Monday, November 10, 2014

Week 13

Hey everyone! So the big news for this week was we had our first baptism!!! Nelson finally decided to get dunked. His mom never showed up, and told him that she wouldnt be able to come until January, but we convinced him the best gift he could give his mom would be to be a worthy priesthood holder and pass her the sacrament when she comes. He called his mom right then and said he was going to get baptized. And it was awesome! Feels good to have that milestone under my belt. Finally feel like a real missionary haha. 

So this Tuesday, we had more comp drama. It was worse than last monday too. I dont know exactly what happened, but my comp just got super.. weird during our district meeting, and when we were putting our weekly goals, he wouldnt talk and made me do everything. We talked to the zone leaders afterwords, and it ended with him yelling at the zone leaders, telling me he wanted a new companion, and then requesting a transfer from President Zobrist. So we went to the stake center where President was, he talked to both of us, and decided it would be best if we had an emergency transfer. I told Pres that i wanted to work things out, but after talking with everyone, he said he felt a transfer was necessary and that he would call us that night to let us know what was going to happen. About an hour before he was going to call, I talked with Elder Perez and the two of us decided to stick things out and call president. He told us that we could if we wanted too, and so Elder Perez and I are still comps! And our relationship is better than ever right now. We still have some stuff to work out, and he even told me all of our problems have been his fault and he needs to work on that. But things are going well! Still not super obedient, but we work hard when we work.

I gave a talk yesterday in sacrament meeting, and i almost felt fluent in Spanish. No doubt the gift of tongues kicked in haha. We also had that service project (see pictures) to clean out the church "parking lot." It's basically a bunch of dirt that people throw garbage in. We found all sorts of interesting things in these Peruvian garbage piles, like half decayed dogs, fully decayed dogs, dog bones, and recently deceased dogs. Completely normal, dont worry, this is just the first picture i've sent of the dead dogs here. 

Anyways, thats my week here, hope everyone had a great week too. Love you all, keep it up with the letters!

Elder Matheson

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