This week was super awesome! Elder B and I have been "echando fuego," or working really hard. On Saturday we finally baptized A. Soriana, and found a lot of positive new investigators. Elder B is improving his Spanish every day and learning new things. He´s a really good guy. :D
I can´t believe Thanksgiving is on Thursday! Time flies so quickly. I remember last Thanksgiving when some the ward mission leader and his wife invited Elder Leatherow and I over for dinner. We ate crispy pupusas and juice. It was good, but not anything close to Thanksgiving dinner back home in the States. I´m lucky to have a family who knows how to make (and in my case, to eat) gourmet food! ;)
That´s great that Katie decided to study German! I´ve considered studying German after my mission too. I want to be trilengual. :D
What is the weirdest thing I´ve eaten lately? The other day a member gave Elder B and I something weirdly delicious. I don´t remember what it´s called, but it was a plantain filled with a syrupy, sweet, sauce. To make it less sweet, she also offered us vanilla pudding to pour over it. I really enjoyed it, even though Elder B took a bite and dumped his onto my plate. I ate mine and his before she came back, so she didn´t notice. Elder B reminds me of Lizzy. Picky, picky! ;D
What type of music do you hear on the street? Honestly, generally I don´t like the music here in El Salvador. Normally on the bus they play music really loudly, and turn the bass up to 100 so the bus vibrates to the sound. If you pay attention to the words, you wish you hadn't--It´s a little disturbing.At the same time, some of the music is totally fine, and at least half the songs you hear on the bus are in English. People don´t understand the words, but they do love the rhythm and beat. :)
This week I have been studying the New Testament and Jesus the Christ, and I have never noticed so much how powerful his teachings really were. The Pharisees and Jews repeatedly asked him profound questions, tempting him. But he answered every time in such a way that they could not accuse Him of anything. One of my favorite parts in the New Testaments is when they ask, Who gives you authority to preach to this people?" and he answers with a question. He asks them, "By what authority did John baptize?" They could not answer, and he answered them, "Neither do I tell you by what authority do I do these things." What a powerful teacher!
The scriptures are so profound, and sometimes we miss hidden gems and wisdom that can only be found through dedicated study and daily practice of the principles learned. Line upon line, precept upon precept.
I hope you have a wonderful week!
I love you all!
P.S. My release date is on the 20th of July! I´m so sad, I have less than eight months left in the mission. :( I´m excited for the Hall reunion though. It´ll be great! :)