Answering Lots of Questions

February 2, 2009

It’s P-day again, obviously. We played soccer again, and right now we´re in an internet cafe in the middle of San Jose. We (about 8 of us) have been in San jose shopping and we ate at taco bell. This last week we got some more investigators and we have about 5 of them now. We want to set bautismal fechas (dates) for 3 of them this week so we´ll see what happens. I heard about the Cardinals because there is a gringa (American) from ASU in our ward so she told us about the loss. That stinks, they were so close. We just keep contacting in Moravia Centro. In the centro of Moravia there is this big catholic church and we usually contact around it. We eat cereal every day for breakfast. We have a cocinera (lady that cooks) who cooks lunch for us on most days. We also pay her to do our laundry. She is inactive but hopefully someday she goes back to church. We usually either eat dinner at a members house, at la china (restaurant on a corner in centro which is owned by a chinese lady) or we don´t eat at all. I eat a lot of peanut butter jelly sandwiches for dinner sometimes as well. We don´t ever have time or money to really cook anything. The food they eat here is basically rice and beans. They add other stuff sometimes like chicken, platanos, etc.. A lot of it is like Colombian food. We´ve been visiting members a lot lately so we can get references. One of the members is Hermano (Brother) Saenz. He is a great old man and everytime we visit him and share a lesson with him we end up learning more from him than he learns from us. He is a shoe maker and he makes other things out of leather. My comp and I gave him some designs so he can make us some leather ties. It should be sweet. I heard that we get mail about once a month or every change. Sometimes if you live near san jose you can probably go to the office and pick it up but I don´t if i can do that or if were supposed to. We were almost robbed the other day. First we were attacked by a neigborhood of dogs. First one dog started coming at us and then all these dogs came out of all around us. I don´t know why dogs hate missionaries so much but we just kicked and walked out of that neigborhood. We were going to an appointment in “los sitios” at 6:00 and we saw a man with a gun coming at us. He was about ten feet away from us so we turned around casually and normally walked the other way. He yelled and wistled for us to come here but we pretended we didn´t hear him and just kept walking. Missionaries being robbed is pretty common. The day before our gun experience the other elders in our zone were robbed of everything by gunpoint. But not to worry. Anyway my spaniol is muy good. The spanish here is not exactly colombian but its nice. Supposedly most of the people here are actually from Nicaragua and there are a lot of Colombians too. They call the nicaraguans nicos. The ticos are the costa ricans. Changes are in 2 weeks. I love all of you. Peace.

“For behold, the Lord doth grant unto all nations, of their own nation and tongue, to teach his word, yea, in wisdom, all that he seeth fit that they should have; therefore we see that the Lord doth counsel in wisdom, according to that which is just and true. ” Alma 29:8