Monday, November 25, 2013

Week 14

Hello!!! First, yes I took some pics this week!! I will send those after I send the email! This week was good!! We got to go to San Salvador on Tuesday, for some immigration stuff, and I got to go to Wendy’s!!! Hahaha BEST BURGER I HAVE EVER HAD!!!!!!! It was super good!!! Me and elder Cruz had to take a bus for about an hour and a half or two hours to get there, but I am thinking it was worth it....haha!!

Lets see, the scripture you sent me was really good!!! I really liked it and I wrote it in my agenda so I can remember it!! We had a pretty good week teaching! Haha... I think it was Wednesday night we were teaching a lesson in literally the pitch black!!! They didn't have any light... it was a little hard because you couldn't see their faces or use any scriptures or anything! Haha but it wasn't bad! Oh and we have an investigator, now, that is as tall as me!!! His name is Miguel and he has a brother that was just baptized in America!! He is super cool and I love how tall he is... because tall people really don't exist here. We were able to teach Alba and her family again!! We taught the Plan Of Salvation and the lesson went pretty well. We were teaching it for about two hours! Haha we were there for a while!! We are really hoping to put a date with them soon, but they need to go to church!!!! They are super good investigators, but they haven't gone to church yet... but we are going to work really hard with them, this week, so they will go!!! So they are doing pretty good. Other than that its pretty much just normal... lots of talking to new people and trying to teach lessons!!! Haha... the missionary life! 

We are going to the temple this week!!!!!! I am sooooooooo excited!!!! I will have gone through the Mesa, Mexico City, and El Salvador temples!!! I am really excited to see how much more of the Spanish I will understand now!!!! Aghhh... I really can not wait... we are going on Wednesday!! Then on Thursday we are having a Thanksgiving multi zone in the mission office!! We will get to eat lots of food... so that will be soooo fun!!! This week will go by super fast!!!

Lets see... I am trying to think if there is anything else about this week. We did some service for members in our ward! We moved cement slabs from one side of the yard to the other... haha I thought it was kind of useless, but I like working with them!!! OH and we found one of the nicest ladies ever this week!! We were just out trying to find new people and we found her and she let us in her house!! She has been a catholic for 80 years... and said she would never change, but she let us stay and talk to her for a while!! She lives by her self and she has a bunch of Christmas stuff set up!! She was showing us her lights and tree and pictures of Santa!! Haha it was awesome and she was just SUPER nice!!!!!! We will definitely just go back and talk with her and see if she needs help with anything!!

Well that is it for this week... it was good!! I hope you are all doing good!! My b-day is this week and I'm excited for that!!!! I'm glad everyone is going back to school and feels better!! That's awesome that Fred works with the missionaries!!! He will be a great missionary. Today is Riggs b-day!!!!!! So I will say happy birthday to him. :) I haven't gotten the package yet, but hopefully this week!!!! But, if not I'll be fine. I love you all so much!!! ...and I will talk to you soon:) 

Monday, November 18, 2013

Week 13

Hello!! So, I will start with I feel lots better... which is super good because it SUCKED!!!! I was pretty freaking sick. Monday got pretty bad again, after I emailed you guys, but I started feeling lots better Tuesday and I am now all better!! I'm not sure what I had... the tests didn't say much about it. It was really weird! Monday I got this rash all over my body and it itched like crazy, but they aren't sure what that was either... hahaha the doctors are great!!;) But, its all gone now and I feel good!! 
This week was good!!! We have this super good family we are teaching right now, Alba (the mom) and her two kids!! They are awesome! We have taught them the first lesson, and the second time we went to their house we just talked about the Book of Mormon because they had a bunch of questions about it!! We are going to be putting a baptism date with them for the first of December!! So, hopefully everything keeps going well with them!! I love going to their house because her kids are awesome!! Her son is 15 and her daughter is 8... Bydon and Michelle. Both of them love reading and praying, and they love making their mom do it, even when she doesn't want to!! Haha so they are lots of help!!

As for the other family I told you guys about, family Onofre, Kristy is still doing good! She reads and prays sometimes, we are working pretty hard with her because she doesn't come to church!!!! It's super annoying. But she is still doing good and we are going to TRY and put a date for the first of December with her too. She has an 8 year old daughter and she loves the missionaries!! She is super cool, and then she also has a 4 year old son Juan and he is super cute!! So going over to their house is awesome! 1) Because they have a Christmas tree and lights up and I love looking at them... and 2) because their family is just awesome! So that's pretty much it for the lessons part of the week....

