This week, we did some more intercambios with the elders from Vialba. They came here to Segovia and we talked to a lot of people on the street. It was enjoyable – it was chill. Basically all our lessons failed us but we were able to go meet with a member. She works at a place that cooks chestnuts. We went there and talked to her and she gave us a couple chestnuts. They are pretty good but they are an acquired taste. You have to eat them a couple of times to get used to them.
Kind of the same thing has been happening. We meet with less-actives, we meet with Yunior, our one and only faithful investigator. Oh, actually I do have something.... we have a new investigator. There is a less-active named Yadira and she is from Honduras. She is currently not attending church. She's a good lady. She's had a rough time from some of the members in the branch. We've been trying to meet with her. She gives us food every Sunday and its really good. We had hamburgers on Sunday and that was nice. The fun part of it is, she has a boyfriend who is not a member. He's from a pretty big city just north of here. He comes every Sunday because that's the only time they can see each other. It's kinda sad but it keeps them good. When we were eating at her house, they were there. After we finished, she said, “Hey, elders. We are going to read some scriptures, okay?” She had us choose what we were reading. So, we read about Enos. We found out that he's Catholic but really doesn't go to church. He's a good man who believes in God, but doesn't really know a lot. So we talked about prayer – real prayer, not just reciting something. We really had to explain a lot about the Book of Mormon. As we ran out of time, we told him we would explain more the next time. He was pretty cool with it, but when your girlfriend is forcing you to sit down with a couple of missionaries, you kinda have to be cool with it. You don't want to offend your girlfriend. That was kinda funny. He seems like a really cool guy. I hope things work out with him. It should help get Yadira active.
We found some people on our intercambio that we are going to call and try and set some stuff up with. That's just kind of the normal. It will be exciting to see what happens on Saturday because its transfers. My companion Elder Johnson thinks he's leaving, but we will see. Maybe I will get sent out of here and he will stay. I think that would be hard on him. This area has not been very easy for him. But, that would be funny & I would laugh and then say I'm sorry. But, that's probably not going to happen. I probably have two more transfers here at least. So, I'm glad. Hopefully I will get some awesome person with a bunch of fire, getting ready to work, you know.
That's everything I've got. Hope you all have a great week!
p.s. At the Missionary Conference, last week, there were a few changes for us. The way things are right now, our morning schedule that we followed is that we wake up and have a 30 minute workout. Then we have an hour to eat, get dressed and shower. Then we have personal study for an hour and comp study for an hour. Now with the changes, we get up and we can do all that in whatever order we want except we also have to plan for the day, which we used to do at night and comp study is anytime during the day that works best for us. We can be flexible with the time we spend doing comp study. It can be as short as a half hour. Also we have an hour for lunch and half an hour for dinner along with half an hour to an hour for language study. Then at night, all they ask us to do when we come back is write in our journal and go to bed. We have an hour and a half to do whatever we want. We also have an extra half hour in the morning that we can use for whatever we want, except we aren't supposed to sleep, which sometimes is tempting. However at night we can go to bed earlier. We don't have to wait until 11. We can go to bed as early as 9:30, if we want. In our mission, we only eat lunch so we eat and have a nap if we want during the rest of the hour. We can have a snack if we want at night and we fit in the comp and language study. There are changes on p-day as well. We get up at 7, eat, get ready and study for an hour and leave by 8:30. Also, we used to have 9 key indicators, but now there are 4. Baptism & Confirmation are one. New investigators are also one. The other two are investigators at Sacrament meeting and investigators with a baptismal date. We no longer count progressing investigators or lessons with less-actives. We no longer count member present lessons or any kind of lessons with investigators. Its really different but its supposed to help us focus on those 4 things. We will still visit less-actives but it will help us stay focused and not waste time.