|peach juice and milk|
I got letters this week from Grandma Lori, Neka, Emily Atwood, Lauren Mcmullin and a package from Grandma Marie and a photo book with all old pictures. Thank you everyone!
My companion has really bad headaches at least every other day. We still don’t know what the problem is but we got an MRI this week. I’m figuring out how Bolivian insurance works pretty well and I’m getting to know the [mission] president’s wife since she’s in charge of medical stuff.
|Junior and Gerardo--they are the youth who always go |
with us on visits. They are both deacons and both do a
really good job in our lessons and they are good about
inviting and bringing inactive youth to church and mutual.
|In our zone meeting we played a game where we put a lot of cheeto-like things in that guy's mouth. |
The lesson was there can be too much of a good thing.
| For dinner one night Hermana Mercedes just made a |
bunch of pastries. It was really good.
Yesterday there was a broadcast for the northwest South America area about how ward council should work effectively in the work of salvation. The entire ward council was supposed to go but only the Relief Society president and the young single adult leader showed up from our ward. Our ward leaders aren’t very interested in being involved in the work of salvation. The mission president always tells us we can’t work effectively without the help of the members so it’s frustrating. We, us and the sister missionaries in our ward, spent almost the whole last transfer trying to get the ward involved through the leaders. Since that hasn’t been successful, we came up with a new idea that’s working a lot better. With the sister missionaries, we put together a fun lesson that we are going to try teach
ing to all of the families in our ward. We talk about the importance
of the work of salvation and show some of the short videos the church has done
recently about how members and missionaries should work together. Then we
play a game where the missionaries sing a hymn while the all of the family
members write down names of people they know who aren’t members. Then we
see who got the most and give them a candy bar. Then we talk about the
importance of prayer and the Spirit in sharing the gospel and ask the head of
the household to pray for guidance about who in their list they can share the
gospel with. So far we’ve taught the lesson 3 times and it has worked
really well. We ask everyone to choose one name from their list and set a
goal to talk with that person during the week. From there it has always
turned into the family just listing of everyone we can go visit with them.
Yesterday we got 8 references from the lesson. I hope it keeps
going that well.
|Sonso--fried yucca with cheese. It's like a potato cake.|
(I’ve heard some rumors about the cambios on Sunday and if it’s true Elder Mero is coming to be the zone leader for my area. I sure hope it is true.)
I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving! They don’t celebrate it here so it will be a normal day for us.
P.S. 2 Ne 9:38-41