I hope you guys are all doing well and enjoying your summer vacation. It still is really really hot here, dad asked me if I have gotten used to it, and the answer is yes. But.... that doesnt mean that we dont notice it or that we don´t sweat at all, haha. Yesterday was funny because I did divisions with the Financial Secretary, Elder Soto. at night we had to go over to his chapel and drain the font. You wouldn´t think it would be that dificult to drain a font but you would be very surprised. In a couple of the old chapels here you have to be like an engineer to figure out all the levers, pipes, pumps, and what not to get the font drained. So we got to the chapel and tried everything we could but it turns out that it wouldnt drain. We decided it was because the pump was broken but deep down inside we realized that we probably just weren´t smart enough. But we had to drain it because the water was really dirty and the secretaries were going to baptized today. So Elder Soto and I pulled out a couple of those big 5 gallon buckets and just went to work. We had the font drained in like half and hour just from using those buckets, haha. By the time we were done we were just soaked to the bone, half water from the font and the other half was sweat, haha fun stuff.
So we are just as excited as can be for Milagros and Consuelo. There have been alot of ups and downs this week, the enemy has been working hard, but we are going to do the baptism interviews today and if everything goes well, Milagros and consuelo with get baptized tomorrow after church. We have continued working a ton with the young womens and that really just has made all of the difference. Milagros has loved having friends and feeling like she is apart of everything. Katarina, milagros´mom, also wants to get baptized but she has been working a ton and we havent had enough time to teach her everything yet so its looking like its gonna be next week. Pray hard so everthing works out good for Milagros and consuelo.
We also went to visit a recent convert of the other elders in the ward and he wasnt there but we talked to his mom. Shes named Bertha and she is really cool! She had talked to the sister missionaries a little while ago and says that she wants to go to church on sunday and looks like shes really willing to read the Book of Mormon and pray about it to find out if its true!
Last sunday we found a rat in the kitchen here in the offices. And it was big too. Let me tell you all, that made a great video. There were like 8 of us in the kitchen chasing the rat around with brooms and mops, trying to trap it with a pot. After like half an hour we finally trapped it and took it out of the kitchen, it was quiet the adventure.
This week we have zone conferences! Its going to be really different this time around because I will be participating but Im super excited. Elder Ortiz and I are going to be teaching together. We are going to talk about how to commit people to go to church and how to committ them to baptism. We are also going to talk about how to regonized the needs of the investigators and how to teach them according to what they are lacking in their lives. Should be really fun we are excited!
Well, my time is up, but I will write to you guys next week! Thanks for the emails and the prayers, I love you all mucho!!!