It was cloudy this week which is always a blessing here, haha. So, this week we got 6 new investigators. It doesn't seem like a ton but three of them accepted dates for baptism. We have two on August 12th and one on August 19th. I'm very excited to see how they progress.
We also have a family that we are teaching who has always known of the church but never tried to learn more. They ask a ton of questions and are very set on finding out if this is the true church.
I'm very thankful for the patience of the people in Juarez who deal with my broken Spanish. I've learned personally that it doesn't matter how I talk in a lesson as long as the Spirit is present. me and my companion do everything we can to have it present in all of our lessons.
So, I've come to realize that I hate enchiladas roja, they make me so sick but the people here looooove them and I mean love them. They usually give us a giant plate of about 10 enchiladas with of course rice beans and tortillas . . . those three are the main ingredients of about every meal out here. I don't think I will eat any of those after my mission for as long as I live. The one good thing is I can eat basically any spicy food out here now. They have a meal called chili relleno which is a giant pepper with queso in side and deep fried. After about a week of eating those I think my mouth is just permanently numb, other than that the food is great. I think it shows cause I think I've gained about 25 pounds out here haha. The people of this ward are so proud that they fattened up the gringo.
Anyway. just a note The biggest thing that I wish I would have done before I got out here is study my scriptures... both in the Book of Mormon and in the Bible. It is especially important out here when you have a lot of Catholics who have read the Bible a thousand times. It's good to know and really be familiar with the Book of Mormon and the scriptures in the Bible. real study takes time. If you read to just read you will get little to no help from it but if you study with real intent and with a desire to know more you will get just that. I would be completely lost out here had I not attended 4 years of seminary and had the amazing teachers that I did for those 4 years . . . seminary is rough especially in the morning but it prepares the youth and it truly is the best way to start a morning, day, and week. enjoy the free knowledge.
Cuidense y te amo siempre
Ties 1 - 3: so here's the haps. my companion likes to be completely ready for daily planning (which isn't a rule) he insists that I be ready too, complete with a tie and shoes on. Our planning is at 7;30 in the morning here in this mission so just to annoy him I only wear the "inappropriate"mission ties I have.. feels good to put them to use.
Breakfast: this was one of our breakfasts this week. Yes mom, I cooked it.