Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Wacky Week

 Baptizing a kid the other missionaries in our ward taught

So, this was just kind of a weird week overall. These last two weeks I basically got sick of people not progressing se we've been on the hunt for people who will actually come to church and progress. Probably the biggest problem for us is the overall lack of education wanting to say that there's a lot of people who don't know how to read, or just don't understand anything we say. So, it's a bit hard to find people who get what's going on. 

On Friday, we had a talent show and it turned out great. Actually, more people came to the talent show than come to Sacrament Meeting. Through the activity, we met some potential investigators who aren't bobos and partially fulfilling prayers, there's still yet to see if they will progress. 

Saturday night there was a massive lightning show with really heavy rain and we went out on the balcony to watch and take video and get wet (stayed up a bit late, don't worry, we repented) and wrote our talks for Sunday that the Bishop asked of us, and it was worth the tiredness we experienced yesterday. 

So, also cambios are this week. Hernandez is leaving to Chocó, the black colony, and everyone else is the same. This will be my first cambio as a normal missionary and I'm going to miss it. At this point in the email, the power died here due to a sudden storm.

Friday morning, we did a service for a hno [a brother] in the ward helping him build a new bathroom and it was great, even though the pile of dirt we moved was filled with mini killer ants and I can testify that they hurt. I hired the daughter of the hno Carlos to take pictures, and basically she took a bunch of pictures, and like 10 minutes of video so we've got a bunch of video of us working and me singing Disney for two seconds and then saying "ah! tenas!" when an ant bites me and everyone was like "hah"! Rough. 

The three of us left in Cereté have made a new goal, like a contract to be really consecrated missionaries for the next cambio, because it's needed. Basically, I went to them both and said we need to be a lot better for the next cambio, because there's a lot of things that can happen good in the ward and we can do them, we just need to be really on top of it all and so we are going to change everything. Starting with that I'm writing on a Tuesday.....actually I have permission. We have a mountain of new people, Pezo and I, just that we need to take more radical acción, and we need them to commit. 

Oh, and Happy Birthday to Bradley Gunnell, that happened this week. 

Always Great,
Élder Hicken

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