Elder Colton West

Elder Colton West


Monday, February 23, 2015

Week 17: Pedro Pedro, Juan Juan

Hello everyone,

My email is going to be kinda short this week because we don't have a lot of time to write today.  Why, you ask?  Well, we had our interviews with the mission president today!  Every few months we have these interviews so that President Vásquez can check up on how we're doing, and so that we can ask him any questions that we have for him.  Interviews went very well, but since interviews were here in Ilobasco we had to stay from start to end.  We were at the chapel at 7:30 to set up a projector so that we could watch a movie, and we didn't leave the church until almost 4:00 this afternoon because we had to lock everything up.

This week has been... average.  We had to stop teaching a couple of people because they don't want to investigate the church any more, which is sad.  But we've found some really good people to teach, including a young family, which is really good.

Pedro Pedro, Juan Juan is a game that we played at a Family Home Evening (if you don't know what that is, ask a Mormon) last Monday night.  It's the spanish version of the game "big booty" (if you don't know what that is, ask a high school student).  For Pedro Pedro Juan Juan everyone makes a circle and claps a beat.  Everyone has a number except for Pedro and Juan.  Pedro starts the game by saying "Pedro Pedro, Juan Juan" along with the beat.  Juan then says "Juan Juan" and then somebody's number twice.  That person says their number twice, then somebody else's number twice.  You keep going until someone breaks from the beat, or messes up saying a number.  It's super fun, and everyone loves to play it.

All for this week.

Elder Colton West
El Salvador, San Salvador East Mission

Editor's Note: I wanted to share just a little portion of a personal email I received from our sweet missionary today because I thought it was so precious and a simple yet powerful testimony.  He writes: Keep up with the FHE and family scripture study and prayers.  And keep all of the commandments!  All of them, all the time!  That is one of the big reasons why the missionaries are so spiritual all the time (the other reason is that we are ALWAYS praying).

Our district today with Presidente y Hermana Vásquez,
and their daughter. (Elder West is 2nd from right. Elder Hood,
his companion is on the end next to him).

Some of the people at Family Home Evening.  The hostess gave us cake!

Pedro the Gecko.  He hangs out on the walls and eats bugs. 
He's late on paying the rent though.

The day I caught the gecko, I was on companion exchanges with Elder Rojas.  
He was hungry.  No, he didn't actually eat Pedro.

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