I start by answering all of your questions. I live in a house with 5 other missionaries. Its an older house but serves its purpose. The nieghborhood is good and its not a dangerous nieghborhood. The food is really good. We eat very well for lunch. Usuall ya lot of food to the point where we are stuffed. No, I havent had a problem with bedbugs and im not sure what letter you are talking about. I have only recieved two of yours. My companion said that from his knowledge we do get to Skype for Christmas from a members house. And to answer the last question this week has been way better and we do get to celebrate Thanksgiving, I believe. I hope i answered all questions.
As i was saying this week has been way better. We had 3 times as many lessons and found a new inactive family who wants become active again. THey have been sealed in the tmple and want to baptize their daughter when she turns 8. We also took two investigators to a baptism and they liked what they felt and saw and asked how they can be baptized. So we are really hopful and excited right now. This week Elder Schildan decided it was time for me to take the reins. I get to lead out with the lessons and with companionship study. The reason for this is because it will help me with the spanish. We have discovered that i can speak good spanish and understand better if im the one who is talking so, I get to talk more during our visits. Its hard but im seeing progress. He keeps telling im doing a great job and the people tell me that i speak really good spanish. Infact an older lady told us that i speak better spanish then my companion does.
We are excited for the coming weeks and are ready to go again this week.
This week as a companionship we talked about desire. My companion told me that he sees the desire in me to learn and improve in spanish and teaching. This is what lead to me leading out with the lessons. We read in 1 Nephi 10:17 and 1 Nephi 11:1. in these scriptures it talks about Nephi was acted upon by the Holy Spirit when his father talked. So because of this he was desirous to see and hear the things his father saw and heard. With this desire he acted in Faith and Courage. Because he acted on this desire he was taken to a place he had never before seen or been. So we decided that since i have the desire that i need ot act in Faith and Courage in the Lord and the Lord will help me do great things. My companion also told me that he has realized that people tend to pay more attention to me then him since they have to listen closly to understand me. He said that we will use this to our advantage by using weak or small things(me) to confound the wise or bring to pass great things(salvation). I just hope everything goes good.
Im sorry to hear that you guys have been sick. I hope you all get better. Thanks for all the support from everybody. Tell the ward thanks for their support. Tell the family hi for me and have fun eating pies without me. Good luck with everything and the snow. Its about 90 degrees down here so its a little wierd.
Love you all,
These are some pictures of where I live. My companion is on our street.