May 18, 2015
Hey guys! How is it going? Sounds like you guys have been having fun with baseball and movies and everything!! And hey Sophie, your braces look good!!
This week has been good! We had my first zone meeting on Tuesday and I think it went really well! We were able to talk about the stuff that president wanted us to talk about and there were some really good comments made from some of the other elders and sisters in the zone! I learned so much from them and realized I have a lot to work on! The zone is great!!
This week we were contacted by a returned missionary from Utah. He served here 2 years ago and had returned to visit the people he taught. He wanted to come out with us for a day and do visits with us. It was pretty cool to work with him! He speaks super well and we really enjoyed the surprise visit. He was fun to be with.
Safety is a major concern in our zone. It is a pretty dangerous area, especially at night. So, as missionaries in this zone, we are being very careful and smart about the streets we walk on and who we talk to after dark.
One of the highlights this week has been teaching! We are teaching a couple with a 1 one year old girl that has down syndrome- and man, she is the cutest little girl that I have ever seen! Haha! She is awesome! And man, the couple are awesome people!!!! They are going to get married to be baptized!! Yesterday was the dedication of the temple here in Cordoba, but they weren’t able to go, and they said they were sad because they wanted to go to church this Sunday!! I love see them receive what we teach and then actually follow through and do things to gain a testimony!
We are also teaching a man named G and he is super awesome too! He is separated from his wife and has 2 girls. He is fully engaged in the teaching and readily accepts everything. He is super attentive during our visits and it is the coolest experience to teach him!! He has a baptismal date set for June 13th. I am pretty excited!! We have some more we are teaching but these are the ones that are super prepared and super awesome!!
Another highlight this week was the dedication of the Cordoba temple yesterday. I loved being able to watch and to be part of it. Elder Uchdorf did the dedication in English and his words were translated into Spanish. It was awesome to be able to understand both languages!!!
I love you guys! Thanks for everything!
Inside our church building
Loved working with Elder Salinas!!!
Sitting beside my new companion, Elder Bleuth