! El Salvador
So this last week we had transfers, I was pretty sad to leave my first area but I knew it was time to move on and keep learning. So Wednesday we got to changes meeting and I have been moved to El Puerto de la Libertad, port of liberty. Remember how I said
one of the top beaches in the world? Yeah no big deal, but that is my area now
haha freakin legit! It`s so sweet here, reminds me exactly of our cruise so at
the same time that is kinda hard cause I just want to hang out but there is a
lot of work to do here. The area is HUGE I can ride a bus for an hour and a
half and still be in my area. All we have is a branch here and not a whole lot
of members. We only had 56 people at church on Sunday at that was just because
two gringo families came to church (we're doing FHE with them tonight haha) but
yeah plenty of work here to do. El Salvador
There are a lot of less actives we can work with and right now we are teaching three investigator families so we`re trying to increase that number. This is a really hard area to baptize in, well that`s what I`ve heard dono if I believe it so we`re gonna work hard to change that rumor. I think there have been 3 baptisms this year and 2 are now inactive so that`s a problem we got too. Oh my new companion is Elder Scurr from
. He`s got 17 months in the mission
so just a little bit of time ha. But he really wants to get the work going here
too, he hasn`t had a baptism in awhile, about a year today actually, so he`s
ready to find em and dunk em. He`s a good teacher though and actually shares
the times in the lesson with me. So I`m actually teaching now, with Elder
Hammond and Monares they pretty much taught everything and left me with nothing
to say. But he was way impressed with my Spanish so he said to me I hope you`re
ready to teach a lot cause I want you to talk more than me. We`ll see how that
goes. Mesa Arizona
Also my first week here was like the annual festival for El Puerto so there was fireworks everynight and people going nuts. We were walkin home from dinner one night and a huge group of people started running towards us, it turns out they were running because they were getting chased by a guy with fireworks strapped to his back. And not just like bottle rockets and roman candles, he had those but he also had the freakin big ones and was shooting those at people. We almost got hit a couple times but we made it so thanks for your prayers that day haha. But no it was fun, then there was a big firework show at night, nothing like IF fireworks though.
And at the changes meeting I received two packages...And I`ve already opened all my Christmas presents haha thank you so much for them though. And the scriptures were cool, that was a good idea. And the stuff inside was good too, I`ll be enjoying all that for a while. And on Friday we had our Christmas party at the President`s house. They had our zone and one other zone come up and we played games and read a Christmas story and ate imported American steak for lunch!!!!! Holy crap I thought I died when I ate the food.ha it was freakin delicious. We played a bunch of minute to win it games so that was way cool. And it was nice that they tried to help us have a good Christmas.
Other than all that, I don`t got much to say..Keep reading your scriptures everyday and keep praying for me haha. I love you all so much and thank you for your prayers and support always.
Elder Derrick Jorgensen