Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Well, I don't know if this is going to be my last email or not, so I think I'm going to copy Skylar and do the same list that he did.This last week went alright, everybody is all like, "almost elder, you're almost home, just one week left" Yeah, so it's kinda weird. But overall things are going good. We found a new family of 6 to teach, they're cool, very receptive. Hopefully we can have some good progress with them. We are really trying to have 3 baptisms ... we'll see if it happens, I sure hope so.
5. Alajuelita, 3 months: Very famous for being very dangerous, lots of shootings, drugs, poor people, dirty. But it's cool =) The members are awesome, it's a ward of 120. A lot of Nicaraguans live there and were fairly receptive to our message.
6.Vizcaya, 4.5 months: Right next to Alajuelita, also "dangerous" Part of the area is in the mountain clear in the middle of nowhere. It's an awesome ward of 130 members that are ready to work =)
7. Escazú, 1.5 months: Famous because of the gringos!!! And witches!!! Half of the ward are gringos. The bishop is gringo too. So everyone thinks that the area is loaded with money, but pretty much everywhere is poor. The members are pretty cool and almost everyone speaks a bit of english, so it was nice to practice =)
8. Tibás, 6 months: Famous for the Saprissa, the soccer team here (I'm not Saprisista, I'm Ligista, the enemy of Saprissa) The people here are also fairly catholic. The nice thing is the area is very flat. It's a small ward of about 85 people... so it's almost a branch... but we just got a new bishop and the members are getting excited to work. The members are very nice and give us lots of food. This area is pretty great.
So everything is the mission has been great, I've learned alot, I don't feel like I've changed... but I guess you guys will have to tell me. The people here in Costa Rica are awesome, the Ticos and the Nicas, I love them both. I'm glad to have been able to be here a little while and hope that when I get back I can make you all proud. I'm excited to see you all again, but I'm sad to leave here. See you all soon.
-- Elder Black
Elder Hunter Black
Costa Rica San José