Dear Mom and everyone,
This was a super cool week. The start was a FHE with a part member family. We got a few new investigators from it. We were going to have a fire but they decided not to, the kids were disappointed.
Tuesday, we spent a lot of the day tracting but we did find a few interested people. One of them was an elderly couple that was taking care of their grandson because his mom died. The grandpa is really sick We just said a prayer with them the first and I’m not sure if the man was just confused but he said that he had seen us before, but his wife said that they had never seen the missionaries before. Anyway, the next time we came back we taught the restoration of the priesthood quick and gave him a blessing. I don't know how long he'll last.
Wednesday was weird. I got permission to go to the temple so We went out early for an appointment, then I had to buy the bus ticket but it was worth it then we came back a little later to study. While we studied the assistants call and ask where we were. Then they said ok well be there in 4 min. so we wait and the first assistant comes in then the next one... the like 30 secs later pres. it was unexpected but cool. The assistants did divisions with some other elders in the zone and we went and finished the day normal.
Thursday, we went to Tehuantepec, about 20 minutes away for the conference. We talked about the same thing as the leadership council and then we had a special treat. We watched Coco. It was an awesome movie. and there’s a lot of cultural things that they show in the movie that are true. From there Elder Bills and I left for Oaxaca and Loosle stayed with Bill's comp. We got to Oaxaca and bought stuff to make hamburgers and slept in the offices.
Friday, we left early to do a session before the sealing. It was awesome to go through in Spanish and understand everything. I love going to the temple, it really is a special place. Then we got to watch the sealing. It was cool to see all the people from La Joya again. We went and ate with them after pictures and then we had to head back and yes, I was in the bus when the earthquake hit and didn’t feel it. A little town called Rio Grande was the only place in the mission that got hit but everyone is fine and there was no real damage where I am at, there have been a few aftershocks but I haven’t felt any.
Saturday, we went back to work. That morning we had to do 5 interviews in an area about an hour away from ours so that was fun. 4 of them got baptized and the last will probably get baptized in 2 weeks. Then we ended the day with a few appt.
Today was disappointing because last week the hammock guy said it would be done this week and now his saying Thursday so I was pretty mad about that but whatever I guess I have to learn some more patience.
Well I love you all,
Estamos en Salina Cruz y estamos comunicándonos con todos los misioneros pero algunas líneas están saturadas, con todos los que hemos contactado están bien, y no han habido daños en las ciudades, el Presidente está yendo hacia Juchitan