So Sis Xie came in. She's from Szechuan, China-where the good hotpot is at. She's great. She's super nice and energetic and sarcastic haha. She shares stories of Sis Christensen and shows me pictures of Hull. I am definitely using Sis Xie to my advantage while she is here so I can develop my Mando. I am just grateful she is willing to help.
We also have a new Elder, Elder Tualla. He is from Belgium but born in the Philippines. He can speak Tagalog and another Philipinna language and French, and English. He loves to play basketball and he is quite the baller I hear. He is also, as most Phillipinos are, short. 5'2"! Last Sunday he walked up to the podium at church to share his testimony of the gospel and he said 'I am not a 12 year old deacon I am an Elder' And then the Bishop said at the closing of the meeting after his 8ish year old son shared his testimony, 'I should've set up the kiddie stepping block for the Elder too'. haha! Elder Tuallla is super funny and nice. He is excited to be here. He's being trained by Elder Wheelhouse.
Sis Salcedo is like those crazy purple minions. I have no idea where she gets all the energy. She's the purple El Macho in Despicable Me 2. her favourite thing to do is eating chocolate, not really but she likes it lots. I chuck chocolate into her mouth during our spare time. She says I am a terrible basketball player because I miss a lot jaja but we are having fun together.
So this last week we scheduled a baptism! Sis Salcedo and I met with Liu. It was his second lesson and we scheduled him. He is like the only one who has potential to get baptised. Our other investigator, Paisley, is willing to get baptised if he knows God exist. He's waiting for like an angel to visit him but we told him through prayer he will get his answer. So I asked him, 'If he knew God exists will you keep his commandments he has given you to protect and help you?' And he stalled for a moment and said maybe. There are a couple other investigators who are also not progressing because of not doing the work required of getting an answer to prayers and stuff. It's frustrating to be in a new area and not working with the people you helped progress before. In a new area, you don't know your investigators, you don't know their needs and desires, and you don't know how to teach in a companionship. The whole lot is just completely different. I mean change is good but a whole lot of change over a short time is hard and frustrating.
But I had a great opportunity to work off that stress by helping ward members move. I was super excited to help people move for two reasons: 1 I know how to do it b/c my family moves a lot of furniture and stuff in and out of places. 2 I get to wear trousers. We had 3 hours with the moving van, we loaded and unloaded almost everything in their house with the help of the Elders-Sorenson and Chidester. All the church members have now are just lil bits and pieces to move(:
Now we head on to week two with Salcedo! Arriba Arriba! vamos a chifa cada dia!