Monday, October 11, 2010
Trapped...a wedding...new videos! Oh My!
Well, this last week was a super, super hard week because my comp. got sick. They think he had chicken pox or Dengue; we are still waiting on the results. So this last week we had one lesson and were in the house all week. We went to the capital twice to have his blood drawn. But really this last week was boring and sad. But I do have some great news: the Roldan Family got married on Saturday so this Saturday we should have three baptisms and we are so very excited. They are very happy and working so hard to change and be better. It truly is so amazing to see the change that this gospel brings to the lives of those who truly seek for it. I was really sad because we could not be at the wedding because Saturday we got a call and we had to go to the capital to get my comp's blood drawn so we missed it, but I sent someone with my camera and I will send some photos next week. The cool part was that we had a lot of our investigators at the wedding and actually the Escalante Family was there and they are talking about getting married as well. So that is really all that happened this last week.
In other news, I got copies of videos of a new program that they are implementing throughout the world. This morning I was using them to teach in the district meeting; I thought it went really well. It is called the district 2. I don't know if Katie ever saw them, but they are truly amazing and the videos are mine so I can use them after the mission, too. I can make myself mission baggy after the mission. But I think it helped us understand our purpose as missionaries better. One Elder in the district is going home this change and he was asking me for copies so that he could watch them after his mission.
I also realized that it will be super hard to go home and study because I am so accustomed to being outside. I did pretty good through the week (being trapped in the house) until yesterday I lost it I was just walking around pacing and trying to do something but it was really hard.
Next Monday will not be changes, but it will be Wednesday so I will know Monday night if we have changes or not. I really hope I don't have changes because I really love this place. It is super hard because the ward is so weak, but I just have learned to love it. Yesterday I felt to bear my testimony so I got up and after me a member got up and gave a soft sweet testimony about how the ward needs to help the missionaries and other things, of course. But afterwards I thanked him and he asked if we have changes coming up and I said, Not until the 20th” and he said, “I hope not” and gave me a hug. I was very touched by his desire to serve.
I love you all and hope all is well. Thank you for the Priesthood line of authority. I love you, mom, so much and hope all is well with you.
P.S. Tomorrow we are going to Antigua and I think I am going to buy a backpack because mine is breaking. There I can haggle to work it down to a low price. I know I am spending a lot of money lately but it is for my mission and all of these things are to last me to the end and after. I hope you’re not mad about the money thing but I love you.
Posted by Cathco at 3:50 PM