Week 49

It has been a rough week for Tanner.  Or as he said a couple of rough months.  The biggest challenge of the week was trying to find that family that wants to be baptized but don’t go to church because the dad drinks.  They really want to help them but they aren’t accepting them lately.  The biggest accomplishment was probably that we found that hippy chick that we were teaching and we taught her a little more.  Kinda a small accomplishment. She really was excited when they told her about the Book of Mormon and she still hasn’t started yet but Tanner see a lot of potential.  Last week was transfers and one of the Elders that was in the mission office with him has been transferred.  The mission office is a lot quieter without Elder Tate.  I guessing that is a sad thing not a good thing.

Day of the Dead is actually really cool.  First it started on Saturday with Halloween which is an American thing but they have started doing that too.  So they just walk outside and go outside of houses chanting, “we want Halloween we want Halloween”.  It was funny.  But then on Sunday was the day of the dead for children and today is more of the adult’s party.  It is a cool holiday people just dress up or paint their faces like skulls and walk around.  They make offerings to their ancestors to celebrate the life of that person the offering is for.  It is a bit strange but also cool. Members don’t really do offerings though so they don’t usually celebrate it.

Part of Tanner’s email.  It is better said in his words then for me to tell about it.  Yesterday was scary.  We were walking home at night from the meeting with president and we saw some drunk guy and he was talking loudly so I looked over just as he walked into the street and was hit by a car.  The car just sped off and the man was on the ground.  Other people rushed over to help him and he was still alive.  We directed traffic around the cars and the guy.  It was so strange I had never seen a thing like it.  The emergency response people were really slow so we directed traffic til they got there.  The man will live  I think, his head definitely hit the pavement hard and he was bleeding a lot but he was still moving and breathing.  Really scary though.
  Tanner included a video of a song that he really liked and wanted to share with us.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0VsjSa1X7iA
 My scripture for you this week is John 11, because I like that chapter a lot.  It just has a lot of beautiful gospel principles and it isn’t even a parable or a sermon it is jsut something Jesus did.

 
Tanner included a picture of his zone in Lindavista. His companion , Elder Robertson is directly behind the sister in the brown coat.
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Good looking bunch of the Lord’s servants.

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