Tuesday, September 13, 2011


hey everyone,

This week has been really cool. We´ve found some cool people which always gives us more ánimo. Last monday after p-day ended we went to a barrio to have a FHE with a less active family. Unfortunately the mom wasn´t home because she got stuck at the school of one of her kids doing something. So, instead we starting passing by old investigators and looking for new ones. We talked to this one girl watering the ground (to keep the dust down pretty much everyone does that) and she was open and really nice and even said she´d thought about getting baptised again now that´s she´s older and understands what she´s doing (because almost everyone here is baptised into the Catholic church when they´re kids). Anyways, after we talked for a while we found out that her brother had actually gone to seminary before with some of the neighbours who are members. Unfortunately, as we found out later, the dad is anti-mormon and wouldn´t even let his kid hang out with those neighbours anymore. It sounded pretty intense, he actually threw the book of mormon out into the street once....BUT, the good news (I think it´s good news at least...) is that no one has seen him lately and so we think he doesn´t live there anymore. We talked to the girl again and she seemed a bit less interested but we still have hope and we really want to meet this kids. Then we crossed the street and talked to the grandma of a recent convert who apparently never listens to the missionaries so that was kinda cool (even though later we found out she´s already baptised haha).

We were walking down from that barrio and just barely missed the bus. We saw it from a distance and took off running but didn´t get there in time, BUT a car pulled over like that very second and opened up the door.. He was a member from another ward and he drove us past the bus to a different stop so that we could get on. On the bus I was thinking, "what else could happen today? We´ve found two way cool people, one who´s been to seminary before and when we missed the bus this guy picked us up and saved us." And then this girl came up from the back seat and sat behind us and starting talking to us. She gave us a CD she wanted us to look at (I think it´s somekinda bible study) but then we just talked about God and her beliefs and she is way cool. She believes in the same marriage standards as we do, which is almost unheard of here, and has actually talked to the missionaries before and read part of the book of mormon. She was a little confused about something she read when she was studying the topical guide, but we tried explaining it to her and recommitted her to reading the book of mormon. She just had such an open and sincere desire to find God that it was way cool talking to her. We actually missed our stop to get off just so we could talk to her longer and then it turned out she got off at the same one so we spent a good half hour in the street talking. And none of that would have happened if that memeber wasn´t there at the perfect time and hadn´t have helped us catch the bus. Pretty cool right? We´re going to pass by her later today so hopefully that goes well.

This week I also got to work on a Mac which was just like being in heaven. I´ve missed those things haha. Hermana Packer (one of the senior couples who is the mission nurse) was having trouble backing up her computer so I got to help her on that. She also was going to download the new operating system that apparently is out but is going to wait because there´s a couple bugs in it right now haha. That´s about all that I did this week...

Welp, I hope you all are just having a blast. And loving school.

With all the love of the public bus system,

Elder Lounsbury

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