Monday, February 27, 2012

Week 8 in Sonsonate

Short letter this week apparently due to a contest between a time limit and a power outage….

Subject:  Smart cat versus dumb dog, round two. Ding!

So I had already started to write to all of you, but then there was a power outage here that ruined it. Google did its best and saved a part, but I just decided to start over.

Also, that means that this will be short, since my time is running out, and the keyboard I'm using almost doesn't work. So it's frustrating to type.

We were definitely working hard this week, although it is getting annoying having to walk a couple blocks and then stop and wait for my comp. But we're focusing on working in a smaller area each day so that we can teach more lessons, and it's working, except that there are a couple investigators that live a little bit farther out who get left out sometimes. But I don't think that going on divisions with members would be a good idea right now for various reasons, so we're doing the best we can alone. And we're starting to have a little bit more success, which is nice.

Christopher showed up to church on Sunday, but we didn't get a chance to talk to him. We had to go get some information for recent converts from the church records with a very slow and not-focused secretary, so it took the entire hour of Principles of the Gospel. If he had just moved over and let me do it it probably would have taken less than fifteen minutes. And then we were going to talk to him during Priesthood, but our Ward Mission Leader grabbed us for a spontaneous hour-long correlation. By the time we got out, church had ended and he had left. So we have to wait until next week to talk to him again.

Also, we went up to the same family I think I mentioned last week, and put a date with the son, Saul, who also came to church. He's going to get baptized on the tenth of March. We also put a dead date (they have the date but haven't gone to church) for March 24 with a man named Akileh, which is actually just his nickname. He lives up in Lomas del Muerto as well, and it's a little bit hard for him to go to church because he's in a wheelchair, but we can get a member to take him or something. No big deal.

The other date that we had before was with Juan Carlos. He didn't come to church, though, so the date fell, but it seems it doesn't matter too much anyway. His wife is going through some process to get a US residency, so she can't get married until the process is over. We're going to talk to some lawyers about it, but it looks like they won't be able to for the next year or so. That makes me mad. He was so dang positive! They even want to get married, which isn't very common here. But that's the mission, I guess.

Alright, I have to go. I'm already over on my time, which isn't good. But we'll tear it up this week so I have some great stories for the next email. Thanks for all of your emails! I love you all!

Elder David Arrington

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