Monday, November 7, 2011

I Still Don't Like Public Speaking!

Hey everyone! Glad to hear you all enjoyed Halloween.  We really didn’t really do much, we had to be in early which was kinda boring and we couldn’t go asking for candy so..  Yeah, it was alright I guess.  As for your district Leader question, I don’t think I'll miss it, I'm just going along with whatever it is the Lord would want me to do.  So yeah..  As for my talk though, it went pretty good.  I actually lost track of time and spoke for like 15 minutes (I was only given like 7).  It was the first talk I’ve done without writing it down word for word, but I still don’t really want to ever speak again.  This was just a refresher of how much I hate speaking in front of large groups of people. 

As for Alejandro I'm not sure yet, he’s supposed to talk to them today and I'm definitely keeping him in my thoughts and prayers throughout the day.  We taught him the Word of Wisdom on Monday and he accepted it with no problems, as well as all the other commandments.  We'll give him a date this next week so that he has a goal to work towards.  He still needs to come to church though.  Fernando is also doing quite well, he's had to work late recently so we haven’t really been able to see him all that much, but he's doing well from what I can tell.  Our Last progressing investigator is Carlos.  He's from Guatemala and we've given him a date for the twelfth of November which he says he'll be ready for.  He's come to church the last two weeks in a row and the last time we were there he was asking us how long it takes to get baptized.  So yeah, his girl friend who is a member is also helping a lot too and because he's investigating she's getting much more active than she was.  So he's been a blessing for many people.  Hopefully one day they'll get married in the temple.  I’m pretty sure that’s what she really wants.

So yeah, that’s what is going on here in the Bronx.  As for your question, you could say "como estan" - how are you; "como les ha ido" - how has it been; "Como le van" - How’s it going.      So yeah, that’s some ways for you to say hello to more than one person.  I'm doing my best to learn three new words a day, it's not perfect yet, but I'm trying to improve every day. 

Anyways, that’s about all I got this week, I hope that all is well back home still and that you all have a great week.

Love Carson

P.S.  The day of the snow storm was one of the most successful days I've had on my mission so far.  It was awesome!!!!