I don't have too much time to write, but it has been a very busy week. We have 9 new investigators this week and have been teaching TONS of lessions. We even had a baptism this week! I wasn't the one who baptized this time, but I did do the confirmation! It was terrifying! Somehow I was able to make some sort of sense during the blessing. A lot of people in the ward told me my spanish was very good. I definitely needed the assurance that I have improved. That same night I gave a lession on the scriptures in a ward Noche de Hogar. It's been good to have experiences like these to force me to practice different kinds of spanish.
This week also marks my first completed cycle in the mission field. Every cycle lasts 6 weeks. Seems crazy that I've already been here that long! It's also really weird because every other companionship in our district is changing. A lot of people are going home too this week. It's been hard to see so many people go, our entire zone is super cool and everyone's super friendly. Last Monday we had a 'Funeral' for our zone activity. It was for an elder who is going home on Wednesday. We went all out for it and had an entire service and viewing. It was pretty amazing.
A lot of other amazing, random stuff happened this week. On Tuesday, some of our investigators gifted me a backpack! It's super nice and thoughtful because I've had the shoulder bag so far and it was killing my back. The backpack is kind of reggae or something, so I guess I'm into that now? It's definitely something I'll treasure for a while. On Wednesday our investigator that cuts hair was teaching her brother and his girlfriend how to and wanted to use us as teaching tools. It seemed a little scary, but luckily it turned out fine. The final super cool thing was that today we went to the Centro again! This time we took a tour bus around the city. We met up with Elder Kleven's other son or 'trainee' he had about a year ago. My 'brother.' He was fun to talk to and it was awesome to see most of the city. We even had Carl's Jr. when we got done.
Anyway, it's crazy how much things are changing and how much stuff has already happened in my first couple months. In 2 weeks or so I'll complete 3 months already! Sometimes it's hard because everyone else seems to be finishing up. I feel like they're all seniors and it's the end of senior year. Then there's me...the only freshman. LUCKILY, there is supposed to be a TON of new missionaries coming tomorrow. And one of them will be in the same ward as me! Two babies in the same ward! It'll be interesting.
Have an amazing week! Watch a scary movie or something this time. If it's good write it down and tell me in two years!
Just a note. Carson says he has lots of pictures but will have to post them next week. Also,he wanted me to encourage everyone to check out the talks from General Conference if you haven't done so already. Just click on the link below and let us know which are your favorites!
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