Monday, February 29, 2016

Week 23

Well this week was kind of slow, a lot of meetings. But those 3 investigadores I talked about in the last letter, I’m pretty sure all of them are going to be baptized.

I have high hopes for Maria because she wants it with her whole family. She really loves the temples and things sobre the familia. In the last prayer she asked if all would go well so that she could take her family to the temple. It was great. I bet she will be married and baptized this next transfer, I hope I’m still here. This is the last week of this transfer.

That’s really all there is to say about this week. We also helped move 2 houses in one day, and we have our pension to move also. We are basically a moving crew. jaja. They are putting more elders in this huge area so we don’t have to walk an hour to get to the other end of our area. So we need another pension. We will have the new one, and they will have the old.

Hope all is well with you guys. If you have any questions please tell me. I don’t have anything else I can think of.

Love, Elder Nuevohombre

It’s really like this every night the sunsets are great.

Monday, February 22, 2016

Week 22

Well first off I have a few favors to ask. If you can download any movies of the church in Espanol or English with Spanish subtitles, that would be great so I can download them on my flash drive. Oh, and I was wondering what you could do for this guy. He likes my boots a lot, and he wants to know if you can send him a pair or if there is a website where he can order them from. He said he could pay me if you sent them. Oh and peanut butter is awesome! All the packages came these last 2 weeks and everything is good with them. Everything was there.

We also had a baptism that was really great! It was numero uno para me. Ezequiel was baptized by my comp and confirmed by me. I thought we were going to do the confirmation after sacrament meeting or something, but nooooo. We did it in the middle of the meeting. I didn’t study that much on how to do it, so like 5 minutes before I was scrambling to remember how to do it. All was good in the end, but my Spanish was pretty bad. I was so scared that my legs were literally shaking, I couldn’t control them. That has never happened before. But after all of that he gave me a hug and I felt a happiness, like one I have never felt before. It filled my whole body. I’m convinced it was the joy of the spirit of Ezequiel and the Holy Ghost and the love we shared with one another.

Austin was taken to another home so I don’t know what’s up with him.

We had three other people accept baptism this week, but one needs to get married. But she is the one I believe will want baptism the most.

All is good here, loving the mission......and did you know that you called me a sister missionary? Correction: Hola misionero. Jaja. Keep practicing. I love you all very much.

La persona muy fatcha-
Elder Nuevohombre

We had ice cream with Ezequiel.

The sugar cookie stuff was great in the package. It turned out very easy and very good.

Elder Martinez, Ezekiel, and I.

Our dog Misionera.

Ezekiel and his girlfriend.

These are some kids that were visiting their friends with us. The one on the left speaks good English and does a lot of cool things.

Monday, February 15, 2016

Week 21

Well we are going to a bar again this Pday to play some pool, and we are late so I’m hoping this is quick. We’re all good here.

That’s funny Rusty has had some drunk people stories too. The majority of the people we talk to are drunk for the first visit or are high. But they always are sad about it so it’s a little easier to get them to stop.

We taught this one kid that was taken from an abusive home and who was with a member for 2 days. He asked what he could do to change his life, so the Sister called us. The boy’s name is Austin and he is 11 years old. His whole body has scars on it. It’s pretty easy to see he has had a rough life. We taught him prayer and faith in Christ because that is something he needs mucho. And also that his Father in Heaven wants him.

He kept talking about his brother, and he wanted to know that he was alright. [When the authorities took him and his brother from their abusive home,] they ended up separated and he doesn’t know where his brother is. This week I believe he [Austin] went to a place like a corrections facility. It’s the only thing I could think of when my comp described it to me. We gave him a blessing of comfort, and at the end of the blessing he said he felt much better. The kid didn’t even know what we were doing or what a blessing was or even a prayer. I really hope this kid makes it all right.

After that not much else [has happened], we had to postpone Ezequiel's servicio bautismal because he is still smoking every now and then, but he should be good for this Saturday.

Happy Valentine’s Day! Love you all,
Elder Nuevohombre

There is a fat cat, which is a lot bigger in person.

A scripture case made out of crocodile leather and has a lion's and a cheetah pelt inside that I'm going to buy.

It was raining hard so we let our dog in for a bit.

I made muddy buddies haha.

We had a bbq.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Week 20.

[Elder Newman didn't have much time to write this week, but this is what we got.]

Well first off I’m not sick anymore. It was just baking soda in the bag. It was more of a joke than anything.

The dogs are fine. Our neighbor baths them.

Not much to report. The baptism didn’t happen. We have another one this week, but he had a problem with smoking. He is doing so good, but last night his grandma died, so I hope he doesn’t start smoking again. Other than that nothing really happened.

Love, Elder Newman

Always joking around....

Monday, February 1, 2016

Week 19

Well things have been going pretty good this week. We walk a ton every day. I’ll probably need to buy some shoes here in a few months, but they are holding up pretty good.

I’m pretty sick right now, but I have drugs, haha. I have no clue what I’m taking, and I don’t even know what I have. But I’m trusting everyone here that I won’t die from them, jaja.

We have found a lot of people that are literally gifts from God, and we really need them. We have been working hard and staying obedient and know we are getting the blessings. This week we had 12 investigadores attend church. It was great!

Familie Campos is about the same. We pushed really hard for them this last week but they were never home.

We have one bautismo esta semana [baptism this week]. I hope we have one every week this transfer, and we will if everything goes as planned.

Its scary Bryant is driving, haha. I’m glad I’m here and I don’t have any cars or trucks there, jaja. I hope he stays safe.

I haven’t gotten anything like a letter or package for close to 2.5 months. I don’t know what’s going on, but I’ll tell you when I get them.

The holes [from last week’s pictures] are for [the man’s] waste water and his crapper, haha. He ended up finishing them [himself] so he could get the second half of the loan for his house.

Well I hope all is well there for you. Love you all!

Cho- Elder Nuevohombre

Zone Conference

 It was my comp’s birthday, so I had our neighbor buy a cake for him.

 I’m being attacked by our dogs, haha

 Drugs that looks like dope, jaja.

I don’t think you can read what I’m touching on the fridge, but it says something like "Don’t touch here because I can’t afford to buy more paint."