Dear everyone I am in love with . . .
How are you? We are doing great. Here's an introduction to the 4-panionship:
1. Me. Boring.
2. Elder Leon: Still the man. Hondurian, brings the cultural FLAVOR into our companionship.
3. Elder Whitton: from Murrieta, California. Looks like me, tall and thin, but with lighter skin. Already, about 3 people have told us that we look like twins. Loud, bubbly, loves to talk, even though he doesn't understand that much Spanish. He is a visa-waiter, waiting to be shipped off to Peru. Rides his bike like a foolish, 12 year old child.
4. Elder Sailsbery: from Layton, UT. White, dirty blonde hair, absolutely brilliant and strong spirited. Book/science nerd. Also waiting to go to Peru.
Both of the new missionaries are really wonderful Elders that are willing to do, and I quote, "things that make [them] feel uncomfortable", like talking to random drunks, and speaking Spanish in a limited vocabulary. Every time we visit anyone, I try to "go to the bathroom" so they have one on one time speaking to the natives even if they don't want to. As far as training goes, I feel like I just lead by example, and by simply leaving the house to work. Missionary work is God's work and if these two Elders internalize that, as well as their simple doctrinal purpose, they will do powerful things and become incredible instruments in the hands of our Heavenly Father. Elder Leon: he's basically training as we are on eternal splits. We divide the work into Team 1 and Team 2 every day and we try to teach as many people as we can. Lots of street (bike) contacting and traveling time. I try to make my time with each new trainee as personal and powerful as possible in the short time that we have.
Other news: Hna Manzano got her paper to apply for a passport. Yes! Pray for her please so she can progress and so her and Hno Manzano can be married and baptized. ALSO, Feliz, Christopher, and Anthony got confirmed on Sunday.
I love everything about this area. We met a crazy black guy that said Jesus was black, had dreads down to his feet and said "brother" all the time. And as he explained this, every other word was a curse word. Also, met a super drunk El Salvadorian inactive member that contacted us and said he wanted to change his life and come back. The lord puts people in our path.
The church is true.
ps - I'm a little stressed but I'm doing GREAT. ONE LOVE.