Sunday, September 1, 2013

Las Aradas - Week 8

Hey fam!
Another week down in El Salvador. Thats pretty crazy to think schools already starting up. I guess time flies, but goes even faster when your on a mission.
Were taking investigators to the temple again on tuesday, but were not able to go inside the temple. Itll be good though to just go again and ill try to take some pictures and send them. I forgot my camera today, but ill try to send a lot of pictures last week.
This week was another just same old week of the mission. We have a baptism date with Fabian for not this sunday, but the sunday after. I think i might be able to baptize him, but if not ill take pictures haha. He said he can go to church this week, so this will be his third time in church. Im pretty sure he knows more about Christ then i do and he was pretty thrilled to get the book of mormon and learn more about Christ.
Also, since I dont speak spanish all that well ive started just playing with the little kids in families. They all think its pretty cool to have a missionary chill with them, and last sunday I literally had a crowd of little kids around me during sacrament meeting. Its tough to be reverant when you have like ten kids around you but im pretty sure the parents liked time away from their kids.
Thats fun to hear that theres a new temple movie. Im pretty sure theres a different movie for spanish and english, so i dont think ill see the new temple movie until I get home. The last one was kind of out of date though, but i heard it was like the premier of a movie when you went with a long line? haha
So are allison and guy in colorado? Is melissa back living at home for now or what is she up to? Is kyle nervous for Lone Peak?

Well love ya fam

Elder Richardson
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Las Aradas - Week 7

Hey Fam!
This week went by fast. We were able to talk to Fabian again, and he said he just cant go to church the next two weeks because of work, but he still has a pretty strong desire to be baptized. So were just trying to call him every week and see how his reading of the BOM is going. Were also teaching a lady named Esperanza, and a guy named Edwin. This missions just pretty tough because everybody here works 7 days a week. Because of this, its extremely tough to get people to church three times. Edwin, though, said he knows that the Book of Mormon is true, but that he just cant go to church because he has to work on Sundays. Espreranza is also a positive investigator, and has gone to church once, but has a problem with where we get sacerdocio (priesthood) from.

Also, pretty much every night we do noche misonales. Their pretty much just a family home evening with investigators. This week, we had a noche misional with an investigator of the Hermanas, and I gave the message. It was only like 5 minutes, but I just read Alma 32:21 and gave my thoughts on it. This scripture is pretty good for me right now because it is just about faith, and if there is anything I need right now in my life its faith.

Also, we have investigators in the area of the Hermanas now, because we cant be in our area past 7 o clock at night. I finally see what dad was saying about the bread in latin american countries haha. Theres seriously a place to buy bread at every corner of the Hermanas area, so lets just say ive been eating a lot the last week haha. The US needs this too.

Well love you fam!

Elder Richardson
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