¡HELLO MI FAMILY!
Wow, this week was so extremely fast, but we did so stinking much. We worked so hard, but in the end saw the fruits of our labors. It took a lot though and we got super soaked throughout the week.
So we started out trying to get stuff ready for the wedding we were going to have this past week. We had to get the Birth Certificates and we had to get the witnesses and a whole bunch of stuff and also we promised them we would make a cake. The problem with the birth certificate is that the dad lived and was born in La Paz on the other side of the country. So we called some members and finally found a lady who said she would take 4 hours of buses to get to this place and get the certificate for us. SUPER NICE of her. We ended up getting the birth certificates actually pretty easy and after just had to get some copies of documents and the lawyer. The night before the wedding it rained super hard ALL day. That night we went to get some papers from the witnesses and they weren't there. We searched for them in this rain for 2 hours and finally found the girl who was going to be the witness and she told us that her husband (the other witness) was in San Salvador and wasn't going to come back. She told us this at 8 at night and so we had like an hour to find new witnesses. We finally found a nice couple who are Recent Converts to do it for us and we got the papers to the lawyer in time. It was crazy though with all the rain and stuff.
The next day we went to go get the keys to open the chapel so we could get everything ready for the wedding. We went to the Bishops house to get the keys and he told us he gave them to the secretary. We then went to the secretaries house and he wasn't there. After an hour of searching for him(Because only the bishop has keys to the chapel) finally we found out that he was also in San Salvador and not going to be back that day. So We didn't know what to do to get into the chapel. Finally we remembered that their are two wards that meet in our chapel and we called up the other bishop and got the keys from him.
We ended up making cookies and a cake for them (I am sending a picture of them with the cake).
Everyone started to come at like 4:30 (Which is really surprising cause in Latin America Everyone is late for stuff and the wedding didn't start til 6). Rosa and Victor, who were going to get married, came at like 5 and Josùe, the other kid who was going to get baptized after, didn't show. We left to go and get him and we found him walking. We stopped and talked to him and he told us a whole bunch of lies. Sucked and he ended up not getting baptized.
The good thing is that a TON of people showed up for the baptism. Victor and Rosa invited there family and friends and a lot of members showed up also. It was awesome. The wedding took about an hour and the lawyer was super crazy. He talked about the weirdest stuff and was trying to give advice about how to take care of your money and how to take care of your kids and how it is a good thing to kiss. He was a super weirdo. In the end usually the lawyers will say that it is time to kiss the bride kind of thing. This lawyer (when I thought he was going to say to kiss the bride) he instead asked for a hug from both of them and wanted to take a picture too. Weird guy haha.
After we had the baptism of Rosa and it went super well. Victor will soon get baptized too. We stopped by there house Saturday, the day after the wedding, and he said he took the first step (Marriage) and that soon he wants to take the next step, Baptism. They are super sweet and they have a lot of friends to who are interested.
Yesterday in the morning it rained a TON. Our church is at 8 in the morning so a lot of people didn't show up because most have to walk and they don´t want to walk in the rain. We did have 3 investigators come to church and they are all super positive. Right after church we talked to one (Giovanni, who I have talked about before) by the baptismal font. It was a super good lesson and we put a baptismal date with him for the fifth of July after we go to the temple. So that day will be an awesome day.
At 6 we went to the house of the bishop and taught his friend (Alicia) and she has gone to church twice now and with the help of the bishop and the spirit we put a date with her too for the ninth. She is secure and is really excited.
We have been having such crazy things happen to us lately. Wednesday after our district meeting we went back to our house and unloaded our stuff and sat for a second before we left to work. All of the sudden we got a knock on our door and we were kind of confused, because at that hour all the members or the people who know us know that we aren't in the house at that time. But we asked who it was and it was this Less Active member. We opened the door and she was with her boyfriend and the first thing the boyfriend said was "I want to get baptized". We were like super stunned and kind of like "What did you just say?" We talked a little more and the guy is from Mexico and really likes the church. So we will try and work with him so more in the upcoming weeks.
So mom, you have got to learn in your letters that you always have great like headlines and then NEVER explain them. One week it said "MAVS WIN". I didn't know if she meant Mavs won the whole thing or just the game you had been watching. You never explained it. This week it said "Jimmer Goes to Sacramento", I take it Jimmer Fredette went to the Sacramento kings, but please mom explain a little more. Like what pick. All you give is teasers.
Kylie I love the pictures of Story. She is so cute. I love that she is smiling now.
Sounds like fathers day went well as usual. There is a guy here that lived in the US and knows how to make hamburgers and sloppy joes. I want a real American hamburger so bad. We are going to do them for the 4th of July.
Other than this there is not much more which happened. The wedding took up the whole week and was really frustrating at the time cause everyone came to me complaining about something or asking for something. In the end It turned out well. But I have no more time, I love you all and will talk to you next week.