Mommy and All,
"Now if you know what you're worth, then go out and get what you're worth, but you gotta be willing to take the hit!!....and not pointing fingers saying you ain't where you wanna be because of him or her or anybody!! Cowards do that and that ain't you! You're better than that!!" -Rocky Balboa
This week was pretty good. We woke up early almost every day, flying around trying to find packages and pick up and send off people from the terminal. It was pretty tiring. We had to go halfway to another city in bus to find a package and my comp and I were like holy crap haha but its been really good. My area is pretty dang big too, probably the biggest area I've been in during the mission thus far. We have walked a ton these first few days too which is normal, but doing circles in the area we have is something else haha. The best part though is that , all the city bus drivers here went on strike because they weren't getting paid on time or something like that. So since Tuesday we've taken a ton of taxis or we just have to walk forever haha. The taxi guys love it because they are bringing in all the money right now. Its also just been great being with Elder Nelson. He makes me a better person and we just have a really good time just talking about sports since we both play and we both like the same music and the same artists and its all been really cool and way fun with him. We've really been enjoying eating all the dirt and gnats here as the wind continues to blow haha.
We have been teaching a few people here in our area named Luis and Juan. Luis had a baptism date for this, but he didn't come to church yesterday because he slept in so we have to move his date for next week. He has been really cool though in the few times I've met him. He is 21 and lives in a hard family where is mom has to walk with a walker, his dad and brothers drink and smoke every single second and they don't have a ton of money. He told us his family spends 1000 pesos a month just on cigarettes which is quite a few. Its amazing to see him as he is doing great because he used to smoke and drink and he is climbing out of it really fast and is reading the Book of Mormon. Its great to see the power that the Book of Mormon has in all our lives and how it can affect our daily habits and just makes us want to be better.
Juan is another investigator who has been to church like 10 times, but cant stop smoking yet. Hes 50 and lives alone and is way nice to us. He talks all the time about how amazing we are as young kids who aren't out smoking or drinking or partying. He is someone who I'm learning a lot from. He walked 40 minutes to churchwhich was something I hadn't seen an investigator do in the mission yet. haha He is awesome.