This week has been great. It was mainly due to the fact that we got to listen to an Apostle. That was on Saturday. We had to wake up at 4:30 am to get to San Jose by 7:30. We got there and then took a mission picture of everyone and then took another one with Elder Christoffersen. They are going to send us the picture and I will forward it to you. After, we got to shake hands with him. It was pretty cool. He asked us our name and where we are from. It was a really cool experience to shake hands with an apostle. Afterwards he talked to us. It was a little different because he just did a question and answer time. He spoke for a little over an hour and only answered 4 questions. He answered the questions really deeply. It was really neat to hear an apostle's opinion. He basically told us that we have the same role as the apostles. It was really great to think that we pretty much have the same role as them. That was a really good day.
Friday was also a crazy day. We had gone on divisions the day before, so my comp Elder S-- and Elder R-- met up with me and his comp in the morning. But Elder R-- needed help with a marriage he was supposed to have that night. The problem was that he had an interview with President and he couldn´t get the paperwork. So we said we could help him get the paperwork. So we went to Alajuela to get the paperwork and were there pretty much all day. We did so much and the other Elders returned around 5 to get the paperwork and have the marriage. Then we went home to our area. But during the day we ate a ton. We went to McDonalds twice and KFC ( yes, they have those in the city). It wasn´t smart because when we returned everyone wanted to feed us. We ate so much that I felt like I was the blueberry girl from Willy Wonka. I felt so sick. I only could eat one meal the next day. It was really bad. Some days nobody wants to feed us, then some days everyone wants to feed us. It is really hard.
Wednesday was a crazy day too. We had a marriage. We got U-- and R-- married finally. They have 6 kids and the oldest is 12. They are a handful. They love the church are planning to get baptized this weekend. These marriages are so hard. We planned for the marriage but in the morning U--s´ passport expired so we had to get him a new one. Then we had to find someone to pick them up because they live so far from the church. We planned for the wedding at 5:30 and nobody showed up until 7. It was so stressful. By the end of the day it was a great ceremony and now they can be ready to be baptized. It was cool because U-- told me after that this was great, but he can´t wait to be sealed to his family a year from now in the temple. It is really neat to see your investigators understand things. When we first met U--, he compared baptism to Micheal Jordan. It was crazy. I don´t remember how but he explained it, but now he understands things and really wants to be part of this church. It is a huge change for him. Plus he is going around and sharing the things he has learned with everyone. It is really cool. The other day he went and taught a lesson with the sister missionaries in another area. All he wants to do his share the gospel. It is super cool!
This week will continue the crazy theme. We are working to get 6 people baptized this week. U-- and his wife with 3 of their 6 kids, and M-- ( a friend of J--´s - who we baptized a month ago). It will be great if all goes well. So we have a lot of work in front of us. It is also possible that Elder S-- leaves on Wednesday, so things are going to be crazy this week.
But things are great as always, and everything is super fun. It is good to see that you guys got my package. The kids here always wear those "Choose the Right" bracelets. I miss you guys a lot and love you guys a ton. And don´t worry Mom, I am fine. Love you guys and talk to you next week!!