Hola a mi Querido Familia,
This week has probably been the most low week that we have had as far as numbers go but has not been all that bad. On Monday, I had a sickness in my stomach that kept me going to the bathroom all day. That was painful and it was a struggle. Don´t worry, I´m fine now. Haha! We´ve been joking about it all week now. On Tuesday, I twisted my ankle during exercises in the morning and by the time that lunchtime CAME around, it felt like a knife was stabbing my ankle. The pain was extreme and I was at the point of tears from all the walking we had done. So in the afternoon, Elder Romero did divisiones with a boy in our ward while I stayed in the house of the member with the other son. I was nervous about going home for this problem with my ankle but after some ice and Ibuprofen, I was good to go for the next day. I know the Lord is looking out for me and wants me to stay here to do his work. I´ve been using the brace I have and feel a little stronger now as we work. Haha, go figure! J
So on Friday, WE HAD FELIZ 18, 2009!!! It was independence day here in Chile and everyone has had their flags outside all week. On Friday, there were tons of Ramadas (little stands for a fair) that were built over Cerro Cólera (where we took the pictures of the subset that one time with Elder Abrams.). Some other Elders from our district came to Doñihue to spend the day with us. It was so much fun and I burnt my neck (that was the best part!!!! Haha, just kidding.) For lunch, we went to the house of these three daughters that just got baptized yesterday. Their parents were less active for some time but have returned and are happy as ever. The mom made an ETERNITY of empanadas and we all ate SO MUCH. I had like 10 (and these were big empanadas as well). They are the Cartagena Family and are so much fun to teach. The parents (Guillermo and Nelly) understand the importante of an eternal family now. I am so filled with joy for them right now and now they can be sealed together forever now.
Mom, send austin whatever he needs for playing soccer. Cleats, shorts, socks, whatever. I´m SO happy for everything else that I´ve read from you all and will try to reply to specific things in the future. Talk to you all later!!!! I have about two months left of USANA. I got all the emails completely from both email addresses.
The Restored Gospel is trae and I LOVE YOU!!!!!
Elder Boaz (AKA Tan Capo)