Week 15

Monday, August 26, 2013


Another week in the beautiful country of El Salvador. And another week of adventures.

So this week our lights and electricity were cut off...that was fun haha. We were living in the epocas antiguos (old days) with candles. And flashlights. But yeah our leaders finally figured out the problem after 3 days and our light was returned. You never know what you have until it's gone...we were very happy to have our electricity back! It was fun living in the past for a little while but I wanted to return to my modern life. Don't know how the pioneers did it. Seriously.

Also, I was sick with gripe (a cold) for a few days which made everything a little bit harder to do, but I pushed through it with the help of Hermana Dumay's magic decongestant tea! She made this tea for me with onion, cinnamon  lime, and chinola (idk what that is but it's good haha) and it killed my cough like that! and I thought it would be disgusting but it tasted great too! Hermana Dumay really is like a mother for me. I don't know what I'm going to do without her when we're parted! 

Which is soon we think. Cambios are next week! I don't want to leave all of my investigators and members but whatevs, we'll see.

The L family, recent converts of ours, are doing great! K is gonna be baptized this weekend. She's nervous about the water and said that if her baptism doesn't work the first time she's not gonna do it again because she hates water. But I know she'll be baptized because Hermano D is gonna baptize her, and she has A HUGE crush on him haha. K and F were in the primary program for the anniversary this sunday. They were nervous to go up and sing but they did a great job. I'm so proud of my patitos (ducklings)!

Also, we've been visiting C a lot lately. I don't know if I've talked about him, but he's the SWEETEST old man in the world. He's been a member for 50 something years and his wife recently died in May. He shared with us the night she died in their bed and how he held her hand until her last breath. I was bawling, no lie. Their love story needs to be made into a movie. He's suuuper sad without her but has a really strong testimony of eternal families and is kinda just waiting to die so he can be with her again. We visit him for company and to encourage him. His life is crazy interesting. He's been all over the world with his wife and has witnessed lots of miracles. He's so humble it amazes me. This opportunity has reminded me of how important it is to live everyday to the fullest and always keep my priorities in order. God first, family second, the world third. I love the elderly, they are so full of wisdom and are so meek. I think I want to work with seniors as a career because they make me so happy :)

The R family is doing well! They're praying together more and reading the Book of Mormon. We just have to get them to come to church every week, because W hates getting up in the morning. 

This week we were with G, an 80 year old man, and he was talking about how we have all this crazy technology today and so we asked him what he did to pass the time back in the day and he says "make children" ...he had 25 children so he obviously kept very busy! 25! crazy...

Our investigators F and M are really positive! The both of them are gonna be baptized next month. They're both 30-40 something men who live together. Their families don't live with them because they were both alcoholics really bad and their fams left them. But the 2 of them really want to change their lives and are following the steps to do so! It's weird teaching these men because they can't read really well and they're minds are a little out of wack from all the alcohol and so we need to teach them like children. We taught M how to pray yesterday, he's super timid but did a great job! F is like a big brother to him and the 2 of them are changing really fast for the better.

It's a great privilege to be here serving these people. I've really grown to love them a lot! Well, hasta proxima semana (until next week)! Love you all! I'm grateful for all your prayers and letters, and please feel free to email me! I'd love to hear from you all and how life is over there in the states.

Con amor, 

Hermana Infanzon


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