So the less actives down here always crack me up. They love giving references. We got like 5 from this one guy on Monday. His name is Washington (that is a common first name down here). We had been looking for him for 3 months. But we stopped because every address everyone gave us was bogus. On Monday though, I felt like what we had planned wasn´t what we should do. So I told Elder Yaques, and he said "I feel like we should go over to Pres. Cabrera´s land, right now." (Our branch pres has a piece of land he´s building on.) So we went, and our branch pres was there. He gave us some instructions on how to get to Washington´s house. So we followed his instructions, and finally found this guy. These were the first words out of his mouth, "Sorry we moved and were hiding, it´s just what everyone does. Everyone that goes inactive hides. It´s just what you do. It´s just a part of the cycle of being a member of the church. You get baptized, are active for a while, then you go inactive and move so that nobody knows where you live. Then you get active again, then go inactive and move again. That´s just the way it is. It´s been that way for 30 years since we got baptized in Uruguay. For example, over there..." and he proceeded to rat out like 5 less active families that we had been looking for and had to stop looking for, for lack of a valid address. So we´ll hit them up and see who else we can get addresses for.We also went on splits this week. While we were on splits, Elder Yaques (who stayed in our area with Elder Wagstaff) went to visit a less active 15 year old, Agustín. He lives in the Fonavi, and in the Fonavi there are no addresses. People just say "The green door on the second floor of the stairs in the monobloc next to the Hasperht´s." In other words, it´s impossible to find people, but, Agustín gave really specific directions on how to find 2 less active families and another 15 year old the missionaries were teaching about a year ago. Found all 3 :). Now we just gotta get him (Agustín) active again.
Anyways, this week was just an overall blast, and I learned a lot about following the spirit and about love. I am pretty grateful for this opportunity I have to serve a mission. I strongly recommend serving a mission if you´re considering it. It is totally worth it in every aspect. It´s a blast, you make eternal friends, and you learn a ton. You learn things you didn´t know that there are to learn. It´s awesome!
P.S. Sorry I haven´t sent pics for a few weeks, the computers in this Cyber´s have less computing power than my ipod shuffle.