Sounds like a pretty intense week passed by in Utah ha ha ha. Not too much passed by here, this week we started out the first 3 days in Chihuahua because of a zone conference. We had to assist in the conference or face the wrath of the zone leaders 3 hours away from our area ha ha. It ended up being pretty fun. In the buses from here to Chihuahua you just watch movies the entire time. They have those tv´s that fall from the ceiling and play videos, we watched Iron man 3, John Carter, and a movie about egg (awesome movie but I think it´s only in spanish), and more. And then in Chihuahua our entire zone went paintballing with overpowered paintball guns. It was great because I didn´t get hit, but it wasn´t too fun for the people that got hit because the balls with the pressure are so strong that they cut into you and give you a pretty nice cut especially if it hits your hands ha ha. I took down the president’s assistant when he ran out of ammo and he´s still pretty mad at me. My zone leader also shot him, so we are buddies now ha ha. That actual meeting was pretty boring but we had a practice contacting game and I was the chosen investigator and 2 missionaries had to find me out of a group of 20 missionaries. The main problem was that the 2 missionaries were more or less newbies, so I made it easy on them and pretended to be a super drunk contact that wanted a bath. I kept yelling, “venga joven quiero cambiar mi vida, or quiero su bautismo arrita”. I thought that I was a pretty convincing investigator, but the missionaries passed over me, so I slowly got louder and louder, and in the end the entire zone was laughing and the missionaries gave up trying to find the hidden investigator. We then had a very long lesson about talking to every person even the drunk people ha ha ha. You never know who God may have prepared.
This week we decided to finally teach one of our investigators that only likes to drink coffee about the word of wisdom. She didn´t take it to well, but she has promised us that she is not going to going to drink coffee or smoke, or drink, or do drugs, because apparently she liked to do all those things as well. So go figure, sometimes when you look for one problem you find a whole bunch ha ha ha, but with Gods help they can be corrected. My only surprise is that she had a baptism interview a week before we arrived in the area, so someone wasn´t doing their job if she hadn´t heard about the word of wisdom ha h aha. That is alright because that is just how some of the missionaries are here, they call it conviction baptisms and it´s when you baptize someone without teaching them anything except how cool baptism is, and with about 5 percent of people they actually continue attending church and the rest, well they become of future missionaries job to reactivate apparently ha ha ha,
This week the president of the mission came all the way out to our little branch in Ojinaga to give a talk and teach priesthood class. It was cool to see him and all the members were really excited to see him, at least the ones that came, the night before a massive cold spell hit Ojinaga and everyone at church was sick because of it, and most just didn´t come at all. It was really disappointing because of the 60 people in our branch that are active only about 20 came to church that day, so we basically just got advice on why church attendence is important and how when he comes back in 5 months the numbers need to at least double in every age group. That is awesome though, it gives a goal to achieve. Even though it was more of a intense talk down for the entire ward, it was still cool to have him come talk and set apart all the leaders into their positions officially, because the branch president doesn´t have the keys to set people apart as presidents of their quorum or as counselors to the president. So as of this moment all of the people are now officially in their positions, and now the energy is back in the branch!
Well that sums up my week pretty well, I´m going to make a Skype account and then I´ll send you the details in a bit!