Hey guys, its Keato.
So another really good week like always. First off, it was great talking to you guys and getting to see you guys. You guys look so good and so fun and happy like always. Cant wait to get back and just spend some time with you guys. Its going to be so fun.
So this week was pretty chill, nothing to crazy. Last Monday Elder Giraldo and I went to a park and we played a little basketball and just shot around, it was pretty fun and relaxing. It was funny because I rolled my ankle while going up for a lay-up, it was pretty stupid. I just landed on bad area where the concrete ends and the dirt starts but I’m doing fine now. It really wasn’t that bad, but Elder Girlado thought it was super funny.
Then all week we were teaching and doing the same old zone leader stuff. Tuesday we had to make some changes so the whole morning we were running around Lima taking people to their new areas. Other than that there was nothing to crazy that went on.
A really cool story that happened this week happened while teaching this young lady named Melissa. After talking with you guys on Saturday, we went to teach Melissa. Melissa is awesome but has had some problems receiving an answer that the church is true. She always prays but doesn’t feel anything special. Elder Giraldo and I have been trying to help her receive an answer and to gain a testimony. We´ve been working so hard with her and she has been praying so hard to receive her answer but nothing. So after the phone call we went to teach her and she told us that she received her answer. She said that she was praying one night and she had her eyes closed and she started to see a light, as she continued to pray the light got brighter and bright until she had to open her eyes because the light was so bright. She then said that she felt good and that she knew these things are true. It was crazy. She is now preparing to get baptized on the 26 of this month.
Another really cool story happened while working on Friday. The whole day we were out working and nobody was home. We walked all day looking for people and nothing. We walked all day until 8:30 that night and we were beat. But we decided to go and see if we could find this one reference that we had received. We got to the house and when we knocked nobody was home. We sat there for a while and though of what to do. Just then, a taxi pulled up and a sister named Rosa got out with her family. It was the reference. So we sat outside of their house and taught her and her family. Then her husband showed up and we taught him. It was awesome. They have a lot of problems and definitely need the gospel. The Lord helped us find this family after we showed the dedication and faith.
Well that is about all from this week.
Just want to say that I love you guys like crazy and I’m positive that I have the greatest family ever. You guys are always there to help me and support me always. I am so blessed. Elder Giraldo thinks you guys are the coolest. He says that you guys are really cool and funny. He said that Derek spoke Spanish super well and he thought mom was the nicest, sweetest person he has ever talked to. I think he’s right.
Well that’s about all from this week. Love you guys and hope you all have an amazing week.
PS – Seth, There’s this American guy who just got to my ward and he served his mission in the Dominican Republic. I didn’t get to talk to him all that much but I’ll talk to him more this week and see exactly where he served and get all the details.