Monday, July 27, 2015

Milagro en Puerto!

       This week was awesome! We had a miracle this week. One of our investigators was supposed to be confirmed this week, but he showed up really late.... But miracle! The bus broke down so everyone had to go in Taxis, since they were preparing to send the bus late to get everyone to the sacrament, we did the classes before the sacrament. Then at the last moment when sacrament started, he showed up. He told us that he knew he was going to be very late, but his girlfriend who was baptized one week ago told him that he should go anyway! It was awesome!

       Today we had a beach day as a district, played some soccer and frisbee. Yes, my feet may have touched the water, oops, it is so warm here i want to swim really bad. Nothing else has changed, just another week. Thanks for all you do, have a great week! Love you!

Monday, July 13, 2015

Cambios Por Puerto!

 Hey familia! It sounds like you have all been doing really well this week. As always thanks a ton for all the awesome letters that you all have sent me. This week was the last week of the changes......   Luckily! I am not going anywhere anytime soon! I am almost our whole zone, including Monson and I, are staying in our same areas! I am so grateful, because Monson is definitely one of my most favorite companions in the mission.

             The rain is sure crazy here. You will all of a sudden hear a wind like sound, which is the sound of rain poring off nearby roofs. After that, you have about ten seconds to get under the nearest house or you will get soaked! The rain is so heavy here, after a minute you will be drenched to the bone. The power here is also very unpredictable. A few nights ago, we had divisions with the zone leaders. The power was out for most of the night, so i was roasting without my fan! Even the the rain cools things off for a few minutes, once it leaves the heat comes right back in. It has been more stable though for the rest of the week.

           Funny story this week about the drunks here: The other day we went to bring one of our investigators to go the church. As we waited for her to return to the house after running an errand, we were talking with a total drunk. He told us in the little English he knew that he loves us, we said thanks, and he said anytime! Afterward my comp Monson asked for the mans Guaro (Alcohol) and the bolo (drunk) gave it to him. He started to pour the drink on the ground, and the drunk was startled! As the last of the alcohol was falling, the guy reached out and unsuccessfully tried to catch it in his fingers. He then curled up in a ball on the ground and began to sob just like a four year old! It was so funny and sad at the same time. With tears in his eyes he asked us why we ruined his drink. People are too hammered here with alcohol.

        I hope you enjoy the photos I am sending; one is of an ugly demon looking frog that I found where we eat lunch, and also a night photo of ships and the ocean. Another is a photo of a bonfire we made for the fourth of July! It consisted of a month and a half worth of trash we gathered since I started here in Puerto! Thanks for everything have another great week! Love you guys!

Pics from Puerto and Father's Day!

Happy Father’s Day! I hope that you all had a great Father’s Day weekend and summer is great up there!  It’s been somewhat cooler here now that the rainy season is here.  It rains about once a day for about 30 minutes, then leaves.  It rained this morning for a while, but passed really quickly.
The pictures I am going to send from are from this and last week went we went to the beach.  Some other photos are from around our area, and what not.  

I love Puerto so much! This was probably the best week of my mission, so many fun things happened, and we have had lots of success. We baptized a few people on Saturday, and they were confirmed on Sunday which was great, and have had lots of investigators assisting church.

One thing very unique thing about Puerto is that we assist church twice every Sunday! The first one is my ward called Loma Verde, and the second is supposed to be few only Mesquito Speakers, but  everyone else goes anyway. The bus to bring the people to the Mesquito ward is always so
packed, so the missionaries get to sit on top of the bus! It was crazy.  We have to duck as electrical lines and tree branches go over the top of us, so that was really exciting. I got some pics i will send! 

This week as we were walking, some people were selling Yuka, a food kind of like potatoes on a table in front of their house. A cow walked by and thought that Yuka would taste good, so it robbed the table and walked down eating their goods. After being bombarded by mangos from angry kids, it let go of the Yuka, and the kids put it back on table for sale! It was so funny, you got to be careful what you buy around here. 

Coca cola is also very popular here. Everyone drinks it all of the time! That is usually because water from the wells is not safe to drink untreated, so soda is very popular. 

We took a taxi ride on the beach this week, and one of the other clients lived on the beach, but that did not stop the driver, he drove right down the beach with the waves hitting the car along the way, he said that his car was aquatic, but could only go in so far....

That’s all for this stellar week! Hope all is great back in Utah, Love you all so much!