Sunday, April 18, 2010
Hola! Mi Familia, April 12, 2010
Well here we go, look at that another week down and another transfer coming up! How time flies but it really does, I couldn't believe that it was already another Monday this morning! But I guess when you just put your hand to the plow and don't look back the work just flies by hahahahahaha!
Well this has been quite a week for me! We had another baptism on Sunday moring and then he was confirmed at church the same day. This time we didn't baptize we had a member do it, one that has been working with us a lot and getting ready to serve a mission, it was an awsome experience! The one that got baptized name is Louis, he has 13 years and he's just an awesome little kid. He had been going to church for a month before we started teaching him, I had seen him but I just thought he was one of the members kids! But we had been only teaching him for a week and he wanted to get baptized. Also on Friday the other elders had a wedding for their investigators who were getting ready to get baptized and weren't married (side note people here don't normally get married they just live together and have kids it's actually super hard to get married here, you have to pay a lot and have to have all these papers from where you were born which sometimes people are from the boonies in some other mission, so ya it's just super hard to get people married here and it's a normal part of missionary work here, marrying people), we had it in the church and guess who was in charge of the decorating..... the elders hahahaha it was horrible it looked like a super crappy prom with balloons and ribbons and ya that's about it..... four couples got married and one of the couples when they went to kiss just started making out tongue and all!!!! It was quite awkward. Then the one this Saturday after we had their baptisms, the two couples of our areas were baptized by their dad that was baptized the week before, but there is a small problem, he has a sickness that can been transferred through blood and if it got in the water it could be transferred to someone else. So before we had to wash the font with bleach and then put a whole bottle of bleach in the water for there baptism and so after their baptism the other missionaries had a surprise baptism so we had to drain the font by hand because it drains super slow and it was late so for 2 hours we drained all the waters out of the font with buckets and dumping them into the toilets! Ya that was fun, my back killed after!!! Also this week I cooked again for that family they wanted me to cooked fried rice, which I have never done before..... and I failed!!!!! It was horrible and I felt so bad after because they had bought the rice and I just wasted it and ooooo...... it was just bad!!!! It has also been rainning like no other, there has been rivers in the streets, our house gets flooded!! so ya that's whats happened this week... fun huh? =)
Don't worry mom I'm planning on coming back to SLCC after and finishing up what I can there then going somewhere, I'm super stoked that dad has been getting involved as he has! I'm looking forward to coming back there and helping out the team! Well I don't know what else I got, I told you guys everything that happened this week. I'm still workin hard and going strong and my health is fine. I love being here. I have had some cool experiences! This week I have really felt the hand of the Lord in our work, I'm always so tired at night when we get home and for those last couple of lessons we have and I just barely have the energy to finish them and get home. Sometimes when we say that last prayer I feel all that energy leave and feel that now I can rest. I know the Lord is there holding me up!!! I love you guys and thanks for everything you do and your support, you all are always in my prayers!
Love elder Paulson
Bueno! March 29, 2010
Alright a little bumbed out this week I only got an email from you mom this week, and a super short one from Elder Williams and that's it, I know you guys all have your busy lives but I only have this one day a week for one hour to hear about whats happening in your lives. I don't want to sound like a jerk, and I'm sorry if I do but plz write me something, I'm sorry if I don't always write back I try I honestly do but I only have an hour and half of that is spent writing the letter to my missoin president, but I promise I will try to write back to you!
So for this week, we had tons of success. We found 18 new investigators and taught tons of lessons and have 3 baptismal dates for the 24th! We had investigators come to church with us for the first time in forever! I know I sounded frustrated last week and I'm sorry but I put my faith in the Lord this week and we did tons better! We also are working with the family of our baptism we had a couple of weeks ago and they are super positive!
So this 27th Elder Paulson completed 7 months, my my how time flys! It really feels like I just got here still! So I got a letter from Kesni this week, he sent me his first place Rocky Mountain Rumble medal and he's going to high school nationals in Virgina, there was a lot of mixed feeling about this, but in the end I am super proud! He has also signed with BYU for football! I'm stoked for him. I have attached pictures for you mom of our house and also there is another one of me and Elder Torres when we were on changes after we climbed this ¡¡¡¡HUGE!!!! hill in his area! But I think I have got in a lot better shape because Honduras is just one big moutain all over the place, we have to walk to lessons up hill both ways in the heat of the day! hahahaha but really I feel I'm in a lot better shape than before, if I could just start eating better, but Hondurans fry everything they eat, they even cook there rice in oil and that's not a lie! They deep fry their eggs! So I cooked that coconut shrimp pasta and made a couple of changes to it and it was delicous! and they loved it. I made a ton of it too! I have been keeping a little book of recipes I think of and also ones that I learn here. I know that it's far away but when I'm not thinking about my work here I think of what I'm going to do with my life after, and I have kinda got it figured out, but I don't know how I'm going to do it, I just know what I want to do. But I guess I will just put my faith in the Lord. I know that he has a plan for me! Well that's all for now I guess I don't have much more. Well like I said at first I would like to hear from you guys, and mom thanks for always writing, I really do appreciate it. All week I think about reading your letter cause I know it well be there for me to read!
siempre orar para usteds y quiro la mejor para usteds!!
Love Elder paulson