Monday, September 8, 2014

2 weeks for a reason

So, really quickly:

I didn't write much last week because we were in a meeting until around 4, and then by the time we got back, it was around 4:30, and we had an appointment at 6. We just bought food, wrote for about 30 minutes, and then we had to go. So there you go. That's why I didn't write. I know. Elder Carter is such a terrible guy. Never sends pictures or writes us or anything. Grab the pitchforks.


Brother K: Friend of a less active that we found when we just pulled out the list of less actives. The less active is called J C, and he reminds me A LOT of Landon. He acts roughly the same way, but he's Mexican. It's pretty cool. Anyway, we showed up to his house and found Brother K, and then later when we went back, we found another guy that's less active, and then we went by again and found another one. We took them all to church on Sunday. It was boss.

He's really the only stable one we have right now. I just don't know how to find very well, sorry. I'm trying my best though. I just don't know how to do it that well.

Cool stuff:

1.) I am training again! My companion is called Elder T that's from Oaxaca (pronounced Wo-ha-cka) and he's a total boss! He's SUPER personable and he and I are really similar in terms of how we teach and act and everything. He's willing to listen and learn and I'm basically just loving it. I'm definitely giong to have a good two transfers with this guy. Super great. Picture enclosed (taken today, but still, IT'S A PICTURE!)

To talk a little about him:

He's an only child who converted at 11 years. He and his mom are the only active members in his family, and his parents separated at age 3. He studied English since Elementary School, and lived in Boston for around a month and a half. He speaks nearly fluent English. It's so AWESOME. He's the first companion I've had that I can speak English to and then just enjoy talking about stuff with him in English. He actually speaks English better than Elder Morales! Pretty nuts. Anyway, he's super awesome, and very very personable. We're basically going to rock the world.

2.) WE HAD A PARTY. It was to celebrate our birthdays. Elder T completed on the 23rd and I completed the 29th, so we had a total boss party with the Cabrera family to celebrate it. They wanted to shove my face in the cake and almost did it. It would have made a good picture, but I can't stand being embarrassed like that. Dunno why.

3.) Baptism of Brother J G! I don't know if I sent these pictures or not, but I took them anyway! They are amazing people. We just gotta start working on the Mom and the Sister and we've got a family set to be sealed. They're just awesome. Oh, and his son, Brother L, baptized him. Super awesome moment. I didn't get to actually watch it, because I was in the back with the towels and stuff, but I'm so happy that he's finally a member.

4.) Fast Sunday was really hard this week. I don't know exactly why, but it was super hard. I think it was mainly because I forgot to drink a lot of water before it started, and so I was just super thirsty the whole time.

5.) I'm starting to understand why I was so frustrated as a trainee. When I trained the first time, I still had no idea what was going on. However, I am training again, and I totally see now why I was so frustrated, and why my trainer was the way he was. I'm starting to understand that I have to be more patient than normal. I mean, with other Elders I have had to have patience, but one thing that I have noticed is that patience isn't just waiting or not getting angry. You have to not get frustrated or anything while just being patient. It's a hard process to follow.

6.) I'M GIONG TO BE IN MATAMOROS FOR 6 MONTHS. 1 year in 2 sectors. pretty cool right?

7.) This week was really tiring and wore me down a bunch. On Sunday everyone commented that I looked really tired. Even though I was smiling and stuff, they still said that I looked tired. I think I was just stressed more than anything else for a bunch of reasons. Needless to say, we're going to sleep today for a while.

That's all for this week. There might have been a bit more, but I'm still a little pressed for time. I'm over by 2 minutes right now.

Take care everyone, and I'll see you all next week. Talk to my secretary if you have any questions. Thanks.

Elder Carter

I LOVE YOU ALL MORE THAN I LOVE MOLE. And I love me some good Mole.

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