What a week! We finished super exhausted physically. We were able to have the baptism of Cristian! It was super cool becuase his brother was able to perform the ordinance. We even had Cristian wear a shirt and tie so he looked super sharp :) It was a joyful day and lots of the members of his family were able to attend. The Spirit was definitey there.
I celebrated my 1 year mark in style. A $1 salchipapa and burning a tie to the hymn God be with you till we meet again. Was sad to burn the tie, but we added a little bit of cleaning alcohol (no, no beer or anything, nice try though) and we had our own version of Stadium of Fire :)
So you all know that I was chubby before the mission. No one told me, but the people here told me up front. My comp is the same way so we have been running erryday. We have even got to the point where a few young men and investigators are coming too. I have lots weight not according to the eyes of man, but to the size of my pants.
We had a funny expericence this week during a lesson. Since we cant enter a house without an adult male, we teach outside in the sun. We were just at the part of the First vision then..... PLOP. A dove did a number on Elder Apaza, and that numbre was TWO! Hahahahaha we had to go home so he could shower becuase it was all over his shirt and backpack.
Other than that, this week was pretty normal. Eating rice for every meal, BUT, I was trained from an early age to eat it (Thanks Dad :)). We walk in the heat, people whistle at us, and the people ONLY listen to Bruno Mars. Mustve heard the same 5 songs 30+ times this week haha. Oh and I just got done getting my haircut at the most gross, hairy, and loud place becuase it was the cheapest because we are chiros (broke). If you love to dance, just come to Esmeraldas becuase every single person has a huge speaker outside with the music up all the way. Pretty sick parties here every Sunday night in the streets :)
I love the missionary work. I love this church. I know that is true and that God answers our prayers. He loves us and gives us trials to help us grow.
Have a good week ¿DIGA?
Me and Elder Apaza at the beach
Cristian at his baptism!