Saturday, January 25, 2014

Week 22 (1/20/14)


First off, sorry to hear about your uncle. Was he your dads brother?? That is so funny to hear about what you guys did hahah. Its funny because that is our life down here too hahah we are late for something so we just pay some dude in a bike taxi to take us places haha. I want to see a picture of her new hair! Is it alot different?? How did the hunt turn out?? I remember kadens first time haha. How is aunt chris?? You have glasses!!!!!! I want to see a photo of this too! 

As far as my week goes, it was really good. We are continuing to teach Norma and Sofia, our new investigators, they are doing very well. We hope to have them commit to baptism in one of the next few lessons. As far as our other golden Investigator Marcos, we are still waiting for him to get back from his christmas vacation. haha. In the teaching aspect this week was pretty much normal. This week passed my 6 month mark and so according to tradition I had to burn a tie haha It was great. 

*6 months* He burned a tie!!! 18 months to go!
My companion Elder Restrepo completed 2 years this week so tonight we will be burning a piñata with a shirt pants and tie haha. I officially decided that I dont like having companions that are leaving home. All they do is talk about what they are going to do when they get home, and it makes me really homesick. But oh well haha. Also this week we helped Emmanuel make a cake for some guys wedding. The cake turned out so cool!! Emmanuel is so good at making cakes. 

The cake he helped Emmanual make!
Also this week we had a baptism. It wasnt an official baptism for us because the boy we baptized (Luis del Angel) his parents have been members for more than a year so he counts as a (i dont know what its called in english but un niño inscrito) i think it is like a kid member?? who knows haha. It went really well, we ended up doing everything so I counted it as a baptism. We went all out on this kid!! If you remember he is the kid from the other letter a few months ago that is pretty much the reason his family is active, so spiritual!! We made a video with some pictures we have of him, it was so cool and we had all of his family in tears!! It was a special baptism. 

Then after the baptism we had a ward activity with the other missionaries in our district. It was called ´´Trip to Las Vegas´´ Im so excited to do this with our ward when I get home. What we did was take three small rooms and decorated them according to the plan of salvation. One room covered in white with cake and mormon messages playing (Celestial), The middle with the room light and cookies, (Terrestral), and the last with candle light and toast haha. then we loaded the gym with different games and gave everyone 20 tickets and let them play for about an hour. We had missionaries (the youth) who were walking around asking if they could teach people, and if they accepted they would earn another 5 tickets. After about an hour we simmulated a plan crash and depending on the number of tickets you had, you would earn a kingdom of glory haha It was soo coool it ended up working really good and we ended up teaching so much from it. It was so funny the telestial kingdom was loaded haha so us the elders and all the youth missionaries and like 2 members ate the cake in the celestial room. haha It was a great lesson! 
This is what pretty much happened this week! A week I probably wont forget! haha 
It was really good hearing from you! Hope that you all have a wonderful week!!

Love Elder Parduhn

The bread he loves in Mexico!
He loves little things!!  I am pretty sure he wanted to take this home!
Hunter loves little kids!
This is the year pinata for his companion that is going home!
This bread is the bread they make for Three Kings Day, January 6th 

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