Well this week was a really good one! I got my new companion Elder Gonzalez last Monday and to be honest everything is going really well between us. He's a decently new missionary, he's only been out in the field for about three months so I've still got a few things to help teach him but he's a really happy, humble guy. Only thing though is that he's pretty short so we made a pretty interesting companionship haha. He's from Guerrero, Mexico and definitely has a bit of an accent as well haha. He's a really nice guy and we've worked really well together.
Speaking of the work, we haven't found anyone yet to set a baptismal date with but we've been looking and contacting like CRAZY. I don't think I've ever talked to so many different strangers in my entire life. Usually when we contact them we give them a card that has a link of a Christmas video that the Church has and then from there start a conversation and ask them if we can stop by their house to share a message with them. Most of them say no or say that they don't have a lot of free time but that's just part of the work. There are always those occasional people that tell us yes and that's when contacting gets fun. There's literally no end to the possibilities of contacting more people. There are always more doors to knock on or more people in the street to talk to. We've found a few people that seem pretty interested in what we do and teach and we've set a lot of appointments this week to stop by their houses and teach them. So I guess we'll see what happens, wish me luck!
I got your package yesterday with the sweaters, ties, and pumpkin bread! Thanks so much! The pumpkin bread is really good and all of the Latino missionaries down here love it. It started to get really cold this past week and it almost snowed the other day. We still ride bikes and everything and trust me when I say that it feels a heck of a lot colder riding on a bike and feeling all of the wind on your face haha. But it's not that bad really, I have plenty of sweaters now so I'm pretty well-equiped for the winter.
We found a member family that invited us over for dinner for Christmas and to let us borrow their computers. You guys said you wanted to Skype Christmas day right? And at what time do you think would be best? Also yes, Dad, Elder Monsen was my companion for a transfer in Guaymas. Que loco todo eso!
Well, that was about the week for me! Thanks for all of the emails. Les amo mucho y espero poder hablarles muy pronto por Skype!!!
Con amor, Elder Thayne