September 23, 2013

This week wasn't the greatest but be we did get a lot of potential investigators (still potential not real yet) so that was nice. I have officially decided that the people here do not have a sense of being on time or keeping appointments. They don't seam to understand that if you say you will be somewhere at a certain time if you are not there you are being rude. We had about 12 appointments fall through this week. I don’t know why people say to come by at a certain time and then aren’t there.  It can be very frustrating because there isn’t anything we can do about it. If they aren’t there, they aren’t there and we just have to come back another day. Also when we plan activities we basically have to plan them a half hour earlier than we want them to start or they don't start on time. I don't like having to do it (I would prefer if we could just start something when we said it was going to start) but if we want to get what we said done when we want it done we have no choice. 

This week will probably be my last in this area. I have been here for about 4.5 or 5 months and that is a long time to be in one area so I figure that I am probably leaving. I have mixed feelings about the prospect of leaving because I love this area and the people here but at the same time I want to get to know other areas and more people. When I do leave it will be very hard to say good-bye to all the people here. It is actually kind of funny when I tell all the ward members that I am probably leaving and how much time I have here. They almost always say something along the lines of "Really? You have been here that long already?" The members don't seam to keep track like we do (it is really easy for us because we just count transfers). It is weird knowing that I have been here for such a long time.

Elder Blanding.

PS. What is Saydi's E-Mail? I want to find out where she lived while she was here in Puebla (stake and ward) but I don't have her E-Mail.

Picture: Someone so drunk that he passed out on the ground. I wanted to get a better picture but there were a few other people around and didn't want to attract attention. 


Mexican drunk passed out on the street.

Mexican drunk passed out on the street.