Monday, May 11, 2015

Plague of Oaxaca

It was the best thing ever being able to Skype yesterday! That hour went by way too fast. 

This last week was a good one. We have been having trouble finding some new investigators. We decided to go contacting a little more than usual just to try and find some new investigators to teach. Very often here when you go contacting, the people are very nice and agree for us to come visit them later in the week, but most often when we come back, they send there little kids to the door and say that they`re not home. So there is little success when it comes to contacting. References are so much more successful. 

But after 20 something contacts we found a 16 year old kid that is super cool and we think has a lot of potential. We passed him on the street one time, and Elder Erikson and I both looked at each other and said lets go talk to this kid. So we did. He agreed to talk to us a few days later, and it went really well. He even went with us to the ward activity that we had the other day! He loved it, he also knows a few of the youth that go to church. His name is Diego, and he loves baseball. He plays his games on Sunday, but yesterday was playoffs so if he lost, he can go to church on Sunday. I hope he lost :) He even went to Atlanta to see a Braves v. Red Sox game last year. More than anything right now he`s a good friend. 

I know the Lord is preparing people to hear the gospel and if we stay diligent and work hard everyday, He will put them in our path. 

So here in Oaxaca, they have these huge black beetles. They are Everywhere! They're about 1.5 inches long and FAT. At the ward activity they started to fall from the sky like rain! It was like the plague of Locusts in the Bible but Oaxaca version. Who knows why but they started falling like they became paralyzed in the sky and just dropped. Hundreds of them just covering the basketball court at the church.  It was the craziest thing I've ever seen!

Also, today for P-day, the Oaxacan lady that has grandchildren in Rexburg took us to Oaxacan food buffet place. It was amazing, I took some pictures, but every kind of classic Oaxacan food was there for the taking. I took some pictures. Also I posted some pictures of my Joseph Smith Head statue that I just bought here, as well as a Oaxacan style shirt and my Hammock! Some time in the next few months, Ill send a package home of a bunch of stuff. 

Love you all! Until next week! ¡Hasta la proxima semana!

Elder Smith

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