Everything has been going well here in Jaen! The coolest thing that happened this week is that we got to meet President and Sister Williams!!!!!
On Friday we had interviews with them and we showed up at 5:30 for our interviews and there was this huge parade that the president got stuck behind and so he ended up just getting out of the car and walking up to the church! At first sight he looks really cool and funny! Whats actually pretty interesting is that he looks somewhat similar to President Risso!? So when he came up he started the interviews with the Zone Leaders so we waited around for a little while until it came my turn to have my interview! It was really nice and cool to get to talk to him! Hes a really cool guy and I feel like he is definitely called to be our mission president! He said we can report in English and call in English too which is pretty cool! The interview went well and then after that I also got to talk with Sister Williams and that went really well too! They are both really awesome and im excited to learn from them!
On Friday we had the zone conference with all the missionaries in the zone and President and Sister Williams gave a presentation of their family and talked a little bit about themselves and the President talked a little bit about how the goals for the mission! At the end of the conference Sister Williams bore her testimony and it was really cool to me because she doesn't know Spanish very well but that wasn't what mattered because im sure everyone could feel the truth of what she was saying! It was a simple but powerful testimony!! Im excited for these next 14 months with them!
That was another cool thing that happened this week! I completed 10 months in the mission! I cannot believe how fast the time is going by! A couple more months and ill already have a year in the mission!?
We have been teaching three people this week who are progressing really well and it feel really good as missionaries to see that progress! The first one is Carlos Ramos! He was a reference of member of the church and he is really cool! Hes a teacher and he understands everything really well! He is one of the very very very few people that highlights and underlines the pamphlets that we give to him which is really cool! It helps us know that hes actually reading and that hes understanding too! Another investigator that we are teaching is Luz Vargas and whats cool is that she also underlines the pamphlets! Haha that's pretty rare to have two investigators that do that! She is the sister of Ruth and she hadn't come to church yet but yesterday she came to church!!! We also had 6 less actives that came t o church and that was a record too! It was cool to see her there at church! She is progressing really well and were hoping she can keep progressing like that!
Today was really awesome too! We had found out that there are some little waterfalls in Las Naranjas where we had gone a couple p-days ago and so we all decided to go again! This time we left a lot earlier and had a lot more time to hike around and explore! They told us it would take about an hour to walk to the waterfalls and so we started hiking! We were hiking up the banks of this little river and there were a ton of times that we had to cross the river and it was a really fun hike! After about an hour of walking and not finding the waterfalls we had gotten to a part that was pretty tough to get around! Elder Henry and i decided to go up ahead to what looked like a dead end to see if it was even worth it and we almost didn't end up going but we though why not! SO we got past that tough part and walked another 20 feet and off to the left was this waterfall!! It wasn't super big but it was pretty cool!! So we helped the sisters get through that part and then we all took some pictures but once again we didn't have time to go back to the room to get my cable for my camera so im going to have to upload them the next P-day! Sorry! So yeah we took some pics and we ate lunch there by the waterfall and enjoyed the cool breeze for a while and then we headed back down slowly taking some pics and admiring the view! They should call that trail butterfly trail because there were seriously tons and tons of butterflies that we saw on that hike! All in all it was an awesome P-day!! We had lots of fun as a district! Were all pretty tired now though! Haha! Back to work tonight though! Missionary life is the bomb!
Other than that everything's going well here in Jaen! It still really hot even though supposedly its winter time, the water in the shower is still freezing cold, and we eat rice ll the time but you got to love the mission! Well i know without a doubt in my mind that this church is true and that the church is the same all over the world! Its the same church and the same teaching in all the parts of the world and its cool to know that almost wherever you go that you will have family there with the church members! Love you guys! Hope you all have a great week!