All packages are to be sent through the U.S. Postal Service. They do seem to arrive intact within 2-4 weeks.
Elder Daniel Blanchard

Mision El Salvador Santa Ana

Apartado Postal #142

Santa Ana, El Salvador, C.A.

Monday, January 2, 2017

Week 22 (Campestre, Atiquizaya)

Well this week was another mas o menos week. Always are ups and downs. For the down, once again the dates that we had for baptism fell through because they didn’t come to church. This family had a date to be baptized this 14th of January. The grandma is the sister of an ex bishop. Her daughter is baptized in our church but the granddaughter isn’t baptized in any. 

The grandma already is baptized in her church so we were trying to work with that. But her pastor has been visiting her too so right now she is super confused. This Friday we had a lesson with her and it was really hard to teach or feel the spirit because the grandson was running around the room screaming and she was yelling at him the whole time. 

The lesson switched by the end and we felt the spirit super strong, but she started talking about her old religion and how she loves it and her pastor and how she doesn’t know if she can leave it and come back into the world( referring to the ward party because apparently they played reggaeton and danced inappropriately and wore makeup and pants) She is just really confused and we are trying to help.

The thing that is good is we found a bunch of new people to 
teach so this week we should find a couple new people who want to progress.

We have also been helping A....., the one who needs to marry, build a wall. And his girlfriend’s heart has softened a bunch towards us.  So we are going to try to push for them to marry. instead of separate.

The 31st was good. We returned to the house at 8. Then we tried to sleep but couldn’t because of the noise outside. They held a dance right next to our house. All night. That kind of sucked.

Our church time got changed to 10 instead of 8 which is nice.
Um we had a bunch of pan rellenos which is the holiday food here. It’s just a sandwich with a lot of vegetables, chicken (including the bone) and drenched in gravy. It’s really good. 

But super simple haha.

Hope everything is good at home.

Love Elder Blanchard

No comments:

Post a Comment