Week 37 in the books!

Hola familia!!

So we had a great week, we spent a lot of time getting everything ready for the baptism! YES the baptism!! We had it on Saturday and it went better than expected. We were worried about getting people there to support and everything, but we had 27 people there and it went really well! Then he was confirmed yesterday in church. The members came in clutch for sure, the Arrua family had a projector and screen and music and everything. We could not have done it without them! German seems really happy. and his mom told us that she can see how much he has changed and that their relationship is really improving for sure! I was so happy to hear that!

Funny moment of the week. So we went to visit this less active/recent convert family in our branch this week. He is very outdoorsy and hunting and stuff. They live in the smallest house I have ever seen in my life and they have 15 dogs, 2 cats, and a goat! haha that is not all. So we show up and the wife says, my hands are dirty so I wont shake your hands (thank heavens!) we get back to their house and she was skinning a beaver!!! hahaha so funny. (mom you gotta step up, I will be expecting some beaver pelts when I get home) then we go in and they also had another baby beaver in a cage that he wants to train like a dog. It was a fun experience for sure!

So we have been trying to eat more healthy and spend less money at the same time so that has been good! We both bought some protein to make shakes and stuff which has helped a lot because we cut out cereal and pancakes (for a while). I have been eating more fruits and eggs hah

This week we had 17 people in church!! I never in my whole life thought I would be so happy to say such a low number, but as I was sitting up in front getting ready to bless the sacrament it was just pure happiness to see a good handful of people. I hope that number keeps rising!

So I'm sorry I don't have a ton to say this week, it was a good week but now we are gonna go hard to find some new people to teach!! I love you all, have a great week!!

♥Elder Sisk

Mom´s Questions
Question: *Will you guys be able to watch conference?  How will that work?
-Yes we get to watch 3 of the 5 sessions! (Sat AM, Sun AM, & Sun PM) that is more than they got the last time so I will take it! We are still trying to find a way to watch it in English! ;)
Question: Do you feel like there are parts of your area where there are people who have never been contacted by missionaries, or is it so small that pretty much everyone knows about the missionaries and the church?
-Yeah there are a lot of people who have never really seen/noticed the missionaries and stuff! That makes it nice, but there are a good amount who have seen the missionaries too.

Making cookies

Solid Breakfast

Before the Baptism

German (left) & Hno. Romero (right)

Draining the font

HUGE DOG! Super nice though.

Another week in Nogosha!

Hola Familia!!

This week was great and we finished the week very well! The big news of the transfers, Elder Lindeman and I are both staying here and we are excited for that! Elder Valladares our DL who I got really close with and actually got to go on an exchange this week with, got moved to be a ZL. But its all good!!

So We changed German´s baptism to this Saturday! We have been getting everything ready and cleaning the font and all! We are super excited for him and he is still sharing the church with his friends which is great! We have a lunch this week with him, and 3 friends!!! He passed his interview and I don't see any reason the baptism wont be on Saturday! :)

Funny story of the week, we were waiting outside of German´s house for a member to come and this crazy guy walked up to us and asked for a kiss. He leaned into Elder Lindeman and I had to push him away. I thought my comp was gonna punch him in the face or something! hahah then we saw him yesterday again. 

So we have still had some weird weather this week, a lot of rain it seemed like but it was good, it is starting to warm up for sure! 

So I had a dream this week that you guys were here and you met people, and Mom, you got really frustrated because you could not understand them. I guess that means you need to practice up on your Spanish right?? ;) 

We set a new record this week with a solid 4 people in church counting German. When it rains here you can just forget about it, no one goes to church. But we are still working hard with the less actives to get them to come! By the way mom, this isn't a new zone, just new for me! haha and I am in the Paraná zone. Ask that guy where he served, i would be really interested to know! 

That is so cool about that man in Canada reading my blog! I love how missions just turn into a huge family! I will keep an eye out for their son for sure! 

Sorry I feel like I don't have a ton to write this week! I am glad Coley got her letter! I´ll try to be better about writing letters ;) Dad I am glad you kept a good mindset with your crazy week, that is such a good quote! I remind myself that sometimes! Love you all, have another great week!!

♥Elder Sisk

Elder Valladares and I making french fries from potatoes!

Cleaning the font

Cleaning the floor

On top of the church
It's kinda dusty here haha. I polished 2 of the 4 :) They are holding up well though

Our buddy Nahir

My ¨compañera¨ Milena
cleaning our ¨backyard¨