Monday, May 25, 2015

     Well your prayers have been answered and tomorrow I have changes.  I'm both happy and sad about that. Sad because I have to say goodbye to so many people and happy because I'm going to a new area, which will be really nice to have some new doors to knock. The people that I don't want to say goodbye to are the family Estacuy and Milton. We're going to eat lunch with Milton today and dinner with the Estacuys but I don't think I'll be able to eat anything because  I've been an little bit sick and now I'm nervous about the changes.  You all know how my stomach is when I'm nervous. Dad, now that I'm a missionary I can understand why you hate packing so much.  Its the worst. You have so much to pack as a missionary. Okay day by day. Monday it rained super hard so we didn't play soccer, Instead we went around and looked for ties in all the clothes shops. I was able to find a really really cool one. Tuesday, we had to work in one of our sectors that sucks. We literally have no one in that sector and everytime we work in it is a trial of my faith but now I don't have to worry about it. Wednesday, I got to do two baptismal interviews which was great, They were both really awesome and the interviews went fantastic. As a district we had 3 baptisms this weekend which is really awesome. Um Thursday, we did divisions with Guajitos or Elder Cruz and Elder Neal.  They're both doing good. So something fun that we did this week was sing in church. We have this member of our ward who is this crazy piano playing genius and he was all like you guys should sing for Elder Hursts last Sunday, so we sang. We sang I'm Trying to be Like Jesus in a pretty cool arrangement. We practiced with him quite a few times and I think it went pretty well when we sang, but I'm not sure and nobody is going to tell us we sucked so I guess well never know. Friday we were in la Justo again which was rough again and so ya. Saturday we had a really good day, and that was great. We're teaching this family, the Familia Moralez Avac and they're amazing.  They came to church for the first time Sunday,  which was fantastic.   Also on Sunday,  we left with Milton again, which was fun although we didn't teach that much. Anyway next week I'll send you lots of pictures of my new comp and house and area if I can. Oh and by the way look for a surprise from me this week.  Happy birthday Kenna! You're the best and I hope you have a fantastic day. I cant wait to hear all about it.  Love you all so much and hope you have a fantastic week. Love Connor 

Monday, May 18, 2015

     Well its been another pretty good week for me.  Monday, we went the zona 15 and went bowling and played pool which was really fun. I have no clue how but somehow I won and ya. After we went bowling, we went to this place that sells really cheap soccer jerseys which was fantastic because I've been wanting to buy one but everywhere close sells them for super expensive. It cost 80 quets which is like 10 dollars, which is a really good deal. It's a sweet Barcelona jersey because they have become my favorite team. Tuesday I was on divisions with Elder Hart, which was pretty fun.   I cant remember anything great happening.   Wednesday was super hot which sucks because this is supposedly the rainy season but its been super duper hot which really sucks. Thursday I did divisions with Elder Hurst and Elder Ogden which was very interesting.  I got along with them really well and we had a pretty fun day. Elder Hurst dies in one week and he's getting pretty baggy contacting all the girls in the street, which I encourage because he has to start practicing now so he can do it when he gets home. Um Friday it finally rained and we had interviews with President which were awesome. Hna Caffaro told us she is going to make a book for all the missionaries that has on one page their picture and on the other a bunch of cool spiritual experiences that she's going to ask for every time we have interviews.  My interview with President went really well and I was able to learn a ton of stuff. It rained Friday like I said and I got to use this sweet jacket that some members lent us awhile ago, but I ditched it about half way through the day and then it rained again in the night and I had to use a Hello Kitty umbrella that another member loaned me. Saturday it rained as well and Sunday too. Sunday Milton, our recent convert, left ( I think hes means went contacting) with us and he really liked it. When he contacts he introduces us and then tells the people we're missionaries and if they tell him they're of a different faith he's just like, oh alright, see ya and leaves. It was super funny. We had a super awesome lesson with an investigator who is pretty much a member about the Book of Mormon.  Her husband asked where the plates are now and we told him an angel took them up into heaven. Then the investigator says to us," I feel like we still have the plates, that every person in the world who owns a book of Mormon has the plates. The only difference is that its paper instead of gold  but what it contains is the same. It was a super cool moment for me because I had never thought of the BofM that way, but it helped me see it in a new way with more value. Anyway that was pretty much my week, I love you guys a ton and hope you have tons of fun doing crazy things this week. Love Connor

I forgot to tell you that I got my birthday package this week which was awesome. I loved all the things you put in there. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with the water balloons but I have already used a couple on dogs which was pretty fun. The other pictures are of my sweet awesome rain jacket. 

Monday, May 11, 2015

  So ya we talked yesterday and I don't really have all that much to tell you about. The two highlights of this week was a sweet water fight I had with my comp and then the pillow fight I had with Gracie Estacuy. Any way love you all a ton and hope you have a fantastic week. Love Connor. 

                                          My comp dead on the bed, and a chicken in our house. 

I think this is Connor's zone, but he didn't tell me who any of them are.

 These are the pictures from last weeks fire, when they burned another Elder's pictures of his girlfriend

Monday, May 4, 2015

     Well this has been another fantastic week. The hightlight was easily the baptism we had and then the rain that finally came as well. It rained like 3 days in a row and it rained hard which was awesome. The first day it rained was Wednesday, I'm pretty sure and we were out contacting. When we left in the morning, it was nice and sunny and hot and I thought there's no way its going to rain, there's not a cloud in the sky but then when we left after lunch it was a little bit cloudy and started to rain a little bit later. That day we didn't have umbrellas and then the next day I was on divisions with the Zone Leaders and didn't have an umbrella either and then on Friday I didn't have an umbrella either so I passed about 3 days super soaking wet but super happy. We're finally in the rainy season and so it should rain everyday for about six months which will be awesome. Other than that, the baptism went really well. There weren't very many people there, but that's pretty normal for us. I was the one that Milton wanted to do the baptism, so that was pretty cool. Um, the divisions were pretty fun with Elder Hart, the zone leader.  We got super wet but still got our goal of 80 contacts which was really awesome because its super hard to contact when its raining. The divisons with the other elders in our ward was the best. I was with Elder Hurst on Friday and Friday was the day that his ex girlfriend was getting married so he was a little bit sad. That  night we talked about how they met and then we burned a ton of photos and letters he still had from her. It was  a ton of fun and we started a huge fire inside there house before we had the brilliant Idea to move outside and burn them there, so ya the entire house smelled like smoke and  it was terrible. Just because I just remembered, I will be calling Sunday around 5, so mom you can go to church and teach your lesson. Umm apart from all that, I don't think there was anything else really memorable that happened this week. I got our my squirt guns this week and my comp has been having a great time shooting me with those so ya

     Anyway I love you all a ton and Ill talk to you on Sunday, start thinking of lots of questions to ask me so we will have something to talk about. Love you. Love Connor

                              Pictures from Milton's baptism.  Con didn't tell me who anyone else was.

Elder Buchanan

                                                         Elder De Leon

This is me cooking a small child It was really tasty. JK its the daughter of a recent convert in our ward.