Monday, August 19, 2013

Hola de un semana loca!

Shoot this week was crazy. I have spent very little time being a missionary to be honest. My companion went home on Saturday. Not a worthiness thing, and not a health thing. My new companion is named Elder Whitton and he is from MurrietaCA. He just got his visa last week, but he was serving in New Jersey for the past 5 months. He´ll be my companion for the next two weeks up until transfer day.

 Elder Whitton and me

Elder Whitton is doing pretty well so far! He says it is a lot to take in, but he is doing great with the language! It´s good that we have E´Eklof in our apartment to loosen up the stress of a new country a little. I am trying to take advantage of the time he has with an English speaking companion before the next transfer.

Right now we are working with Edith to make sure she is ready for her baptism this Thursday. She says she wants to talk about a few doubts about the Book of Mormon. We have a lesson planned for tonight. 

We are now working with a brother and sister of 15 and 9 years respectively, and hope to talk to their mother sometime this week to make sure she is okay with them being baptized. We were going to invite them to prepare to be baptized on the 31 yesterday (as they both asked us what they can do to be baptized), but their aunt and cousin came in town and the appointment fell through. 

Well, everything seems to be progressing! I am trying to apply all of the things E´ Gaete taught me right before he left (it´s hard to be the both of us) because he covered my weaknesses as a missionary. Now I´ve got to improve. 

I´m starting to reallize how unprepared I would be for my life after my mission if I hadn´t gone on my mission. It´s incredible how much I didn´t know I didn´t know. I´m learning so much, but only when I remember to learn. It´s harder than it sounds to remember to learn when you´re almost always the one teaching!

I got special permision from the president to use! So I´m uploading everything online so I can´t lose it.  Here are some pics from this week:

Elder Eklof and I eating the Manjar Blanco (dulce de leche) that Elder Gaete left behind.
mi papá latino E´Hernandez. He dies this transfer!

Me serving Kenji. He is a professional chef that I am going to fly back to the states to start a 6 star restauraunt.

El directorio. My never ending project for this ward.

the difference between a estadosunidencia [United States-ian] y peruana [Peruvian] agenda

I´m progressing in my reading!

Elder Hicken

Hurrah for Israel!

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