Monday, October 24, 2011

Wedding Weekend!

Elder Charlesworth and Elder Heimuli and the happy family

This is called the Serpiente del mar (snake of the sea) you run around the gym holding hands and try to knock the bride and groom off the chairs (the women were unable to do so) so the men go crazy and they go flying super cool tradition!!!

Saturday I was able to go back to my old area(Smyrna) for the Baptism and wedding for J and E.They asked me to say the prayer at the baptismal service J has been waiting a very long time to be baptized. He has been a "dry member" for like 9 months waiting for a divorce to finalize so he can get married and be baptized. The wedding was a blast! He has been taught for so long that there were around 12 elders there, Hispanic weddings are way more fun than American weddings that's the truth! More food, dancing and fun!!
 The Transfer is almost over, just like 9 days left or something like that. Time really goes by so fast! I love it!
We getting getting referrals for addresses that don"t exist or the people don't live there its been super fun let me tell you haha. But the people we have been teaching is going really good. M came to church on Sunday and we might do the baptism next Sunday but we are debating on whether to hold it off or not because of her current living condition, the house she is in (the people in the house) are totally opposite of what a new member needs. So we are just playing it by ear and seeing what she wants to do.

we have been teaching this lady M, she is super cool and very accepting, but is the kind of person that you can't push anything on or she will back away, she cooks for us every time we go over and participates in every lesson she has tons of potential.
 At church on Sunday M's kids would not go to Primary so they got dumped on me to baby sit. (better i miss class than her) as i was watching them i was helping M (3) get off the stage and he bit my face!!! Just locked right onto my Cheek and would not let go, finally got the little pit bull off my face and set him down, then he went and punched his sister right in the mouth, HARD! gave her a bloody lip.  I don't know what it is but kids seem to keep biting me! Better than getting bit by dogs though!! Hope the hunts went well!! miss you all
Love tanner