Monday, February 23, 2015

Baptism, Moths, and Boas

So as you may have heard its a little humid in Puerto Maldonado, and my District Leader said he had to throw away his suit because it was fungisized!! so when I got back that night I checked my suit and it had mold on it!  I was a little freaked out but I cleaned it off, its really disgusting if stuff sits  it grows mold. There's always a little on my ties, and pants, and on my shirts . I cleaned everything and made a schedule to rotate and clean all my clothes every week so I don't lose everything, 
   Elder Rivera and I are doing well, but I can't say that about the apartment.   A piece of concrete fell out of the wall onto my bed right next to my pillow, and a water leaked over my bed all night during a really strong rainstorm. The roof is solid concrete and there are 3 more levels above us go figure on that one. And all the paint is cracking on the walls from the water. 
    We get a gecko and giant moths every so often in our room. Our teaching is going good, this is the end of my first transfer. Eduardo accepted baptism for the 28 of March, we're going to keep working with him. We are trying to refocus into the zona urbana to have more people in the city proper. 
   Its really good to have good member cooperation with the missionaries. To have leaders and members that care about the work is essential. 
   So this week I had a work visit with the District Leader and in the morning I felt the need to study lesson 2 The Plan of Salvation more in depth. I studied for my whole study time and wasn't sure why. I had already studied it, but hadn't taught it yet. then that night after dinner we taught a family almost the entire lesson!  I was able to pretty much be a normal missionary ping ponging point for point with Elder Harmon (District Leader) the lesson went very good and yesterday the husband asked for how to get a hymn book, triple, and Bible !
   In closing I would recommend studying Preach My Gospel as a family. Don't just read it, study it, mark it up, write in the columns.  Read the scriptures and practice teaching the points in each lesson. I know you will learn more about the gospel and be better prepared to share it with people. 
Yes, Eduardo will be baptized on march 28! He is the best.  We're going to help him build part of his house,  It's weird how accustomed I am to heat 80 degrees feels cold now.
So I baptized my first person the other day, because the Hermanas (sister missionaries ) had a baptism but the person that was going to baptize the kid couldn't be there so I had to hurry and get my clothes to baptize him. It went good, I didn't mess up or anything.

 It was my District Leader's last transfer so we had a little party for him in the capilla (chapel) with cake.

That's me holding a Boa Constrictor.  It felt so weird, it was super freaky. The guy said, "Don't squeeze it too hard or it will tense up" me :"what happens when it tenses up?" him: "It kills".  It felt super muscular

So we were in our room and this giant moth flew and and tried to "kill" me, I pretty much turned into Elder Burton Guster for 5 minutes. Running around yelling 'get it off me Shawn' and screaming. That's Elder Rivera after I nailed it with our broom out of the air. 

Elder Wilde

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