Up until now, I was just an uncle to Elder P (the grandson of my trainer Elder P (who finished his mission this change..."RIP"), the son of my "brother" Elder M). The time has come, however, to have a child of my own. In other words, I´m training. We had changes this past Wednesday. I was expecting one more change with Elder C, but he got sent as comp mayor to F and I´m staying here.
Elder G is my "hijo" en la misión. He´s from Chiapas México. He´s 23 and already graduated from the university with a degree in communications. It was a little hectic getting to changes. The Zone Leaders told us to leave by 6:30, but we left even earlier just in case. However, the first mini-bus that came had literally no room and my comp´s suitcases didn´t fit so we had to wait for the next one that didn´t come until 7:00. The worst part was later after la puente de río chamalecon until a little before la terminal de buses. There was a little "choque" because of the rain and the traffic was horrible. It took us nearly 2 hours to move 4-5 km...we were late to the training meeting. Others who had left after us got there earlier because they were able to take a different route through chamalecon but by that time we were already in the middle of everything and the "only way out was through" which took forever. Oh well.
Training is fun but it´s a little tough sometimes. It´s different than just being comp mayor because they aren´t totally comfortable with teaching the lessons, but he´s improving and getting more comfortable with contacting as well. It was a little tough to teach because of gradutation parties...students are finishing up school in December instead of May-June as in the states. Many were busy and didn´t have time for us to teach. Many citas fell again this past week and contacting was a little tough, but the beat goes on. We set a baptismal date for the 27th of December for our investigator K. She is 26 and has 2 kids. She lives with her mom who is a member. Her husband, a gringo believe it or not, died a couple years ago in a car accident. She is pretty excited and her mom is helping a lot. She is about 90% solid to get baptized on this date, but as always, problems will surely come. We will keep working nevertheless. Several other experiences, some good contacts, dedicating a house with several referencias, but setting the fecha was the highlight of the week.
We did a deep clean of the casa for P-day today. It´s always nice to have clean living quarters. Easier to come home to after a long day, easier to relax, and easier to feel the spirit for sure.

I´ll end with a quote that I saw last night while we were eating dinner with la Familia G. Have a good week everyone!
"El éxito en la vida no se mide por lo que logras, sino por los obstaculos que superas" - #dedicated #luchando #lamisión

-Elder Lund

Río Lindo, Zona Yojoa 11/24/14 - 12/1/14

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