Hello! I look up all the museums in Tegucigalpa and make the rest of the office go with me on P-Days. Just kidding, they want to go to, haha. On Saturday we went to the CAC, Centro de Arte y Cultura (the art and culture center). It turned out to be a really cool place. It was built in the 1940´s and was this extravagant five-star hotel back in the day. The building changed uses over the years and then was abandoned after Hurricane Mitch in 1998. Then in 2012, UNAH (the main university in Tegucigalpa) bought the building and fixed it up into the CAC today. The museum has a lot of artwork and objects relating the the development of the university in Tegucigalpa, along with exhibits focusing on political and women´s rights movements in Honduras. They also had some relics from the Mayans and other ancient civilizations from Central America. It ended up being really cool because it was free to go in and we got detailed tours from some university students who worked there. It was also really cool because they offer a ton of classes to the public. Music, dance, and art. Neat place, and a successful p-day!
Jose David chose a baptism date. He was a little hesitant at first but we let him decide and choose when he wanted to do it. We get so much help from Jina. She knows exactly how to communicate with him. He understands what baptism is and will be ready for that day.
We had a really awesome combined family home evening with the other elders and their investigators. We went with the familia Baeza (he teaches the gospel principles class) and we brought familia Osorto with us. The other elders brought one of their investigators as well. We focused on the scripture in Moroni that talks about being perfected in Christ, and what we need to do to be able to be better people. Faith is the foundation of everything and we can´t develop other Christlike attributes until we have faith.
Yesterday we taught a family that we contacted a few days ago. They are super awesome and really new to the area. They have only lived there for just a few days. The husband had a lot of great questions and was really receptive. It was really funny, because they told us that they were a little hesitant when we contacted them because they thought that we were FBI or something. haha. I guess that could happen when two gringos are walking around in ties.
Have a great week!
- Elder Burnham