Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Hello to all! Well first off Im all good now, no more sickness! Feels good to not have that crap in my body! Well I got transfered last week but like I said I didnt go because I was sick in bed. So on Tuesday morning packed up and got into a bus headed for Duran. So I am in the same location jsut in a different sector. My secotr is Panaorama and well wow. This isnt like any other sector Ive seen in the mission. They have tole me that it is in the top 3 richest sectors in the mission. I kid you not that I feel that I am In The United States. Clean paved streets, AC in every house, every one drives cars, no more motorcyles. First day we went out with a ward missionary, takes out his Iphone 5S, first time Ive ever seen one of those! Its a good sector :) In the mission we say that we you go home that you ¨die¨in the mission so this sector will be a good sector to die in! :) Oh the food is way good, and now I know what it is like to be in a US mission because we cant contact! Everyone has those little call boxes with cameras so knocking doors doesnt do a thing! We are working a ton with memebers and,referreals that they give us! Different world here. 

My companion is named Elder Guzman from Honduras but he lived in the US for 7 years, and yes lived in Utah so he speaks Englished perfectly! Pretty cool, they are citizens and all there. His dad owns a tons of famous barber shops in Honduras. Cool guy, we work very weel together. We are having to baptisms this Saturday wahoo! And there were two baps in Milagro that I couldnt go to because the freaking monkey bus system that they have here! But they were baptized. Everything is going very well here! 

Today we went to paintball and that was a blast! First time in my life that I have ever done that! It was super humid and hard to see through that mask cause it had jsut rained but It was a blast still. I shot 5 people and got them out and didnt get shot at all! Only one to not get shot :) Military cpuñd be a good thing I guess? 

Have a good week all! And love you all, give referrals to the Misisonaries there, its not fun not to have anything to do! 

Elder Strang

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Things never seem to get boring! I got transfered today but didnt go because I am sick, also had a wedding today, and they are married! 

So monday started with a farewell in my old sector. A kid that was on the mission, got super sick and now is going back to the mission in LA, cool to see that he stuck with it and has continued working and growing his testimony. 

On tuesday we had splits with Elder Geogre and Elder Coleman and we sold empanadas in Simon Bolivar to help with a couple that is trying to get married in that sector. Fun day selling stuff to people, not somehting I have really done up till now! 

On thursday we had a multi zone conference and cooked breakfast, the whole 9 yards. Eggs, pancake, sausage and juice. Kinda of like home but not quite, Ihop is calling my name! Great conference with instuction from President Riggins.

Saturday was a fun day, we had a BBQ, which was probably some of the best food that I have had in my misison. The member bought so much food it was unreal.. chicken, beef, pork.... wow. We ate with a good 6 Elders and 2 Sisters there. My Cali boy Elder Tretbar was there, goona miss him in this transfer! 

Normal Sunday.. until the night when I got real sick. I had been feeling sick most of the week and then on Sunday night it got a lot worse! My whole body was sore, couldnt move, had a fever and headache. WOrse pains I have ever had. I called the nurses and they told me that I have dengue which is a mosquito transmitted sickness which is comparable to the West Nile virus at home. After sitting in the shower for 20 minutes and a blessing I kicked the fever and now am doing a alot better :)

Transfers! I didnt go cause I was super sick so tomrrow I will be going to Duran again, a nice sector that Elder Tretbar has been in., It will be the final chapter in the mission... Crazy to think it will all be over in a few short months. Today we had a nother long awaited marriage, finally! Wahoo, nothing like helping families for  the Eternities :) 

Love you all and hope you all have a great week :)