Friday, January 21, 2011

Ceviche is amazing!

OK, well to begin, I need to say, that I did get my jacket, but I hadn't tried it on until after your email last week, and the sleeves are a little short.  So, I don't know what you want to do about that, but I still have the box, so I am able to send it back if need be.  Don't worry too much about it either, because I've been talking to people, and they've been telling me that it doesn't get much colder than it is now, and my jacket from home is plenty sufficient for this cold.  Plus the scarves help a lot.  So let me know what you want me to do next week.
This has been another great week!  We’ve been keeping really busy, and Elder Lopez and I get along quite well.  This last little while has been just amazing.  We had a companion goal to find 4 new investigators, and through our hard work and faith, we were able to find 9!!!  Most of them seem pretty solid too; some more than others.  Unfortunately we weren't able to meet with Luis, Fernando and Jorge because they had to work.  That's one thing that is really hard in the Spanish culture.  They work a lot, and if they can get work they don't care what else they miss.  But we'll keep trying with them.  The family whose basement they rent should be able to help a lot, especially with bringing them to church. 
We also met with Soledad, it was an amazing lesson, and I think she definitely felt the spirit during the lesson.  We also had a member come with us, which I think will help her a lot because now she might feel more comfortable at church.  We're planning on extending an invitation for baptism the next time that we teach her.
So far all the stuff I have has been working great, my shoes are still plenty comfortable, and my feet are staying nice and dry, even with all the recent snow, and freezing rain, which by the way sucks.  Yesterday I had to clean the whole car off, and that involved my chipping ice of the whole thing.  It was covered from top to bottom (not fun).  But anyways, I really am enjoying the weather.  It's not too cold, but the humidity definitely makes a HUGE difference.  The coldest we've had was like -15 Celsius, but it felt more like -25 or so.  The humidity just goes right through you, especially if you don't have a scarf.  They're life savers here.  My missing button isn’t too much of a problem.  It really doesn’t serve much of a purpose other than style.  I'm using a safety pin for now.  The only problem with going to a dry cleaner is that I doubt they have buttons that would match mine.  Mine all say American eagle on them and stuff.  But whatever… the last place I might have seen my extras back home is on the kitchen window, or on the thing above the desk in Daniels bedroom.  There should be two different sized buttons.
We’re teaching two guys right now who are an Uncle and Nephew, who left their families in Ecuador, and came here to try and start a life so that eventually they can bring the rest of their family, which can be a pretty hard thing to do.  But the good thing is that they're progressing a little, and if they accept what we're teaching them, and receive a testimony of their own, I know it'll help them so much.  That’s the wonderful thing about this church.  We can know that through our faithfulness, we will be blessed, and that God wants nothing but the best for us.  I know that it would bless their lives in such a great way.
Also, I had some ceviche this week.  Once again, those Peruvians got me to eat something that I wouldn't have thought I'd ever eat.  But I must say, it was amazing!!!  I've been told that Peruvian ceviche is the best too, and I don't doubt it, cause it was good.  If you could find a Peruvian restaurant in Calgary, I'd go.  They also have this really good food called Jalea (Hu-lay-uh).  It's battered and fried ceviche pretty much.  But it's SO good.  They eat it with a homemade salsa, and some kind of hot sauce.  But yeah, if you can, get some Peruvian food.  It's really good!
Anyways, that’s all I have time for today.  I'm gonna write some letters to you, and I need to clean the apartment a little bit.  I love you all, and hope you all have a great week. 
Con Amor, Elder Dilling

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