Hey what’s up!! How are you all doing?? I hope this week was good because mine was pretty good! First off, thanks for the package I got it last Monday and its great!! I really appreciate it! I loved the ties too so that was a big surprise! Ha-ha.
Well this week was pretty good Elder A** and I have been having success working with the members here in the tiny Ximeno branch. There are like 60-90 people in our branch and there should be around 300. All are less active (LA) and don’t come so it’s a lot of work. We have been teaching a guy named V** for the past couple of weeks and he is really progressing! He came to church yesterday and said he liked it a lot. He biked there which was a big surprise because he lives very far away from the church so it showed us that he really is interested in learning more.
This next Sunday I have J**’s baptism back up in Compton!! Pretty stoked for that and it’s going to be cool going back to LB 16th again, I miss that place. This week we worked a lot with the LAs of the ward and one in particular named R**. He is a pretty cool guy, but has a ton of health problems and doesn’t really get out of the house much. Plus he got injured from work and he is now suing his work for his medical costs which is making his life one giant mess. On Tuesday, we gave him a blessing that he would overcome his physical challenges and that his health would improve so he can start living a normal healthy life again. He has been showing signs of improvement and his attitude was a lot happier when we saw him on Saturday so what a blessing for him! Also on Saturday there was a branch "pot luck" activity at Colorado Lagoon Park which was great! I thought we were going to have all kinds of great food from all the different cultures, but no... hotdogs and chips! ha ha Sweet, so American, but it was good. Not a whole lot of people showed up but we still had a good time talking to members and playing soccer in the field so it was a great break.
This is going to sound incredibly stupid, but these past two weeks as a district we have only been talking to each other with an "English" accent and yesterday I legit forgot how to talk normal. I honestly couldn’t stop talking like that and I was worried that I forgot how to speak normal. Ha-ha I think I’m back to normal now, but some other Elders are still going hard… so buena suerte to them. Ha-ha. This past week the weather has been so much better! I guess there is a hurricane that has been going on?? The week before it was beyond hot!! I have never sweated more in my life! Our little apartment was like a furnace and I hated every minute we had to spend in it, but now it’s cooled down and things are back to normal.
I have a pretty funny story that happened Friday night, we were walking to a lesson and noticed this bird laying on the ground in front of us so we were all oh... dang the bird is dead, that sucks. We just started to walk past it when it freaked out, came to life and flew right into Elder A**’s face and it just kept attacking him. ha-ha It was hilarious! It was pretty much the highlight of the week Yeah lame story, but super funny to witness. Well, that pretty much sums this week up for me. I’m doing good and the Spanish is improving. We are working hard out here in LB. My district is awesome so things are good here :)
Hope you all have a great week and know that you are all awesome!