Same ol' Same ol'...

July 27,2009


This week nothing new. Same ol' Same ol'. We had a lot of appointments fall through this week. We also got stranded out in the middle of nowhere and got home late because the buses aren't very reliable. There are drunk hobos everywhere here in Cariari centro because there are a lot of bars. The other night we hung out with a bunch of the drunk hobos, trying to get them to turn their lives around.

On Tuesday we went to help Jonathan and Karen work in their Finca (Ranch) out in Palmitas. Its really pretty out there and we worked, chased cows, and swung on vines. We hit a lot of trees while swinging on the vines, but it was fun.*Ü* We also had to knock some coconuts down from the trees. We finally knocked one down from a tall tree with a long stick, but it almost fell on my head. I don´t like coconut juice. Coconuts should be filled with lemonade or something that actually tastes good. Anyway we worked all day fixing fences and picking fruit.

Max and Maria, Daisy's family didnt make it to Church yesterday so we might be postponing the baptisms. We have to wait and see.

Today we played soccer with our zone in Guapiles and we ate Pizza and cake.

No, I havent met the new mission pres yet. I meet him tomorrow. No, I haven't gotten the package yet.

Good luck everyone in school, work, and life. goodbye.

♫...I'm singing in the rain! ♪

July 20, 2009


It’s been raining all week long. Some days it rains for a long time nonstop. Other days it rains hard for a few minutes, and then stops for a few minutes, and then rains, and then stops and the sun comes out for a few minutes, and then it rains again. We have been completely soaking wet some days. It’s refreshing at first but uncomfortable being wet all day long.

We've been walking a lot this week! (Déjà vu? *Ü*). We've recieved a lot of references and they always live far away, deep in the middle of nowhere. But they´ve been pretty good references. We still have lots and lots of investigators. There are some that seem pretty good and are progressing. We put 3 baptismal fechas this week for the beginning of August. The fechas are for Max, and two of Maria Daisy´s daughters (who have taken the half hour bus ride to Church by themselves these last two weeks). Other good investigators include Juan Carlos, Diego and fam., Maria, Roberto, Jonathan, Carla, Eduardo, and Katherine. Katherine is a reference from our recent convert Adan. We are also teaching her grandpa and her two younger sisters (who have been to church twice).

Yesterday only 28 people showed up to church. Five of them were investigators. I had to, pass the sacrament, and direct the music, and give a talk at the last minute again. I think a lot of people didn’t show, because it was raining.

Today we are going to La Rita to play soccer with our district and some jovenes. I haven’t played soccer in about 3 weeks. I need a haircut. I hope everyone’s doing good. Good luck in school everyone. Get good grades. Work hard. Be happy. Be confident. Be brave. Have no fear. Good luck in work dad. Good luck at home at work mom. Goodbye.

♪ And walk, and walk and walk, and walk ♫

July 13, 2009


I didn’t write last week because I didn’t have time! = * {
This week has being more of the same. We are giving a lot of lessons. Found new people. Some of our investigators are progressing. Max has a baptismal date set for August 6. The family of 10 is progressing as well but the parents are not married yet. There is also a family that asks a lot of questions, but I think we have been able to answer them well and they are becoming more interested. We have a lot more, some are ready to be baptized but for some reason we can’t figure out why they don’t want to take that step yet!

We have received a lot of references lately. One reference lives out in ‘Ciudadella’. He wants us to start a new branch out there so that they can meet in his car painting shop. I don’t know if we’ll be able to do that as easily and as quickly as he is expecting, but he came to Church yesterday, and we are teaching him so that’s good. He has stopped drinking for 2 years and he hasn’t smoked in 22 days. He eats confitis (candy) instead.

We found out yesterday that our ZL Elder Manning is now AP. The old AP is going home a week or two early, for school, so they had emergency changes. Our new ZL is Elder Mathews. I haven’t met the new president yet. Not until end of the month.

We found the mouse that has been living with us, lying in the middle of the floor dead this morning. Don’t know how it died but… thank goodness. (be careful...don't eat what killed the mouse *Ü* , actually after thinking about it...maybe the mouse died of starvation!)

I Don’t know what else to write. Still walking a lot while everyone else around here has bicycles. Everyone always tells us we are "buenos para caminar". (good for walking!) It’s been raining hard lately. The good thing is that when your soaking wet people feel sorry for you and let you in the door.

I hope everyone’s okay and that there is peace and happiness at home. ♥