March 16, 2015.
This week was a pretty good normal week. But I felt like it went by super fast! And I’ve come to the conclusion that the weather here in Cobija is LOCO, or maybe just bipolar. It goes from being super super hot to pouring rain in a matter of seconds. It will be super hot all morning and then it will rain in the afternoon and then it will go back to super hot, and it’s just crazy! But other than that, things are good here in Cobija. I love it and I hope I can finish my mission here. I only have about less than two months left! It’s so hard to believe that the time has gone by so rapido.
On Monday we had a noche de hogar with Hermana S. and her family, who are recent converts, and they are really great. We drank jugo de coco, the juice that comes straight from the coconut, and it was really gross. But then she made a drink from the fruit of the coco and it was really good. On Tuesday we visited Hermana B., and she is doing really well and progressing a lot. We’re just praying that her esposo can listen to us too. Then we had a noche de hogar with la familia V., and it was super good. On Wednesday we visited a converso named Deydi, and she is the best. That night we went to visit la familia M. We have a baptism planned for their son who is about to turn 9 and hasn’t been baptized yet, because his parents are less active. We had a really good lesson with them, but then it started to rain really hard. Where they live it’s all dirt roads and hills so they gave us their ponchos and their flashlight because it’s also really dark in this area. We walked home sliding all over the place in the mud and trying to light our dim pathway with this flashlight, and it was really funny. On Thursday we had a really good district meeting, and we visited the family that had to evacuate their home and that we helped move into the church building. They are still there because their house isn’t safe to live in. They have 3 kids, and I love them so much. That afternoon we visited an Hermana from la rama Cobija who just had a baby. She has such a powerful testimony and is such an amazing example to me of someone who is truly converted to the gospel. The weekend was pretty good as well.
On Saturday we had our English class that we taught in la capilla, and noche de hermanamiento which was pretty fun. Yesterday we went to go pick up Hermana B. to go to church and as we were walking it starting pouring rain out of nowhere. We had to wait a little until it calmed down, and then we kept walking until we made it to church. Not a lot of people came because of the rain. It really just goes to show that the people who have a testimony and who are faithful and strong will come to church no matter the circumstances. I love this gospel so much and I love these people de Cobija. And I also love my companion so much. We talk so much and have so much fun and we are learning a lot from one another and I honestly love being with her. Anyway, that’s all I have for now.
Con mucho amor,
NOTE: In order to protect their privacy the names of my companions, members and investigators will be omitted and their name tags obfuscated.
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