Monday, May 11, 2015

Sewing in the Jungle

Skyping with Jake yesterday was awesome.  He said the area where he serves is very poor and they had to leave their area to find a family who had a computer.  He said that there is only one paved road and that most of the houses are made out of tin.  He sent a picture of his shower but apparently you fill up the bucket and take "bucket showers" by using a pitcher to pour the water over you.  He says sometimes worms come out of the water.  He also sent a picture of of new Hawaiian shirt that he bought at Megaboutique for $2.00.  One of the last things he said to us was to count our blessings because we had a lot.  Obviously he is living in very different circumstances than we are here and we should be very grateful for all the luxuries we enjoy.  He said he was happy and that they are very busy.  He's doing great!

Hey Everyone,

This week was amazing! Mostly because we got to Skype home and it was super fun! This week not a whole lot happened but we did get to play soccer this Saturday with a bunch of investigators! The only thing is that when we went out to go and play a thunderstorm came... But we played anyways! We were all just soaking wet and it was awesome! We had the opportunity to bring 8 investigators to church and 7 of them have a date to be baptized this month! Its super exciting. Something I forgot to tell you guys is that they sell Pan Frances (I think that's how you spell it)... but they are people that ride around on their bikes at 6 in the morning and all throughout the day and sell bread. You can buy 5 big rolls for a quarter but that's all you hear all day is them honking their horns. This morning we had the opportunity to do some service for our family that lives in the jungle and we had to move a giant sewing machine into the jungle! It was really heavy. I'm glad we were able to do that for the family so the wife can have a job. Not a bunch happened this week but we should be doing some good stuff this week and I'll keep you updated!

I did get the postcards. Everyone is jealous that I'm the only one that gets mail. Love you mom! :)

Love, Elder Stiles

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