February 21, 2011
This week has gone a little better. The work has gotten a little better too.
Speaking of my camera, I don’t think I will be sending more packages home for now, but I am trying to get copies of the memory cards and the photos down here. .... I feel like every time I send a box, I’m taking a risk.... the last post office in Soyapango was pretty good, but I’ve got to search for other trustworthy places down here.
It’s gotten hotter down here, and continues to heat up, and will get hotter and hotter until the Catholics Holy Week celebrations.
One of the member’s mothers died, she was 96 years old. I feel bad for here because both of her children died last year also. One in May and the other in November, but she still continues to be strong.
Other members we know have had problems with the gangs. Her life was threatened, and now she’s in hiding for a while. She has changed all the chips on her cell phones and is staying in the house of other members. The problem is that she is 18, and is staying in a house with a 16 and 18-year-old boys, and the mother of the boys is pretty much staying up every night exhausted a little worried.
That’s great about Kendra. Keep it up. Just keep swimming, just keep swimming, just keep swimming swimming swimming.
We are preparing a couple people for baptism. We have a baptism this weekend, a girl named Yansi. Her whole family is members, but the mother has been inactive for a while. We are reactivating the mother and working with both of them. They work in the farm, and we have to walk a little ways to get to their house, but they have been coming every Sunday. The interview is this week so we’ll see how it goes.
Yesterday we brought a guy to church. He said that while he was in the United States illegally, he and his family got baptized, but he did his baptism with a false name. He says he wants to do it right this time, and he seems sincere.... he says he did it so that his family could be baptized (they were all legal, and had their real names)...so we’ve got to call the pres. to see how this all will work out, or what we need to do. He still hasn’t responded.
Well that’s it for now.