Hey everyone how are you? Everything's going pretty well here. Well in two weeks I´ll have spent a third of my total proselyting time in The Noria (7 and 1/2 months) it's been a while. They just told me that they are going to divide the zone next change so that there is one zone for each of the 2 stakes. We will have the Zone Palermo and the Zone Laureles. We belong to the Zone Palermo. They also say that the zone leaders will come to The Noria when they divide it, so pretty much Elder Cook will leave next change. I have a chance of leaving unless they make me zone leader here or they will send another missionary. Elder Retamal is here and he has already served in The Noria.
Anyways, thanks mom for sending me that letter and that story. That's exactly what I needed to hear. I've been in my area so long that I'm starting to get a little unmotivated to work with the members and the same investigators and walk the same streets that I've walked over a thousand times. It's a little hard but I know the Lord is expecting me to do it happily and obediently.
Well this next week that is coming up we have planned on having the baptisms of two cousins of our recent convert Madaley. Her cousins are 9 and 10 years old, Juanita and Elías. Elías knows more about the scriptures sometimes than we do and his uncle that is an ex bishop has taught him already a lot about the church and the gospel. They will be baptized this week on Saturday at 7:00.
Well it's going to be really fun doing Skype this time because I can actually speak both the languages and switch back and forth really easily between the 2. I got the Christmas packages from the grandparents and from you guys I think. Thanks for the Fig Newtons and the Wheat Thins. mmmmmmmmmmm yummy. Also, I took a really good guess on what one of the Christmas presents was and I decided to open up one present early like we always do on Christmas Eve, just a little earlier. Well I guessed right on what it was and I really needed it.......Socks!!!!! haha Thank you for the socks, but don't worry on sending more because the socks I have should last me now that I have a few more. Also, we will be singing in Hermana Turk's pageant on the 20th. My companion will be playing the drums!!!! haha
Also, to let you know mom, the new pensionista is great. She is like the only member in the ward that buys all her stuff from the supermarket!!! She doesn't give me any rice and my pants are starting to get too small again like they did in Guadalupe!!! I'm also going to have to get them lengthened and have the fold on the bottoms taken off because I've grown about 1/2 an inch or maybe 1 inch on the mission.
Well I don't have any more time but I love you guys and know that this work that we do is very important and that the Lord guides us in all our decisions.
Until next week,