hahaha im literally dying that you think that im roasting an animal to eat. it just makes me laugh. Im actually just burning dry corn to help them burn their fields before the rains start but you know. I would hesitate to eat a guinea pig. I dont like those things. And i already have really wierd eating habits from guatemala so i might as well add one to the list. I love the temple. We are going the day after my birthday to the Xela (pronounced Sheila) temple so thats really exciting. I miss lucy. Have i told you about the demon dog of our landlady? he attacks us everytime we walk outside to wash our clothes or hair in the pila. Hes a tiny litttle cocker spaniel but hes mean. The landy lady Hna Candy is super adorable and nice on the other hand. And she loves that dog so we cant really compain about how much we hate that dog to her.
This week was really busy and stressful and good. We started by trying to get permission to baptize denis. The dad signed the paper but then the morning of the baptism last week he told us no and that Denis couldnt get baptized anymore. We went tuesday and taught the dad and then we had to go back wednesday to get the actual permission. Finally we got it but it was a miracle. First of all I was on divisions with Hna Barnum the Hna leader and we took the elders to interview an investigator that was mas o menos with a baptism date and we wanted to help her. Well it turned out to be a complete fiasco and waste of time (The dad says “my daughter and i are not getting baptized again because thats a sin” there was a lot of pride involved that we did not see before) and we ended up getting down to the soledad right as the last camioneta goes back up to mazate. We get to the house AND THE DAD ISNT EVEN THERE. And he starts work again tomorrow and so its today or never for the permission. But we talked to denis and MIRACLE the dad comes back home. We talk to him and he gives permission. Finally. I was so relieved. Then we had to wait for a tuk tuk guy to come and get us because there was no other transport back to mazate.
We have the baptism saturday (not without problems of course) and Denis gets baptized. Unfortunately he did not get confirmed because they left to work in the morning on saturday even though we told them that he needed to be in church. But it turned out to be a small miracle because he will get confirmed next week. imageimageimageimageimageimageimageThat is something that i have learned these past two weeks: that the power of Satan is real. These two weeks we have been working hard, doing everything we can to help these people but then these uncontrollable things happen and things fall through. Missionary work is so hard but it is so worth it. There is nothing i would rather be doing here. Even when its hard its amazing. And the Lord is always there to lift us up and carry us. On sunday we were apparently looking stressed for the lack of a confirmation and some other things about our converts and our bishop comes up to us and says “why are you guys so worried? You saved a soul this weekend and you are great missionaries. They will be fine. Just keep doing what youre doing” have i mentioned how amazing my bishop is? And that was totally from Heavenly Father telling us that everything will be fine.
For some miracles, we finally contacted this joven that went to general conference and really liked it. He is going to come to church this week and is super posititve. Im really excited to teach him. We were also introduced to another joven that came to church on sunday and he acepted to be baptized on the 7 of may. WOO!
Fun things:
last week after the baptism of Paula and Glendy i left the house in my flip flops without knowing it. I didnt realize it until i stepped out of the tuk tuk. It was really funny.
We played this soccer game last week and dodgeball and i have been sore all week
we painted the house of a member this morning. it was really fun.

Hna Gunderson