This week has been another pretty tough week. Tons of appointments fell through and on top of that, I have been sick for about a week now. I think I am finally getting over it though. I think I lost a little bit more weight though! haha. I really want to go weigh myself and see what I weigh now. I am trying to keep a positive attitude about everything though and I have faith that things will turn out better.
I am getting along great with my companion still and we are having a lot of fun working together. We are working hard, but having fun doing it. Time is flying by on me! I am already almost a fourth of the way done with my mission. I remember not to long ago when 6 months seemed a long ways away, but now it is just around the corner!
This week we had another episode with the water. We didn’t have water on Wednesday and it didn’t come until Sunday! That means something really bad… NO SHOWERS!! I didn’t take a shower during that time at all! Gross huh!?! The freezing cold shower never felt better on Sunday when we finally got water back!
We went to the temple on Thursday and it was awesome! We only get to go every six months, so getting to go is a rare, but special experience! I felt the spirit really strong while I was there and almost didn’t want to leave. I am going to go to the temple a lot when I get home! I feel like I am becoming a lot closer to Christ as I go about my mission and I am learning tons. I am so glad that I made the decision to come out here on a mission! It has changed me more than I could even imagine! I am getting a lot more spiritually stronger and a lot more physically weaker! haha.
Aaron and His Companion (Elder Garcia) In Front of the Temple
Missionaries Attending the Temple with the Mission President and His Wife (Aaron is in the back, left of the mission president in the center)
El Salvador, San Salvador Temple
Finding people wasn’t super successful this week, but that is ok. Activating people here is a huge problem with our ward too. There are lots of huge problems between members and they just leave when there is a problem. We have 189 people in our ward and only 59 came to church last Sunday! Missionary work in this ward is very hard. We did go to the temple this week and it was awesome. I will write more about it later when I have time to write one to the whole family. I wish that I could be there for the Brigham City dedication!
Our summer is over here and we are getting rain almost every day now. Now it isn’t super hot, but it is really humid so I am always soaked in sweat. I am never completely dry here and probably won’t be until I come home! haha. With the humidity, there is also mold. We have mold in the shower and we are having to store all our food in the fridge now so it doesn’t go bad so fast. I have been sick and am even skinnier now than I was before. I am pretty sure I have about .5% body fat now. That is because I just didn’t want to eat while I was sick though. Everytime I looked at food, I wanted to throw up. I feel better now though and am going to try to gain some weight back. I will probably be a lot skinnier than what you remember me as when I get home!
Tanya, you wanted to know how to say these words, so I will write down what they mean. Computer/computadora, school/escuela, church/iglesia, and books/libros. Book of Mormon is Libro de Mormón.
I love you all and I hope that you have a great week!
Elder Aaron Black