so i love being a missionary!!!!! the work is hard but fun. up until Saturday this is how the days went. studied all morning and worked all day till about nine. getting contacts are easy but getting in the door isn't. once people hear the message the are very accepting of it. one of our investigators names is Alain, he's 17 and lives with his grandparents. he has a lot of faith and we committed him to baptism, the only problem is his grandparents are atheist and after our second lesson they wont really let us in, every time we knock on the door they say hes either ´´gone´´ or ´´sleeping´´. one time his grandma said he was gone and then we hear him practicing his flute up stairs, we just had to say we'll try again tomorrow! its really frustrating!!!!! freaking atheists....
another man we are teaching is Armando Jesus, hes like 50 and is blind, so it harder to teach him because he cant read but hes so accepting and wants to be baptized!!! we don't have a lot of investigators right now because we are new in the area but my comp is definitely guided by the spirit, i don't think there's been one day were we haven't been guided and shown those who are ready for the gospel. i still sit in lessons and just ´´smile and wave´´ but i pray and read and testify every once in a while.even though i miss home i wouldn't want to be anywhere else!
so Saturday we had our ´´first´´ baptism, ill tell the story when i send the pictures but it was a good baptism, after the family fed us tamales and they were awesome except my comp , good ole Elder Velez ate like 4 which is a lot, Sunday morning at like 3 am he woke me up and told me he was sick and so i gave him a blessing and went back to bed, that morning we were getting ready for church and the poor kid threw up for about 10 mins, some how we still made it to church at 9.
at church last week we only had about 30 members and this week we had 30 members and 70ish gringos hahah. they were from a resort down the road and they are here for a month. after, they all came up to me and for the first time in mexico i had a full conversation with people!!!!!!!!!!! they are all from Lehi and Provo and i had to translate (the best i could) for elder Velez. it was nice to talk to some members!
after church we went back to the apartment and my companion went to bed. from 2 to 9 i sat in that smelly apartment and read the book of Momon and ate haha. not very fun. today was awesome though my companion woke me up at 5 (feeling fine) and we met up with our district and hiked a ´´mountain´´ called Faro. the district is really fun even though i cant understand them yet haha. it was nice to wear street clothes for once. my companion wants me to try something called tacos da cabeza, which is ( i kid you not) cow jaw, eye and brain chopped up and fried, but its not happening haha. also this morning we were cleaning and he found a cockroach giving birth and then he thought it might be funny to throw it at me!!!!!!
hes lucky I'm nice haha
I'm loving the mission and missing everyone at the same time. I'm glad to here everyone's doing well! enjoy turkey day. ill probably be having rice and beans and chicken! but its all good cuz i know I'm wear I'm needed. la iglesia es verdad! haha