Sunday, October 14, 2012

October 1st 2012

 ¡Hola mi familia bonita! ¿Cómo estás? Espero que todo esté bien con ustedes. Primeramente, Feliz Cumpleaños a Ashely y Natalie (mañana).
Papá bueno Español. Pues esta semana fue bueno. Tuve mis experiencias malos y buenos. Encontramos algunas personas muy buenas pero nadie fue a la capilla ayer. Vamos a dejar algunos porque ya no están progresando. Es algo muy triste, pero esto es la misión.
Okay, I´ll speak in English now. This week was really interesting. We found some good people. We helped one investigator clean the house of her  father-in-law. It just so happens that he has puppies and he keeps these puppies in the house. I spent about 20 minutes scrubbing the floor where they live. It wasn´t very pleasant. What else. Well, I feel like we have had a little more success.

 I actually thought about what I can do to be better. I decided that I am going to let my comp lead. He is mayor and therefore has the calling to lead. This has been a little hard and I still find myself taking control at times. I figure I know how to lead (still have much to learn) and that he needs to learn too. 

Some experiences. Well, yesterday We did splits after church. I went with Elder Osorio and we worked both of our areas (Elder Ruiz y Elder Backman went to Leon for a meeting because Elder Backman is district leader). On the way to the food we had an interesting experience. We were on our bikes and out of the corner of my eye I saw or heard something. Don´t know which, but when I looked again there was a man on the side walk with blood on his face...I  yelled at my comp to stop and then bullets came flying.... okay, the bullets part was a lie. I went over to him and he was unconscious, but gained it back after a few seconds. I told the guy who came out of his house (He heard a noise) to get me toilet paper. We cleaned the guy up and I asked him some questions. Then he stood up and was a little shaky. I knew what happened. I could smell it. He was drunk and while riding back from buying tortillas crashed and landed on the side walk. He was fine other than the blood on his face and head. The ambulance arrived and from there they took over. I still don´t know how I saw him. Definitely had to be the Spirit that told me to look. Don´t drink and drive or ride bicycles. ha haha. Mexicans really like to party. The weekends can get sketchy sometimes. But we are safe don´t worry.

Well, we got to the food and I asked the hermana how she was. Then the tears began to fly. I guess her husband and sons (and I´m guessing more of the family) had a fight about church. The sons are rebellious. Well, The dad left the house. Just left and they don´t know where he is. It was pretty rough for them. My comp and I both think he just had to go blow some steam and left. We believe he´ll return. But until then, they don´t have a dad, and we have no Elder´s Quorum President. I hope all will be well with them.
What else, well, I got a letter from Kami and from Raleigh
Elder Backman got a package for his birthday. He got some candy corn, and best of all PEANUT BUTTER!!! We cooked up some pancakes and smothered on the peanut butter. Also, I had a peanut butter sandwich. MAN WAS THAT GOOD!!! ha ha ha.
Basically I am doing fine. The gospel is so true! I love it and want to learn more. There is so much to learn I just want to be perfect, but I remember that perfection comes from hard work. Faith, Hope, and Charity. I have faith (it can be stronger), my hope is growing, and well, I´m working on charity.
My testimony is that Christ is our Savior. He died for us. I know he speaks to us today through his living profets wow, prophets (no hay un ph en español). This weekend we have the opportunity to listen to them! ¿Ustedes verán todos de las sesiones de la conferencía general? ¿Invitarán alguien mas a escuchar a la conferencía?
Well, I love you all! Remember the show KK y Zach were in.
Love Elder Crouch
Ps, Cada miembro es un misionero!
Con amor!