This last week, I finished 3months! Which is crazy and kindof hard to believe, but mostly cuz that includes MTC time, which was a month and a half haha.
Well things are goin good down here, we were able to confirm la hermana Griselda this last Sunday, and I was able to stand in the circle! It was super awesome and powerful to see true preisthood power bestow the gift of the Holy Ghost on a very deserving and strong individual! Grisleda is home now from the hospital, still in a lot of pain as far as I can tell, but she still came to be confirmed.
This last Tuesday was my companions birthday! We celebrated a lot this whole month haha, but on Tuesday a less active family, la familia Andrade, who are wonderful people, gave us asado and torta! The asado is pretty much steak and the wife makes cakes for a living so we had an amazing chocolate and dulce de leche cake. She then gave us like all of the rest!
So last night we had my first lesson with a member! Haha technically my second because of the fact that I had one on exchanges, but that doesnt count. It was with Bautista, the oldest son that lives with Griselda, whose an amazing kid and the change in him from the Gospel is as clear as day, he wants to be a missionary, like now haha. The member was the first counselor of the branch presidency, Hermano Berasain, whose this huge guy who has a bunch of tattoos. He used to be a tattoo artist, but now he paints motos and bikes, he has a great testimony and is just a good man. He reminds me of my dads best friend James Mix.
So my companion decided to put his towel on a gas heater while he was in the shower, and he called to me to bring it to him. I had been eating breakfast and when I went in the room the towel had a black spot and was smoking. I pulled it off but when I got outside,due to the oxygen it caught fire, as you can tell it did not survive. Super funny classic missionary story though.Elder Derbez was in the shower the whole time helpless, no idea what was going on, just hearing me yell “Shoot dude!” and stuff like that haha.
I got these sweet leather shoes from my District Leader. They hurt my feet, but I love em and I mostly have em in case I go to the Villa, (the poorest parts of the mission) where theyll steal the shoes right off your feet. These are already worn out and I plan to use em down even more.
And of course one of the pictures from the baptismal service a couple weeks ago. I actually only got two on my camera, but we got a bunch on my companions.
Well, we´ll keep going, you oughtta as well! Theres nothing better than seeing members participate in the work, as we all know “every member a missionary”! Love you all!
our meal today, chicken, rice and corn, and salad (i made the salad haha. lemon and pepper! had to hand grind the pepper with a spoon and a metal cup. not very effective)
made myself a scripture cover! I used a shopping bag (like a thicker, boxy one) and the corners of an old box, and some pictures we found in the capilla. it fits all of the spanish standard works and one more book of mormon for to tract with!