This week we were so busy that we were not able to make it up to campus. But the way we would have contacted up there is just talked with them about their classes and interests, and then invite them to a Bible study class that the church is trying to get set up there.
It turns out that the investigator was a hoax, he only really wanted financial help from us, but since we are poor missionaries, we aren't able to do much financially. We got a call from him not to come over, but we went over anyway and he explained that he only wanted financial help. So that was a little bit of a bummer.
Ok, you are going to hate me, but I already have a nice layer of burn/tan. I got it going and helping out Bill, English ward member, and is a little older, on his ranch. We helped him build a fence, and you can tell dad about the fancy equipment that I used. It's called a post-hole digger, its really not too fancy, but it was fun manual labor all the same. And then the burning tan continued on Saturday where we had a crawfish boil. It was delicious, but we were out in the sun for a bit. I learned how to eat crawfish properly. Break in half, suck head to get juices, eat bottom half (meat only). It was a really neat and fun experience.
This week we have also been able to find two new friends(investigators) uno de español, and the other English. The Spanish was a potential that we have been trying to see for a while, and one of our appointments fell through so we decided to go and try to see if he was home. He was, and we were able to talk with him for a bit. El es de mexico, y tiene 2 hijos, un varon y una mujer. Su esposa y sus hijos todavia viven alla en mexico y el esta aqui solo. (He is from Mexico and has two children, a boy and girl. His wife and children are still in Mexico and he is here alone.) The other is an English guy who lives with his girlfriend. I am excited to be able to work with and help them both.
Welp, that's my week in a nutshell. I hope that dad is slowly getting better (was it an ACL tear?) and I am glad that all the sibs are doing great. Thanks for the picture of Arielle, she looks funny (get it she is a jester!). Elder Alexander and I get along very well, we have become good friends and I am looking forward to possibly killing him (don't worry killing means being his last companion before he leaves home). He has really helped me grow in my teaching abilities, and all aspects of missionary work. Great kid.
Oh, I also played the piano in sacrament meeting yesterday for the rama (Spanish Ward). It was a good experience and I am really glad that I was able to do it. It helped break me out of a shell that I was in. (Shell? What does that mean? Nic has a shell???)
Love y'all very much, and I hope the best for y'all!
Nic Elder Atkinson