Monday, July 9, 2012

Prayers for Elder Burnham

Well our fourth of July wasn't as exciting as yours. We did our best to work hard in the morning to teach people because we knew as soon as the sun started to set we wouldn't be super successful. So we taught a few people mainly Hispanics in the morning. Then as the day went on we were able to talk to a few people, but nothing too promising. At about 5 there was a party in the park for the entire city where they serve free food and have music and just enjoy the heat I guess. Oh and of course there were free pickles and the music was all christian gospel. Other than that not too much happened. I am really worried about the Spanish work here because it is looking like we are almost starting from nothing. None of the Hispanics in the ward have come to church the past three weeks in a row so we haven't even had to translate or teach. This means that even if we did bring an investigator there would be zero fellowshippers that can speak Spanish and it would be all on us to get them to feel the spirit and enjoy the meeting. It has been really tough. I wonder if they will continue to keep Spanish elders in here if the Hispanic members just go inactive. Anyway other than that we have been trying to work with the bishop and other leaders to get things rolling, but it is just so hard to excite these people to not only do missionary work, but to just be a friend. The church just doesn't run as smoothly as it should. Now I know every ward has their problems, but it is really tough out here. Tell me, how can I pump these people up. How have missionaries pumped yall up or the ward. Things have just been really tough this week. We also found out that we have to take our car into the body shop today because a member backed into it a while ago and now it is finally clear to be repaired which also means that this week we will be without a car in the heat and relying 100% on members. Keep us in your prayers! Well besides that we are working hard and doing our best. We were able to help a lot out with some of the members in their gardens. We picked corn, watermelons, blueberries, and jalapenos. Oh we also ate crazy again. This week was tacos con lengua y tortuga stew. :) We actually found the turtle on the road and just picked it up because our ward mission leader said he would prepare it for us. Well it tasted alright.

Anyway that has been my week. Today is the start of the second transfer here for me. Time sure is flying by. Well I hope you are all doing well and know that I love you. Keep up the good work. 

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