Monday, April 1, 2013

Izalco Week 6

Well Family, it's been another crazy week in the mission. Easter wasn´t really that exciting, Izalco has a huge world famous Easter celebration but we were on the other side of Izalco and were nowhere near it, but if you google "Izalco Semana Santa" you should be able to find pictures. It was on TV here. There was also an overnight parade through the town where everyone was playing trumpets and banging on drums, people here are lighting off fireworks 24/7 but I'm getting used to it and I can normally just sleep through it. A M was baptized this past Sunday but won´t be confirmed until the 14th because of Conference. Way cool. Right now we are trying to find new people to teach because we only have one investigator with a baptismal date. But asi es la lucha (so is the fight). Today we went to this park called Cerro Verde, I will try to send some of the pictures, it was right next to the volcano Izalco so it was pretty sweet. We can only do one zone activity each transfer so that was it for about a month but it was pretty sweet. So far I have used the water purifier that the church gave us, but I will probably start to use the one you bought me soon, the water bottle the church gave us takes out sediment, but leaves a weird aftertaste. 
       It's crazy to me that its April already I am still trying to figure out what happened to march. But April should be awesome. We have General Conference on the 6th and 7th (we watch it in real time here apparently) and a week later we have a temple tour trip planned for investigators, should be way sweet! I don´t know when we will get to go to the temple as a mission but I do know that it's twice a year. It sounds like everyone is doing really well on your end! congrats to Eli for getting into the flagship program! That should really improve your Chinese! Hopefully you´ll be there when I get back but we'll just have to see how it goes. Congrats to Anna for starting to wood carve and going to California for an orchestra trip! It sounds way fun! Shout out to Maddie for being an amazing harp player! Sounds like you're getting to be famous! I haven´t heard from Esme from a while so... I´m not sure what to congratulate her for but keep on keeping on Esme. Hope everything is going well and that you all are doing well! 
Talk to you all later!

Elder Schriever