Thursday, March 20, 2014

Week 23 - Frias

Monday, March 17, 2014

Buenas Tardes! 

Como están? Estoy feliz que tuvieron una buena semana. Especialmente que tuvieron la conferencia de Estaca. 

So first yes I am doing a lot better. Nothing happened at all the next day. Just started working again like normal. Elder Purser was in the MTC at the same time as me and the McAllen mission. But he wasn´t in my zone there. But we still knew each other. But Claudia and her family are doing a lot better. A bunch of them came to church again yesterday. It was great. 

My super good week!

Monday we worked like normal. We had a good start to the week. Taught five lessons, received a couple referrals and contacted them. We ended the night at about 12 or so preparing all of our stuff to go to Santiago in the morning for Zone Conference. We had to be up at 4 am and leave the apartment at 5 am to get to the bus. 

Tuesday we woke up late. We didnt hear the alarm or anything. We were suppose be up at 4 but we woke up at 7. We completely missed the bus and had no way to get to Santiago. We called a couple people to see if they would be able to take us there. Nobody was answering. So our last option was a Remis which is a taxi. We hurried and got prepared and called a Remis to take us. We had to be in Santiago by 12 o´clock. The Remis came and got us and we were off to Santiago. The bad part is that it costs a lot to take a Remis there. It was $500 pesos. Which is about $80 or $90 dollars. A lot of money :( 
But the conferencia was super super great. It was pretty much all about "acelerar la obra", "espíritu de urgencia". Accelerating the work, a spirit of urgency. It was super great. What the lord expects of us is to talk with more people every day. Doing a lot more contacting with people that we see in the streets and asking every single person for referrals, those that they know that we can visit. It was so great.

Wednesday we returned to our area and started working. We had a great day. We had a lot of excitement to be able to apply the things that we had learned in the conference. We had 9 lessons that day and received about 10 referrals. For lunch that day we had cow tongue. I dont remember what the dish was called but it was cooked with vinegar, oil, and it had carrots and a couple other things with it. It was all right. Not like tacos with tongue which are super super good. 

Thursday we had our weekly planning all day and in the afternoon we worked. I heard a couple American songs that were oldies. It was interesting to hear them. I dont know if the guy knew English and just liked the songs or not. I am pretty sure that he does know English. That night we talked a little bit more with the daughter of Debora about baptism. She is 10 years old, and super awesome. She will be getting baptized Saturday. Well she wasnt able to come to church yesterday. But we have to talk with President Levrino because she can still get baptized. Possibly two other people from the family. 

Friday we walked a ton. Almost everything failed. All of our lessons. But we were able to contact a lot. We received 11 referrals that day.

Saturday we also walked a ton but we were able to have a little more success than Friday. We also received 11 referrals again and contacted a lot. We were walking down a street in some fields and we saw a super super big pig. I took a couple pictures of it. It was really tall. It came up to my waist. Which is pretty much the [waist] height of Andrew and dad also. HUGE. The biggest pig that I had ever seen in my life.

Sunday not a lot happened. We had a couple lessons in the morning and had church in the afternoon. Seven investigators came to church. It was really good. We had a good number of people in total at church including Claudia and a number of people from her family. 

We ended the week with 31 lessons which is the most I have had in a week. We had 44 referrals. We found a lot of new investigators. And we are going to work harder this last week of the transfer. 

Transfers are on the 24th and I will most likely be changing areas. I will let you all know where I will be. I have six months here in Frias. Time to say bye...

But thats all to my great week. I am excited to start another and a new transfer. 

Also on the 24th. I complete 11 months. Wow. 

I love you all and hope you have a super week also. Besos :D
Les amo mucho! Chao!

Su hijo, 
Elder Dawson