Elder Geddes and Elder Castneda in front of the Mission Office
This week has been a really good week, as always on the mission. Today Me and Elder Heaton are companions because our companions get to go to the temple because they are leaving. As for this last week, we were able to have some really good lessons and as well meet some really cool new investigators. The weekend was the highlight for sure, as it normally seems to be. On Friday we met 3 new investigators within an hour at an apartment complex. So we are looking forward to our return appointments this upcoming week! As for my Spanish it has really come along within the last week or so. I'm now able to understand most of what they are saying as long as I stay focused. It's really awesome, I've been blessed so much to be able to learn the language so quickly, even though I still have a lot to learn I know that It will come quickly as I learn more and more each day. Our Soccer activity that we have weekly has been going really well, we have more than 20 people come every week and most of them are non members. This upcoming week we are going to try harder to incorporate the gospel and get some appointments set up with some of the non members who come out in play. We have talked to a few of them and they said their perspective on Mormons have already changed from what they had been told before. There are tons of rumors out there, but when people come to our church they are really surprised to see that we are just normal people. So that is a good stepping stone, that will lead to miracles in the future.
I'm grateful for this time of year to be reminded and to be able to reflect on how blessed we really are. There are so many things that we have that we take for granted for sure. That's why it is important to boast of our God for the strengths that we have and the things that we have. Because without him we would have nothing, and we would be nothing. I know the more grateful and humble we are the more blessings we will be able to receive. I hope that you have a great Thanksgiving! For our thanksgiving we have a pretty full day, in the morning I believe we are playing in a turkey bowl and then after going to a members house to eat breakfast. And then after that we have either 2-3 Thanksgiving dinners planned throughout the day. We are going to EXPLODE by the end of the day, but I'm really looking forward to it.
As for your questions transfers will be Next Wednesday. So me and Heaton will be companion again for a couple of days before because our companions go into the mission home on Monday, and then leave on Tuesday. I will stay in this Area, which I'm glad because it's a great area. But I have no idea who will be my companion, because these next transfers are going to be super crazy. 30 or more missionaries are going home in December and almost every Spanish Elder Companionship will be seeing a change. But most of the Spanish missionaries are pretty cool, so I'm looking forward to see who I will get. As for President Wakolo we see him every couple weeks which is cool. He is one of the most loving and kind guys that I have ever met.
Well that is about all that I have for this week. I hope all goes well for Thanksgiving! I love you tons and thank you so much for the emails you send me every week.
Our unreal dinner at the Branch Presidents house!