He found a puppy that would fit in his pocket!
Okay, so, this last week has been awesome! Definitely full of adventures, some that I know you won't be super excited about, but before you keep reading, I just want to say: I'm fine, I'm feeling much better, I'm happy and everything is okay :)
So here's my roller coaster of a last week:
Monday – June 30th:
Scottie's Zone - Granger B at the Mission Anniversary Party
Scottie doing a front flip into the "pool"
Still smiling in the hospital! (I think he was still a bit delirious!)
Tuesday – July 1st:
I had my dentist appointment this morning....at 8 AM. I could hardly keep my eyes open and the dentist was about 90 years old....no lie, I'm not even exaggerating, it was crazy. But everything is good, no cavities, they said "keep doing what you're doing!" So that was good, if not interesting at least haha. Then we had mission leadership council again (since we're in July now). The meeting was awesome, I was pretty exhausted though, no lie. The funny thing was, last week, the assistants (assistants to the mission president) asked us to do a training today. Usually, they ask multiple sets of zone leaders. Nope, this time, it was just us. So we made it through that, got home, saw one person, than I went to sleep. I needed it badly haha.
Thursday – July 3rd:
Fun fact: tonight, I got a package. It was the advent calendar Christmas package y'all sent me! I don't know where it's been for the last 7 months, but thank you so much :) It was awesome, and even though the chocolate was melted to mush, it still tasted good!! Y'all are the best haha. (We mailed the package the weekend after Thanksgiving and he never got it. A couple of days ago I received a phone call from the Post Office in West Valley City telling me they had located the package and they would send it on to him if he was still serving his mission!)
The Christmas Advent Calendar - better late than never!
Happy 4th of July!!!! Happy birthday Padre!! I've spent the last few days just trying to recuperate, and we've been working with the Tierrablanca family closely because they're getting baptized on Saturday. Today, we had zone training in the afternoon, and I think it went really well. We got permission to show the University of Texas 2014 commencement address, y'all should watch it if you get the chance, it's super good and actually related a lot to the gospel and missionary work. The theme was: things to do if you want to change the world for the better. After zone training, we had a p-day for the rest of the night (we just weren't supposed to go out because too many people would be drinking and partying) (the mission office tries to keep the missionaries away from potentially dangerous situations). We did a big cookout as the zone and then played sports, then (Elder) Biggs and I went and hung out with the Balderas family all night, they're the coolest (that's Pepe and Levi's family by the way). We got home around 9:30 and then climbed up on our roof (it's flat, no worries). We watched fireworks for a while...but then we were super tired so we ended up falling asleep somehow haha, but some loud finale around 11pm woke us up and then we went inside to go to sleep...our beds are slightly more comfortable than the roof haha. Good day!
Saturday and Sunday
Today was awesome. Big highlight: Gabriela and Edwin Tierrablanca got baptized today (Saturday) and it was an awesome service, they were just so happy, and loving life. They got confirmed on Sunday and it's just so cool to see how much of a blessing the Gospel is in people's lives. I love it!
The Tierrablanca Family got baptized