13 Wherefore, I call upon the aweak things of the world, those who are bunlearned and despised, to thresh the cnations by the power of my dSpirit;
14 And their arm shall be my arm, and I will be their ashield and their buckler; and I will gird up their loins, and they shall fight manfully for me; and their benemies shall be under their feet; and I will let cfall the dsword in their behalf, and by the efire of mine indignation will I preserve them.
15 And the apoor and the bmeek shall have the gospel preached unto them, and they shall be clooking forth for the time of my coming, for it is dnigh at hand—
Monday, April 15, 2013
Another Week in the Work
So this week was another fairly un-interesting week. So this letter will be short. First of all, right mom.. you're going to "clean the garage" I've heard that one before... like, 2 weeks before I left, and it still hasn't been done. And no, I didn't eat all the tomatos and onions, only half. But still, it's a fairly decent amount of food. And I think anyone call email us, it's just that we don't have hours on end, so letters to other people will be a bit shorter. But we now have 1 1/2 hours to write instead of just 1. And yes, we have a blender, so we can make smoothies whenever. Oh, and dad, I don't remember how it came up, but I mentioned that you are all sickly to a member, he made me promise to mention "Omni-Life" to you. He said that it's all natural and will cure you, so maybe check it out.
Ok, so Monday we had a lesson with some investigators, Jorge and Eilin. She is super awesome and is totally ready to be baptized, but him, not as much. We watched the movie about the life of President Monson and it was really powerful. We got all finished and asked Eilin to pray to end the lesson. That was the most powerful, sincere prayer that I have ever experienced in my life... and I've been in the same room when Elder Holland prayed, so that's saying something. She later told us it's because she absolutely knows that this church is true. She was supposed to be getting baptized this week, but didn't go to church yesterday and said that she wants to talk with us... that's almost never good news. So we'll see how it goes today.
Speaking of baptisms, we had 3 on Saturday, woot! It was the family of Jorge Sanchez (member). And he just barely recieved the Aaronic Priesthood, so he was able to baptize his wife, and two kids. And then yesterday they were confirmed, and I got to participate in one of the confirmations, so that was pretty neat.
I also learned that before I came, church attendance was somewhere around 48 every week, and now we are up to about 75 every week. We need 80 to come and then the church will buy land for a new chapel... we're so close!
Ok, and other than that I just have some random things. I had my first coco this week. I drank the water and then ate the meat of the coco. I was on divisions with my Zone Leader and he cut both his hands while trying to break to shell into smaller pieces, haha. Also, I had a pear here... they're red and have a pit in the middle. Also, they're kinda fuzzy inside, weird, but good. Also during those divisions, we went to a house for lunch, and an 8 year-old came and smacked an elder with a towel, so the Zone Leader took the towel and cracked/whipped the kid pretty hard on his rear. The kid started screaming and crying, and the 3 elders just started laughing. I felt bad, but then they informed me that this kid is basically immune to pain and just screams for fun, just a joke. Weird huh? Ok last thing, I found out that here, there is only summer and winter, and we're just about to enter winter/rainy season. Yup. That's it for this week, tune in next week for some more of the life of Elder Black.