Monday, December 7, 2015

El hombre tortuga

Hello all,

Well this week hasn’t been exactly as exciting as the other weeks but still overall a good week.  We have had some progress in our work but for the most part we are not expecting any baptisms in our area this next week or even the week after but are still working hard and helping people progress every day.

Christmas is just around the corner and Chaco has gone all out decorating the streets, and when I say go all out I mean the lamp posts have a few lights but that’s about it.  Christmas here I have heard is just like 4th of July.  All the families come together and cook some asado and light off some fireworks.  So we get to look forward to some of that here when its pushing 100 degrees on Christmas day.

My new companion is the best, Elder Johnson of Spanish Fork Utah. Me and him have just clicked so far and we work so well together. We have similar tastes in sports and music and are always either finishing each other sentences or saying the same thing at the same time.  It’s a bromance in the making.

Nothing really new or exciting has gone down this week.  So nothing to really talk about.  The only thing out of the ordinary was a man dressed up as a turtle on our bus yelling and smacking his chest.  He came asking us why we were in Chaco if we were from the states and it was pretty hilarious.

But until next week
Elder Peters

Just some more scenery, this area is now completely flooded, it’s sad because all around there are houses and people walking in feet of water just trying to get to the road.

Hey fam

Things are still fine as ever here.  This week wasn’t as interesting, actually it was really slow.  We did not have a baptism and it seems like we might not have one for a while because of parental consent issues.  One mom doesn’t want her son to be baptized so that’s kind of a bummer.

BUT we are planning, as of right now, on having a white Christmas.  That is all of our investigators being baptized on the 26th of December, we have about 8 investigators on track for that day and we know probably for sure about 3 will be baptized that day.  So look forward to our Navidad Blanco photo in a few weeks... hopefully.  But Elder Johnson and I have just gotten along so well and we are literally the same people.  We are doing so much work here and its definitely some of the best this area has seen in months.

The language is coming along really well.  I’m starting to kind of understand but there’s still a few times I have no idea what is going on.  It’s been helpful being the M1, kind of, for a few days since my companion doesn’t know the area or our investigators so I have to take the reins, kind of, for now but I have definitely been learning more this week then I have since I have been here.

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