Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Picking Up and Looking Up

Querida familia, 

Wednesday was the first day that I felt pretty much normal again after my chikungunya, so after some down time I was ready to get back to work and refresh our investigator pool, which means getting rid of the ones that aren't progressing and finding new ones that will (or, at least, finding lots of new ones and keeping the ones that seem promising). So we've asking for references, but mostly doing a lot of contacting, including branching out into a part of our massive area that's never been touched before. As a result, we got nearly 20 new investigators this week (some with more promise than others, but only time will tell). 

As for the investigators we've been working with for a while now, Esterlin has another baptismal fecha, 9 Agosto - we're working hard to make sure this one goes through. We've had several lessons with Esterlin's friend, Elieser, who has come to church  6 times now (he can be a bit hard to get a hold of, though). We also put fechas for 20 September with 2 teenage girls named Gabi and Yoelis. They're friends with one of the young women in the rama and eager to learn. They've been to church twice and are reading El Libro de Mormon together (already in 1 Nefi 13). 

So, I guess you could say things are starting to pick up a bit. And the people in the house all seem to be doing better as well, so I suppose you could say things are also starting to look up, too.

Interesting things that happened this week:

- We're in a drought here. The river up in the mountains that supplies Ocoa with water has nearly dried up, which means we had to cancel our trip to the waterfall. It also means we practically never have running water in the house. For about 2 months now, the water comes about once or twice a week - just long enough to fill our tanks. It's a pain sometimes, but I'm now completely accustomed to living without running water. 

Hasta la próxima, 

Hermana Kaitlin Olsen

A check for Eteneral Life!

The ketchup expires the day Kaitlin gets home

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