June 23, 2104

oh OK. you did put that you were the sweeper but I didn't realize that was actually an assignment. I thought you were just being sarcastic or something.

oh I think that Mexico is winning the game right now because we can here it in the internet we are in.

So this week is going to be really busy. We already have appointments every hour up until Friday!! we are at Monday and we literally have not one hour without an appointment. it is a really cool feeling. I love being busy. The only problem is that we can't really focus on anyone. I really hope that we can find a way to get the ward involved so that people are in constant contact with someone form the church. I really hope we can make this work.

I can't really think of much else to say about this week. just what I wrote in my letter to President Christensen

President Christensen;

This week we have been starting to see a few miracles. We have found 2 people this week that look like they could progress really fast. We just need to be able to find time to visit them... our agenda is already full up until friday. I wish we could do more devicions but the few members we have in our side of the ward are always working (finding 2 adults that have the same time free has proved imposable). We are trying all we can to find a way to manage the agenda so that we can visit the people we are teaching more than once a week (something very important if they are to progress). We may just need to have the members visit all of our investigators during the days we can't. It is hard to work with only half of a ward.

Elder Blanding

1: You have to warm up their water every morning by turning on a boiler that is outside the house and fueled by a tank of natural gas that you buy off of trucks that drive down the street.

2: There is almost no such thing as a back yard. (or a front yard for that matter) because all of the houses are placed one next to the other.

3: A finished house is the exception rather than the rule.

4: You buy your bread out of a van that goes down the street blasting a really annoying song.

5: You can basically live within a block of your house. 

6: Instead of a police force to control speeding they just put speed bumps every 100 meters on all of their main roads. (even the freeway has speed bumps).

7: No one has personal computers. Instead they go to the nearest Internet server to do anything and everything computer based.

8: You can't buy a vacuum in Mexico. partly because no one ever has carpet.

9: Wooden houses are for the poor people and cement is for the rich. (a wooden house here is basically like a camp shack, 4 walls and a roof)

10: Pizza is delivered by a motorcycle.

11: Fresa (strawberry) is a slang term that can be interpreted as posh, rich, really nice, or just anything upper-class. not just a very tasty fruit. 

12: Being 30min to an hour late is normal...

13: A PiƱa (pineapple) is a slang term for a good looking woman. not just a delicious fruit.

14: It is virtually imposable to buy Root Beer. 

15: Milk is sold in boxes and doesn't need to be refrigerated until after you open the box. The expiration date is usually for next year.

*16: When there is a World Cup game on in the which their country is playing the whole city seams to shut down. you can also always tell if a goal is scored.

Elder Jason Blanding