Thursday, November 18, 2004
The reason that I didn’t write last night is because we got in really late. We actually got into the apartment at 9:30, which was an hour and a half after we are supposed to get in. the reason we were late is because the bus that is supposed to leave San Jose at 6:30 just decided that it wouldn’t leave until 8:00. What a waste. We just sat on the bus waiting to leave from 6:00 until 8:00. Basically last night was bad because we rode on top of the bus all the way back and then it rained pa. Just to top it off when we got home, all filthy because of our trip, our landlord had decided to turn off the water pump. This meant that we had to take a bucket shower which was certainly less than desirable. We did have a cool experience though because when the rain started we prayed and “commanded” it to stop. Well it did!! When we got back, basically as soon as we got in the door a huts storm burst. Wow, the priesthood really has power. Wednesday, Elder Cox and I went knife shopping. I bought a whole arsenal of knives for p700. I’m not sure why I did it but they’re cool. We also had a zone activity and played volleyball on the beach. It was more fun than I expected.
Today was a good day. We went up to Magsikap and taught the Manzos about the plan of salvation. We also went over the baptismal interview questions so that they’ll be ready for their interviews tomorrow. Hopefully that will go well and they’ll be able to be baptized on the 27th. We also visited the Vilorias and hopefully they’ll finally go and start to get their wedding started. They’re just afraid of spending money because they are not very well off. We also visited Brother Fernando but he wasn’t there. We stood on the beach for a while and watched the waves. We saw one that was huge. It was probably 10’ tall! I’ve decided that I really like the ocean. When we made our nightly visit to Bro Andales, he was there but had had 2 shots of alcohol before he left work. He really wants to be baptized but he doesn’t want to take any action to make that happen. Elder Cox and I were talking about it and we said that all he needs to do is take one small step of faith. He’s afraid that he’ll lose his job if he doesn’t drink the alcohol that his boss gives him. I think that what needs to happen is he needs to lose that job and trust in the Lord that another job will come for him. I really felt the spirit when he gave the closing prayer and I’ll really keep work working with him.