Our leaking roof
Making french toast
Me with my ensure that Hermana. Glazier gave me to put some weight back on
7 months in and I’ve still got my swagger!… Or maybe I’ve just completely lost it! haha
Well I have still been sick this week, but I am starting to get a little better. Last Wednesday, Hermana Glazier gave me some ensure to help me put some weight back on. I got pretty skinny! Haha. I am starting to gain a little bit of it back I think, but all my clothes are a little bit big on me right now! Even my pants are fairly loose on me now! You don’t need to send any clothes though. I can still manage and I am going to try to get back up to my normal size. I think the salmonella is most of the way gone. I just get really dizzy, tired, and feel sick when we walk a lot, so that has put a little damper in the work here since we are always walking. I am sure I will have this over and put behind me soon!
I decided that I need to make a little more of my own happiness, so I have made a goal to always have a smile on my face and try my best to really show people that this gospel truely makes people happy. I have also decided to have a little bit of fun during the mission too and just not let things stress me out, as you can see in the pictures. I have noticed that people feel even more comfortable being around me and time is flying by even faster. This week honestly felt like it was about 2 or 3 days long. So even though I am sick, I am doing my best to keep a positive attitude about everything and be the best missionary that I can be!
This Saturday, we are going to be baptizing Alejandra. She came to church for the third time on this past Sunday and is loving it. After every lesson that we taught, we always left a pamphlet for the next lesson and asked her to read it and told her we would teach that material when we came back. When we came back for the next lesson, she had always studied the material and had lots to say about it. She actually taught a lot of the lessons to us from the questions we asked and we basically just had to bear testimony about the truthfulness of what we taught and leave commitments. She is a golden investigator and is already very involved in the ward. I am super excited for her to get baptized!
This week has gone by super fast and I can’t believe that I am already having another p-day again! My english is getting worse from speaking spanish all the time, so I will be struggling with it when I go home too! Yo espero que todos tengan una semana buenisima y quiero que sepan que os amo mucho a todos! Salud por una semana mas hasta el otro lunes!
Elder Aaron Black
A few extras:
Dear Mom, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I have been getting better, but I have still been feeling kind of weak and get really dizzy when we walk a lot. I haven’t really been able to do very much for most of this change from being sick for a lot of it. I just want to get over this thing so I can get back to working like I should be doing. I am going to send a package home today and I have the water purifier with me to send to have you get it fixed. I really like that thing and it helped me a lot. It`s a little bit of a pain to have to watch what water we drink so much. We aren’t rushing the Family Smith into a baptism, so no worries about that. We are just encouraging them and passing by their house 2-3 times a week. They do want to get baptized when she is feeling better though. I am pretty excited for Alejandra’s baptism. She is ready and we are going to be having her interview on Wednesday so that will be good. Have an awesome week! Te amo mama!
Hopefully you get feeling better pretty soon and things go back to normal. I have had to go back to the house and rest a lot too this week. I am supposed to rest whenever I feel sick and I start feeling sick just about everytime we walk a lot, so we haven’t been able to do a lot this week. Well, more like for most of this change. Well, I hope all goes well this week and you have an awesome week! Te amo papi!
My week has been alright, but I have still been a little sick. I am getting better though! :). That is awesome that you went to day camp! What did you do there? That will be a lot of fun to go to a concert and have a picknik! I got your letters, so I will try to get everyone a letter written today to send. Have an awesome week! Te amo sis!
Things are going alright with our investigators. Alejandra is going to be getting baptized on this Saturday, so we are pretty excited about that! We don’t have any other baptisms coming up really soon though, but that is ok. I am still working hard. Baptisms are important, but the success of a missionary isn’t measured by how many baptisms he has. It sounds like the kids basketball camp was quite the success. Did you have a lot of fun teaching it. We haven’t really had a whole lot going on here right now since I’ve been sick, but now that I am starting to get better things should be picking up. Transfers are on the first of next month, so they are coming up pretty soon. I might know if I have changes next week when I write. Have an awesome week! Te amo bro!
I am feeling a little better. It sounds like you have been keeping yourself fairly busy with everything back home in Utah. That is good that you almost have your star. Keep working hard to eventually get your eagle badge. I am really glad that I got mine. That is good to hear that you gave service to the place where Michael is going to live. Giving service is a really good thing to do and something that you will always feel good about. Have an awesome week! Te amo bro!