Friday, April 6, 2012

Week 93

Hello family!!!,

This past week I got who is most likely my last comp before I go home. His name is Elder Smith from Tucson, Arizona and he is in the military. He is a sniper and has served a tour in Afghanistan, so he is pretty hardcore. 3 of the 4 people living in our house go home with me (elders Sirrine, Miller, and Colvin who is also military). Elder Smith is in his 13th transfer and so our house is full of veteran missionaries. T-3 is going to change. Before my comp got here from Tete, I walked with a Luis. He is the newly called branch mission leader and was able to walk with me Thursday and Friday. It was a good time.

This past week was alright. On Friday, we lost our best investigator, Jaime. He told us he had unfortunate news that his dad didn't want him to come to our church and that he had to continue going to the Catholic Church with the family. So it was a bummer but in the end we did find a new investigator that could have some potential, Laura.

Last p-day, elder Astle (who has been in Maputo for like a year) knew where a really good burger joint was and so we went, and it was so good. It was pretty expensive but it was so worth it. When you would bite into the burger, the smoky flavor of a good burger was in your mouth and the fries were great. So well worth it. We went to another Chinese restaurant that was alright but I had to use the bathroom a ton because of it. I don't plan on going back there anytime soon.

Oh yeah. Last week we got on a bus with all the elders, I was the last person to get on the bus so I was stuffing in and I had my arm smashed by the closing door. I then to proceed to take my arm out and I pull it out and I think I broke the door. Ha-ha. But my arm is fine by the way.

So I have been trying to make the house somewhat better looking by purchasing some plants on the side of the road and planting them here at home. So I brought some home and in the morning I planted in some places right outside of our house. Soon after we all leave to teach and by the time we get back, the plants were gone because someone had stolen them. Yes, a mozambiquan stole our plants. They resorted that low and stole plants. I was pretty mad about it.

Other than that, that’s it. I love you all. Have a good week.

Elder Sirrine