Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Family and Friends (week 56)

BTW, there’s a back story as to why we can’t stop laughing about Nick’s letter this week. Nick was obsessed with the British automobile show "Top Gear" and he made us watch the Reliant Robin episode several times http://www.topgear.com/uk/videos/clarkson-tips-over-reliant-robin   Nick would just belly roll with laughter when he watched this because he thought the Reliant Robin was a totally ridiculous car.      

Loved your letter this week and I love hearing about all the rain.  I just love that story and seeing the faith of you all in participating in the fast that’s…what a great story.  I have told that story in a few lessons it’s great.

I’m going to start off this letter with a story that I forgot to tell you all last week. So last week we had to go to a town called Santa Barbera because long story short I had to send Elder Ortega home and his comp stayed the night with us afterwards. President was planning on coming down here to divisions in Baja Verpapaz with some missionary’s and the plan was to meet president in Santa Barbera.  The president brought down the new comp of the Elder Guiterezz the old comp of Ortega that stayed with us.  Well that was the plan. That day the teachers of all of Baja Verapaz decided to have a riot and block the road up at the cumbre. The cumbre is the fork in the road to go either to Salama the capital, or up to Coban. So I had to call president and tell him that the road was blocked and everything. Well we made it up to Santa Barbera which is yendo towards Coban and we were able to pass through. We just had to get off the bus and walk like a mile to find another bus to take us to Santa Barbera. Well we made it there and pres met us there. We went to the elders’ house in Santa Barbera and unloaded everything out of president’s car. When we got back to the president’s car it had a flat. Haha… it was great. We had to take it to the nearest pinchazo or like a tire shop. Well there was only one in Santa Barbera and it was closed haha. So my comp, pres and I all got down and started to try to change the tire. Luckily I had experience. Haha that’s funny because I don’t.  I mean I got a flat tire just that one time but I had to call dad to fix it haha. Ya so luckily it was like the same type of system as the yukon so I kinda knew how to do it…right.  So after a while we finally got it changed on our own haha and it was sooo funny. My mission president has the best sense of humor and was just dying laughing. So like I was saying the plan was for pres to give us a jalon (lift) back to Salama but the road was blocked off and we were in his car so we couldn’t just walk through it. So we found like a sketchy back road through the mountains to get back into the valley. It was a straight adventure there were huge rocks, holes, logs and a bunch of other stuff… it was like straight 4 wheeling.  Well this is the best part because when we were making our way down the mountain we had to slam on our brakes because we were hauling and there was another car in the way. What’s so funny about that is the car was a Robin. Remember that car on top gear that has the one tire in front and the 2 in the back and tips over every second.  Ya we had to stop for that it was soooo funny!!!! It was making its way down that mountain with the rocks, logs, deep holes and everything. Pres. my comp and I were just dying. It almost tipped over like 100 times. It was literally sliding down this mountain because it doesn’t weigh anything.  It was completely out of control. It never tipped but it was soooo close and it was by far the funniest thing in the world. When the guy finally pulled over to let us pass he honked at us and it was a train horn that left that little car. We were just dying!!!!!  That was the end and we could not stop laughing. Pres. was just like I have never seen or heard anything like it. That train horn really came out of that little car haha… it was great. Ya so we finally made it to Salama valley thanks to those back roads down the mountain.  It was the absolute best. Ya so hilarious! As far as this last week it’s about the same for us. We are finding a ton of new investigators but we are having trouble helping them to progress.  It’s a trial of my faith and I can recognize it. We have a few people that could get baptized. They have been to church and everything. We are working super hard to help them and explain to them why they should get baptized.  Thanks for everything family and pray always. I love you all and have a good week!

Elder Call

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