Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Service Brings Blessings

Hola Familia y mis amigos!! Como le va??

Wow this week was interesting.  To start off, the trio we had finally ended on Saturday.  Elder P got a new companion named Elder H so we had to go to LB on Saturday to pick him up and help P move.  It’s nice to be back in a duo that’s for sure!! But it was a good week with him.  He is a very funny and crazy guy who laughs a lot!  There was a time on like Friday where I was saying a prayer and I said, "Nuestro Padre Celestial, Mucho Gusto"   When I meant to say “muchas gracias” haha   We all just busted out laughing during and had to end my prayer there.   So, this week we were on the finding stage, as usual.  We found this house and I think four families live there so it is crazy.  We came to find out that they are less actives and haven’t been to church in a long time! One of their nephews plays pro soccer for a team in Mexico and he was their while we were visiting.  They had this beehive with like a million bees just in their palm tree out front, and they asked us to perform "service" and take it down.   So Elder H immediately climbed the tree with a hose and went to work!! haha   But surprisingly, the bees didn’t do anything to us?  It was weird they just got soaked and their hive ruined but just chilled on the grass.  We were lucky we didn’t get owned by bees!

We still haven’t found too many people that are willing to talk to us a whole lot.  They tell us to get out of here or just ignore us at the door so it’s frustrating.  With Elder P gone we are getting Elder H bike fixed so we can be back out on the bikes!  I need the exercise bad! Plus that’s honestly where we meet most of the people we talk to is at stop lights or just chillin in their front yard, so it’s definitely a bonus being on a bike. Next week we are planning on P-day to go to the Buddhist Temple on Monday just for fun.  I hear it’s freaking sweet and missionaries go all the time on tours etc. so I’m excited to actually do that! I mean I love playing ball every Monday, but it will be nice to change it up.

Yesterday we ate dinner at a less actives home that I have never met.  We got to the house and I could tell that they didn’t really have a whole lot and were very poor so I felt bad having four elders roll up to eat free food.  But this family was so nice and humble! They don’t have a lot, but they made so much food for us it was awesome! The food was soooo spicy, but still the bomb.  I ate corn on the cob with mayonnaise and cheese and something else weird on it... It reminded me of the movie Nacho Libre when they eat the same thing.   It was interesting and kind of gross because I hate mayo and there was an absolute ton on there. haha So I just muscled it down anyways.  But, people like them are the best they are just so humble and give and give.  It makes us appreciate how much we really have in life, and how we are all complainers for the little things.  It was very humbling.

This week is going to be a long one but hopefully we find people to teach!! We have to do two exchanges this week and I am not looking forward to them because it just takes away time where we could be working in our area.  We went on one last week with the zone leaders and it was pretty good.  We actually started talking to T’s brother!  So hopefully we can start teaching his whole family!

Last night we attended another baptism at the Stake Center. The baptism was great.  What’s funny was it was time for the closing prayer and the girl who got baptized asked her very, very old grandma to say the prayer.  So we all closed our eyes and bowed our heads, etc. when we hear her just start talking about her own life and how she lived in El Salvador and what she is thankful for.  It went on for like 5-10 minutes and people were just so confused as to what was going on.

Well I hope you all had a good week and continue to have a good week!! Thanks for all you do!!

Hasta Luego!! Much love,

Elder Woffinden

                           (Jason didn't have time to send any pictures today)

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