This week was good. Our investigators are progressing and we are finding new ones and also it was Thanksgiving. This Thanksgiving was good. Normally for Thanksgiving we go and eat somewhere as a zone but here in Blue fields there are just 4 of us so we decided to make Thanksgiving lunch. It was way good. In the end we had 6 pounds of mashed potatoes, 2 quarts of white gravy, 8 chicken patties for sandwiches, 2 cans of corn, 1 can of garbanzo beans, 3 liters of Jello with bananas, 6 coconut rolls, 4 packs of saltine crackers, 4 liters of apple tang, and 2 liters of Dr. Pepper to go with our ½ gallon of vanilla ice cream to make Dr. Pepper floats. It was good, really good. Needless to say we were really full so Thanksgiving was good and so was the rest of the week.
Blue Fields is cool. Pretty much everyone is bilingual with Spanish and English. For the most part we just always teach in Spanish but some people like English better, but we use Spanish Bibles so it turns into just a big Spanglish mess. But in Blue fields everyone understands it so you can literally just mix the two languages together and say half a sentence in English and the other half in Spanish and it makes perfect sense here. It’s funny the two languages are just completely mixed together and it is even worse for the little kids who are learning the 2 languages at once. They mix it all up completely all the time, half English and half Spanish. It is super interesting but it has actually helped my Spanish become better in a way because a lot of times I’ve found that the languages are separate in your mind like it’s either Spanish or English and like when I first got here I couldn’t teach in English at all. It was way hard. It is still easier to teach in Spanish but I’m figuring it out. Now like the wall in my head between Spanish and English is pretty much broken up so that’s nice. My Spanish is still a bit of a struggle but I’m studying a lot in the books and learning a bunch. It’s all going good.
We have one lady we are teaching named Toanni and her sons. They are cool and love the church but the mom doesn’t feel ready to be baptized. We have been trying hard. We have brought members and one day we watched A Special Witness of Jesus Christ and it was a super good lesson. She was crying and everything but she still wouldn’t get baptized. She says she knows she needs to be baptized but she doesn’t feel ready. So we are working hard on her but she will need some more time. She is even going to bring a friend to church next Sunday so it should work out eventually.
Well, Peace and Love,