Monday, March 26, 2012



This week has been pretty good. We've found a few more people to teach, and we even got a reference from a member, and Valentín finally got baptized. It was great. It was pretty funny, we were trying to fill the font so that we could have the baptism, but first, we couldn't get keys to get to the boiler to turn it on. Apparently our bishop doesn't have the key, and the other bishop left them in his car at home, so we had to wait for his family to get there. Then once we got the boiler on and the water heated up, for some reason, the hot water wouldn't come out of the spout to fill the font. So in the end Valentín just ended up getting baptized in cold water haha. This week, I was super surprised, we had a guy come to church who we met on Saturday afternoon knocking doors who told us that he would come to church, but wouldn't let us set up an appointment to go to his house and teach him, which actually happens quite a bit, but usually, people just say that so we'll go away and they don't actually come, but he showed up. I was really surprised. Especially since he said he works at the airport, and he gets off work at 7am, and the ward starts at 9:30. It was really cool.

Our transfers are every six weeks, and last week was the transfer. I think the next one is the first week of May, but I'm not sure.

It was pretty funny when the earthquake happened. We were in a lesson with a less active's son who isn't a member. And we were sitting there talking and then it felt like I was just rocking side to side slowly. It was super weird. At first I thought I was just going crazy, but then someone said they felt it too haha. The kid we were teaching lives in the second story of an apartment complex, and so we went and looked out the window and a bunch of people had gone outside and were all freaking out and crying and hugging each other like it was a big deal haha it was funny. I saw on a newspaper I think it said it was a 7.8, but I'm not sure if that was what it was here or at the epicenter. Then the whole rest of the week, in almost every lesson, they asked us where we were and if we felt the earthquake and such. It was funny.

Camping sounds like it was a lot of fun. I'm jealous. I miss going camping and stuff like that.

I'm not exactly sure what we do for conference. Our ward goes to one of the stake centers to watch it. I'm not sure if we'll go there to watch it, or if they'll have all the gringo missionaries go somewhere to watch it in English. I don't know.

So as for my house, I was going to email some pictures, but the computer isn't letting me, so I might just have to send them next week.

The food here is good. Missionaries from the states are always whining about wanting to eat food from the states like pizza and hamburgers, but I'd rather eat the food here. I think when I get home, I'll probably miss the food, more than I miss American food.

My ward is pretty cool. There are a lot of great members. They feed us every single day, and quite often, we end up getting fed twice because we'll go to a members house for a lesson and then they'll just make us food. Almost always, the gringo missionaries lose weight when they come to Mexico, but I don't feel like I'm losing any weight. I'm definitely eating more than before, but I'm also walking a lot more than I did before. So who knows?

I've been hearing a lot about the pope coming, we've even had people ask us what we think about him coming, and one person even asked us if we worship the pope haha, but he's farther north in Mexico, but a lot of people when we went over were watching his arrival on TV.

I do read a lot, but I don't need any more books or anything. I just started reading the Old Testament last week, because I've never actually read all of it before, and that'll probably take me a while, and then I have some more books to read.

Thanks. I love you and I hope you have a great week. Elder Janda

( I know I am over protective but does anyone else feel concern that the iron is plugged in setting in a bucket of water?)