Thursday, November 29, 2012

Week 72

Hey everybody,

     well its been another great week here. First things first, La familia Zamora got baptized on saturday and confirmed on sunday. It was a really pretty baptismal service and was well attended. They looked so happy after their baptism and you could really see a change in their countenance. It never gets old seeing that. Right now we are working with a few other families. One is called la familia irías, they are a really young couple and are already married! they have been to church twice and really love it. they have also been to a couple activities in the church during the week. They say they want to get baptized but they say that this saturday is too soon for them, so we are going to see what date we can work towards. They always give us food when we go over thats a good sign haha. Im pretty sure that they will get baptized this december. Also la familia landes is doing great, they all attended church for the third time and loved it. The 3 kids want to get baptized as soon as possible but we have to marry the mom and dad and he has to quit smoking. We have been struggling a lot with that. before he was smoking about 20 cigarettes a day, now hes down to about 4. We are trying to keep him excited about quiting smoking and making sure he has a lot of support from his family. 

     On friday we were in the chapel and there was a multistake seminary graduation and the torocagua stake was there (my first zone) and i got to see a bunch of families from San Rafael that used to give us food and visit with us. It was really cool to see that they actually remembered me and were really happy to see me...especiall now that its been about a year since ive been there. They remember me but say they dont really remember my companions...haha. 

    On saturday all the missionaries in the zone went to one of the wards here to do divisions with the members and meet with the less actives for 2 hours. While i was walking with my partner for the day i ran into one of my first converts from San Rafael (juan jose avila)! he was selling oranges on the side of the road, and i saw him and went up to him and gave him a big hug haha. he says that he will be going to the temple in guatemala next week to recieve his endowment. That was so good to hear.

   Sunday was great too, we had 7 investigators in church and we are trying to keep finding new investigators. My companion and i are really starting to gain the trust of the members and it makes the time a lot more enjoyable.

The only bad news is that i got REALLY sick last night. I was throwing up all night and have bad diarrhea. I couldnt even keep water still feeling pretty terrible so im looking forward to wrapping this letter up and going back to the house.I still have lots of body aches and my stomach is still queezy. Im not sure whats wrong with me, i dont remember eating anything strange but keep me in your prayers so it goes away as soon as possible.

Alright well thats it! i love you all and hope you are having a great week.

Con amor,

Elder Archibald

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