so i have two weeks to catch you up...
about two weeks ago i was happy and calm in san jose. working hard. for new years eve we ate with some members and had a piñata. it was super fun! that saturday we we to eat tacos because we knew that some of the elders were leaving. i didn't really expect a change at all. but after i get a call form some elders in culiacan congratulating me and asking me if i was excited about my change ahahaha. i told them i didnt know my changes still. but at that moment i felt pretty scared. i called my zone leaders for my changes but they said i had to wait till the night to know. so while the whole world knew my changes i didn't. finally the night came and they told that i was leaving the baja to become zone leader in Escuinapa- theres a joke about Escuinapa that its the "end of the world" because it the most south in the mission. i was really scared and really not ready. i was only district leader for one changed and i was co, i've never been comp mayor and ive heard the escuinapa is a really tough place! i guess you could say i was freaking out just a little haha. well monday i flew to culiacan and then was on a bus till the night to get to escuinapa. i came with another elder and when we got off no one was waiting for us haha. we asked to use a cell phone and we called the elders to come get us. my comp finally showed up and took me to the house. my new comp is elder Taveras from the dominican republic and hes really cool. i knew him in mazatlan. he loves basketball especially the king james so he liked my cavaliers flag haha. the house is super nice! we have couches and a washer and HOT WATER! and we live above other elders which is really fun. we have bikes in our area so im getting use to it. the areas really cool,its just a branch of about 30- 45 people active and like 150 less actives haha. so we have a lot of work to do!
on thursday we saw a lady cutting trees down in her back yard and we offered to help. my comp was cutting and i was moving the branches to a ditch. it was pretty fun cuz this day weren't have much luck with anyone so we at least could help out this lady.
saturday night we were told that we have to give talks the next day in church hahaha i love when that happens. so sunday i got give a talk., it was really funny cuz as i was up there this really old lady falls asleep and her head falls all the way back and the whole congregation thougt she died until they heard her snoring haha. then every one starts giggling haha. i was a little startled then tried to contiue with my talk haha. i guess my talk wasn't that great if the lady on the front row falls asleep haha.
today was awesome. we have this rule that if we complete a goal as a zone we can play sports, well my zone is full of guys who love to play sports so we completed some goals this week and today in the morning we played basketball and soccer. it was awesome!
well this week was crazy! basically this week we didnt work much. i really wanted to bring the xmas spirit to some people but every one here was too focused on the presents to listen to us haha. christmas eve was awesome! i loved seeing you guys! we ate with a family who just got here from brazil. they only knew Portuguese so it was hard for me to communicate but i found out that the whole family plays rugby and the love american football! hhahaha my comp helped me because he understood them better than me. we ate ham covered in bbq sauce , turkey, waffle fries , rice , and chicken haha. we ate a lot!
christmas day we ate a bunch of turkey. after we went with one of the sons of the family we ate with to a park to try out his new toy. it was the drone helicopter thing. we turned it on and i took off and we didnt know how to stop it. we chased it for like 8 blocks and we found it in the street haha.
on saturday we weren't having much success. the zone leaders called us and told us they were gonna clean the church and so we went with them. it was pretty fun and we cleaned the whole church.
on sunday we showed up and there were 50 members from the ward and 60 americans hahaha. it was super weird.
today was the coolest pday ever! theres a elder in my zone going home and he got permission to play sports for today! so we all got together and played american football!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i was so happy! hahahahaha it was funny cuz were playing and i was going out for a deep one and as i caught the ball a palm tree caught my face. ill send pics next week but it wasn't to bad. hahah it was awesome cuz i held on and still got the touchdown hahaha. later we ate pizza. so i was pretty happy today