Monday, April 20, 2015

Fireflies and Spiders

Whoo!  This week went by really fast and I am having trouble remembering what we even did. It´s because I got really bad at writing in my journal this week.  haha.

We did a lot of teaching new-ish people this week.  We have been spending a lot of time exploring and contacting in parts of the area that we haven't been in before.  Our area is so huge, I have two transfers here and probably have only explored 50% of the area.  So that´s fun.  I like going to the outer parts of the area because it's super scenic sometimes.  

On Wednesday, I had intercambios with Elder Acosta.  We pretty much just contacted all day.  But once again in unfamiliar parts of the area.  Fun stuff.

We have this one investigator, Lurbin, who Elder Torres and I contacted way back in February, but she has been progressing a lot lately.  She came to one session of conference and read through 1 Nephi in just a few days and is reading in 2 Nephi.  Getting her to pray about it is the hard part.  She always asked random questions regarding music and dancing, so we gave her a for strength of youth pamphlet to answer most of her questions haha.  

Todo esta bien en Catacamas esta semana.  Creo yo puedo hablar en espanol, pero eso es un mentira.  Necesito practicar y estudiar mas siempre. pues...

Tengan una semana increible!   

- Elder Burnham

Another week gone.  Time just seems to fly by.  Funny story, it took me three months to realize that there are fireflies in Honduras.  The power went out one evening this week at around 7:00 so we were walking back to the apartment.  I saw these little lights floating around the air.  I guess you can´t normally see them when all the streetlights are on.  It takes a power outage for me to even notice them. It was even funnier because Elder Bradshaw and I were talking about fireflies just a few days earlier. yup  

Another bug story!  We found this giant demon spider in our house.  It was on Elder Bradshaw´s desk and we used Elder Acosta´s electric tennis racket thing to kill it. haha  Electrocuting spiders is kind of entertaining. 

So our investigator Lurbin makes and sells baleadas from her house, and we made a deal with her that if she didn´t go to church, she owed us baleadas.  It was kind of a joke, but she actaully came through with her end because she didn´t go to church.  BUT, she did go yesterday!  She brought her two little brothers and her daughter, and they were so well behaved during sacrament meeting and had a fun time in primary.  She is reading the book of mormon and understands the things that we are teaching her, except prayer!  She will get there eventually. 

We have had some really hot days in Catacamas and not a ton of success contacting this week.  A lot of people are not home or there were only women home so we can´t enter the houses.  And a lot of our investigators haven't been home when we come by.  But it has been fun to explore some new parts of the area still.  Walk down a random road until we come to a house haha.  

This morning, as a district, we climbed up la cruz again, because why not? haha.

Overall, a good week!

Evil Demon Spider 

  Rain... lots of Rain
We Climbed the hill again... because... why not?
The View
Cool Tree

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