Monday, November 28, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving

This was a pretty interesting week for us. It was pretty hard.  This week we had some interesting experiences. I got pretty down just looking around and seeing all the problems. I kept feeling that no matter what I did it wouldn't make a difference. I was feeling pretty discouraged.

President Vasquez came to our ward yesterday to re-arrange the branch presidency. He also did all of the interviews for the missionaries. It was really cool! Really good. My interview was pretty informal- normally President Vasquez has it very structured, he knows what he wants to do and talk about. But this time it felt like we were just hanging out. It was actually pretty cool. He is a really cool guy- I love him so much. He did a pretty good job of pumping me up! We left to work that afternoon really excited to talk to everyone!

Sorry, I can't really think of anything else to write about. I'm good! Love you! Happy thanksgiving!

-Elder Goodman

Questions from Kanani:

1.  We got a Facebook message Monday from Oswaldo Pena saying he'd had you over that night (is he the branch presidency member?) and then that led to Cejas Arevalo friending us and we saw a lot of the basketball pictures he took with you all.  We were wondering who they are?  Are they in your branch? Did we guess right that Oswaldo is in the branch presidency?
Zach: Yup! Pres Peña is the member!  Cejas is an investigator.

2.  We got an email about the earthquake that hit off the coast of El Salvador and that all the missionaries are fine!  Did you even feel it?  Are you too far in land?  Then they were a little worried about tsunamis, but you're a little higher up, right?  So, we were guessing you didn't have to worry about that true?
Zach: 3. I was on a bus when it hit- and I was asleep. We didn't feel it. But other missionaries in our zone did. In San Salvador they felt it too. It didn't really do much damage.

3.  So, how long does it take you to get to Cedros?  Will you take the bus to get there?  Can you go there as often as you want, or just once a week?
Zach: 15-20 minutes in bus.  5 in a car.

4.  Has the Trump furor died down? Or are you still from Canada?
Zach: It's died down, it really depends on who is asking!

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