Elders mom note: we just had some very short emails over May 2015 as Elder Turnbull first changed areas and companions (Elder Garcia who is also going home soon) and then they suddenly had to find a new place and move asap. We also got to skype the week after Mothers day which was awesome but it meant a shorter email since we had talked as much as we could in the time we had.
“Sorry for last week! Didn´t have the chance to get to write much with everything doing on! I went to central again because Elder Garcia wants to get a few things before going home.
This week was really nice. We baptized that man i told you about. The one that has a very bad and is in the late stages of Diebeties (think that´s how you spell it. the same thing Granddad has) He has lost his sight, his teeth, also he can´t move very well without feeling pain. somethings he can´t move at all if it´s too cold. Well we have been teaching him and he has been amazing. He remembers everything and does everything he is able to do. He makes me really grateful and humble for what i can do that he can´t. We baptized his this week which was a miracle. Because it was chilly both days and we were worried that he wouldn´t be able to move but he made it and so we got him to the baptismal tank but because he can´t move that well me and Garcia both had to get into the font. Garcia did the ordinance and i made sure that he went all the way under. i had to hold down his legs in the water. but afterward he was so happy and grateful. I will probably always remember this. Luis S. He is really great.
since i´m new to this area a bit this one family we teach 9 who´s an active part less active family) we went with for a lunch appointment. Well they knew that Elder Garcia was heading home and that his birthday was coming up too.
but it was funny because it was us, the family and the zone leaders (we are in the same ward) and the family started asking the rest of us our birthdays, they get to me and ask ¨So what month is your birthday Elder Turnbull¨ I answered June and they laugh because they thought i was joking just so i could get a bigger piece of the cake but then me and the other elders are like ¨No seriously Hermanos his birthday is the 8th¨ and they were like ¨Ohhhh….Welll Happy birthday then!¨
We took pictures and stuff but it was just funny because the Happy birthday song is different here and also they don´t have the blowing out the cake tradition. Instead the birthday person takes a bite out of the cake. Apparently they try to shove your head into the cake while they do it but they were nice because they ended up having Elder Garcia and I share the cake.
The ward is great. They are trying to involve the ward in missionary work which is great. My comp and I like talking and discussing different things on a wide range of topics from video games to church stuff to people. it´s nice to talk to someone about that stuff. This new area has a lot more people which i like.