Monday, December 8, 2014

There's no place like Hamilton for the Holidays....

My Family!

First off, transfers are in, and I'll be in Hamilton for the holidays!  Elder Elbaba is staying as well, this will be our 4th transfer together.

We had a pretty good week this week.  We've been sharing the gift with everyone ( or If you haven't seen the video or shared it yet, now is the time!

We've been focusing a lot on some of our investigators that are very close to baptism, they just need to get married!  It's a super complicated thing to do with them not being legal and all.  They have to go to a different state where the marriage laws are less strict, they have to have a passport.  One of the couples we've been dealing with doesn't have any documents at all, so in order to get a passport they need some documents from Mexico, but they can't go back there, so yeah... super complicated.  My mission has taught me quite a bit about immigration law.

We've been doing a lot of service for a less active lady recently.  She used to not let the missionaries in or even really talk to them, but in the last two weeks or so we've developed a pretty good relationship with her.  We helped her translate today when she took her kid to the doctor, and we also ordered a prescription for her over the phone.  We're going to try and help her get back into church.  Also, another less-active has started coming again.  We visited her a few times, then all of the sudden after over 8 months of not coming, she started coming!  She's now come two weeks in a row, and she bore her testimony yesterday about how she's had a change of heart and has decided to make an effort to come every week from now on!  Go less-actives!

I spent some more time with Dominicans this week.  I can understand them a little bit better now, but it's still a work in progress.  I ate tostones with them, which is basically fried plantain.  It was pretty good.  I also ate a type of meat I've never eaten before with a Mexican family.  I won't say what it was, but I'll include a picture...

Really there's not too much else to put down.  We've been super busy, which is really nice, because the worst times are when you have nothing to do.

The lights look super good!  Hope all is going well with you all at home.  Have a great week!


Elder Foote  
Elder Foote and Elder Elbaba at Church
Elder Foote and a Hispanic Couple
Elder Foote's Holiday Mug
Elder Foote
Elder Taylor, Foote and Elbaba at their Zone Conference
Mystery Meat
Pasqual and I
The Familia Zamora