Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Service and Jaguars

Poof! Another week gone!  Kind of a strange week haha!  We are having one 
of those butterfly blooms (like we had in Morgan Hill years ago) so there are 
always a ton of them flying around here haha.  Also our dueño (landlord) sent 
people over the last few days to come clean up the jungle in our yard, but they 
just kinda showed up and we didn´t know that they were going to come. We 
had to call the dueno to make sure he sent them because there were just random 
people outside our house.  On Saturday, there was one of the workers burning 
the dead grass and we were close to the house and saw a ton of smoke coming 
from our yard, so we thought the house was on fire or something like that.  We 
ran to the house to make sure everything was okay. haha Yep, just burning up 
the dead grass.  

On Saturday the branch had an activity to raise money to send the youth to SOY  
(Especially for Youth) in the plaza right by our house.  Basically a big garage sale 
and members cooked and sold pupusas. Super rico!  We decided we wanted to 
set up a booth with pamphlets and books of mormon and everything.  We were 
even able to borrow the big banners from the mission office.  Not a crazy amount 
of people came, but we were able to contact and teach people.  

In our district meeting, Elder Gonzalez talked about how if we are having problems 
or contention with our companions, we should just serve them.  Just do little acts of 
service for them.   I am not saying that I am having contention with my companion,
haha.  We were able to apply this to our investigators this week.  As I mentioned last 
week, we didn´t have the baptism for Fernanda because her parents changed there 
minds and there were some other complications.  We stopped by on Friday (almost a 
whole week since the last visit) and we just served them. We didn´t teach them anything.  
They were basically moving their kitchen to another part of their tiny house and were 
constructing new walls within to separate the kitchen.  So basically we spent 2 hours to 
help them remodel their house.  But this is something we can apply to everyone.  If you 
are having problems or contention with someone, the best way to solve it is to just serve 
them.  We can all follow the example of Jesus Christ and love and serve one another.    

For P-Day today, we went to Parque Aurora!  It's a park in Zambrano with a ton a 
playgrounds and a little zoo and a pond and a pool and an equestrian park with horses.  
(But we are very limited to what we can do) haha We went to the zoo and parks and 
walked around and looked at everything else.  Super Fun!

Another great week!

- Elder Burnham

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