We had a great Skype call with Austin yesterday! It was so nice to see him, and see how happy he seems. He spoke Spanish to us a few times, including bearing his testimony. He says he still messes up a lot, but of course we wouldn't have known :) He was at a member’s house that seemed to have a lot of people there from the sounds in the background. There were quite a few people popping into the room he was in to say "Hi" to us. At one point these two darling kids came in and started dancing in front of the screen and waving at us, they loved seeing themselves on the TV. I wish I could have gotten some better pictures of everyone. There were some teenage looking boys that were especially interested in seeing our family, and came into the room a few times. I finally decided I think they were checking out Elder Sheehy's little sister. :)
Blurry pictures, but this is one of the cute kids that loved joining in on our Skype.
This is Paco, he was super friendly :) Austin told us later that he was asking about Emilee and Austin told him "she is totally too young for you, bro."
Here is the letter we got today...
So, sorry I didn't get a letter out last week it was a very hectic Pday and I had very little time on the computer. First off thank you so much for the letters Aunt Kim, Aunt Bertha, and both Grandmas! Thank you so much for all that you do. Also thanks to all that have sent me emails as well. I love hearing how everyone is doing back at home. I really enjoyed our Skype call yesterday, it was great to see my family and pets.
So it's been kind of rocky (not going to go into details) with Tim and Javier and we are now hoping to get them baptized on the 17th. Not sure if we won't have to push it back a week though so we will see. Satan is throwing a lot at them for sure.
Otherwise I am having difficulty on thinking of things that went on in the past couple of weeks, so I apologize for that. We did have a fun day cooking chicken and ribs for the ward in a way sweet decked out barbecuing rig that a member has for Mothers day. We also found a scorpion in our apartment! We were super freaked out the rest of the night that there were more of them around so it was hard to sleep that night. Anyways we named him Abram after the tank that the marines have because he looks like a little tank haha.
We also got dropped by the guy that we met late at night after being guided to his house and the Elote truck was passing by :( We are still praying that his family will have their hearts softened and let him talk to us again. He needs help so badly and has such amazing faith. So its been kind of a tough last couple of weeks but I know that it will all end up good.
There was also a cool experience last Pday at the Pep Boys mechanic shop in McAllen while our car was being serviced. Our car wasn't being touched for a super long time and we were wondering what was up. Meanwhile a guy that was also there in the lobby waiting for his truck to be finished started asking us about being a missionary and about our church. We came to find out that he was from the other Elders area and they got a way sweet referral from him. So that is why our car took so long is because we needed to talk to him. I can testify that God truly puts people in our path that are prepared and need to hear the gospel. It's super cool to see little things like that as a missionary.
Anyways, sorry for the short letter. Hope you all have a wonderful week, and if I remember anything cool that happened the past couple of weeks that I forgot, I will write them in my next letter.
Love and appreciate all of you!
Abram the scorpion on our floor when we walked in.
The barbecue rig at the church (Grandpa Don would have loved this)
Playing with Sister Thompson's bug zapper since the fly's were swarming us while we were cooking. (Elder Olsen being cool in the background)
Feeding Eloy's goats. The face this one is making cracked me up.
These bushes are growing all over here. Takes me back to Hawaii.