Hola mi querida familia :)
¿Comó están todos?
So this week has been another busy week that went by really fast. I like weeks like this though :) Last week I had the opportunity to give a blessing for health to a member of our ward....in SPANISH! To be honest, when he asked me to give it, I was really nervous. But after I said the part that you have to say at the beginning, I waited a few seconds, and then I felt really calm and I started to bless him. I don't really remember what I said, I just know that my mouth was filled with the words I needed to say. It was awesome. And a couple days later we went to check on him and he wasn't there because he was all better and back to work! It has been awesome to see the Priesthood bless people's lives.
Well, I ate my first DISGUSTING thing here this week. Actually I didn't really eat it, but they served it to us lol. It was COW FOOT SOUP. The soup part was really good..minus the part that there was a cow foot floating in it. I think they expected us to eat the cow foot too, but I wasn't about to try and eat it. It was a big bone with like a mixture of fat and cartilage on it lol. So that was lots of fun :)
Last week I saw Snickers' twin..I miss Snickers. How is she doing? Wait, let me guess, she's sleeping? lol
Also last week, Elder Arellano (our zone/district leader...yes he is both) invited me to go on a split to Guayaquil with him. He had a zone leader counsel thing and I don't know why he invited me instead of his companion but I'm glad he did! lol We were just there for like half the day. When we got to the church where the meeting was I went with 2 other gringos to work in their sector close to the church. Guess who one of the gringos was? ELDER WALKE who has a blog that I think I bookmarked on our computer! lol (Aby I think you said you've read his blog?) Anyways, I told him that he has blog-stalkers in our family :) lol It was pretty random and funny. We tried to teach a few lessons but nobody was home, ate lunch with a member, and then went back to the church. And guess what was at the church when we got there???? PIZZA HUT!!!!!!!!!!!! haha They invited us to eat....and I ate 11 pieces hahahahahahaha. It's been too long since I've had american pizza haha. It was so good though.
I GOT PACKAGES THIS WEEK MOM AND DAD AND ALEXA!! Thanks so much! Alexa your jokes made me laugh hard lol. It was fun to read Elder Beatty, Calderwood, and Shoemakers letters. I'm excited to read church news. Thanks for the sour candy, JELLY BEANS, CAKE MIXES (can't wait to make those), sunscreen, shoe polish stuff, and the bookmarks :) The one with the missionary laws-all of that is so true! lol
Now the good part. Guess what?!?!?!?! WE HAD 2 BAPTISMS THIS WEEK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Carla and Fernando got baptized on Saturday and it was great. I baptized Fernando (he asked for the "grandote" or "the really big one" to baptize him lol...at least he didn't just call me the gringo haha). It was really awesome to have some baptisms finally and see the happiness in their faces as they were baptized and the following day were confirmed. We did the baptism with the other elders that we live with, too. So altogether 5 kids got baptized. And all 4 of us elders were dressed in white. The pictures look awesome :) I was thinking about Zack and all of you guys as we were getting ready and baptizing. It was really neat :) Congratulations Zack!
The family Ochoa also committed to get married this friday, so we are praying that all goes well and they can get baptized on saturday! That would be 5 more :)
Happy Birthday Grandpa Beck!!!
Well that's all for this week I think...I'm sending the pics in a separate email :) I LOVE YOU GUYS SOOOOOOOOOOOO SOOOOOOOOO SOOOOOOOO MUCH!!!!!
Love, Elder Beck