Ciudadela Ward, El Carmen Stake
Companion: Elder Villarreal
Hope all is well and everyone had a fun Easter. I nearly forgot that yesterday was Easter because we had a pretty hectic day, that I'll explain later, but all is well!
This week was pretty difficult but in times like this you have to just keep on keeping on! Wednesday my companion was pretty sick which wasn't very fun so we couldn't really do that much. Friday, however, was great. An area authority, Elder Waddell, came and spoke to us from like to 4:00. We had breaks and stuff and even ate Papa Johns Pizza (I didn't know they had that here). It was very uplifting and we had awesome discussions. After he finished with the missionaries he had another meeting with the members of our stake so we got to go to that meeting too. We were pretty much at the church all day but it was great! Then we worked really hard, we had 11 lessons just on that day! Way cool, but then we went back to our apartment only to find that we didn't have any water for the house. Luckily we have a big barrel that we keep full of water that we could use. We didn't get our water back on until last night! It made me very grateful for running water.
So our baptisms went through this weekend, but they were anything but smooth. we went to the Church at 6:00 PM to get everything ready for the baptism on Sunday. We were cleaning the font and all was going well. Then, when we tried turning the water back on, nothing came out. So we had no water! I guess someone didn't refill the church's water supply or something. I'm not entirely sure, but the whole building didn't have water. So we searched around outside and found a hose nozzle that had water, but it didn't have good water pressure at all. We had to fill up buckets of water to fill up the font.
After that though, everything went smoothly!
It was way fun and the spirit was awesome. I guess the lesson here is that we shouldn't give up despite opposition or obstacles, both obvious and not obvious, until we have reached our goal. Such a neat experience though!
The Elder in the picture with me in the baptismal clothes is my companion Elder Villarreal.
Oh and the food is called salchipapas (I'm not sure if i spelled that right) I'm not quite sure what exactly it is, but it has a lot of stuff like bananas, chicken, sausage, fries, lettuce, and a lot of stuff haha!
Well, love and miss everyone lots! Have a great week!