Familia!!!! Cómo están??? Everything is going pretty good here in Santa Rosa. Working with Elder Thackeray has been a really good experience for me. I´m not gonna lie, being in charge of things has been kinda random and unexpected at this point in the mission, but I like to think that we´re doing pretty well. I can´t remember exactly what I said in my last email but we are completely different. And when I say completely different I´m not exaggerating. He´s a really great kid though. One of his brothers is getting home from his mission in Albania this week and that made me think of how the situation is in our family. That it´s possible I won´t see Mike for 4 years and the same with him and John. That would be kinda crazy but it would most definitely be worth it. No question about that. We´re doing pretty well in the area too. We had an ezfuerzo last friday in the afternoon in our area and it worked out really well. An ezfuerzo is when we do divisions but all work in the same area. We were 4 companionships in Barrio 5 and it helped us out a ton. We found 4 new investigators and have some other people that were busy when we knocked the door but we´ll be going back later to see if we can start teaching them too. I worked with Elder Gomez who is a Mexican from Provo. He´s way awesome though. His parents moved to the states from mexico and he speaks both languages perfectly and without an accent which is pretty rare. He´s an awesome kid though, he´s been my district leader this transfer and has really helped me out. We taught this couple Juan and Noelia who are awesome people. Juan used to play soccer in the stake center a lot but now they live by our church. We taught them the all about the restoration and they had a bunch of questions after which was awesome. I love it when people ask us questions because it gives us a chance to see what they´re interested in and what we should teach them the next time. Also Matias is an awesome kid (I told you about him right?). Last thursday we taught him the first lesson and he really liked it. Then we were out working on sunday afternoon just knocking doors and I had a little prayer in my heart about who we could go pass by, and Matias came to my mind. So we ran over there and found him at the member´s house that lives accross the street from him. We get in the house start talking, asking him if he´d read and prayed and he said yes. And he feels that he recieved an answer about Joseph Smith and the Book of Mormon!!!!!! It was the coolest thing ever!!!! We went on to talk about why we go to church and baptism and he´s gonna pray about May 2 as a baptismal date!! All we have to do now is get him to come to church and he´ll be good to go. He´s such a cool kid. The only sad part is I might not be here when he gets baptized. Transfers are on Sunday and I have a really good chance of leaving cause I´ve been here for almost 6 months. Elder Dominguez has been here the same amount of time as I and President told him in his interview at zone conference that he was leaving, so that probably means that I´ll be going too. It´s ok though, as long as Matias gets baptized it´s all good.
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