November 12, 2018


Jorge Chavez


Elder Guzman

Letter 14

Hey everyone! Don't have a ton of time this week to write, but it was a good week.

Today we went to the beach for a little bit. It was pretty nice. I haven't done that in a while. We saw some flamingos. It was a good P-day.

We had a baptism planned for this week with one of our investigators named Victor, but he backed out for the 2nd week in a row. He literally came to the church and we were about ready to start and then he said he needed to talk to his parents. (Even though he's 21!). However, he's come to church 5 weeks in a row now. That's good. It's just been a little frustrating with him and some of our other investigators because sometimes I can't tell if they're even progressing or not. It's ok though. We'll keep working with them.

I gave my first talk on Sunday. It was about 10 minutes. It was on family history and it went well. It wasn't as hard as I thought it would be. Also, we were assigned to do a musical number this week and Elder Guzman wanted to sing 'Called to Serve" in english, so we rounded up a group of people to sing in our choir and I taught them how to pronounce all of the words. We practiced every night and it went really well actually. Nobody was expecting it at church. It was awesome haha.

One night I was at an investigator's house and they invited us to have dinner with them so we were like alright. When I sat down and looked at my plate, there was a chicken foot in my rice! Wasn't expecting that, but I ate it. It wasn't great. It was just like sucking on a bone. I eat all kinds of stuff that I never would've eaten at home. So, I'm confident that I can eat anything these members throw at me haha. I've started to get into cooking a little bit. I say a little bit because I'm not a chef or anything. I don't have time to make anything fancy, but I've learned how to cook some stuff. There's this type of banana here that's supposed to be used for cooking and it is delicious. You can fry it or boil it. My companion even showed me how to make mangu, (it's like mashed potatoes except with bananas). It's awesome! We've been overlooking bananas back in the states.

Sorry this email is a little short. Have a good one!

Elder Andelin
PS: pics are of me holding a piranha just like my Dad would


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