Whew man what a week it has been! I have quite a bit to say but I'll start off first by talking about my comp/apartment. My comp, Elder Francis, and I get along really really well. He's super chill and his Spanish is about at my level so when we go and meet with investigators we both teach back and forth and even though our Spanish isn't perfect, the lessons have gone super well. He's a really personable guy and the members thus far have had no problem letting us meet them and inviting us over to dinner so everything has been great. My new apartment is even better than my last one, we have AC in every room and even a washer for clothes! The apartment is really clean and I've slept better in this apartment better than I did in my others.
As far as for the weather/culture/people here, it's just about the same EXCEPT that it's extremely extremely humid and I'm literally sweating all day every day even though it's not too hot yet in the season. The people here are, for the most part, more well-off than my last area which means contacting on the street and not seeing tons of crazies has been better. Our ward includes the area San Carlos, a beach resort town, so on Sundays like 20 old white guys and their wives from the States that live there come to church. Only like 1 or 2 of them speak Spanish so we talk to them in English and it's way chill. The missionaries here aren't allowed to go over to San Carlos though, but there's an exception for my comp and I. Since my comp is the district leader, we're allowed to go over there and teach lessons if a member gives us a ride over there and back. Which essentially means if a member wanted us to share a message with them and then go out back and take tons of photos of the beach we could do that haha. Apparently it's extremely beautiful so I'm desperately hoping a member helps us out and lets us go over there haha.
Everything else has been great! We taught a part-investigator family on Saturday and they came to church on Sunday and honestly they are wayyy cool. Their mom is a member already but hasn't been to church since she was a kid but her three daughters come to our English class that we have every Thursday and they're listening to us and reading the Book of Mormon. They don't have a father so we're just teaching the four of them. I see a lot of potential in them and I think we can baptize them this transfer.
Well, that just about sums up everything that happened to me this week! I'm loving it down here and hope we'll be able to have some success! Thanks for the emails, I love you guys :)
Con amor, Elder Thayne