September 5, 2011
Well, sounds like things are going good up there. I’m surprised winter is starting so early...or is this when it normally starts?
That’s cool about the caribou hunt. And the photos are cool. What rifle was he using?--it looks like a shorter barrel, but the photo I’m looking at is 2" by 3"... it’s kind of interesting to think about guns now, here they don’t use guns to hunt animals.... I’ll have to get use to that idea again.
Hey, tell Jason Dexter that today I saw Josè Cruz in Usulután. I think Elder Dexter was the one to baptize him. He’s doing well and his family is still active. They say the missionaries still visit them.
I really don’t have a lot to write this week. We have been working, but with little luck. Sometimes I don’t understand, because the mission says that if we do all the things we are asked than we will have success.... what is success?...normal weeks we can hand out 2-3 books of Mormon a day and maybe find 20 people a week, and of these people maybe 2-3 will actually take the time to read it...this week we have had the same books in our backpacks for almost five days.... nobody wants to read, or commit themselves. We literally had about 16 people that said they would come to church, and we went with members and everything and assigned members to go pick them up on Sunday, but very few have showed up the last four weeks. I don’t know if it has anything to do with the fair (the Ferris wheels and rides were literally in front of the church)...there are really no excuses, so I don’t know how we can make it better. We’re trying activities and everything.
Ha-ha--someone right now just set off a rocket in the other room, some kind of dynamite type bomb...probably leftover from the fair.... I didn’t know that one of the girls a couple computers down was gringo until she heard the explosion and started cussing in English. She thought it was a gunshot, so I’m guessing she’s not from around here.
---Well, don’t have photos this week...I hope you got them from the last few weeks.
Chow for now