How was your week? It was a long week and it has been kind of hectic because of changes. We lived through changes and I am beginning to learn a lot more because Elder M. isn't here all the time, I can’t always count on him so I have had to learn for my self. We have done many interesting things one of which was open up a new house and get elders living in it. It was really weird because on Tuesday night I went to look for the house and put everything in it and get a house rented so we drove with a full truck to a neighborhood and started to rent a house on the spot and we left all of the things there and the missionaries got there the next day.
How were all of your trips to the airport? Well the trips to the airport were very tiring but we lived through it. With almost every group that left there was a problem some more serious than others. The first trip we got there and we tried to check in and they said that there was no ticket purchased, we had the itinerary so I called the company of the connecting flights and my comp called president and president called someone in charge of the tickets and we came to the conclusion that his second and third flight had been paid for so we bought him a plane ticket, paid a lot of taxes and sent him on his way. The next trip they said that none of the elders could leave because there wasn't sufficient evidence that they had canceled their residence cards, some of the missionaries almost missed their flights but they all made it OK. The next trip was all of the North Americans and one Latino and they too had problems with their passports and residences but we got them through too. The last time to the airport there were many elders and the only problem was that they had a lot of extra weight and the company wanted to charge us 125 dollars for each bag, but we got their bags down to weight and we didn't pay anything. One of these elders had like 10 pounds of cheese in his suitcase. Do the missionaries have to return their citizenship when they leave? Yes they have to return them when they leave; the citizenship is for religious matters.
How were having the new missionaries at your apartment? Well we didn't see them much because we got home late when they got there. And we left early but there are many new elders and that is what we need in the mission right now because there are almost all old missionaries. It will bring some life to us.
How many people come to your ward each week? It’s like over 130 people in sacrament meeting every week. Do you have any investors? We don't have many investigators right now.
What was your spiritual experience this week? I think that it would not be one experience but many experiences. For example on the day of changes I had to pay for buses and I didn’t have money to do it, but it worked out good because we got to a bank cashed a check and then I was able to pay for the buses on time. The Lord just makes what we do possible, without the Lord’s help nothing would happen.
How is your companionship going? It is going good we get along. It is funny because my companion falls asleep all the time in whatever place. If we are in the car for 5 minutes he falls asleep.
One day this week we went out and ate breakfast at Denny's with Pres. D. it is fun to get to know him more and more every day.
We went to the archaeological museum of San Pedro and we went to another that was really bad and boring. There are many pictures. After we ate in a pizza place but we know the owner and he made us something special that's not on the menu and it was extremely good. He made Parmesan eggplant lasagna and it was really good. The man speaks almost prefect English and he sat down and talked with us for a while. Then we went and the others went on go-carts but I didn't do it. Why didn't you do go-carts? I didn’t have money in my wallet.
Did you find deals in the furnishings of the new apt? No we just have everything in our house and we just take it there. The church buys wholesale and we just receive what they buy.
What is going to be the hardest thing for you to learn in that job? Probably learning how to get security deposits back from landlords.
Well love you all. I have to go so I hope that you all will have a good week.