Hola a todos,
We had lots of days without many citas. Um appointments? Not sure what that word actually translates over to. But we are working hard. Maybe not as hard as I would like to work but we are trying.
There was lots of rain this week. And once again, we are out of hot water. Meaning the water heater is just plain broken. But showers for dayyysss. Its really not that bad. And it is so environmentally friendly, Rachel would be so proud! One day we were walking to Hermana Rosario's (member) house to teach Cristobal (her cousin), and it started to rain. We both forgot to bring our coats and umbrellas, and because the sun was so strong that morning, we didn't think it would be a problem. But the heavens opened and the water fell in sheets. We went running to her house, and seriously in the 2 minutes we were in the rain, it looked like we'd jumped in the pool. She gave us towels to dry off when we came knocking on her door.
We had a slight problem on friday when the secretaries called us and said that the house we were going to move into wasn't going to work, so we could keep searching if we wanted to or just wait and see. Okay? So we worked as normal on Friday, until Friday night when Elder Moreno, our district leader, called us and said, hey we found you a house, its in La Martinez, and were signing the contract right now. So we started freaking out because La Martinez is part of our sector, yes, but it is a bus ride away from EVERYTHING and we have to wait 30 minutes for the bus to come. AND theres a dangerous street that we would have to walk every single day to get home and i don't even like walking that street in daylight because of all the whistles and catcalls. So luckily we convinced them to stop signing the contract and just wait. So on Saturday we left earlyyyy from the house and just searched and searched for houses. We found a few really good options and now we are just waiting for the secretaries to tell us which one we will be living in. Sigh. Crisis averted.
This week was good. A little hard. Sometimes I feel like I'm just not very good at being a missionary. Not teaching very effectively or not planning effectively or not being as diligent as I should. It's discouraging to see nobody come to church, after all the hours we spend inviting people to church and trying to help them resolve their doubts and helping them see that its more important than anything else they can be doing. It's discouraging to reach my 6 month mark still without having had a single baptism. Am I not in South America? Sometimes I wonder haha.
Today we had zone conference, which means tomorrow we have p-day until lunch. Zone Conference is always fantastic because we get to eat Hermana Christensen's brownies. Oh, and we learn a lot too :) I leave very inspired, and with a long list of things to improve. Little by little. We will get there. I am a good follower and learning how to be a good leader, because it's not my strong point.
Sorry this email was short! We are hoping to have a couple baptisms this week, and if not this week, then next week! I will send pictures next week, I promise. Press forward, Saints, with steadfast faith in Christ!