It's been a great week but it ended with bad news.
My comp and I started this week by going to the temple. Which was amazing. It is a little smaller than the Spokane Temple but almost exactly the same build, for a moment I felt like I was back in my home temple.
Anyway, we had really good lessons with familia Rodriguez they are progressing very quickly they just want to know if this is the true church. I think they know, but they are just scared of change. We also have another investigator named Claudia she has a baptism date and from what we learned about her is ready to change her life for her and her daughter. My comp and I are loving the area but we received some sad news on Sunday.
I will be getting transferred to aeropuerto. I think I will be covering two wards with my new comp, Elder Fabara. All I know is that he does absolutely zero English and is from Ecuador. Things have been pretty busy since we got transfers this week so this email isn't super long. (editor note: His transfer is Tuesday morning and they use Uber to get him across town to his new apartment)
Also some more news about my mission, we lost about 15 missionaries this transfer: 1 assistant, 5 zone leaders, 5 district leaders and 4 senior companions going home. They had to close or combine 8 areas, only the areas that had two missionaries covering one ward. We have very little missionaries in our mission only about 120 so that means more work for us. I'm excited to see how my new companion is and I'm excited to get to know a new area.
I'm happy that I'm here. I'm happy to be on the Lords errand. I'm thankful for all who are supporting me. I know the blessings will come after the trial and my faith has been tested and I know it is growing.
482b - the temple presidents wife gave us a litttle care package for the hour and a half bus ride home.
484b & 485b - pics of the temple with my favorite dominican E. Reyes
489b - Juarez may be ugly during the day but the sunsets are chido