Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The people here complain about not being able to sleep because it's so cold here at nights. But I'm sweating. - 8/25/14

25 de Agosto 2014

Well hello there family! How are all you guys doing? Excited for BYU football to start? Me too. Only like 1 year and 1 week! jaja. 

Well anyways, first off. This keyboard is perhaps one of the worst keyboards I have ever touched in my entire mission. I type the words and then they show up on the screen like 10 seconds later. You have no idea just how frustrating this can be. But it's okay. I'll probably live.

So anyway. This last week was a pretty good week. Lots learned. And lots of lessons taught. So that's good. 

So anyway. Right now we are teaching a less active member. His name is L T. He is the person that we built the brick wall for. He is a super great guy. He was baptized in Piura about 10 years ago and was active in the church for a long time. But unfortunately he hasn't been to church for years. But lately we've been teaching him and it's been going super well for us. He is progressing a ton! This last week we were teaching about family history and he was asking us super cool questions like what he would have to do to be able to go to the temple and do ordinances for his family! This week we are going to hopefully finish the lessons with him and then he will have his interview with the bishop and will be counted as a miembro rescatado, or a rescued member. I'm not really sure if that has any meaning in English, but it does in Spanish! 

Another person that we have been teaching this past week is D P. D is super cool. She has 3 younger siblings that were baptized earlier this year. But she has always been super shy and hasn't ever wanted to talk to us. But lately we have been gaining her trust. And she has started to listen to the lessons. And she has come to church twice with her family, and on Friday she came to an activity for the young single adults in the church! So that's super great! We have a family night scheduled with them tonight. So I'm pretty excited for that! Elder S and I have the goal of helping her accept a baptismal date this week. So hopefully next week there will be great news!

So unfortunately we don't have many progressing investigators right now. We have a few who are just kind of there but not doing much. So this next week we are going to work on finding lots of new people to teach. We are really wanting to find a family this week because teaching families is the best. 

Saturday morning we had exchanges with the zone leaders in their zone. It was actually pretty fun. I got to go with Elder T and my companion went with Elder G. I love our zone leaders. They are super great missionaries. And there is a lot you can learn from them. Elder T is super great. He's one of the people that are always fun to be around. 

So the crazy story for the week. So we live in a house that has four apartments. And there is a big metal door outside that all of us have keys to. But anyway, Sunday morning at like 2:30 in the morning someone comes up to the metal door and was banging on the door with a rock for 30 minutes. It was kind of funny at first, but after a while I was super sick of it and wanting to go to bed! I'm 100 percent sure that he was drunk though. And after about half an hour someone from one of the other apartments went out and told him to go away. jaja. You never know what is going to happen in Peru! That story is just another reason to add to my list of reasons why I'm never going to drink. Everyone drinks here. The drunks do make for funny stories though!

I'm kind of out of time because it took so long to write the stupid letter on this keyboard. Next week I am for sure using a different computer. Because this one stinks.

Love you guys! Have a great week! 
Elder Baker

P.S. - Stop talking about how it's starting to cool down. Because I know that right now it's about time that it's going to start heating up again. Even hotter than it already is. The people here complain about not being able to sleep because it's so cold here at nights. But I'm sweating. I'm not really looking forward to facing my second summer here in Piura. But here it comes!

GGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Cougars!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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