We had a couple of days without any real success. I think we had a day where we contacted for like 5 or 6 hours and we got into one house. So that was a little discouraging. This picture was after we got rejected like 25 times in a row and we passed a tienda and were just like...let's get a coke, haha. I am going to have to go back to root beer once I get home, the coke in the States just doesn't compare.
We did find a couple people that I think will progress and also some good references we are excited to contact. Just one showed up to church, she is the daughter of Mario but I don't think she lives with them. I hadn't met her until now. With both of her parents and her brother as members I think there will be a lot of family support for her. She looks like she is about my age but I haven't asked yet, we met pretty briefly.
Elder Ibarra is awesome! He is excited to start working out with me, today was day one and we survived okay. I didn't work out last week because I was sick and he waited for me which was dope of him. We get along really well, it is kind of like when I was with Smart, just a little different because of the language. But it is awesome.
These drinks are called Isomax, they are like bags of fruit juice and the best thing ever. I am going to order them from here once I am back home haha.
The picture was taken on our way to Canlun during the week. We went on Friday I think to make sure that little girl got confirmed last week and to contact and visit a little bit. Next week I might be going to El Estor to see how they are doing. It seems like everyone is doing ok, but there were a lot of changes and a lot of new people came in so we are still seeing how that is going. In our zone there are two districts, eight areas and sixteen missionaries. We communicate with them pretty consistently, but the companionships mostly talk with the District Leaders, who report to us, and then we talk to the Assistants to the President.
This picture was also taken when we were on our way to Canlun.
Yes, I have a selfie stick. It came with a box of cereal, it definitely won't be used back home haha. It was some kind of special promotion and when I saw that they were selling Trix and a selfie stick, I knew I had to buy it! That was my first Trix in my whole mission! It is nice because we can use real milk on our cereal here in the valley. If we eat it fast it doesn't expire. Other than that we have to buy milk in Polvo and that stuff is pretty nasty. When we are in the mountains without a refrigerator that is all there is and that with cereal is not my favorite thing.We have a fridge here, thank goodness, it is so hot I think we would die without one. It has really started getting hot. One of the days when I was sick, I tried to leave to work. We were waiting in a truck to go to Canlun and the sun was so strong I started to see black spots and almost passed out. I was probably dehydrated, but I always try to drink like three liters of water in the morning so that doesn't happen. We have a filter we use, but we buy a lot of bagged or bottled water too.
I started running this week too and it is not pretty. I haven't gotten to run consistently my entire time here so I am REALLY out of running shape. I'm not going to lie, I think my knee is pretty wrecked, I think the year or so I have had in the mountain kind of made sure of that. But that torn meniscus does pretty well most of the time!
Love, Elder Toolson