change with him to enjoy that work. We have a lot going on here, and we want to keep it going.
The district is doing well. The sisters have struggled this whole change. They are always very on-the-ball trying to get stuff done; they are always very excited and happy to be engaged in the work of salvation. They're awesome! The elders are doing ok. One of the elders is more than ready to be a district leader. He has been doing great. :)
Whatever winds up happening with the changes, I am excited for the next opportunity to keep working!
Our investigators that are coming to church are progressing really well. There is one in particular that is awesome that is going to be getting baptized this next Sunday. Her son and daughter-in-law are also progressing extremely well, and are getting ready to get baptized in a couple weeks. The son needs a lot of help with a smoking problem.
That about wraps up this last week. . ... Bye! :D
Oh. And we had a drunk lady in the street ask us a couple days ago if we were strippers. .... No comment..... Haha. We both about fell over laughing.
Preguntas Bien Rapidito
Q: What spices do I need to stock up on before you come home with all those yummy Mexican recipes?
A: Hmm... The normal spices like oregano, dill... I will have to get back to you on that one. Where I am at the main centerpieces of the recipes are the garlic, the onions, and the frying and stuff. And I have a secret incredient that I am bringing home so we can find it and make realy tacos. :)
Q: What do you know about the mission offices moving? Why did they move?
A: They moved just a few weeks ago, about three or four blocks away from where they were at. Basically someone else decided that they liked our offices better than theirs and so they kicked us out. :P I am glad that I escaped the offices before that happened. :)
Q: How much longer do you have in this change?
A: This Monday is the last Monday of this change. Next Monday there will have been cambios. :)
Q: How are you doing with the money situation?
A: I think I am doing ok. Today I had to buy a new backpack 'cause my current backpack is destroyed.
Q: What are you eating for breakfast and dinner these days?
A: Macaroni and cheese. Eggs. OH! And I started making some really tasty shakes for the both of us every morning that have:
-A mountain of oatmeal
-A couple coconut cookies-
-A little cinnamon
-Two raw eggs I love it. :)
Q: Have you learned to make flan yet? I’m dying to learn how to make this myself.
A: NOOOOO BUT I GOTTAAAAAA LEARN!!!!
Q: Do you understand the Hispanic method for last names? Please elaborate!
A: Yep! I always got confused at first. But it is actually really simple. Everyone here has their first two names like normal (Owen Harvey, for example) and then they have their two last names. Their first last name is the first last name of their father. And their second last name is the first last name of their mother. For example, here I would be Owen Harvey Kennington Harbrecht. We would be the Kennington Harbrecht family. :)
I forgot to take a photo of the pizza until the last moment. :) Last piece!! It was super good! I now know how to make pizza with a filled crust. :)