Hey mom how´s it goin? I just barely got back from a zone activity three hours away in a tourist hotspot called Baños. Baño actually means bathroom and I haven´t quiet figured out why it´s called that.... maybe because of all the waterfalls.... if I had a full bladder and was next to a rushing waterfall a bathroom would be one of the first things I´d want too I guess.... those crazy Spaniards and their names!But it was fun, my card doesn´t seem to work on this computer so next week I´ll show you what it was like. The last time I went was my first couple of months in the mission field so it was cool to go back as an old man missionary. I know most of the missionaries in the zone from the time I was in La Luz so it was cool to talk to them and see how they´re doing.
This hermano is an interesting person. He always told us how he can´t change, how he´s always been Catholic, he likes to drink, how he needs to fix a lot of things before baptism, but that he likes the church. He always has questions, he always has doubts, he´ll argue till you´re blue in the face, but then at the end he accepts it. Like we taught him about the Word of Wisdom last week and he argued with us about how we can´t interpret "hot drinks" for tea and coffee for about 20 minutes but then at the end of the lesson he said, I like this commandment, I think I need to stop smoking. "Aight. Cool!" So we gave him a priesthood blessing and then we talked with him yesterday and said he hasn´t smoked all week. He said, "Your little prayer thing worked!" Faith and the power of God work miracles my friends.
Soooo anyway we´re gonna be working like mad men to help him be prepared for baptism this weekend. Whew. I love the mission because the Spirit will suddenly touch the heart of someone and then it´s like a Pop Tart jumping out of the toaster unexpectedly. Ya gotta get it while it´s still hot!
I miss Pop Tarts.
Other than that, we´ve been visiting less active members finding new people, doing service (we went to a dump the other day. One word : APESTA!) and living life. My companion´s mom is doing fine, doing very well, his knee needs help but we´re on our way. The Lord is blessing us, we´re excited to work, I´m happy to be in my own isolated town where nobody makes me trunky, and we´re gonna darle duro these coming weeks. I´m sorry that I don´t have time to write any one else this week but I just want ya to know that I love you guys, thanks for the support and the help and stay strong! Carry on! Remember that the sun is shining! Adios!