WES THE BIG MAN! Way to go! What an example to the rest of us of how to take advantage of what time we have.
It was a lot of fun to talk to the family on last wednesday. Sorry to all my anxious followers of every email I send, I didnt have time to email last week. And yesterday was New Years, and literally zero people work on those days so we couldnt find an internet center open. But now I am here!
The Noche buena was a magical event, it is the big food day on the 24th of december. Wow I ate a lot. Moro de guandules, ensalada rusa, puerco asado, pollo asado, ensalada verde, uvas, manzanas MMMMMM! It was so good. I am gaining weight but I still look fine.
Transfers came and went, and Elder Villanueva and I are still together in Villa Gonzalez! Now since I am here still, there is a chance I will be here for even longer and Elder Villanueva leaves after this one. But we will see.
Chelo didnt feel quite ready for baptism this last saturday, so we changed his date to the 11th of January. He is stoked now and everything looks good! But on Saturday I had the opportunity of baptizing 2 kids, Anny and Oscar Ureña, who were taught by the sisters. It was a lot of fun, a really awesome experience, and the spirit was felt. I had the other grand opportunity of confirming them the next day in church, and it was just a great spiritual weekend for me.
Chelo was at church, like usual, but also a man named Juan Luis was there. He was a reference from Cien Fuegos, another ward in our stake, and we never were able to visit him. But we called him and he came to church! He is a really great guy, hungry to learn and get closer to his Heavenly Father. I feel so blessed that the Lord puts such prepared people in our paths, and trusts us to teach them and help them realize their potential as His children. Also, Nene (no knee knee mom..) ´s mom came to church! She was a really strong member back in the day, like 6 years ago, she went through the temple and all. But she has lost her way a little, but she is improving a lot and she likes me a lot HAHA when I told her I may be leaving she said ¨no! It is going to be Villanueva! I know it!¨ but its all good, she came and she is trying to make changes necessary to her life once again to return to where she was before.
That was basically the week. We are working really hard and we are going to have a really successful transfer together here in Villa Gonzalez, if this is my last here I am going to go out with a bang. If now, I am going to only top this transfer with the next.
The scriptures are too good, I feel so blessed to have them in my life in which I can learn more and more how to become like Christ. Obedience creates disciples. Nothing else.
Thanks for all you do!
p.s. PRESIDENT MORTENSEN CONGRATS!!! MY MAN THAT IS SO AWESOME HOUSTON TEXAS DOESNT KNOW WHATS GOING TO HIT THEM! Wow i couldnt think of a better man for the job.