We may have the cleanest house in mexico thanks to my comp Elder Clean (Day).I do joke about how hes a clean freak but im learning a lot from him. Hes incredibly smart and hes about 6'6''.
Tuesday and Wednesday we spent the mornings Extreme cleaning. I almost past out from the smell of the chlorine and 100s of other cleaning products. thankfully in the afternoon we work hard. My companions spanish is perfect and hes only been in the mission for about 3 more weeks than me. its funny , every time i say something he corrects me. it gets a little annoying but i learn a lot.
in our district we have two sisters and one of them who just got here got this sickness called dangy or algo. its pretty bad and they couldnt work this week but shes doing better. the district wanted to help them out so we went contacting in their area on friday. after we ate with a member and we had Little Ceasers!!!!! it was freaking amazing!
its been raining a lot this week too! its been really nice to work in the rain and a lot of people feel bad for us and let us come in haha.
Today we woke up, cleaned for 5 hours ( and "were still not done" haha) washed my clothes. then the highlight of my day. we went to this supermarket called chedroii or somthing like that. its got pure american stuff! Before we went in my companion suggested that we buy together because he didnt have a lot of money because hes waiting for rembursales, which happens sometimes so i agreed (this was a mistake). i was going in with the intention of buying bread, jelly and a couple other things. as we were buying, my companion found the cleaning supply isle and he was like me in the nike outlet or a kid in the candy store haha we have this thing in the mission that all cleaning supplies are reimbursable ,and this only feeds mi compas addiction.he bought so much stuff, even this acid stuff, i dont even know what its for. then i found out hes also a cook. he bought so much food too haha. then i saw something i hadnt seen in almost 10 months, Mountain Dew!! it was a little expensive but it was worth it haha. when we finished the gran total was almost more than what we had, and i brought all my money haha. thankfully hes gonna pay me back but for the time being we're broke haha. it was pretty funny he was a little embarrassed when he saw most of it was his.
Had a really good week!
This week we kinda started from scratch (since we had focused a lot on Jesus and Angela) but thankfully were blessed to find some new investigators! Both of our new converts are super excited to share the gospel with every one. we started teaching two of their neighbors and some one else on their street.
On Thursday for lunch we were fed sardines. i also found out i dont like sardines. how ever my companion loves sardines so he ate most of them haha. but that night he started to get a stomach ache. he suffered through the night and the next day we didnt go out to work till later that night. He pretty much slept the whole day and i studied the scriptures, and fell asleep a couple of times. but i finished 3 nephi and 4 nephi and 10 sections of D&C. that night we got invited to a Family home evening in the sisters area. they promised brownies so we had no choice.
Saturday was cambios (changes) and Elder gates and I really weren't expecting a change since hes only been their for 2 changes and i haven't had a consistent companion in 4 changes( which is kinda un heard of). I go through companions like the Browns go through QBs and coaches. and this time once again i lost my companion. He got sent to Los Cabos so hes not suffering to much. im receiving an Elder Day. hes like 6 foot 4 and hes from oregon. he has about one more month than me but his spanish is amazing. as soon as we got to the house the first thing he did before he even unpacked was deep clean the house. i thought the house was alright but he had us clean pretty hard haha,
im a little nervous because i have too teach him the area but the areas huge and i haven't even been to all the parts but well see how it goes!
funny story: this week we were talking with this lady and she kept asking us weird questions about space and stuff as if we knew. then she told us she had a job offer in california and she didnt know if she should take it cuz she needs a job but also she would have to leave her kids with her boyfriend and all these other problems. as i sat i thought to myself " im 19 years old, i think ive been to disneyland more times than ive seen my parents fight and i get nervous when someone asks me my favorite color, why is this women asking me for advice. i learned that first the spirit must be real because no one asks 19 year guys big life decisions (im not oprah) and also i have had a very blessed life. so i just wanna say thanks you guys for every thing!!!!!!!!!i can honestly say ive had the best childhood ever!
(Mom's reaction: a few tears and a lot of gratitude! What a great kid he is. Love this young man! :))