So this week is going to be super quick. We had a pretty intense basketball tournament going on at the church earlier today and by the time we checked the clock, we were way late for emails! So this will be short and sweet. This week has been great. The members here continue to amaze me. Let me start with the Urbina family. We had dinner with them the other day and they introduced us to their Peruvian friend, Ana. She is a sweet lady in her fifties who lives next to them. We talked with her for a while and we set up a lesson at their home for the following day. We went over and had a lesson with Ana in the Urbina home and Brother and Sister Urbina were there for the lesson. They were amazing fellowshippers and the lesson went awesome. Ana is great and she has a lot of support so early in her experience in the Church. That is really the ideal situation for missionary work. Members can be such a powerful help for the missionary effort if they put forth that effort. It was really awesome. I love this ward so much.
Marta is doing swell. We went over this week and it was like a switch had gone off inside her. She told us that she finally really wants to be baptized. She says that she has been waiting for too long and she knows that now is the time. We are so excited for her! She is such a sweet lady and always has a bunch of grapes for us to take home when we go over. She is going through a lot of family problems right now, but she has a really good attitude. We are starting to teach the rest of her family as well.
We had exchanges with Elder Richard and his trainee, Elder Madore this week. I was with Elder Madore and there were some complicationsSaturday morning, so it turned into an almost two day exchange. He is a greenie and is so much fun. He is already doing really well. He gets frustrated about his Spanish, but I keep telling him how much better it is than mine was when I first started. I know the Spanish will come along and he will be a great missionary........he already is.
Halloween was good. I had a bunch of candy ready, but no trick or treaters.. :( Oh well! A lot of candy for us. hahaha
Time is flying by for me. I just can't believe Thanksgiving is a few weeks away. I heard Christmas music playing at the store today and it got me super stoked for the holidays! I miss and love y'all!!! Take care and have a great week.
Elder Chad Thompson