I hope the birthday was everything you hoped it would be and more. It sounded way awesome, but I wasn't there so it still lacked the best stuff, sorry for that ;)
To answer your questions:
- Did your figure out your Oreo cake?
I didn't figure out the cake thing, but I didn't try either—maybe this week ;)
- How are you and Elder Le Fleur getting along?
Me and elder LaFleur are getting along fine he is way weird kid, but a good kid, he talks about some stuff I don't want to talk about — so that’s hard but other then that he is a good guy!
- How many lessons (approx) do you teach a week?
Last week we taught 5 lessons to investigators and 5 lessons to less actives—really a pretty good week I’d say average is about 7 or 8 grand total lessons a week.
- Taylor took me to a Mexican store and bakery—I saw a Milanasa steak! Do you like it any better than you did 5 months ago?
I do like mileneza more then before, I don't really like the beef ones, but I think the chicken ones are way good. I really like them!
- Tell me what things cost there in pesos:
Loaf of bread is like 16 pesos but you can get a kilo of rolls for 9 pesos, but its not like sliced bread, they are just like bread roles that are way good!
Dozen eggs is 22 pesos.
One liter of milk is 11 pesos.
We can get a 20 liter bottle of water for 13 pesos, but like a 1.5 liter bottle is like 8 pesos.
- Do you try to eat fruit and vegetables every day?
I eat a fruit everyday, we go out for 5 hours every night so I take an apple with me every night, it helps me be happier.
- How many Elders live in your apartment and who are they?
I have four guys in my pens (apartment) elder LaFleur, me, elder Houghten who I love, and elder Charca de Peru.
Your week sounds way fun and crazy—so way to be awesome!!!!
Monday we had a large bbq thing called an asado here with my zone of 14 people, and it was way fun and pretty good, but it was meat so not incredible, but not bad! Then that night we had a lesson with a less active kid that was cool and fun!
Tuesday we had a lesson with our crazy recent convert, he talks as if he wasn't baptized and its way weird and I really don't like teaching him, but thats whatever—he is interesting. We were dropped by Tania because they started going to a different Catholic church so that sucks, but thats fine. We also had a zone meeting just about rules and it wasn't that fun, I feel like I'm obedient, and then we get way stupid rules that I break by trying to do right, like we are only allowed to fast from lunch to lunch not from morning to night time. I got in trouble for that today — its just stuff like that that bugs me....
Wednesday we had a lesson with a member this day that was way awesome, his name is Hector and he is 24 and I really think that he could make it! We teach him everyday and he seems to really like what we are teaching, so for the rest of the week after this day we passed by and chatted for at least a second! Its been way cool and I really like it, but that was all that day!
Thursday we got dropped by a ton of investigators in the morning so that was lame... but we did get to teach a new investigator who swore a ton and it was way weird, I didn't really like it I felt like we were fighting while we were trying to agree on certain things, but its hard when we believe we are the only true church while other people just go wherever the wind blows and its true... but it was at least a lesson!
Friday we really just tried to find people to teach and no one was home or wanted us, but like always we worked way hard!
Saturday was honestly a way dope day and I loved it so much! First we rode our bikes about 10 kilometers down the freeway type thing, don't worry it had a bike lane! We found a go-kart course and it was way weird and cool but then we had to go back, but I at least felt like it was a good ride! I miss actually just going and going for a good long distance, I miss it a lot! That night we had three lessons, one with Mabel who is this old crazy lady who doesn't really want to listen, but we taught the plan of salvation and she liked it a little, but didn't really pay attention. Then we taught Hector and he read and prayed the night before and he told us that he felt way tranquilo and peaceful and he said he believes its true!!!!! Wooo hooo—it was a really good day for me!! Then that night we took another member and had another lesson with a menos activo named Jonathon and his wife and it was good and simple, but i liked it a lot! One of the best days of my mission tons of teaching—how I wish everyday was really!
Sunday we had a good day of church really. I have this huge love for the young men of my ward and they really help me a ton! I feel at home with all of them, we have no priests, but its just fun to chat and be kids and just love them all the time, they honestly make me so happy I could just chill with the young men all the time!!! It would be the best!!!! We did go teach one menos activo that day who just plain said, “I have no desire to go to church”, and we were like nooooo! It’s so hard to help people want to go, it needs to be from them not us, so it sucks — but whatever!
That was my week and its been way good! Please pray for Hector because he is awesome! I love it here! I had a hard morning today, but I'm fasting and praying and feeling better! I know God is there and I had a big testimony booster today! I love my Lord and God for all they do for me!
I love you all so much and wish you an amazing week!
Love, Elder Benedict