How are you all doing? This week was pretty crazy for Elder Hiatt and I in Santa Elena.
It started on Tuesday. We had a great lesson with someone we had met last Saturday whose name is Darren. He is super cool. He said he had use to go to a church in the past but bad friends led him away and now he wants to get back on the straight and narrow. He accepted a baptism date for the . After we met with Darren, it was a bit down hill from there. Pretty much all of our appointments fell. We went with the senior couple to a place called Spanish Lookout, which is pretty far drive from Santa Elena. We had an appointments to visit both the branch president, which ended up falling through. We were able to talk with his wife though and we found out they had had a bit of a house fire.
Wednesday was cool because we got to go out and help clean up all the soot from the house fire in branch presidents house, which helped us improve our relationship with him a lot, which is super important because the missionaries haven't had a good relationship with him for a long time.
On Friday we found out that the couple that was going to get married had decided they wanted to call it off and she isn't so sure about baptism now. They have some struggles in their lives, it was sad to see that those things over came their desire to follow God's commandments.
The best part of the week, however, was Sunday. Anthony ( who is doing great and is addicted to read the Book of Mormon) came to church again and Darren came for the first time. The speakers were all great and we received a suprise visit from about 40 LDS tourists on a trip to Belize. It was a great Sunday Experience.
Today we went on an expedition through the jungle to an ancient cave. In one word: Incredible. But there isn't enough time for more than one word, so onward we go!
Love you guys!