Monday, May 19, 2014

Hola Familia

Dirty Shirt

 Elder Elgan & Elder Murphy (From Logan)

BBQ pineapple burgers with Lety and her family 

Hello again dearest family,

This week was all right. A little good, a little rough. Last week was a good birthday, and after I wrote you guys we taught a few lessons then went to Lety's house and they made me a Bday dinner. I managed to get it all over my shirt. Of course. I've been doing good dang it, oh well don't think I'll ever change.

Wednesday was Julio's birthday (Letys son) so we had another party. Me and Elder Murphy went to Walmart and bought him a big chocolate cake. But he complained about it saying it had too much chocolate. First off, too much chocolate doesn't exist and secondly, complainer what did you buy me on my bday? Oh that's right. . nothing. haha no jk it was a good time he was just kidding.

We had some highs and lows with the food this week. One lady gave us a little bowl of lentil soup, and a potato patty. I was like oh how cute, whats next? But nope, that's it. But it was all made up for when we ate with one hermana. She is the one who cooks really good and is from Chiapas Mexico. She made us bbq pork chops, pasta salad, and a normal salad with grapes and croutons and other things that I haven't even seen here until that day. Even had dressing! That's a rare one to the average Mexicano.

We had a really awesome experience with our investigator Silvia this week. She has always accepted us really well, but doesn't really see the need for organized religion. Also she doesn't know what to think because she likes our messages, but has a hatred towards us bc the church didn't help her when her dad who was a member was dying last year. But we had a lesson that changed it all. We were teaching about the Book of Mormon. She always says things like, it doesn't matter if its true or not the true book is written on the heart of every person. What? Who knows. But we continued teaching and then I think we asked her a question. Then she got really quiet and looked down. Then she just bursts into a prayer. Me and Elder Lopez didn't know what to do at first we were like huh? She went on for about 5 minutes and started crying. Then there was about a 2 minute silence. I was praying so hard for her during that time, but then she started to talk again and she had a Book of Mormon in her hands and said Father, I know that this book that I have in my hands is true. It was like what! Seriously? How did that even happen. So that was a cool moment to see someones prayers be answered right before your eyes.

We had a special meeting with president for the investigators in our zone. We ended up taking a couple investigatos and president talked about the gospel of Jesus Christ and it was really good. We ended up being about a half hour late cuz our inv. weren't there and we were running around trying to get people to go but it all ended up really good.

Sunday was all right. We still are struggling with getting investigators to church. I had so many plans and so many promised to come, but when we go Sunday morning, there not there or just dead asleep. Other than that church was good, our ward mission leader is moving which I'm not too sad about because he's kinda weird. We ate in the church after the service and we were just about to start when he came in and told us, and started telling us the good and bad about each one of us and was going on and on when the son of the lady who made food for us got up and said hey, its not the place or time, we're eating, goodbye. He got really mad and stormed out. I thought it was pretty funny. Sunday night we had a lesson with another investigator Fransisco. His whole family are members, but he is a super smart engineer, and is one of those who has always thought he is too smart for faith. But he has been super sick and in the hospital for about a month. He lost all mobility in his legs and arms. We talked with him and he told us he needed this affliction in his life to prepare him for baptism. He has been humbled and through this experience realized how much he relies on and needs God in his life. We invited him to be baptized and he will be baptized in June. He is slowly getting is mobility back so by then he should be good to go.

And today. It was a good pday. We got up and cleaned the house. Then we went to Walmart. Me and Elder Murphy bought all of our hamburger supplies because we made bbq pineapple burgers for Lety and her family. (Part of the bet we lost). We went to their house and made them some pretty darn good American burgers and homemade onion rings. I loved being able to cook again. I will send some pics. But that's all we really did today.

Sounds like a good week y'all have had. Lots going on. Congrats Kayla on the new job, that's cool! So now you'll just be a world traveler :) Brandon hope your all recovered from your surgery and doing good. Max's soccer experience sounded hilarious. What a little character he is, playing dead. Hope everything continues to go good with you guys. Mom and Dad when are you leaving for Italy/Greece? Probably getting ready, fun fun. Um. . Whenever you guys send the next package in the future I will probably be needing some clothes items. But I will let you know exactly what.

But that should just about do it! I love you all, have a great week! :D

Elder Elgan

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