HEY what’s up fam!
Looks like you guys had a fun week! jaja Dad you always have a new toy bro! jaja Glad you finally got your Treager, how is it? I’d kill for some good food from home. I’m pretty sure I have tape worms or some sort parásito. What ever it is who knows! jaja So yah, I miss clean food that doesn’t give me parásitos. So, the snows already gone? What’s up with that? Freaking cambio climático! That’s all good though it’s only February and it will come again. Pucha – How’s the walking dead this season? Some nut was watching it here and I heard the theme song and it made me a little sad jaja. You know the little things get you down! jajaja
So, I just found out that Landon’s getting married. What!? Why didn’t anyone tell me or did I just miss it? jaja When is that going down? Congrats to you Big Guy! Way to go Drew at state! That’s what I like to see. Swimming’s done now get after it in track now homie.
This week was pretty crappy to be completely honest. jaja It was a rough week not going to lie. We had a bautismo yesterday so that was cool and he is a really great kid. We found some cool investigadores that should be pretty good. We have been working really hard and are teaching about 15 different people. It is just so hard because they can’t commit to go to church. They work everyday on their farms and start working at about 4 am. But there are so many problems here in this area. I now know why it was closed. The branch is super ungrateful for everything and there are very few cool members in our branch. There are about 6 members here that hate me for some reason and I don’t know why. They have no reason to except that I am a rich American, they think. jaja They talk a lot of crap about me that isn’t true and say I’m a terrible person because I don’t lend them money. I don’t know why they would expect me to lend them money. They’ve smoked something way too strong. I’m not sure who is saying that but my buddy in the branch is telling me that there are rumors about me going on. I’m struggling with these members. My district leader got on my case for being from the states. Saying things like - I am perfect because I’m from the states and the latinos can’t be perfect like me. He is always asking me for money also because I’m from the states and then gets on my case when I tell him no and says that I’ve got more money than him. The dudes like 3 feet tall and 400 pounds - I was about ready to drop him. I am pretty sure he is the one starting the rumors about me. jaja. He’s just jealous because our area is having success and his isn’t. We make him look bad and he doesn’t like it. It just take some hard work and that's what he can't figure out. My comp helped me out and defended me a little but I don’t know. The DL was his comp from the CCM soooo it’s like who knows. I am going to email the Pres and let him know what’s going on. I just don’t know if I can last another transfer with these people. It is really tough when I am here to serve.
This morning I woke up at 4:30 to help a lady bag concrete for 2 hours. She was super grateful that I was willing to help her out. They are a family in the branch and one of the only cool ones here. So, I mean there are good people in this branch too just not many. Wow, there are some bad ones here. The non-members in this area are really good people and grateful for all of our help. They are so much better than the members. It should be the opposite, right?! The members of the branch need to take a lesson from the non-members. I LOVE the non-members here! I honestly would do anything for them. They work so hard and are super grateful for any help that we can give them. That is why I'm here and I know it. So yah, rough week not going to lie.jajaja I’m just hoping that this week is better. Today we will probably go and see the Spanish Castle just outside the village. Last week I rode a dinosaur! jajaja
There wasn’t a lot of good that happened this week. I just keep remembering what Parker told me before I left. That there is never a bad day in the mission, it’s what you make of it. It has always been on my mind but I don’t know how Parker put up with crap like this some times. It hit me yesterday really hard and I was so ready to call the president and ask for a change because these things have been going on since I got here and I have just tried to ignore them and make the best of it. Yesterday afternoon, while my comp was sleeping I read all the notes from everyone that wrote me before I left and it made me feel better and that "I can do HARD things"! Really they answered my prayers. They say when times get tough turn to God. It’s what I did and I can see he’s here helping me out. Just gotta last 2 more weeks and then hopefully I have a change or stuff gets better here.
Love you guys and have a good week!