okay so this keyboard is english but the computer is spanish so this is even harder than before. but hey im alive! its been a while right. cant type question marks...well im here in a zone called layco in distrito layco. my trainer is elder palacios from colombia and he is superrrrr awesome. like really devoted to the work for reals. its good for me to be able to start my mission out like this so im pretty lucky. hes 21 and has been out for a little more than a year. and guess what! i baptized on saturday! yup four days in el salvador and i already got to baptize someone. it wasnt one of our investigators though. elder palacios is the district leader so we went to go interview one of the hermanas investigators for baptism and amongst it all hermana rodriguez was like elder abilez would you be able to baptize hermana maria tomorrow. and i just said cómo? haha hey i found the question mark! but yeah it was really sudden but im so happy i got to do it. it was sweet and the water was super deep and cold and kinda green but it was cool. so heres a funny story from my first day. we went to go meet with a couple people but none were to be found. then we started tracting on that street just cuz we didnt have an appointment for a while. after knocking a few doors my comp turned to me and was like what door do you feel we should knock. i had no idea so i just said the white house towards the end of the street. and then we had this exchange: la casa blanca? sí. seguro? no estoy seguro. pero..... and then we knocked. and two gigantic dogs started attacking the metal door that every house here has. and then my companion just laughed at me and kept knocking and the dogs were going into some feeding frenzy. they were literally throwing themselves against this door to get out at us. luckily no one answered so we didnt die or anything. but it was pretty funny that the one house that i chose was the worst. ummm ive had pupusas a whole lot here. thursday for dinner, friday for breakfast, saturday for dinner. just now. lots and lots of pupusas. and theyre real good here. we can only get the frijol and queso ones though because pork here can kill us apparently. yeah. so our apartment is pretty alright. we have a working shower and a semi working toilet so thats all we need right? oh and a fridge too. brianna wouldnt like it here because there are spiders probably in every corner but they dont do anything. im in the same district as my buddy elder harris here so its fun to be able to see him every few days for meetings or stuff. and sometimes he answers his companions phone when elder palacios calls so he can talk to me haha. our apartment is definitely better than elder harriss because they gots the bucket shower. oh and we ended up flying to el salvador because we were driving by bus for about 2 hours out of the ccm but then had to turn around and go back because there were some demonstrations goin on and it was causing traffic or whateva. we almost had to go back to the ccm but luckily the church got us some plane tickets so we showed up nice and late to el salvador like we are known to do. the coban missionaries actually had to go back to the ccm because there was no way for them to drive all the way there. i dont even know if theyve still left. i hope so anyway. alright well there are some major things that happened these last two weeks. super exciting stuff. i miss my old district and elder ostler but its also super fun here. there are scary geese on this one street! okay lets see if i can send some pics. les quiero mucho! salud!
|Me and my comp--Elder Palacios!|
|Outside of our apartment ft. volcán!|
|maría leonor hijango de maza|