Monday, February 10, 2014

February 10th, 2014 - Weekly Letter


     So this last week was super fun, and super busy, and was just good!!! We worked super hard, and our work showed, and at the same time we had a way fun time. So I don't remember exactly what we did every single day, but a lot we go.
     So last Monday we had our normal P-day, and then we had to go to Saucillo for the district meeting at 4 like normal, so we left a little earlier and went on this epic swing thing that went out over this body of water that was pretty cool! Later that night after the district meeting and everything, we got back later and didn't have much time to do anything, so we just went to a restaurant to eat, which was cool because it helped me realize that we aren't here just to be robots, we are here to live too. It also showed how much the four of us are just good ol' friends helping in the work of the Lord. It was a nice sit-down restaurant and the food was really good too.
     So the next day we had a zone meeting and so we had to go to Delicias. There I got two from the Paterakis family and one from Grandma Val. The package from Grandma Val had a lot of sweet food in it that I have been eating a lot! And in the package from the Patarakis' there was some candy and also this jelly bean game, and oh yeah, the 4 of us played the jelly bean game that night. In this jelly bean game there are quite a few jelly beans, and a spinner. For each jelly bean there is a look-alike jelly bean that tastes horrible. Some examples were vomit, skunk spray and dog food. So we had to spin the spinner and whatever it landed on you were to eat that type of jelly bean, and so you had the chance of eating a really disgusting one, or a really good one. Man was it fun, but there were a lot of jelly beans spit out in the garbage in the end. So that was fun. Also, earlier that day we ate with Hermano Del Real, and like always, they made good food. It was a type of tortellini with cheese in the noodles. That night we were talking with him, and he was recounting a lot of experiences, and when he was talking about his past, and take into account that he knows very few words in English, he said, ''back when I was living the High Life''. Man, we all cracked up so much. He's 80 years old, but man he's still super funny.

     Also this last week we got to do service which was super fun, and different than the norm. We went to help one of the brothers in the ward fix his roof, and so we got to make cement and then bring it on the roof to fix it, because all of the houses are pretty much completely made of cement. We had some funny times during that service, like there were two different types of powder stuff, and so we put the first on, and then the second we had to put the bag on the pile to open it, but Elder Ante accidentally dropped the bag really hard on the powder and so a huge smoke cloud just blew up and got all over me and the bishop....we were covered in white, it was super funny.

     But yeah, other then all of that stuff, we worked hard every day like normal, and found another 2 people that are ready ready to hear the gospel. Yesterday we had 8 investigators at the church, and the other 2 elders had 3 at church, so Camargo had 11 total, which was amazing!!! We have 7 baptismal dates currently, and yesterday we actually married our family. They ended up changing the dates for some reason, so we had to run all around town to do everything, but we did it! It wasn't a big grand thing, but they're married now, and can now get baptized. This week they're not going to be able to be baptized because they need to go to church one more time, but the next week is their baptism, the 22nd of Feb. But yeah, in the next 3 weeks.....baptisms. The people that we are finding to teach are just literally ready ready. The work really is hastening.

     So the mission just is amazing. I have realized that it doesn't need to be as hard as it seems, because us as the missionaries, we are not the ones living the hard lives...our investigators are the ones living the hard lives, and we're just here to help them. There have been so many experiences where the people trust us enough that they open up and like tell us their life stories. We are more or less consultants that carry the cure for everything. Also, lately I have been learning so much about myself, Christ, God, the atonement, everything. This gospel is amazing, and if any one of you has doubts, ask God....for He will tell you.

Thanks for everything, I love you all, and have a very good week!!!! :)
-Elder Loveless

The letter that I got from Layne and Ilene did have the 20 dollars in it.
The weather is getting pretty hot.....but it's weird cuz at night it still is cold.......weird huh

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