 What else happened this week?? I did splits with Elder Sutton!! Haha I havn't really talked about him much, but him and Elder Kendall are like my best friends in the zone! Elder Sutton is our district leader, and he is super cool!!! He is from mesa and he skates and snowboards!!! So, as you can imagine, doing splits with him was super fun!!! We had a pretty good time. He has like 15 months in the mission and he kept telling me how good my Spanish was... so that felt good!! The Lord is really helping me with that!!! Oh and me and Elder Kendall are making a Christmas card to send home!!! I bought a Santa hat and a little Christmas tree today!! hahaha Elder Kendall lives right by us and we eat lunch with the same Cocinara, so we are planning this out pretty well!! haha 

No mom... I haven't gotten the package yet... but I should soon! Have you gotten my letters yet??  I am doing good!!! Haha I had a spider in my hand the other week... I forgot to tell you guys about that!!! The people promised me it wouldn't bite so I held it... it was gross!!!!! haha I freaked out. Well, I love you all!!! ...and I will talk to you soon LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!

elder baker

Monday, November 11, 2013

Week 12--For Mom!

Mom!! Ok, so this is your email that you don't have to forward... So, I told you in the other email about how I got sick... it really, really sucked!!! But, thanks for the email!! My week was pretty boring, but your week sounded alright!! Haha... I'm glad to hear Gage is staying out of trouble and doing good in school!! I am very glad to hear dad is finally getting his knee checked out!!! It's about freaking time. Hahaha and I am sorry to hear about Haley... me and her can be sick together!! Haha as for Riggs, I'm not surprised that he feels stressed not knowing as much as everyone else... he is just like that!!!

Oh, and you had as good question!! Yes I get to Skype home on Christmas. I'm not sure the time but I do get to!! Ughh I miss you guys a lot!! The story with you and Haley in the hospital was hilarious!!! I literally laughed when I read it!!! I just remember all of our trips to the hospital! Haha!! Ughh, I love you so much and wish I could see you!! Talk to you soon. Love you!!!!

Week 12

Hello!!! So, lets see...this week started off ok! But, slowly turned into a really rough week. The beginning of the week was just like any other!! We got a new investigator named Alba and she committed to go to church! So that was super exciting...because nobody EVER wants to go to church!!!! The lesson with her was super good, and she was really into the lesson and all the things we were teaching!!

But, on Thursday I got super sick.....during the zone meeting I started to feel a little sick, just like my head hurt and I was super tired and stuff, but nothing too bad. So when we got back to the house, I just layed down for a little bit and then it just got way worse!! My head felt like it was going to explode, my eyes killed, I had a fever, my entire body just hurt, and I was really hot.... it just sucked!!! So, for Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday all I did was lay in bed!!! It sucked. I had to go get blood drawn and give urine samples to see if I had anything, it was all just super crazy!! I feel better now...but, definitely don't feel great... I just want to get better because being sick here SUCKS!!!! It's super boring!! And I just felt TERRIBLE!!!!!!

So that's pretty much all that happened this week.. not much!!! I only got to work Tuesday and Wednesday... so our numbers sucked this week!! Hahaha well anyways... sorry the email sucks this week, I just don't have a lot to write about!! But I will talk to you all soon. Thanks for everything!!

elder baker

Monday, November 4, 2013

Week 11

Hey everybody!!! This week was awesome. I guess I will start with the spiritual parts of the week... We have been teaching this family, the Onofre family, and the cool part is we have been going to their house for the past two weeks and every night we pray that they will read and pray so that the next lesson they will have some questions or experiences of feeling the spirit. So, the first time we went to their house we met the mom of the house--her name is Ada and she is about 55. We taught her once and she said we could come back. So when we came back she wasn't there, but her daughter was and she let us teach her!! The daughter's name is Kristy and she is 23 and after the lesson she said she wanted us to come back in a couple of days-- after she had a couple of chances to read the Book of Mormon!! So, when we came back neither Kristy or Ada was there. But, Kristy's sister was and she wanted us to teach her!! Her name is Carolina and she is 19. Then, once again, after the lesson she asked us to come back the next day! So... we came back the next day and all three of them were there!! Along with there Uncle Raul... so we taught Raul, AND Ada Kristy and Carolina had all read the Book of Mormon and prayed and said the felt good about it!! So, it has been an awesome experience because every time they weren’t home, when we would come back to their house, it was a little upsetting. But now it's awesome because we have a whole family!! Lots of prayer went into these lessons and I can see it really paid off. I am excited to see what happens with them this next week!! 

So this week was really good! We had two nights when I came home looking like I went swimming in my dress clothes because of how hard it was raining!!

I am getting more and more used to all of the bugs here!! There are honestly soooo many spiders in every house. But, I don't freak out when I see them anymore and I even stay pretty calm when they are on me!

Hahaha and my Spanish is getting a lot better!! It is still hard... and understanding everything is still impossible!! But, this family in my area was just telling me how good my Spanish was after one of our lessons this week! They actually said that it's better than the last white elder that was there after 3 and a half months!! So, that made me feel pretty good!! Haha actually really good!! All I know is that the gift of tongues is real!!

Lets see... I guess the last thing cool that happened this week was on Saturday. When Elder Cruz and me were walking to our area we saw a bunch of the members in our ward playing soccer and they were just like "elders come play!!" So we totally just played soccer in all of our dress clothes and stuff!! Haha it was super fun but we had already started our fast... so that kind of sucked after... but it was still awesome!! Haha well this week was good!! I will talk to you soon!! love you. 

elder baker