Elder Jacob Stiles
PO Box 79
San Ignacio, Cayo
Belize, Central America
Well this week was pretty good but man was it hot!!!! I never knew that it was possible to sweat out of your eyeballs but it is! Usually I don't sweat at all but this week was something else! I definitely miss the cold.
Well Monday we went to the doctors to have them do an ultrasound on my arm and it was cool having them put the gel on and seeing the inside of my body!
We got invited by this guy that we are teaching to go to his $22,000,000 island to go hang out and help him clean it up. Too bad we had to deny his offer.. I told him after the mission we will! We also had a lesson with an investigator where we made Ceviche and watched the Restoration Movie. At the end I told him to remember the spirit he felt and he told us that he couldn't forget it and that he felt it like 7 or 8 times. He is super cool but he has some things in the way of him getting baptized so we will have to continue to work with him. Here in Belize it's just as hard to get directions with people. They all say you just have to "Go-So" and don't ever give you actual directions. Also the one investigator that we had just up and left and we don't know what happened to her... So we are working with a little boy named Alejandro and his mom is a less active and they speak Spanish. So we will try and get her to come back so we can baptize her son!
That's all for this Week. Today we are going to a Mayan ruin so should be a good day!
Bless, Elder Stiles
How is Elder Leslie's injuries from his bike wreck? Is everything healing OK? - Everything is OK with Leslie.
What about your arm and ankle?! - My ankle and arm are fine as well.
Do you have any idea what happened to your ankle? - The doctor thinks I sprained it.
Did you get a priesthood blessing? - Yes, I got a blessing.
Do people in Belize do anything for Halloween? - The people here just dress up and drink a lot.
Did you have to be in your house early on Halloween? - Umm, not us but the elders in Belize City did.
Have you been able to baptize "Tiffany" yet? - No, we have not baptized Tiffany. She has disappeared off the face of the Earth.
Have you met anymore people or families that you have been teaching? - We are teaching a boy named Alejandro. His mom is a member and we hope that he can come to church to be baptized.
Have you preformed any service this week? - We preform service everyday! That's the only way people will listen to us if we help them.
What do you do at church each Sunday? -In church we basically do everything; greet, talk, teach the classes, help the Branch Prez after he is done. Lots of work that has to be here in Belize.. I did not bare my testimony because we went like an hour and a half.
What are the coolest animals you have seen? - Well the coolest has probably just been the giant lizards here. They are the same ones we ate in El Salv but they're everywhere!
What do you do in your free time? - Ha what free time? jk The only free time we have is on Monday and we usually get our hair cut or do something with the other missionaries.
How do you get to Belize City? Bus or what? - When we go to Belize we have to take a 3 hour bus ride that we have to stand up on the whole way.
Have you gotten to go to any Mayan ruins yet? - We are actually going to a Mayan ruin today hopefully.
How's the language coming there? - The Kriol language is getting easier to understand.
Does the time seem to be going by fast or slow? - The time goes by crazy fast! Like it seems like every day I'm saying that it's the weekend because it flies by so fast.
Did you ever burn your tie or whatever you're supposed to do at 6 months? - And, no, I never burned a tie. I'm not sure if I will but we will have to see.
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I have no idea what this is a picture of but I'll ask Jake next week. It's too nice to be his house.
Ultrasound of Jake's arm
Jake & Elder Leslie's bedroom.