This week was a pretty cool week. I got a solo opportunity when we sang in the Christmas program for the missionaries here in Chihuahua. We got to help some missionaries in the zone get a couple of baptisms and then we taught about 30 guys in a rehabilitation center! Oh and I took out 50$ from the card because we started to get super sick bathing in freezing water every day, but now everything is going well and we have our strength back! (p.s. I might buy a thick sweater soon (it´s cold!), there are some cool ones here that are cheap, just for a heads up haha)
Alright, well everything began Monday when we started making plans for our musical number. We all started singing and in the end it turns out I sing a great soprano (p.s. I don´t know what that means but it gave me a solo so I like it!). We are going to be singing hallelujah from Shrek and silent night, it´s going to be a mix of the two if we can pull it off. The president Montoya asked our zone to sing for the Christmas party which is why we are doing this all in the first place. It has been a struggle to organize everything but it appears that everything is going well. The sister missionaries are going to be playing the piano, violin, and the flute. and all the elders will be singing the other parts.
During the week we did a lot of splits to help two companionships baptize this past weekend. My companion did the interviews while I went with their companions and got to "know their area" (in Chihuahua mission terms this means you go and put baptism dates with all their investigators and if they don´t accept or don´t show signs of progress you have the elders leave the investigator). It was a pretty great time, I got to go on splits with a brand new missionary named Elder Lignell. He´s a newbie from Brighton and he´s super cool and led me to some cool investigators that if everything goes well will be baptized this following month! We also found a man that basically owns a mountain and all his family lives on this mountain. He´s helping us out to teach this message to all his family members on the mountain. Hopefully the elders over there will start to see some cool results soon! In the end of the week we got to see the fruits as we had 2 baptisms in the zone and many more prepared for the following weeks!
On Saturday we planned an activity for the entire zone to go to a place called DOXA. It´s a big rehabilitation center in our zone. The plan was to visit them at 4:00 and bring a big pot of milk and rice (common dish here). Well almost nothing went to plan hahaha. We arrived at 4:00 and only 4 other missionaries were there. My companion stayed with 1 to prepare the food meanwhile we (the other 3) went to start the lesson while the others arrived, they arrived about 4:30 and they had lost our appointment. Luckily they gave us a bit of time to talk. So the other 2 missionaries and I started to teach and do a lot of activities, it was great! When we had ten minutes left before leaving, all the other missionaries arrived just in time to make an appearance and hand out cards. We then promptly finished and returned to the house, to finish preparing the food, which we then took to the facility. In the end of the day it was a fun experience and a lot of the people have a grand desire to talk to the missionaries when they left. They all have our contact information and want us to continue visiting and sharing the message that we have. It was a super fun and powerful experience!
Well that was our week here! I Believe I will be skyping about 5 or 6 next Monday! It is crazy how fast this year has gone by! Anyways I’m super excited to talk to you guys next week!
con mucho amor,
México Chihuahua Misión