Monday, October 21, 2013

Week of October 21, 2013

                                       I am guessing that this is his zone. What is up with the hat?

Buenas mi Familia,
a mi familia toda hermosa. so im good. we have transfers this week and im feel that ya me voy(that im leaving) but no if i go it will be really hard and sad. We have some really strong people that we are teaching and I would really like to be here for the baptisms but its not my work but the Lords.
Oh so I have to tell you, we started to teach this guy, he 22 and he can speak almost perfect English. He is way cool and really has some good desires. He just works all the time and so attendence will be hard, but we are working on it.  He is reychevere(really cool).  It will be interesting to see what happenes. 
Not much is new here, the time is just going by so fast that I feel like I just don't have time to take it all in but I'm loving every second of it.
I love you guys and Im so thanksful for your support. 
I will talk to ya all next week.
Elder Franks

Monday, October 14, 2013

**THE START OF YEAR TWO** October 14, 2013

Dear Familia,

So I have a great story this week, we have been teaching a family for along time, a wife, husband and a little 2 year old girl who is just as precious as can be. Anyway before, we weren't putting forth much effort to teach the husband but now we are and they both are progressing. the only thing is that they have a problem going to church, it is super frustrating anyway we visited them on Saturday at 3:00 and everything was good. Then the husband went to work at 5:00 later that day. They love feeding us and the wife, Ena made something for us but it want not quite done. She told us to return at later on that night.  When we returned,she was just bawling and wailing. I thought, you've got to be kidding me what happened with Foustino her husband. We talked to her and through her tears she told us that Foustino was killed.  I can't even begin to describe the feelings I had,  here we had a really great family and the unimaginable happen.  So we comforted her and left because she went to the clinic to identify him.  The next morning, sunday, we tried all morning calling her to see if it really was true because the night before we didn't have any evidence. So all morning she didn't answer her phone. All through church we were worried and all I did was think about them. After we ate lunch, we went directly to her house, we rounded the corner to their street and we saw the bishops motorcycle outside. We walked alittle closer and we saw Foustino sitting outside. Again I can't begin to tell you the relief that I had.  Turns out that it was all just a misunderstanding. todo bien.
anyway Im fine, happy and healthy.  It's crazy that this week I will have one year in the mission. it's so fast.
I gtg but love you guys and can't wait to hear from you next week

Love from Cartagena,
Elder Franks