I spent most of my time, well actually pretty much all of it, writing to Will, so this will be shorter than normal.
I don't know what's with time down here. Like that it's OCTOBER! And it's still a billion degrees out. How are the colors at home? Is it cold yet? Apparently I live in a jungle, though I did feel a breeze for a sec this morning so I'm hopeful that it will cool down. ;)
And a little shout out to Kristina, Gary and Evan. I got the SWEETEST package ever from them! There were pics of Evan, letters, and a Green Eggs and Ham book. When I saw that I was so confused. Kind of like, what am I supposed to do with that? But then, I started reading it. Kristina wrote her own version, and pasted it over the original words in the book. It was SO cute! It was all about Mr. Lurch and the Mormon church. It was so awesome!! Plus they put in a ton of junior mints, my fav. Yummy. Plus our district is gonna love it when we take some to them! Well, that is, if we decide to share haha.
Last night we went to a members house for a visit we had set up and they straight up just weren't there. Always fun! :) But that's the life. We're working on coming up with some different activities/classes for activation/retention in the ward. We just need to pump love and excitement into this struggling ward!! We went to the RS broadcast in Spanish Saturday night. When it started it was just us and the RS President. By the end, three other sisters were there, so we have a LOT to do. There are TWELVE missionaries in this ward, and we know that's for a reason. They should put us to work!! But they kind of don't, so Hermana Ward and I decided we're just gonna be more proactive.
There's already an English class, but we have some other ideas. Like a family history class. I really don't know how to do it myself so I need to learn. But PMG talks about how much that helps with activation and retention so we figure we should do it!!
Also, a lot of our work is with the women here. There are so many single women, or women whose husbands aren't active or home much that the Elders just can't get in to see. So that's were we come in. What we're finding though is that even amongst the active women, they don't read the scriptures. In large part because they don't understand them. We've had some timidly tell us that they just don't understand it and that's why they love it when we're there. So we want to start a Book of Mormon study class where they can come, we can read together and discuss it. Then they could ask questions, discuss it amongst each other, learn to think for themselves, and we'd be there to explain stuff too. Then they'd make friends! And we could work on our Spanish! We're just trying to do anything we can because both of us are just so new, so we don't know any better so why not? :) Next step is to meet with the RS President and hopefully explain our ideas correctly in Spanish. And find, meet, and work with the Family History Consultant.
We're having a potluck between sessions of conference on Sunday. We're really hoping it will help people to come!!! I'm not sure potlucks is really something you do in Honduras...but we're doing it here! All I know is that the sisters LOVE to cook, so it'll work. We're super pumped for Conference. I told Will that I feel like it's the super bowl of our mission, well, that and Christmas. Getting an investigator or less active (well, actives for that matter) to come to conference? That would be so sweet!! You can't deny the power you feel when you listen to living apostles and prophets teach.
Alright folks, that's it for today. Love ya tons! Enjoy conference, learn something new. Even though I badly want to listen to all of Conference in English, we'll be watching most or all of it in Spanish. so my goal will just be to soak up what I can (I understood about 40% during the RS meeting) and not get a headache from concentrating so hard!
Love ya tons!