More spiritual Sunday services, getting caught in a downpour and learning to properly stab his companion in the...
Ok, ya les dije que cada semana digo algo de que la misión se va tan rápido y me siento tan extraño y blah blah blah. Pero, ésta semana voy a decirlo in español! La misión se va de volada!
This week has been hot, wet, and full work. We still haven't found anyone new to really teach in a while, but we're working hard to fix that. Luckily the zone is having greater success than we are. We did however see a lot of awesome changes in our ward and stake! We've been focusing a lot on making the church services on Sunday a more spiritual and uplifting experience and I have definitely felt the difference these past few weeks. We've also seen a drastic change in the attendance at church. The members have definitely recognized the difference and we've seen a lot of less-active families return to church. Our goal now is to help create more unity in the ward and help the members feel comfortable to invite nonmember friends and family. There's also plenty of activities and things planned to create missionary opportunities for the members. Hopefully these successes in the ward and stake make for future successes in our work and finding more people to teach. So, things are looking good and the future looks bright here in barrio Villada.
On Tuesday my comp and I went to the hospital. He's had some back pain that has been bugging him for a few weeks so we went to get some tests done to see what's happening with him. We'll head back this week to go over the results with the doctor. Meanwhile, they gave him several medications to help with the pain. Several medications administered via injection. And an injection requires someone's help and that someone is me. I have always had the interest of stabbing people with needles (sounds weirder than I thought) and have been trained to stab properly. The location of the injections is also what makes it interesting. Let's just say it's an opportunity to bond as a companionship.
Other than that, the week has been chill. We had Mission Council on Friday. We also got completely soaked on Friday. When we returned to our area after the meeting we searched for some old investigators and it just poured and poured. It was also pretty cold. The funny thing is that we knocked on a door asking for a particular old investigator in the middle of an all out downpour. He tells us that they moved out shouting, I try to contact him (obviously hopefully for a bit of sympathy). He listens for a while and when we ask to come in he just says, ¨I'm busy¨ and shuts the door. Soaking wet and just rejected, Elder Onofre and I just laugh because we're soaking wet and just got rejected. I love being a missionary.
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