Monday, October 27, 2014

Oct 27th. No Subject

This week we had some really good experiences. On Friday night we went to go visit with some less actives to try and get them coming back to church but they werent there, so we went to the house right next to them to just contact. They said that they had been taught by the missionaries before and the guy wanted to get baptized but his wife didn´t want to. But he didnt get baptized because he didnt want to get baptized alone. But when we went back he said that he was ready to be baptized and so was the wife. We should be meeting with them more this week and we will find out more about them this week. 

This week the president came and visited our house, it was pretty weird. We were doing our personal study then he called us and asked if he could come and visit us during out companionship study. He knew that we were struggling in our area because of some stuff that was going on and he helped us out a lot.  He taught us a lot about how to teach better and it was really nice. 

Every Sunday night we have a ward family home evening. After the meeting we went with some ward members to go visit Lidea Ferrel. She has been super sick these past few weeks. When we visited her this past week she said that her body was hurting so much. She had her foot amputated a while back and it got infected really badly and they were going to have to amputate more. When we went last night, we knew she was going to die. She couldnt move or talk anymore. It was really sad. This morning we went back to her house and she passed away. She was the only member in her family so we had a really good opportunity to share Alma 36 with there family and teach them where she is now. I also shared a scripture about the resurection and how she will recieve a perfect body. Their family was super happy, it was a good experience. 

Thats about all that happened this week.

Elder Britt

Monday, October 20, 2014

Oct 20th. Sick Week Again

This week my comp and I didnt´t work that much, my comp was pretty sick. On Wednesday, we spent the entire day in Santa Cruz because my comp is having problems with his knees. He needs to have a surgery on his knee sometime soon, luckily it is only a super small surgery. But there a 3 things that could happen because of his knee. He gets emergency transfered and I get a new comp, I get transfered with him, or we both get transfered closer to Santa Cruz, or we just finish this cambio and then he will get transfered to Santa Cruz. 

Thursday was an interesting day though. I had an intercambio with Elder Wertz. He´s in my group and we were in the MTC at the same time. It was a fun day. The lessons were a little hard though. He´s still struggling with his spanish and so I did most of the talking. The lessons were pretty tough but we did a good job. 

During the intercambio my comp got really sick and went to the hospital. He just got some pills and that was about it. We couldn´t work Friday and Saturday because he was sick. When you cant work, it´s the most boring time. All I did was sleep and read, thats about all you can do. But on Sunday we were able to work again and it was really nice. 

Thats about all that happened this week since we weren´t able to work a lot. I think this week will be a lot better and we will get a lot of lessons in. 

Elder Britt

Monday, October 13, 2014

Oct 13th. Sick This Week

Not a lot happened this week. Monday I was feeling really sick so after pday my comp and I just stayed in the house. Tuesday I was feeling a little bit better so we went out and worked that day and we gave a lot of blessings that day and worked hard. Then Wednesday we had service and during that I started feeling really sick again so we had to stay home that day too. I get sick here so much that I have earned a new nickname that all the latino Elders call me, vomit boy. Pretty much I get sick here nonstop. Hopefully my stomach will start adjusting. Im feeling a lot better but my comp is sick today so I dont know if we will be able to work today. Sunday was elections here and the entire town was dead. We couldnt leave our houseSaturday night and all of Sunday It was so boring. Somedays I just think, I dont really want to work today. The days where I dont work are the most boring days and go by so slowly. When we are able to work, time goes by so much faster. I hope that this next week will just be a normal week where we get to work a lot.
Right now we have about 3 really good investigators who are progressing really fast. Here, it is really hard to teach the Sabbath Day because everybody here has to work and its really hard to get people not to work. Also marriage is super hard to get people to do. It cost about 200 pesos to get married and about 7000 to get divorced so nobody here wants to get married. The last thing that is pretty hard to teach is the word of wisdom. Everybody here just drinks all the time, all day and ll night. Also, they are all addicted to these leaves called coca leaves. I think its what they make cocain out of but I´m not sure.
Other than that its been a pretty boring week. I´m looking forward to this week, hopefully we will get to work a lot more.
Elder Britt
This is how we did the sacrament when we got stuck in for elections. They canceled all the meetings so we just had to do it at our house. It was slightly weird doing it at our house but thats fine.

Monday, October 6, 2014

Oct. 6th. Crazy People Here

I wrought a little bit about this guy, Daniel Sanchez, but I cant really remember what I wrought about him. But this guy is so crazy. We went to visit him this week and he said to us in english, With all respect Elders dont return. So we just left him alone for a few days and he called us and apologized and we set up a visit with him. When we went to that visit he told us a story that happened to him recently. He went to go visit his fathers tomb to put flowers there or do something. While he was there he saw a picture of this girl on her tomb. Im not sure how but he said a few moments later he went to the spirit prision and met that girl. He said they talked and then they ended up having sex, in spirit prision... Hes a super good guy but he just needs a lot of help. We mainly visit him to try and help the family. 

This past Tuesday, President had a big breakfast for all the Elders that are new and their trainers. It was really fun to see all my friends from the MTC and hear all the stories and hear how their spanish is doing. The food there was AMAZING. We had pancakes with really good syrup. I liked the food here for about one week then I got super sick of it. Its just rice everyday, for every meal. 

So when I went to go get my shot Thursday, they called us and told us that we needed to go back in, after we had already returned to Montero. Turns out they gave me the wrong shot. I dont know what they gave me the first time. 

This week we have to stay in the house sunday. There are elections here that day and it gets pretty crazy here.

Thats about all this week, Im looking forward to this week. 

Elder Britt

The first picture is Daniel Sanchez.

The second is our last district meeting since transfers are this week. The guy to the right is one of my really good friends here. His mission ends tomorrow, its really sad.