First I want to apologize for grammatical errors and misspelling of words in these emails. I dont reread them and just hit send when I finish haha. But anyway this week was a lot of fun and kinda long and really HOT. The humidity here is pretty noticable now. We had a district meeting at the begining of the week where we watched "Feed My Sheep" by Elder Holland and there was a part in there that I really liked. He said, "Missionaries got to get the gospel out of their head and into their hearts." I really liked that and had never really thought of it like that before. But it is a super good talk that talks about missionary work and if you can find it, I would recommend watching it. We also had a productive and an unproductive week at the same time. We were able to put a baptismal date with 2 of our progressing families. One the Boasso family who we put a goal/date to get married by the 21st of Jan. and a lady named Zuni and her son Ivan accepted a baptism date for the 14th of Jan. I hope we can work with them and they put in the work to achieve this. And at the same time I hope members can really welcome them in and befriend them into the branch. It was also unproductive because we didnt have many lessons this week. My trainee is having trouble keeping the missionary schedule. It is a little frusterating at times and I feel we wont find success if we aren't keeping the missionary schedule as a companionship. But I am being positive with him and trying to help him adjust. I have seen progress in him in just these short 2 weeks. But we can always do more. He is a super funny kid and loves fast food like me so we have good conversations about food. He also worked in a movie theater before he came here so he has filled me in on movies.
Also this week we went and painted a house of a member. It was a lot of fun cause I have never really painted before. I'll attach pictures but it was super fun. The paint was like water color paint but it sill worked alright. We are going to have to start wearing hats now during the day because of the heat. Its a rule President is putting into play. So now I will be rocking sombreros in pictures. We had lunch at a members house the other day and for dessert, they gave us Sandias or watermelons. It was actually really good.
For the Christmas call... I will do a practice call at 3:30-3:45pm my time 11:30-11:45am your time. Then on the 27th I will let you know next P-day when I will do that. But yeah that was basically the week. I hit 6 months on the 22nd. Weird. Tie burning week ahaha. But enjoy this Christmas week and the snow and cold. I wish I could enjoy that. Love you guys :)
Elder Corbin Keicher