Sunday, November 16, 2014

Week Seventy Six - Halloween, a Baptism and Dinner With the Darquea Family!

Dinner with the Darquea family!

Dinner with the Darquea family!

Elder Alkonis and David at DeeAna's baptism! 

Elder Truman as President Taylor and David!

Howdy Y'all!  
   Elder Alkonis and I had another great week here.  We had a baptism!  DeeAna is 10 and the daughter of Angelica, the lady that was baptized five weeks ago.  As we first started teaching Angelica, DeeAna wasn't really interested and just wanted to stick with what she knew, which was Catholicism.  But when DeeAna saw her mom get baptized, she changed her mind, and Saturday was her big day!  We are pretty good friends with those two now.  We were able to go over there nearly every day of this past week to prepare DeeAna for her baptism.  DeeAna has two older brothers that are real chumps, and she told us this week that we are now like her cool, nice brothers, and that felt really good!  Angelica is doing great since being baptized.  She is already reading something from the Church, whether it be the Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, or the Teachings of the Prophets.  She is smart and just gets it.  She understands and accepts anything we teach her, and she is really embracing the whole Mormon thing.  She came with us to a lesson for the first time the other day, and she is even giving us names and addresses of her friends and family in her home town to send missionaries to!  She should be getting a calling here pretty soon to be an English class teacher.  I've really been able to see the change that the Gospel has brought into her life, and I could not be happier for her and her daughter!  

   Halloween was fun!  At 6:00 the whole zone had to be at the stake center.  We had a testimony meeting and we got to hear the testimony of every mission in the zone.  We have a pretty great zone.  After the zone meeting we just played volleyball for the rest of the night.  So not your typical Halloween, but it was a good time.  Other than that, I can't really think of much else to tell you.  We taught quite a bit, we got the members out with us a lot this week, and we are just working hard to have one more baptism this next week to end the transfer well!  I've had to break out the jacket the last few days, but it is still quite pleasant outside with a jacket on.  No complaints here!   

-I got two packages from mother, and one from grandma and grandpa.  Thanks for everything!  I am now set on snacks for the next little while! 

-I haven't bought any new bedding.  If I do it will be right before I leave the area.  

-Bed bugs haven't been a problem at all this week.  Happy to have that taken care of!  

-I had lots of bites, just itchy little red dots.  No big deal!

Did you get my letter with the art project in it?

Sorry it's a short one this week.  But I want to thank everybody for the love and support.  I love you!  

Elder Williams

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