Monday, October 20, 2014

Armando looks kind of scary in this picture but he is not scary at all (haha)
October 20, 2014

Hello Everybody
            How are you all doing this week? This week has been crazy for me.  I got to do a baptism (ordinance) for the first time. It was so cool, scary and awesome.  The man’s name is Armando and he is 67 years old.  We met him on the way to a lesson and talked to him a little bit and said we could visit him. Then when we went to visit him, he was home and invited us inside (most people don`t invite us inside, haha).  It was so awesome how things work out, but anyways Armando is a really smart guy and is really funny.

            So right before the baptism my companion and I were crazy stressed because we could not find any white pants for him. We checked in the church, in our house, and talked with the bishop but there were no pants that were his size. So that was crazy; the day before we looked for pants for hours and didn`t find anything. That night when we got home (after having kind of a bad day) I was looking for pants and in our house. We have couches and on the couches there are always blankets on top that cover the couches (because the couches aren’t in the best shape haha). So I lifted up the blanket and there was a pair of white pants that would fit him. Such a cool experience. If I hadn’t found those pants I have no idea what we would have done.
            So before the baptism and basically all of Sunday I was so scared because I have never baptized anyone and now I`m baptizing a guy who is like 6’ 2” and is probably around 220 pounds and I have to do it in Spanish as well. Here people have long names so I had to remember his full name which is 4 names. But everything worked out and it all went well.

            The last thing that I`m going to talk about is, here they are voting next week so for like a month they pay people to drive around cars and motorcycles with giant speakers and advertise the presidents and stuff and they play the same songs over and over and over again. It is crazy annoying; all of the people here are super-annoyed by it. I can`t believe how big politics are here .
            Hope you all have a great week

Elder Rogers

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