I couldn't email yesterday because it was pretty crazy with everything that was going on. Yesterday we did service that was near Navarrete and we had to haul wood for a investigator. So we were in the truck for two hours for that. Then we went and talked to Socrates, I'll tell you more about him in a minute, he wanted to say goodbye to Elder Challis. Then we took Elder Challis to his are which took about five hours more in the truck with about 30 in the middle to eat lunch. We went to the Fuller's house to take there inversor and 44 fans to our house. So we carried a bunch of stuff and spent more time in the Truck. We went to the office to teach lesson then we went to the hospital to visit Elder Cruz who is in the hospital. So pretty much yesterday we lived in the truck with a couple stops here and there to unload stuff or to eat something quick, or teach the one lesson we had time for. It was really tiring, but I was great to see some of the country side. We passed a ton of rice fields which was pretty interesting to see and watch some of the people harvesting and plowing with cows that were up to their knees in mud was the skim the mud and water to make it flat, and as we got closer to the mountains it was pretty jungly with lots of plants, but here there really aren't very exotic animals.
Socrates is our investigator he is a way cool guy. He actually contacted the missionaries. He came to the office and asked if he could take some books to read so they gave him some books. Then he came back asking for more books and they found out that he lives in our area. So we started to teach him and he had read most of the pamphlets and a lot of the books. He is really smart he know spanish english and some french. So we have been teaching him a couple of times and he is very interested in the church. He has come to church 3 time including today and participates and is learning tons. He came up to me the other day and asked if I was related to George Q. Cannon, which just goes to show you how much he has been reading. He has most of the teachings of the prophets and a lot of Liahonas. When we teach him he usually just asked questions about some stuff. He has asked about temples and eternal pregression and some other things like that. He is going to be a great leader in the church. We put a baptismal date with him last night so that will be great, but he told us that he wants to be sure of his decision because he won't look back afterwards. We is just loving everything he already knows so much of the church history and one of his heros is Brigham Young. His baptismal date in for the 2nd of Feb. so that is pretty exciting.
So Elder Challis is gone and now the job is fully mine I have to make all the decisions. It has been going pretty good. When we dropped him off we were trying to get back to Santiago and my companion Elder Rondon told me to keep going straight so I did, and we went clear to nagua which is in the opposite direction. So we had to turn around and drive for a little while longer. Elder Challis knew a lot of the areas and stuff so Elder Rondon's theory is just ask people. Other then that not much else is happening we are looking for houses and doing the normal routine, but it is still very tiring I guess I just need to get used to it.
This coming week all the young missionaries are taking over and are going to be running the mission. The Senior couple that are serving as the secretary and financial secretary are finishing there mission. So now there are going to be 4 office elders, me and my companion then the mission secretery and the financial secretery. Then there are the assistantes. So it is going to be pretty cool. President and Hermana Douglas are still here but they don't always come into the office. So it will be pretty interested but all the missionaries that are in the office are good missionaries so there shouldn't be any problems with missionaries braking the rules or anything like that.
Well I love you all and hope that you all have a great week this week! That is great to hear about Allison's baptismal date. It is going to be a very neat experience for Tyler and Allison. I hope that you all have a great week and work hard always.