Hey everyone! I cant believe Halloween is next week! I actually forgot that was a thing, nobody talks about the american holidays here! But I hope everyone is enjoying the coming of the holiday season. It is, the most wonderful time of the year. Anyways this week has been an interesting one. As part of my contuing quest to involve myself in the culture here, I decided it was the best time as any to get Chikungunya! For those of you who dont know it sufficeth me to say, Its not fun. Basically it started with a fever and then pain in all your body but especially the knees and ankles and back, and then I got an awful rash that covered my whole entire body with red spots and it was very itchy. SO that was fun. The good thing... (dont worry mom) I am very much over it right now, and I just have lingering pain in my ankels and knees that Im told really doesnt go away. Supposedly this illness is coming around hard right now and i swear half the country has it. But i feel good now, and am back to working.Other than that we had a baptism this week. His name is Francisco, and he is awesome. His biggest trials were leaving behind some bad friendships but finally did it and was baptized and confirmed. He has expressed a desire to serve a mission and is preparing to recieve the priesthood and already has his eyes set on the temple. It really was an example to see his change. The other person we had, Katerine, has been kind of bailing on us recently and and we are praying she is not thinking of turning away. We are going to pass by to see whats happening. Anyways My compainion basically has half his foot out the door of his mission and is losing the desire to work a bit, which can make things difficult. But we are chugging along. This change has blown by fast already.
Pss we hired a world renown local artist to do a center piece and I took a picture of him!!!