Feliz Año Nuevo!! Wow, Elaine I just read that you
are going to Brazil!!!! I am SOOOO excited for you! You are going to
be such an amazing missionary and be a powerful tool in the Lord's
hands. I am so proud of you and happy for the choice that you have
made! Chad, I'll be anxiously waiting this coming week to hear where
you will be going!
We had an amazing week! The season right now made it a harder week
than usual but we worked harder than ever. I am so tired right now, but man was it worth the miracles we saw this last week. Elder Thompson
and I put a goal to baptize, have 30 lessons, and 140 contacts and we
were determined to get them. This week being right smack in the middle
of holidays was hard because many were out of town or didn't have time
to visit with us. However, we were blessed to find new families and
were even able to help Liliana get baptized this week. However, the
contacts were a battle to obtain. Many were not in their houses when we
knocked doors and there were a lot less people in the streets. Sunday
we had two hours of open time between church services and missionary
meetings in which we talked to 44 people! We started unsure that we
could finish the goal but we put ourselves to it and we were able to
accomplish the goal!!
For New Years Eve, we as a Zone had a barbecue and ate steaks with
nopales (cactus) and chocolate cake. Elder Thompson and I went to our house
and waited for the New Year and even had the blessing to start the new
year with a Martinelli like we always do every year! New Years Day we
ate Pozole which is puffed corn with chicken in a chicken broth. It
was so delicious! We in the evening then watched The Testaments. Today
we got permission from President to watch Kung Fu Panda 2 and Tangled
which are going to be fun to see!!
Well, I love you all and hope that you had a wonderful start to whats going to be an amazing new year.