Monday, April 18, 2011

Day 139

Well, it sounds like he is certainly learning, growing and enjoying himself. I wondered at times how he would survive the Catholic traditions. But really eating only once a day. That's crazy!!!

Thank you for all the support!!! so mom dont worry ill send some pics in another email for you its because elder west is using his thing right now and so yeah . obviously i cant. anyways. life is chugging here. Its officially Semana Santa. i know there was some questions about how that goes down with easter and what not. Pretty much people here say that they are catholic but dont really do anything about it except for the traditions. thats why its hard to baptize the spaniards because they get really uncomfortable leaving their traditions. but they do stuff all week i dont really know what it is but they dress up and have bands and march down the streets and stuff. and yeah. its just a whole week of festivals no one really works and no one really goes to school. but the members dont like it and yeah. anyways i can probably give a better description next week after its happened.

yeah Elder West is like my Brother that i never had. We are definitely learning from each other a lot. At first when we were first put together he was always worrying about everything and super tense about stuff. but we are always joking around together. its because i was telling him to calm down and relax and stuff and he just does funny stuff so im always laughing at him. and then he realized one day how dumb it was and so now we just laugh together. at some people for how dumb they are and some of the things they say. it reminds me of when i was working at the shool and nancy told me how iw as really good at getting and giving with the jokes. ha he is really fun. and i am really enjoying my time here with him. So yes mom i havent changed that much. haha yet? i dont know. The Hermanas have had problems with their piso so we went over there and helped them paint last week and then their water ran out so they cant shower and cant drink because they dont have any. so elder west and i went and bought like 40 liters of water and took it to them and then gave them 50€ so that they could buy food and stuff and they wouldnt take the money so i was like CHUCK IT and he through it and we ran down 13 flights of stairs becuase the elevator was taking too long. hahaha so we ran down the stairs and caught the next bus (luckily it was right there waiting still) and they called us and got mad. so the next day we had FĂștbol with our investigators and menos activos and members as an activation activity and they gave the money back to us. haha it was funny because they were trying to be descreet about it. so they had given us a couple of EFY cds to copy and stuff and we put the money back in the cd´s and gave the money back to them haha its funny. but they are fine now.

just trying to share the love thats all. plus our members feed us like every day (p.s. did you know that i only eat on meal a day?????) who would have thought that i would be able to actually survive off of only eating once a day. haha so yeah. but really everything is going good here. its just hard when we have a lot of people and we can see the potential and they arent really putting in their effort. haha something that president Clegg told us in a Specialized Training was you can have fun and joke around with your comopanion before and you can after but while your in the meeting you are all business.. and i think that has helped a lot with our Companionship because i dont know i like having a good time and if im not having fun then i dont want to do it. (as you guys know) so we make everytihng we do fun. contacting and studying and everything and im actually learning. i had my first lesson this last week were i actually did half of the lesson and not just little parts here and there. haha anyways. its coming.
thank you all of you for helping me buy supporting me and stuff. It sucks walking around all day trying to talk to people and always getting failed by EVERYONE. BUTTTTT on the flipside. its good to know that you guys will ALWAYS be there for me.
keep smiling. keep working hard. keep loving the scriptures. and make sure you have fun while you work. but work. because you always need to be doing your part I LOVE YOU ALL!!!!!!!

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