This was a very busy week. We worked really hard and actually had a really good week. We changed some things from the last week. These changes really helped us during the week. We are recieving a lot of referrals and finding a lot of new people. Every monday we have been playing soccer during P-Day and we have about 25 kids show up from all over the place. We have been going around contacting a lot of them and a lot of them have been receiving us. So that has been good. It was a good week for us but it ended a little rough for us. We challenged a lot of people to get baptized and a lot of them accepted. When it came time to go to church, nobody showed up. We went searching for people and nobody was home or they didn't want to wake up. So that was a little rough but little by little things are changing here. Things are changing not only in our area but the zone too. The zone has really picked things up and we are really pushing the limits of the mission. So every week it is really cool to receive the numbers and see how the week went for the zone.
But that was the bad news. Well not even bad news. Just the rough part of this week. But this week was really really crazy and a lot of fun. It all started Thursday. So Thursday, we had plans to go to Pizza Hut with members because it was all you can eat. Well, we got there and the all you can eat promotion ended last week. But we didn't care and went to eat anyway. It was fun. It wasn't like Thanksgiving dinner but it was a relaxing way to celebrate Thanksgiving. It was a lot of fun. The Friday was one of the craziest days of my life. A few recent converts that are struggling in their business asked us to go and bless their business. We said that was fine so we put it in our agenda to go Friday to bless their business in San Jose. Well we didn't think about it but Friday was Black Friday in San Jose. I honestly hate Black Friday. We got there and it was a zoo. It was crazy. I am pretty sure the whole population of Costa Rica was in San Jose that day. It really tested our patience. But we got there and we blessed their business and tried to get home as fast as possible because we didn't want to be in San Jose. We were leaving and there was a huge group of people screaming and throwing poppers at the police. It was a huge traffic jam and the police had shut a lot of the stores with people inside it and people wanted to enter. Supposedly someone had beaten up someone in a store. So they closed up a lot of stores and people got really angry with the police and of course the missionaries were stuck in the middle of it. We just had to push our way out of it and I am pretty sure we got caught on TV. There were a ton of news cameras everywhere. So that was a interesting day. Saturday was a really good day. Saturday night we got invited to a Thanksgiving dinner. It was a real Thanksgiving dinner. We had turkey, mashed potatoes with gravy and cornbread. It was sooooooooooo goooooooood. It was the best turkey and the best cornbread that I have had in a long time. So it was a really good Thanksgiving dinner. Plus we had a secret santa. I ended getting a cool pen from Costa Rica. So that basically was our week.
It looked like you guys had a fun week in Arizona. I wish I was there because it is freezing here. It has gotten really really really cold. Plus I want Someburros. Still craving mexican food here. Everyone here is seeing the new hunger games movie too. They are all getting ready for Christmas too. A member bought us a small christmas tree. So now we have a christmass tree in the house, so we are ready for christmas too. And then New Years. The time is flying by fast. Really fast. But it is a lot fun. I love you guys a lot and miss ya. Have a great week.
|Our Traditional Thanksgiving|
|His tree a member gave them.|
|Secret Santa Party|