Friday, October 16, 2015

Thursday, October 8, 2015 -- Month #7 - Week #34 - Day #234 - Santa Cruz de Yojoa

October 8, 2015

Today we went to the velorio (pre-funeral service) for the mother of Esperanza during our Weekly Planning time, so we'll have to find time another day to figure all that fun planning stuff out. Flexibility, right?

Esperanza's mother was named Carmenza, and it turns out that she was one of the first members of the Church when it was still a branch up in SPS. Before there was a temple in Tegus, she would go all the way up to Mesa, Arizona to attend the temple, which was a 2 week round trip in bus. Very good lady.
We also had Coordinacion Misional finally, as it was canceled last week. We started 2 hours late, but at least we had it. We basically macheted everyone (means we chewed them out) and explained that we don't have progressing investigators and we need more support from the members of the ward to work in our area... everyone just kinda looked shocked that I could speak so fast and so seriously, as Hna Escobar and I were honestly getting a little ticked off with everything. And the elderes in Yojoa are even worse off as they are a lot farther away from the main cluster of members than us, as in they have to go in bus for about 20 mins to get to Santa Cruz, and another 20 mins to get to the church building. Poor guys. Things just are a bit rough in this zone.

Oh, and random fact to finish up, Wendy was going to direct the hymns for the velorio, but you need to be in a skirt for that, and she came in jeans, so we literally ran all the way to our house, grabbed a skirt of mine that would fit her, and ran all the way back to the church, a little over a mile, round trip I think, just in time for her to change and lead the opening hymn. We were a little bit out of breath and I got all pink, but we were able to help out with that and support Esperanza. So that was a fun little story.

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