Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Anthony - January 28, 2015

Not so weekly Report of a Scottish cumber-bun

This week has been good, and bad, and ugly. Anyways, The really cool investigator that we found said that she believed everything, that she could feel that it was true, we taught her the Plan of Salvation and she loved it. We set up another cita with her to go to a baptism in our district. On the day of the baptism we got a call from her saying that she couldn't go with us to the baptism because her husband was fighting against her. My heart dropped. She was ready to get baptized, she just had to be taught. So now we can't go back to her house because her husband doesn't want us. We did anyways and met her father, and I think we got him our side. Two out of eight Woo Hoo. And truthfully, even though we were told not to go back, she said that she would call us when we could, and also I feel like this isn't over, this is not going to be over. We are going to win. Sorry got a little inspirational speech going right there.
Other then that our week was kinda normal, well as normal as you can get with two jovenes roaming the streets of a foreign country.One Latino trying to learn english and one gringo trying to learn spanish its a great mix. W have so much fun, E' Beja is really into metal music and so we always change the word to the parts we know and to the parts we don't know we just kinda mumble. E' Beja got permision to go to BYU, so thats super cool, we're super excited. 
Now for the explanation behind the title. As you know fardos  (I asked Anthony what a fardo was - this is the explanation -  The age old question. its a really big bag of compressed clothing, in our case ties. there are around 200 ties in each one, with other things mixed in, its really heavy, I need to take a picture of one before and after. its kinda impressive, I now have alot of ties.) are the cool thing to do for P-Day around here, so some elders in our house bought a fardo and brought it home. While we were shuffling through it we found alot of things other then ties. Among these things we found a cumber-bun, plaid and so I put it on (naturally) and E' Anderson said something about the cumber-bun, and without thinking I said, in my best Scottish accent " Its not just a cumber-bun, its a Scottish cumber-bun", so now it is the joke of the house. Well thats about it.
Love you all and hope you have a great week. 
Love E' Whetten

Jesse - January 27, 2015

what another crazy week! or in other words, we are doing work!! 
we managed to accomplish another 20 lessons this week which is still really great! and i think what is even better is that they´re quality lessons and not just lessons we want to teach to have good numbers. we have 3 dates set for the 21 of February so we are hoping praying and teaching so that these wonderful people can progress a little bit more. but i think that the biggest and best news of this week was a message that i got from Maxi Esquivel! for those of you who don't know him he is my second baptism that i had in the mission who was baptized in 2013. this week my companion and i were in the middle of a lesson when maxi called me to tell me that he had received his mission call!! that really stubborn kid that i taught over a year ago now has progressed so much i cried when he told me! he received his mission call to serve in colombia!!! he leaves before i even finish my mission!!! he reports to the MTC in 6 de may. and even cooler than that is i get to go through the temple with him! im so stoked!! i think its just another way of my heavenly father to keep giving it all ive got and i will be able to see more of those fruits! i honestly cant ask for more right now and i couldn't be happier than when i get to see another person progress! we also had our interviews with president thurgood yesterday and those went super well, it gave me a lot more desires to jest keep giving it my best for these last 5 months. president even said i MIGHT  get to train next transfer so lets see if i get me a son!!! haha i need to leave a heritage! ohh and i think that the only thing that sucks here in my area is that we are dang close to the airport! the planes literally fly over our area with the landing gear out and ready. and my comp only has 28 days left so we are constantly reminded of just how close that date is. i love you all and just to let you all know, dont ever ever clean out the buildup of ice in the fridge with a knife....i punctured the gas pipe on accident and we had to eat all the food we had in one day. luckily we really didnt have anything in there but it ruined my milk and nesquick which is pretty much my protein drink:P i love you all!!
Elder Whetten!!