Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Dos Hermanas Sevilla 10/27/10

Thanx for the $$ update. I found out why I was so poor. I talked with the mission president. He made a phone call to the mission office and learned the Elder in charge of the finance had billed me for the shoe fee twice, instead of taking out $60, he took out $120. But, I got it back now and I am all set. Thanx for putting money in my account, I didn´t go hungry.

We've got a baptism scheduled for this Saturday, Maria. She´s a sweet old spanish lady who was ready before we found her. She passed the interview and everything. As for Kunle, we haven´t seen him since we fixed his baptism date. So it's been dropped. We got another one and his name is Monday but we quickly dropped him. I´m not sure but I think he´s a drug dealer and he lies to us heavily, which is not appreciated. I wouldn´t let a Jehova Witness baptize this man. But, his wife is good and ready. Next time we see her we´ll set a baptismal date.

My spanish is world's better. The shoes you sent me are really good and duralble Thank you. Spain taxes their goods cuz their economy sux and they need revenue somehow. No, we haven't had too much rain. My two favorite spanish dish are Gaspacho and Zamorano (I think that's how you spell them).

Monday, October 11, 2010

Dos Hermanas Sevilla 10/11/10

Here's the picture of the week. It shows a fun old tractor in an olive grove. Thanks Elder Bennett for this great photo.

We watched some general conference. The first session started at 6 in the evening. I got about 4 minutes of it out of 2 hours. But we watched the re-transmissions online without problem. It was good.

Yes, the shoes you sent have arrived at the Malaga mission office. One of the missionary working in the office called me. I now owe the office about $60.00 because they had to pay the custom fee for the package. I will get my new shoes at the end of the month.

My new companion Elder Barsuto speaks English but prefers to communicate in Spanish. For some reason I am prone to teach the Africans and visit the american families in the Ward. We have 2 more baptismal dates on our agenda. One is David's friend name Kunle and the other one is a much older Spanish lady name Maria. We look forward to their baptisms.

I lost about 30 lbs and my clothes are now kind of loose on me. I look like a little kid in big man's clothes. Isabell's daughter is helping me out by altering my pants to fit. I am so grateful for her help.

The weather is bearable but the rain is harsh.