So, Floriberto was babtized!and confirmed and all in all, it was a very stressfull experience. It wasn´t announced the before so hardly anyone knew about it and there was a wedding the same day of the daughter of the ward missionary, hermano Tirenceo who was the one who introduced us to Floriberto and was there for ALL of floriberto´s lessons so naturally we (hna. jimenez, floriberto and I) wanted him to come but we didn´t know if he could, and half the ward was at the wedding, the other half was at a talent show for the young men young womens and the font had about six inches of water left over from the baptism earlier that day and we didn´t have keys to get into the room where the boiler was to heat up the rest of the water to fill up the font and all in all it was sort of a disaster but hey, all´s well that ends well and Floriberto was baptized!
Really Floriberto has a really good sort of spirit about him (don´t laugh Pepe, I know you´re calling me a hippie right now). He´s really humble, teachable and always talks to us with the ´usted´form of spanish. In Spanish there are two forms of ´you´. Tú and Usted. Tú is used for people younger than you or family or friends or people you´re really close to. It´s a little less formal, and sometimes I think it´s a little almost....disrespectful, depending on the context. But Floriberto, even though he´s older than us and could have used Tú and it would have been fine always uses Usted. I dunno, I just thought that was kind of cool.
Also, we use the Tú form when praying which I also like. You talk to Heavenly Father like he´s someone you´re fimiliar with, like your father. If I could just use the tú form that would be helpful....
We also had a zone conferencewhich was super cool and basically took up the whole day but it was really awesome. We learned a lot about repentance and we did a funny activity where we wrote on a slip of paper what we wanted our companions to do right now, in front of everyone, and something we wanted them to do during the week. I wrote I wanted Hermana Jimenez to say ´Johnny Cash´because seriously, it kills me, every time she does, and to practice her English with me more in the night time and in the morning.
SHE wrote she wanted me to do a mariache shout and wash all the dishes this week. Que amable..
(And I do wash the dishes a lot, just fyi)
But in the end we had to switch, and I had to do what I´d written and she had to do what she´d written so HA! All I had to do was say Johnny Cash and apparently speak more English with myself. I do both of those things on a regular basis so it´s no different for me.
Today was a zone activity and we once again played footbase. But only about twenty minutes because we didn´t have a ball for footbase, just an american football football, and a basket ball, and the hermanas can´t play those with the elders (obviously) so the elders played sports and we played Ninja, then laid in the shade and I actually had the chance to draw something for the first time in practically my whole mission so I was happy as a clam. Hermana Jimenez not so much. She wanted to do something which I totally understand but I was good with only twenty minutes of footbase and then pizza afterwords. Honestly, I think I´ve eaten more little ceasers pizza on my mission than any other time in my life, including when I lived in Ephraim and there was one about five blocks from my apartment.
That´s all I´ve got! I´m in my twelth week of training and usually this would be my final week but because the other transfer cycle was a little whacky we´ve got two more weeks apart from this one in this transfer. I´m still freaked out for transfers, and I honestly hope I don´t leave Granjas this transfer. I´m gonna miss this ward, a lot. Good ol´ Farms mexico. (also I think the apartment I´m in is one of the nicest in the mission so I also don´t want to leave that).
Con Mucho Amor
The pictures are of me and Hermana Jimenez with our district leaders Elder Santos and Elder Muños and Floriberto, the other is with us, Floriberto and Hermana Rosi.