Sunday, May 5, 2013

April 30, 2013 El Triunfo Great Pictures!

Hey Mom Dad and everyone,
Well it was just a normal week... We spent the entire week getting Javier and Edith ready for their baptism. But there was a little inconvenience there on Tuesday. Monday in the morning while we were play basketball in the stake center the Zl's got a call and told me that me and Elder Harrington had to go to Tegus to renew our residency together. SO my comp stayed with Harrington's comp and him and I took a 6am bus to Tegus to make it to the office on time. So we went up and it wasn't just us that were getting it retaken out it was like 15 other missionaries. So it took forever. We almost didn't have time to go to get food . But we ended up going to PriceSmart next to the office and Harrington and I shared like a Costco pizza. It was great. And then we went home. So while I was in Tegus I told my comp to call the citas we had and let them know that we weren't going to be able to pass by and to explain to the Caceres family that everything was going to good for their baptism and wedding. But he didn't explain that very well. So when we got there the next day and went to their house on Wednesday, Edith told us that she had planned a trip to go see her sick daughter in Nicaragua and that she wasn't going to get back till like Sunday night... That was because my comp didn't explain that everything was going good. 
So she left on Thursday and we kept preparing the rest of the family and we passed the baptism and everything for Monday and we thought that that would work out great for the papers to give them a little more time to get everything set up. So Sunday Javier couldn't go to church but his littlest daughter did and Edith was still with her daughter in Nicaragua. So we were getting a little scared that Edith wasn't going to show up on time because after church we called Javier and he told us that she wasn't home yet, because Elder Lawson and his comp came out to do the interviews and everything for Sunday night. But when we finally got there on Sunday night with the whole crew Edith was there and I felt so relieved. So he did the interviews and everyone passed that was ready. So we went back to the house and we made plans to make an old fashioned kids lunch. chicken fingers french fries and an apple hahaha. So on Friday I had bought 2 chicken breasts and 4 potato's and all the stuff to do it. It ended up being like 4 pounds of fried chicken fingers and I cooked it all in less time then the 1st batch of french fries but it all turned out really good. 
So then on Monday we took it like a normal work day so that we could have today as pday... But what happened was that when it all came down to it the office elder that was in charge of getting the papers to me didn't send them to Choluteca till 3 in the afternoon and it takes 3 and a half to 4 hours to get to cholu and at least another hour to get to my area... so it didn't happen. Man it was hard to take. But I was showing less frustration and calmness cuz I have a new comp that worries just about everything. But so what in the end is going to happen with them is that Javier is starting a corn field and put up all the money and has all the workers and as soon as he plants he has to keep a tight eye on the field for like 10 to 15 days till the 1st sprouts come up because there are a lot of pigs and crows around and they will eat the corn so he has to do that so we are going to try to get them on the 11 of May but, if not, for sure the 18. It’s not a fallen baptism but just delayed for the time being hahaha. 
So now with the coolest thing I think I will ever do as a missionary.... So last Sunday 2 weeks ago. 5 people showed up to church. I looked at my comp and said he didn't know them. So when I got down from blessing the sacrament I went over and talked to one of them. And come to find out they were a circus hahahahaha. Actually the owners are already members and they brought a few of their acts with them to church. So later that afternoon there was one guy that is really interested in the church and wants to change. We talked with him for a little bit. His name is Gonzalo. He has a girlfriend/wife kind of deal and she is pregnant. But last Sunday we only were able to talk to him. So on Saturday 3 days ago we went over to the circus again and we were able to talk to his wife and they both ended up going to church on Sunday. Her name is Bessie. And her sister is the owners wife. So we started talking to them and they are looking really positive. The big thing will be to figure out how to convince them to get married and baptized before they leave Triunfo. But we currently have an investigating family that are clowns, well Bessie is a dancer. Gonzalo is a clown and Bessie has a 6 year old son named Julio who is also a clown. They are great people I really hope everything goes good. 
Well I'm doing great. Got changes tomorrow and we already know we are not getting changed. But hopefully this next 6 weeks passes quickly hahaha. 
I love you guys
Elder Spencer Olsen 

here is my zone 

biscuts and gravy with elder lawson

this is the supermarket i buy at  la despensa familar  

 this is edit and one of our inv daughter not edits

 here is the sandlot field i played on hahaha all those guys were playing bare foot 

 this was the ront room of the 1st house 

  this was the baptism i had when i got here Yojanna 

elder cater was here at the beging of his mish hahaha 

this is sister smart she is the mission nurse she is way cool reminds me of the old ladies in the ward

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