Mission Letters

Week 47

Hello everyone!
I hope you are doing well.
This week was transfer week! So, Monday we worked. In the morning we first printed off a paper asking permission to use a plaza to do a “plaza abierta”. Basically we will have a projector and missionaries to teach what we believe to those in the plaza. Then we got haircuts and talked to less active members. We made Mac and Cheese for lunch. Pretty good for what you can get here. Then it started to rain like the heavens were weeping for the sins of the world. Seriously though, it poured cats and dogs. Me being sick helped us make a smart decision. We stayed in. We studied, cleaned, made scones, and I slept. 
Tuesday was P-day. We watched movies and wrote our families. Then we worked from 6 pm to 9 pm. We contacted literally one person and then we took a taxi to a less active members house to celebrate his non member wife’s birthday. Wow that was a mouth full. But yeah, that’s Tuesday.
Wednesday a very special occasion for my family! So I got to call my Mom up and talk to her. It was a really nice blessing for the both of us. We contacted all day and had a branch counsel at 8 pm. 
Thursday morning it rained really hard again, so we chilled in the pension. Later that night the rain stopped so we went out and worked. We found a single person that would actually listen to us. He was a Jehovah’s Witness, but now they don’t go. We took that chance to teach about the restoration of Christ’s church.
Friday I was not feeling very good, but we still went out to work. I think walking really fast and in the strong sun was not the best idea, but we found 6 people that actually listened to us. We also had lunch with the 100 year old, again. Every Friday! So much fun. She always makes so much food though. I kind of feel bad telling her no.
Saturday morning at 7:00 we took a bus 1 hour south to Santo Tome. The entire District traveled there. The new District Leader, Elder Barbosa, wanted to do a contacting activity in his area. Funny thing is, we found someone that lives in Virasoro but was visiting her parents in Santo Tome. So much fun when that happens. We returned to our area and immediately hopped into the car of our Branch President. We drove around our area, getting to know the houses of less active members. Then we went to mutual. A young man had brought a few of his friends, so we taught them. 
Sunday, it rained in the morning and we didn’t have many members come to church.There were only a few of us. We Elders blessed the Sacrament for the first time in 7 weeks. During the entire morning, I was having a really strong pressure pressing on my chest. Didn’t know what it was, so I called Sister Patanía. She told me what I needed to do. Sorry, can’t quite tell y’all. We stayed in until 5:30 where we walked to the terminal to buy tickets to Posadas. Then we went to a members house to eat torta frita. I love the Moraga family! They are so awesome. The oldest 2 daughters had gone on a mission, and the oldest son just barely left. They also have a 2 year old girl. So cute! After finishing the torta frita, they drove us to the terminal and dropped us off. We took a bus to Miguel Lanus, my old old area. Slept the night there.
So yeah, that was this week. I am still struggling with my health, but I am getting help, so don’t worry. Hehehe . . .
Well, hasta la semana siguiente.

~Elder Whitchurch
1) Week 47 Profile Picture

2) Cut my thumb on my razor. 

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