Monday, January 12, 2015

Week 19 Bucket Showers and Weddings

Bucket Showers and Weddings

Spent way to much time writing family and friends today so this is going to be short.

Had the wedding and the baptism of Familia Gutierrez esta semana (this week). Really was a long time in the making and it finally paid off. A few crazy things happened this week that made it so I was pretty much in charge of it all and I almost peed my pants. Our Bishop randomly decided to visit his family in Nicaragua this week and didn't answer his phone all week. Our ward mission leader has a little baby and has been in the hospital because he is super sick ( the baby). I hadn't been able to talk to either one all week and was like uhhh well I hope the lawyer shows up and all the papers I have are right. Went over Saturday and picked David and Julia (familia gutierrez) literally walked across a river with them while she was in her big white wedding dress it was freaking awesome! The wedding went all good even thought the lawyer was 30 minutes late. Then we had to do the interviews after the wedding and the whoooolllee family just left. The buses only run so late so they had to go. I thought David and Julia would be super sad but they didn't care in the slightest. Then the baptism robe didn't have this zipper and haha its was great. All in all it was awesome and I got to be part of it. Affect a family for eternity. Days in the mission are really hard sometimes, when no one wants to talk to you or investigators don't come to church. But when you find someone that is ready to hear the gospel those days seem way more important then the others. 

My new comp is from Bolivia and is the most humble kid alive. Taught him how to use a microwave his first day. He cooks weird food it's awesome. I'm learning a ton of spanish from him. He is kinda shy and his knowledge about the gospel is interesting. We have had a lot of success already though and I was so hyped to have a baptism of a family for him his first week. 

Elder Thorn

P.S. We didn't get water for like two weeks it suckkkkeeeddd. We couldn't wash clothes or take showers. So we were taking water from this other pila and showering with a bowl out of a big five gallon bucket. lol sucked suuucked. and it was my comps first week and ya just super funny.

The birthday cake Elder Holt bought for me.

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