This week was really good. On Tuesday night we had a huge thunder storm that would have even made Dad wet his pants. But we had no idea until our District Leader called at 3 am. We were sound asleep and the phone barely even woke us up. I banged around getting to the phone and then Elder Sanchez asked if everything was alright. I played head shoulders knees and toes to verify that I was still alive and my companion moaned so I said that we were just fine. That's when he said that it was raining really hard in Panuco and that they were concerned for us. That was when I realized that there really was a lot of lightning. I had to move the curtain to see and so I hadn't realized until that moment. Then the realization of how much rain was falling down. And then I realized that the AC was off and all of the fans. I have never seen so many lightning bolts at the same time. It was about 3 or 4 per second but without mountains to echo all of the sound we almost didn't hear anything. I should have taken a video but I was really tired and didn't think of that until I laid back down. Then the next thought was that I should have brought my towel and socks in. But I didn't want to get wet so I left them outside and took care of that in the morning. Needless to say they were soaked. Thank goodness that we only had a little bit of water come in the house. Maybe a pint of water that leaked under the door. Panuco didn't fare so well. There were trees tipped over and all of the power lines down until Thursday. Some of the Elders there had a good 5 or 6 inches of water in their house at 3 o´clock. So I guess that everything was good for us.
This week we also had a lot more success in finding new investigators. We have been looking for inactive members and we have found people by contacting looking for those members. The sad part is that when we do find the members they usually don't want anything to do with the church. The majority have gotten baptized in other churches and are some of the most loyal members of those churches. I wish they would have stayed Mormons but they didn't.
We are staying here in Ebano 6 weeks more. Hopefully we can keep having success in these days and weeks that come. The mission (due to some extra hard work by some really handsome missionaries) doubled the number of baptisms in May and we are going up. Hopefully we can double it again in June and we should have more than 100. That is the goal for every Mexican mission nowadays. And we are looking to be able to achieve it. We are excited and we hope to contribute our 2 baptisms in these next few weeks.
We have found a few families to teach this week. Perla is back on the list and she came to church yesterday with her two children. We are excited and we hope to be able to help her get married one of these weeks and then help her arrive to the baptismal font with her oldest son Paco. Gabriela is also starting to learn and we had one of my best Restoration lessons with her due to a difficult but creative puzzle of a picture of Christ that we made that ended up relating to the Restoration even better than we thought.
The electricity keeps coming and going so it's kinda hard to write. In a few hours or minutes we probably wont have more electricity due to the storm that is coming so my letter is a little bit short. We are enjoying what comes including the heat. Hopefully we can keep up the good work and have another great transfer.
Thank you for all that you do. I'm glad to hear that you all finished another great school year and I'm happy to already have 9 months and to feel that I am finally starting to get the hang of things.
I love you.