When I wrote you last, we were in Madrid. Then, last Tuesday we had a zone conference with the area 70, Elder Suarez from Portugal. He's a cool guy. He talked a lot about our studies and the importance of them. He also talked about the importance of commitments. It was a good conference. We spent the rest of the day in Vialba on intercambios and finished on Wednesday. We were out of our area for 3 days. It was kinda rough, but it was what we had to do. On Tuesday night, we ditched the elders from Vialba and went to visit our branch president who lives there. He doesn't live in Segovia. It was very fun visiting with him and his wife. They fed us some grilled cheese sandwiches and some salad. Because my comp wasn't feeling well and wasn't hungry, he was struggling to eat. He hid the sandwich in his bag so he could eat it later. Our branch president assumed he finished the sandwich and said he would go get him another one, since they had made 3 for each of us. My comp was freaking out at the thought of eating all of that. We don't normally eat dinner and after I ate one sandwich and the salad, I was full. Yet, there were 2 more sandwiches waiting for me. My comp saved me by saying he wasn't hungry, so we just wrapped them all up. They gave us some brownie-type things which were really good. We ate them the next morning for breakfast.
On Thursday, one brother called us at 3 in the afternoon – he was drunk. We went to talk to him. He's an interesting guy. He doesn't really keep his commitments. We offered to give him a blessing of comfort. He didn't read what we asked him to and he wasn't doing any of it. We don't feel like he took it serious. But now he seems to be doing better. He came to church on Sunday, so that's good.
It seems like everyday is the same. We meet with the same group of people – Raoul, Pancho and his family, Guiermo, Yunior, and sometimes we meet with Esteban. Saturday we met with an old investigator. She doesn't seem like she's really that interested, but she likes to know people and be friendly. She fed us some homemade flour tortillas with beans, eggs and avocado. It was okay. It was different from the normal Spanish food, so I enjoyed the diversity. It was okay.
Sunday we had the branch president and his wife come along with 2 members, 2 sisters, so they could get to know Segovia. It was cool seeing them there. One of them was from England. She is the wife of the old branch president here.
Monday we visited Guiermo and his mom, Cordoba. They told us about the dad, being drunk at 11 in the morning. He came home at 4 in the afternoon, completely wasted and had about 12 more beers on him. He just said he was sorry and that he is really bad, that he is not feeling too good. It was sad seeing him like that. We hear he is really rude to people when he's drunk, but he wasn't that mean to us. But, it sounded like he started yelling when we left.
Other than that, we are just trying to get to know less-actives. The funny thing about it is the members say that the ones coming to church are the only ones with interest. But, other less-actives keep showing up for church with interest to become active again. So, we are kinda ignoring what all the members are saying. We are just going to go through the ward list and visit everyone... cause that's what we do. We find less-actives and find their friends or family members that aren't baptized and we teach them. That is how it works in a little village. Otherwise, everyone we talk to is Catholic... very Catholic. They tell us they are Christian. We let them know we are Christian, too. I think its funny what some of the people think of us. The other day someone called my companion an anti-Christ. That was kinda funny.
Last night we slept in Torrejon because it is closer to Verones and the temple, by 30 minutes when you use public transportation. But, we chose wrong this time, because the train broke down for 30 minutes and we missed our temple session. We are currently sitting in the chapel by the temple, waiting for the next temple session. It will take an hour and a half, but we really don't have anything big planned for the day, but we will have fun.
So that was our week. Oh, I saw Santiago, the wonderful guy I baptized in Torrejon. He's doing good – we took him out to Burger King. It was very good. The elders in Barrio 8 were supposed to send me photos of Primo's baptism (the father of Craig's first baptism), so I'm going to have to get on them.
Hope you guys all have a great week. Bye!!