Well this week is the final week of the transfer, a transfer is a six week period that the mission is divided into. During transfers people will change companionships, leadership positions, and areas. So this week the other elders in our ward got assigned to different areas and their area gets added onto ours. Our area takes about forty minutes to walk from one side to the other completely before this transfer, so now we get a whole lot more space to cover. But we will be fine, 1 Nephi 3:7.
So we have been doing really good this week. We found a few more people to teach and actually will have our first babtism this Saturday and I am so excited. I am so happy for her. But it has also been a little dissapointing because one family that we have been working with since before I arrived and they just stopped proggressing recently and we are probably going to visit them a few more times this week and try and get them to church and if they do not, they get put in the old investigators section of the area book. And speaking of area books we were digging through our apartment and found an old area book with a ton of names and addresses and phone numbers. So we will be visiting them in the next few weeks to see if they are interested in the church again.
I feel so sorry for all you elders that served in the states where you had trouble getting people to talk. Here the problem is getting them to stop talking so you can share some of the lesson. For example we met this one guy on the street and proceeded to give us a twenty minute lecture about how God loves all of us and some other stuff, but did not let us talk at all.
So a little bit about last week since I know that post was not that long. We went to the mountains and hiked around which was a ton of fun. So the pictures are of everyone who went on the hike, our ward mission leader, the other elders that were in our ward, and three members of the ward, one who was just baptized the week before. It was super fun. The skull is of a goat and we named him Charlie, or Carlos and we carried him around for a while. Then there are some pictures of us with Pinas not coconuts. But they were pretty good. And the dog is the really ugly Peruvian dogs that I think look like the marine core in dog form honestly. They all have a crew cut.
I finally got to try ceviche, even though it is on the no no list for missionaries to eat. The zone leaders supposedly got permission but seeing as they were both latino I doubt it. But it was so good. I loved it.
And there are a few pictures of me riding on the back of a moto with Elder Mendez and Elder Meza.