Wednesday, March 19, 2014

echando fuego

This week we hit a new record for my mission. 76 Lessons in one week- which is a new record for me! Whoaaaa hold up Elder Rice, stop working so hard, you’re going to get tired! We also had 36 lessons with a member present, which is pretty awesome except that they all walk slow, so we can´t have as many lessons when we are with them.

House inspections are coming up a week from tomorrow. We have been cleaning like crazy. We have several 50 gallon bags filled with trash, dirt, and other assorted things that were piled up on our back porch, and our house is starting to look pretty sweet. The weather’s been the same. (88 degrees every day) Last week it rained like 4 days in a row, the thing is though that right now is the dry season, so everyone is up in arms.

We have been teaching this lady and her adopted son. They have some serious communication issues. Mostly the issue is the kid was a monster when he was younger (read:badly raised), but he is 14 now and wants to change, but the lady just says she’s done, and there is no hope and he can´t change and she is going to the United States and leaving him here to fend for himself. So I got in there and talked a little about the Gospel and stuff and then told them we were going to do an activity.  I had them take turns saying positive things about each other. The kid came up with about 2 (she makes his food, and washes his clothes) and the lady just kept saying there was nothing good about him and would start to go on, but before she could say anything I just stood up and told her to pause (or translates more to like ´´stop´´) and I would tell here that right now we are working on the positive and the negative comes later. I had to do it several times and finally she said he keeps his hair cut like a good sharp man. She just yells at him all the time L It´s all good though, we are totally going to turn that around.  I am learning a lot about relations with difficult people. But my companion and I actually get along fine now and are working harder than ever.

We have a family that we are teaching right now. The GuiGui family. They are both 18 and they have a newborn boy. They are legally married (which is actually pretty rare) and pretty awesome. They don´t have any serious problems in their home or with any kind of vice. It´s really awesome to be teaching a well put together family. They have been to church once and are getting baptized on the 30th if everything comes out well. We found them one night on the way back to our house in the street. We just started talking to them and they told us to come by the next day. Pretty cool stuff. 

 AdiĆ³s, Elder Arroz


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