Right Time, Right Place
I cut this ladies front lawn this morning with just a machete. She gave us beans and fried plátano for breakfast.
This is my last week with Elder Salgado. He really is such a stud. Things are going good here in Flores. We did splits twice this week with the elders quorum pres. and a few other elders in the branch. Went really well and really let us be in two places at once. Flores is really small but the thing is that most of the members don't live in Flores jaja. EVERYONE rides a bike. I will put a picture of this guy that came to church this week with his kids. It's so rad. They put up to five people on just one bike. We are teaching a a solid five families but they struggle to come to church. Sometimes I think it's just a lack of willingness, but this week the Lord showed me the other side.
During one of the splits we had this week we went to visit one of the families that lives about 4km outside of Flores (the brother of an active member). As we showed up I noticed that he was in the canal bathing. I laughed a little to myself and thought how kool would that be if I could just take a bath in the canal in the morning. We sat down and talked to him for little about how things in the family were going and if he was committed to coming to church on Sunday. He told us no, because there was no way he could bring the seven kids that far by himself. I assured him that with the help of his wife they could do it. He responded by telling me that his wife had been drinking for the last three days straight and hadn't come home. As I watched him bath his little three year old in the cement canal (it's the water they use to water the rice fields) the spirit really testified to me of the love the Savior has for everyone of us. We talked a little more and he expressed how frustrated he was with his life and his family. He told us how he doesn't drink or smoke or do anything like that, should he have to deal with seven kids by himself? When he can barely provided for himself. I had no idea what to say. The elders quorum pres (who is only 23) shared his testimony of the Savior and all that he had to suffer in this life. The spirit was with us on that little dirt road on the side of the canal that day. He came to church on Sunday with all his little kids. That is true faith.
|This was this morning here in Comayagua. Honduras really is so pretty its just that my camera doesn't understand|
|We got to play paintball last Monday!|
|A bunch of drunk dudes playing with a few garrobos|
|So the lady that gave me food for the first 6 months of my mission (who isn't a member) sent me this package this week. almost cried. The people of Honduras are soo loving. She is católico. Notice the cross jaja. So awesome|