On Tuesday thru Thursday Elder Torres would go to McAllen in the morning and come home in the afternoon because of three-day leadership training. For all of the DL's [District Leaders], ZL's [Zone Leaders], and trainers. So Elder Guillette and I were riding bikes that entire time. We rode so much! Every day in the first 10 minutes of riding our backs would be soaked and then once we would stop our entire bodies would be dripping. Super hot and crazy. It was a lot of fun though. I enjoyed it. It makes me feel for the Elders who are assigned to bikes. They have to do it every day.
|Thursday after biking for three days.|
On Friday we had dinner with a LA [less active] family. Elder Torres was with the other Elders in our apartment doing baptismal interviews for a family that was getting baptized Sunday. So it was just me and Elder Guillette. We pretty much left when they got done with the interviews and picked us up.
On Saturday I had to ride bikes more because Elder [Torres] was still going to do more interviews with the other Elders. That night we had a wedding planned with the other Elders at 8. It didnt get started until like 8:45 though. It was the family that Elder Torres interviewed, and they were getting married. It was a fun short ceremony. We had some cake and cookies. Then we booked it back to the apartment for the night.
Sunday we went to Spanish church and after had the 4 baptisms of the family. It ended at like 2. English church started at 1 so we didnt go to that church. We just went back to the apartment grabbed a sandwich to eat then went to the YSA [Young Single Adult] ward. We got there in time for the priestood class. Then at 4:30 after church ended the other Elders baptized their 19 yr old investigator Austin. So there were 5 baptisms yesterday for Elder Jones and Bawden. Jones is as old as me in the mission.
So this next Sunday I am going to have my first two baptisms. I am so excited. They are Santiago and Ashley, 14 and 9 yrs old. Super smart kids. They are the grandkids of a member. She set us up with them.
Thats mainly all that has happened this week. It was fun and hard but I am looking forward for this week too.
|Hermana Izzaguire |
[She feeds Alec each week. He will explain more in another letter].
|Super cool flower I just took a picture of|
|Pouring rain we had yesterday, Sunday.|
|A member named Ivan drew this. He is a super great drawer.|
He has won a national drawing competition and has a picture of his
hanging up in Washington D.C. somewhere. But he just drew this one.
It is super cool. Its his biggest drawing of 5 ft tall.