Sunday, July 26, 2015

Weekly Email, version 6.8.2015, "The Birthday Candle Mystery Solved" Edition 6.8.15

Area: Yunguyo   Comp: Hogan

Hello everyone!

-We had interviews with President this past week! They've changed the interviews where they come to the rooms now. Among Hermana Harbertson's comments are 'really small' and 'very orange', which I think means we have one of the best rooms.

-We had a meeting in Juli yesterday for the Branch Presidents and missionaries. Juli's an hour away, and after we got there (on time) we started the meeting 2 1/2 hours late. Fantastic!

-It takes 16 minutes and 40 seconds to burn a birthday candle completely. Mystery solved!

-Elder Monson (our Zone Leader) went with Elder Hogan and I on splits while his companion went with Elder Castillo and Elder Flores. We spent the whole time knocking on doors, and ended up teaching a 95 year old woman that I would have guessed was 60.

-We ate tacos! I ate them right before I started my fast, but I ate so many that I actually was so full it hurt for nearly the whole 24 hours of the fast. Worth it though!

-D&C 101:16 "Be still and know that I am God". Just something to remember.

Anyways, things are going well here! Have a great week!

Elder Steele

Row 6 Spot 1 6.1.15

Area: Yunguyo  Comp: Hogan

Dear Everybody,

-I just have to start with Elder L Tom Perry. He was the greatest, and will be missed. In his last talk he talks about the family, and to close he talks about how, the older he gets, the more he realizes the most important thing in the world is the family.

-We had our first successful activity in Yunguyo yesterday! Which I thought was weird, since the idea was terrible and we didn't really invite anyone. But we made empanadas and had a big turnout, so success!

-The Branch President's son got back from his mission this week. There's a tradition here where the whole branch goes to meet the family as they get off the combi, then we go to the family's house and there's cake, which means that obviously we went.

-We got doors slammed in our face for Elder Hogan's first time! He's finally getting the experience!

-We played soccer as a zone last week, despite my complaints. I did end up playing though, and I scored 3 goals. Maybe this soccer thing isn't all that bad.

-There was a teacher strike this week, which only meant no school all week. That turned out fantastic for us, since all the families were home, together, all day every day.

Anyways, things are going well here! We're learning a lot. We have people to teach now. Be awesome people!

Elder Steele