Monday, February 7, 2011

I'm still in Lomas Del Norte

Hey hey hey! Another week, another year!! That’s right, this Thursday guys and its over the half way point.

No, I did not have a change. No, my companion is not happy about that. No, my patience with his disobedience and undue dislike for me is not infinite. Yes, I am still happy with my mission. yes, I have been senior companion for quite some time now haha

I'm still in Lomas Del Norte, no baptismal dates but we have some possibilities, Hector Claveria came to church for the second time and loves it, but we still have yet to put a baptismal goal for him, or even talk to his family. another family, Morales Chaves family is very humble and they really believe what we teach, they accepted the invitation to be baptized but have yet to even come to church on Sunday so that might be a bit longer. Last week with the family we just found, Santiso, they are awesome as ever listening to us and wanting to hear more but are so active in the catholic church that they can hardly find time to come to ours... things will work out! I'm putting my trust in God that I will have more than just 2 baptisms for my whole mission haha Ahhh wow.  Would it be fair to point to certain companions or am I just not awesome enough to really help these people?

ANYWAY we’ve done some more jungle exploring as of late. Last week we went up to a waterfall and this week we went down to Los Pinos, a very poor spot in our area built nearly on the mountain side, we took a ton of pictures! I can’t wait until that’s an everyday thing haha, SOMEDAY! Someday I will serve with all my heart might mind and strength in the lush green of a new culture, how exiting!

As for spirituality this week it was a little low and it showed a bit on our amount of lessons and contacts. our animo percentage was the lowest its ever been with us two, 67% which is actually pretty good animo but really low for what we have been usually doing, going all the way up to 97% last week! That’s beyond being lucky and guided and it’s crazy to see a number like that.

In our area the son of family Balcarcel left on a little ¨mini-mission¨ like a trial to see if he was prepared to go on a full time mission, he came back just this last week. He’s just a little special, fairly normal except that he stutters like crazy and can flare into a rage and nearly any time, really a good guy but still much to learn right? Well he was born to be a missionary and wishes that he could spend every living second with us to the point of sleeping in our house, but that’s a bit against the rules so sorry Dario. The thing is haha that EVERYONE in this area knows him, EVERYONE and so having him with us is pretty cool, he shows us a lot of cool people to teach and every lesson counts and a lesson with a member present haha.

Nothing to crazy to report, or I guess anything crazier than the usual, crazy dogs, crazy people, crazy stories, and crazy stories about crazy people. The weather here has been absolutely PERFECT these last few days, yesterday was a perfect summers day that made we want to go swimming SO BAD, and today was a great summer’s lazy morning, always wishing I could send you some too! Well until next time my beloved readers and family, more love than I can express. Stay strong in the faith and always do what you know what is the right thing to do, no matter how much more effort it takes, the inner peace is worth more than a mountain of gold.

Sincere missionary love,
Elder Bronson

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