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Saturday, March 26, 2016

Week 81 SPS

What was your Spiritual experience of the week?  Well this was another week that was slow at times but there was one very interesting experience I had last night. I had the opportunity to do a baptismal interview of Hno. J. He is 17 and it was really interesting. I had no idea what to say but all turned out fine. It was very exciting to see that he was prepared to get baptized and also be able to share how the gospel has truly blessed his life.

Anything new with your investigators? Yes we started to teach a sister named C. P. and she is really prepared it seems. We got there and the missionary had taught her before and she had just moved and she likes the church and has gone a lot. Only problem is that she is pregnant and that she has to work on Sundays but she will be going on leave from her work and she says that they will be changing her schedule to work in the nights so she will always be able to come to church. She set her own baptismal date. She told us she would be getting baptized on the 12th of May. She says that is the day and she told us it has to be in the stake center. We will have some work to make sure that she truly is going to make the changes necessary in her life.  Did the doctor set a date yet?  Yes we are set for 16 of April.  So you have two solid baptisms coming up, that's great.  We hope that all goes well. M. has come to church like 2 weeks straight she just gets there really late, right after we start the second hour that's that only problem that we have with her right now.  Yes but she is making the efforts with her schedule, is that not enough?  Well it will be enough. I think they would like to get married in the temple as soon as they can. But the best part is that her husband is a return missionary so he will help her when times are rough.

What will you do for Easter? Do you have any dinner appointment?  We don’t have any dinner appointments. Everyone is on trips and everything is closed. Today for lunch we ate at KFC only some of the fast food restaurants are open today. Today we have 3 lessons scheduled at night so it will be a good day.

What is the weirdest thing that happened this week?  Nothing weird happened this week, everything was normal.  It was a good week, we did some interesting things and well at least this week the police didn't try and take away my license. Today we were in the car and elder Pieper was driving downtown, he hit one of the police cones and it just smashed and we just kept on going, it was embarrassing but at least they were the soft rubber coned so they just unashamed it and put it back up.

Elder Olsen’s Family is heading into Mexico today to build a house and this is the advice Elder Olsen shared.  “It is safe, just if it things get sketchy or it is at night roll down the windows and all will be fine.” We have our truck loaded with food and tools.  Some of us are worried about eating out so we brought most of our food from the U.S.  Really lots of missionaries have had problems with food poisoning, but I say if it is well done and really hot its good for me. This is a picture Elder Olsen shared with us. Can’t be loaded more than this truck.

Plus now for me I mix English and Spanish together.  This week I had to call a landlord who lives in New York and we had an English Spanish talk it was interesting.  How are you doing on getting all of the landlords on direct deposit? Almost done, I just needed his ID so I could do everything by electronic transfers.

How is your excel spreadsheet working?  Well it works great; I finally finished one part of it and everything works, but I might just change some small things, there are still many things that I want to do.

How warm is it down there?  It is about 95 degrees right now.

How much was that ford ranger?  Probably 10 to 18 thousand max.  Can they send it to the U.S. for you?  No I am sure they don't meet emissions because there turbo diesels, otherwise they would have them there.

Have they purchased your ticket home yet?  No they haven't purchased my ticket not for another 2 months.  I think that I will leave the office in June and then have one transfer in the field before I come home.

Love you all and hope to see some good pictures next week.

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