So everyone, here I am again. This week was really hard for me, but I am pressing forward. We are working really hard especially since our area is a lot bigger now than it was the first transfer, but we are doing our best. We just need to take more motos than usual; and are having a hard time visiting and finding all the people we need to. Our goal is at least seven new people, but along with these we need to teach all the people we found before; we need to teach all the recent converts, people who were baptized less than a year ago; we need to plan and enact an activity every Friday at the ward building; and since we do not have lots of money we walk almost everywhere.
We were supposed to have two baptisms on Saturday, one of our investigators and another whom we inherited from the other area. Sadly, neither took place, our investigator is not helping around the house and doing what her parents tell her to do. Thus her punishment is no baptism. But I think the problem is that the TV is always on in her house and she gets sucked in and never does anything all day. So it is frustrating trying to talk to her about it. The other investigator we inherited, moved from Sullana, where we are to Piura the week before his baptism.
This week was probably the hardest week I have had so far. We tried so hard to work with the parents of the one investigator; we tried really hard to find new people; we are really trying to adapt in our new, big area, but it is hard. Thursday, I feel was the hardest day I have had on my mission thus far. I just woke up feeling like crap. I felt I had no strength whatsoever. I was praying all day for enough strength to make it through the next appointment. The sun just beat down upon us and I was miserable for most of the day. We tried to visit our investigator whose parents will not let her be baptized yet. They spoke really fast and my head was not in it; I could not understand but really simple words and grammar structures. It was not the most pleasant day.
I also taught my first English class on Friday. We taught some basic words and just a few phrases to introduce yourself. It was pretty fun. We also taught colors and numbers by playing Uno. That was fun.
So along with this blog post I am putting lots of scriptures that is because to help me find scriptures for my investigators I categorized all my markings and you can look through them if you would like. But I would ask all of you to read the Book of Mormon and read it with a curiosity and look for Christ within its pages. Because I testify that book is of God and will bless your life if you would simply read it. This is my invitation to all of you this week and every week.
This Sunday was also pretty fun. I gave a ten minute talk during Sacrament meeting, in Spanish. I also taught the gospel principles class. I was informed of this assignment Saturday evening as well and church starts at 8am, so I had very little time to prepare everything I wanted to. So it was a little stressful and add on that we are fasting because we did not the week before. So it was stressful and exhausting P-day is such a blessing, being able to rest for a little bit.
I also went on intercambios this week with one of the zone leader. It was supposed to start at 10pm, but it did not start until about 9:30 the next morning. Latinos in general are a tardy people. But it was pretty fun I helped Elder Urbeque learn If You Could Hie to Kolob in English. We talked with several new people and we visited a few recent converts. It was pretty cool. Urbeque told me I just need to work on my Spanish and I could be a really good missionary and I am working on it, it is just hard.
Oh, last P-day was awesome. We woke up did our exercises and then we went shopping, bought all the ingredients needed for cookie dough and then returned to the apartment. We made cookie dough and watched Cars 2. It was pretty great.
So that was my week, until next Monday.