This week has been a bit harder. We haven´t had water for the past week, we had a bottle of fresh water, but no running water. So we ran out of clean dishes and my companion ran out of clean shirts. We had to walk down to the other missionaries house to shower and clean ourselves. So a two of the nights we stayed over there because it was really late and we sweated alot so we showered at night and in the morning. We bought all the bottled water that we could which was two bottles and there was no more of that so that my companion could wash his clothes. The water finally came today! We are so happy, you don´t know how much of a blessing running water is, normally we have running water most the time during the week and not on the weekends, but the blue barrel lasts during the week ends. When we didn´t have water the blue barrel was pretty much empty. We had to walk a lot back and forth to their house to shower. Something that was great to see how many blessings we received. Like members and investigators feeding us without knowing that we didn´t have anything clean to cook with at home, and an investigator gave us two gallons each to bath one day, which was great because it was late and we were really tired so we didn´t have to walk to the other missionaries house. It was a blessing that the other missionaries let us go to their house to shower.
Jaden was baptised this last weekend. It was really good. We had a good number of members for the Semana Santa. He was baptised and then sunday he received the Holy Ghost and the priesthood. So that was really good to seen him progress and see his testimony grow. He should be able to go back to the United States in June, which will be great for him.
We had a ton of Habichuelas con Dulce this week ( sweet beans). On friday we had it three times and then again sunday and last Wednesday. It was pretty crazy the members left with us a ton especially Sandi and Felix they left with us and the other missionaries in Cien fuegos three days all day long. They really have a desire to share the gospel, it is awesome to see how far they have come from learning the basics to leaving with the missionaries and receiving callings in the church. Felix in the first counsilor in the young mens presidency.
Today was P-Day Santiago so we were able to go to the office and Pricesmart to buy stuff which was good because we were getting low of the stuff that they sell cheap there like jam and stuff. And we get to see and talk to a lot of missionaries. so that was good.
It has been raining a lot lately, and our house in the front room is leaking a lot. One day we were down in La Piña (a neighborhood) which doesn´t have paved roads and it rained a ton the roads were mud rivers, and we had to walk our of there to get to the next lesson, but we were able to avoid the deep water.
It is sad when we have to drop investigators. This last week we told a family that we have been sharing with for almost 3 months that they weren´t progressing and the reason why we are here is for their salvation. some were crying by the end and were begging us to give them one more chance. so we did we are going to pass today and see if they did anything.
I hope that everything is going great at home! I´m glad you guys found the chocolate from last year so were able to eat some of it this year. I hope that you are all feeling good. Enjoy the stuff I sent and you´ll have to tell me what was your favorite. I also sent some more letters so you can look for them in the mail. Keep up all the great work! I love you all and Have a great week!
Love Elder Cannon