Hola a todos!
I hope yall had a wonderful 4th of July! Missing home a little bit for the celebrations and stuff, but I still felt super patriotic here. Ironically, my companion is English, and was born just north of London, so he definitely had his fair thoughts about the holiday, most of which included hin just being annoyed about how Americans won't shut up about it. Word of advice: if you meet an English person, don't shove it down their throat how we won the Revolutionary War. They think it's super annoying and they've already heard it 20 times. In any case, it was a fun day! We played 4th trivia, had a zone lunch together, and played some fun games. No fireworks or parades though... I'll have to wait for two more years for that!
Transfers is also happening this week and whoopdedoo I'm staying in tech. I'm going to be DL, which means district leader for those who don't know. I get to plan our councils, check in on my missionaries in the district, and do exchanges with them. I'm super pumped! If any of the missionary friends out there have DL tips, let me know what some of your favorite DLs have done or what you would do. Cuz I have no idea what I'm doing.
As the office, we have to work on making sure transfers go smoothly this week, so the travel Elder Means is cranking out train tickets and me and Hawkshaw are going to be adjusting area SIM cards, orientation presentations, photos, security SIMs and all that jazz. It's definitely going to be super fun, and we're going to be working really hard to get all of these missionaries off to where they need to go. Update next week!
And least but most certainly not least, our friend Jesús. He is a GOAT ELIGIDO MAN. We put him on baptismal date this week for the 5th of August and he is absolutely pumped. He's already started calling the Church "our church" because hes so ready to be a part of ktm For most of his life, he told us he has been struggling with understanding the Bible and has been battling addictions for a long time. Ever since we started teaching him, he says that he's been able to understand everything clearly, whereas at his church he said it's like reading the Bible in Chinese. He also has not used in a week, which is absolutely incredible. We're so proud of him and he'll soon get a job and get back onto his feet. He came to church, and got to bear his testimony about his experience. Another member came up and told him that what he had been experiencing is the Spirit of Revelation and he's understand the Spirit for the first time in his life. It's honestly incredible how much progress he's made in just a week. He seems practically brand new. Pray for Jesús! He's a beast, and we love him so much!
¡Cristo vive! ¡El Libro de Mormón es verdadero!
The gentlemen stole my phone at 5 guys
Our wonderful APs and members performing a beautiful dance number at a ward talent show
Cleaning the chapel
Charades game with Nacho, a member who just left for the States