Hey family and friends hope you all had an exciting week, I can't believe we are already in September, 4 weeks away from general conference!!! As missionaries general conference is like christmas, it is the greatest thing ever, we are super stoked! This week wasn't the most exciting week for us, there really isn't that much to report, but here we go
Alejandro. So it turns out that tomorrow morning this guy will get on a bus and go back to the USA. Ya he was super positive, he has to go back to work and he doesn't know how much time it will be until he returns. Hopefully one day he will get taught and dunked by some missionaries.
This week was the week of elections here in Guatemala, it is a critical week because they just kicked the corrupt president out of office, but in the elections there is one super good guy and one super rich corrupt guy who has gang ties. So................ the people here in Huehue have been protesting a bunch, trying to get this corrupt guy out of the race, but it turns out that he got 2nd place, (they do a re vote in november for the top 2 to determine the president). So he is still in it, and the people don't like that, there have been a lot of protests and stuff here in Huehue, on Sunday president Smith locked all of the missionaries in their houses after lunch all across the mission. So it was a good opportunity to relax for a bit, but it felt really weird laying on my bed napping at 4 in the afternoon=) We are safe, it's just that the people haven't really been in their houses recently, so it's been hard to visit people.
Ok so 2 weeks ago we contacted this young husband and wife in the street, they were super nice and invited us back to visit them a couple days later! Long story short, this week we had our second visit with them and they are really positive!! The husband has a ton of really tough questions but they are honest questions which is great. THe only problem we are having with them is that they don't have a lot of motivation to read the book of mormon....... which is like the most important thing. So we have been focussing on that a bunch, I honestly think that this week we could get them to start reading.
THis week we did divisions with the other district leader which is always fun. THe coolest part was that the comp of the district leader is from my group from the MTC in Guatemala City!! I attached the pic below, he is the black guy, super cool guy from Surprise, AZ! We killed it together which was awesome. Something crazy that happened is that while my comp was over in the other area on divisions, some members house was going to explode! Apparently it was filling with gas and the stove was on fire, the members evacuated the house and ran and found my comp and the district leader. So the district leader, thinking he is a hero, runs into the gas filled house to try and fix the problem, my comp freaking out ran in after him. THe district leader ran in and found a shirt and put out the stove fire with it, So he saved the house and the no one died/ got hurt which was a miracle. I don't know why he just ran in there like that, but hey it worked out, divisions are crazy.
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So the rain has really started up again which is awesome, cloudy days and that light rain which is a missionaries best friend. So just to even out our happy feelings, our phone stopped working this week, so we've been a whole week without a phone, we had to take data on a payphone........................ super lame, but a good story.
We visited a couple of families this week, but there are just so many people here who are married, but live with and have kids with other people now, it's super sad. We have a good amount of families in our teaching pool, but it just seems like all of them have huge legal problems like that. BUt i know that we will find someone prepared!! We just need to keep looking. THis week was ok, it was very different due to the elections and everything, but next week should be a little bit calmer which should be good for missionary work.
I love you guys, thank you for your emails, I love hearing about how everyone is and how life is down in the valley! Until next week.