Well hellos to everyone!!!
Man, how weird it is to hear that school is getting ready to end and another wave of missionaries are getting ready to head out! Shout out to all the graduating seniors with mission calls who are getting ready to start the best time of their lives this summer.
Well, this week was special…we didn’t do a whole lot due to medical problems. But you will be happy to hear that it wasn’t me this time! Elder Santos has a little issue with his nose. He’s an ex-kickboxer so his nose has always been a little bit of an issue. Well this week it was a little more then just an issue. We had to stay in the pension for like three days because he was having problems breathing through his nose and because of that, he had a pretty bad head ache. We went to to hospital to get an x-ray and it turns out that his right nostril is like 70% shut…thats not good. We don’t know if it will require surgery but were hoping it’ll be something that he can fight off until after his mission.
So because nothing really happened this week I will give a little more background info on the new area. So for starters, we have Elder Santos. As I said he’s an ex-kickboxer so thats awesome. Like me he has been a member for his entire life. (20 years). Un-like me, he was suspended from church membership twice in his life. With that being said, he is way sensitive to the Spirit and is one of the most spiritual missionaries I have ever known. Coming from Ecuador he gets cold way easily and well, the fact that winter is starting to roll around is really starting to take a toll on him. Overall, he’s a beast!
As far as families in the ward go, I have gotten to know the Familia Ledesma really well. The husband has been a member all of his life but the wife was baptized the week before I got here. They are awesome! They have two kids, Gabby and Leo. Gabby is eight and Leo is 7…they are my new best friends. Gabby is a little special because not only has he had to deal with growth defects his entire life but his kidneys don’t function like they should. For the past couple of years, he has had to have a tube in his nose…but that sure doesn’t stop him from being one of the happiest kids I have ever known.
Well there is more but that’s all I really have time for this week. Hope everyone has a good week!!!