So this week was really hard on us. T got baptized though, which was awesome! But K got scared by her family (Haitians kinda hate baptism...so that's a thing) and J, after passing his interviews and everything on Saturday got really really sick and is in the ICU right now. He was throwing up blood and is internally bleeding. We went with our ward mission leader this morning during studies to give him a blessing, so that is going to help a lot. He smiled when he saw us and this situation has let us get closer to his family (who were previously indifferent towards us). They are really happy about what we are doing for him, which is really really awesome.
[Answers to this week's questions] We ate the most amazing ham on Easter, oh my goodness. Our district leader's mom mailed him one through this company and it was sooooooooo good. Oh my goodness it was amazing. Other than that, though, we just went about working hard and knocking pretty much all day on Easter. #Hallelujah [the LDS Church's Easter Initiative] was really good. We would show people that video every day, as much as we could, whenever we street contacted. I love my ward. They became an actual ward just before I got here actually. They were just a branch before, so they have been doing really well. The whole ward pretty much is made up of converts, which is really cool to see. My ward mission leader and Dad would probably be the bestest of friends ever haha. He goes scuba diving and shrimping and ATVing and such alllll the time, and they both have pretty much the same personality. And his wife Holly is pretty much Mom...ha!
The most valuable thing I have been learning so far on my mission is how to use the scriptures. Elder Adams is amazing with them and has been showing me a whole bunch to use during lessons, which is really awesome. A lot of the personal goals I am setting have to do with my teaching and being more clear and short and powerful... because I'm not too good at that right now...as well as scriptures. The Holy Tabbs [a scripture marking system I sent him] is helping me so much. It's taking me forever to finish everything I want tabbed, but it's going to be so worth it :) The statue of Christ you gave me is so beautiful, thank you so much. It's amazing :) I loved the package. I learned a lot from it and couldn't wait every morning to read another envelope during studies.
I am definitely still a greenie :P [the slang for "new missionary"] but that's okay. I am learning. Got another transfer after this to be trained so I will hopefully get more comfortable with the schedule and such this next transfer. It doesn't feel like I have been here that long really. It's crazy. I like to think here that the days are long but the weeks are short and that is so true. Weird, but true.
This week was pretty hard, but rewarding to see T baptized. I am sending pictures, too...so those will come separately. Love you all :)
PS - apparently that rainstorm was a hurricane warning, but we're all good down here :) Just found that out a minute ago. Scary. Blame the lack of technology we Elder's have :P