Sooo, not too much to report this week! We've had some ups and downs. Some people who haven't progessed as much as we expected with the lessons and others who have far exceeded our expectations! It definitely has been pretty unpredictable lately. The best part has been that I feel really good where I'm at right now. Elder Colledge is a great comp and we're working really hard. His obsession with singing Enrique Iglesias is our biggest problem right now, so I'd say it's going pretty well. Our work ethic has definitely allowed me to better my teaching skills. The area, members, investigators are all still great too, so life is just peachy!
Last Monday we spent most of the day cleaning our house. The elders have lived in this apartment for 20 or so years and I think it was the first time that anyone really cleaned it. I spent 2 hours just cleaning the ceiling of the bathroom. I'm pretty sure some alien spawn thing was trying to grow up there and as terrifyingly as it was, it had to go. Now our pobrecita casa feels a lot better. I guess it's all ready for 20 more years of elders.
This week may have had some downs, but a whole lot more ups! 1) Starting with Chicago style popcorn!!! I just explained the deliciousness of Chicago style popcorn to my companions and in a few days I find it at the store! It was a good day. 2) Blackie and Limpie are gone!!! So, the Hermano, for some still unknown reason, watched these two dogs, Blackie and Limpie. He told us the situation and everything was fine and dandy until these dogs were getting to be a little too comfortable living life with the elders. EVERY MORNING, just before 6.30, Blackie would howl and scream and bark. Ok, bad, but not terrible. BUT! They started breaking into our apartment and stealing our (actually just Elder Colledge's) stuff! He had just bought these slippers and within a few days we see a single, half-eaten slipper out in the yard. They even peed on one of our chairs. Oh man, we hated these dogs. And we told them. Everyday. Luckily, their gone! ¡Muerto el perro se acabò la rabia! (They're not dead, it's a saying, chill) 3) We finished the week going to the Temple Visiter's Center with a family and it was an amazing experience. We went with our recent convert, her mom who is going to be baptized this weekend, and her brother who we just started talking to. It was perfect!
Great week, great times and certainly more to come! I've been tremendously blessed here in Mexico. This Friday I will complete 6 months on the mission. One fourth of the way there, so expect some tie-burning pictures next week!! I love and miss you all and wish you all the best!
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