What is your new area called and the ward you are working in? I am in Villanueva 2 it is a fairly large ward. This Sunday we had stake conference and the power went out so we just had lights and the microphone powered by a generator for the first hour. The second hour the lights came back on. Is it hotter in this area? It is a little hotter here until like 3 degrees and then it gets windy so it’s not to bad. Most people here work in clothing factories or they sell things in the streets.
What is the name of your companion and where is he from? How long has he been in the mission? Well my new comps name is Elder R. and he is from Peru he is finishing the mission this change so he has almost 23 months. How do you and your companion get along? Fairly well he has a lot of time, so he is kind of not demanding but governing. I think were equal companions but I don't think anyone told him that so I am pretty much comp menor (minor). Was it hard to go back with a Spanish-speaking companion after have an American companion? Not really, sometimes I find myself saying things in English but that's when I don't want all of the other people to understand and many times I don't think my comp understands but he will learn a little.
Grandma cried when she saw your new apartment. That shower looks scary. Well the shower is not that bad, but that’s the worst toilet that I have seen in my life. Grandpa’s apartments would have been like the celestial kingdom compared to this. The electrical outlets don’t even connect sometimes when we plug things in. I will be talking with the owner soon to get this fixed. Does the power go out more in this place? No it goes out a lot less. I have to wash my clothes but I think that I could find someone to do it for me if I don't want to wash them. We don't have ac or an oven. I haven't heard of missionary's with an oven in Honduras. We have a lunch cook and she does a good job and the food is good. Can you use you hammock in your new house? I could but it is a little scary because there are only wood beams in the ceiling and I would have to take ceiling tiles out every time I want to hang it up.
How is the rash? Is the water better here The rash is slowly getting better and I have found out that it helps if I don't carry things in my pockets.
What was the spiritual experience of the week? Well it had to be when we were talking with one of our investigators on Sunday morning we invited her to church and she said no for a minute then she said yes. I am always reminded of this scripture “Now they were desirous that salvation should be declared to every creature, for they could not bear that any human soul should perish; yea, even the very thoughts that any soul endure endless torment did cause them to quake and tremble. I also heard that hno R. one of our converts now has a little baby.
How is the food in the new area? The food in the new area is good there is a lot of poverty but there are some family's that are well off. It is interesting because I still don't know the members here but it seems like the ward has good potential. The area is almost vertical it seems like there is a huge hill that we always have to go up to do anything, its like climbing first dam hill like 4 or 5 times. To go to lunch we have to walk up first dam hill once to get there but it will just keep me more in shape.
Do you have any investigators? Yes we have many investigators but nobody came to church this week we invited many but none came. Next week we will have more success and we will have to look for some more investigators to teach.
What did you do for p-day? We ate at Wendy’s with a family from one of my comps earlier areas and then we came to write. Are there a lot of elders near you or is this isolated? There are a lot of elders by us. We eat with the zone leaders for lunch and sometimes dinner. What places are there to eat at? There is a Wendy’s in our area.
Did you get any packages? Yes I got the one box with the soups and the calculus book. All I can tell you is that I have forgotten a lot of math, some of it is hard to review but I am figuring it out little by little. The box that you have made looks nice; did you have a hard time moving with it? It was fairly hard to move with the box because I didn't want to break it. Can you go to SPS and send it home thru dip shipping? I will see if I can get permission, I kind of like having it in the house though. If I get permission I would also send home some other cool things that I would buy. You could do it when you travel to get your Honduran citizenship. No I don’t have to be a citizen, apparently something happened with my groups papers so we haven’t gotten our cards saying we are Hondurans.
Well I love you all. I don't have much time to talk but I should have more time next week. Tell Joan I hope she gets better quick. And the Land Rover of Isom’s looks good. Have fun. Look forward to talking with all of you next week