¡Espero que ustedes tuvieron un semana fantástica! On Wednesday in the afternoon, the power went out in all of Catacamas while we were teaching. It was extremely windy and probably played a part into why the power went out. If the power stayed off, we would have to go home early because it would be completely pitch dark at 7pm without any lights. We went over to one of the families in the branch because they were having a celebration-homecoming for a returned missionary that served in El Salvador. Elder Alvarado, or now Jose, came home to Catacamas to no electricity. The power finally came back on around 8.45.
Thursday we ran into two other gringos. It's kinda strange to have conversations in English. One of them pulled up to us in his big red truck and chatted with us for a bit. Even though my Spanish is not that great, my brain was in Spanish mode and I would respond to him in Spanish. He eventually said, ¨Please speak to me in English´´ haha. He must not have many opportunities to do so.
We also contacted a guy that was listed in our area book named Raymond M**** (yes that is his name). He was super interesting. He was active when he was younger, but also has a really interesting past. He grew up in Tennessee and told us that he ran away from home when he was 17 and lived in California and joined a motorcycle gang, that he specifically said he was not going to name. He has all kinds of tattoos on his arms and has traveled all over the place. He said that his wife passed away and he needed a change in his life. He had a ton of friends that lived in Honduras and decided to move here and has been here for about three years. He was super cool and I am excited to go back and talk with him some more. haha
We had a another Baptism!! Our investigator Javier was baptized and confirmed this weekend. He is the son of the Maria the tamale lady from the picture last week. I am not sure how much I have mentioned of him before, but he is really good friends with Nahum (a member) and they work together. He was one of the first people we started talking to when we got to Catacamas. And as I mentioned in other letters he is part of the family that lives way out in the outskirts of Catacamas. Hopefully we will keep teaching the rest of his family as well.
Hermano Nahum, ElderTorres, Javier y Yo