Well, another week has past with it being difficult to work. 2 weeks ago was the party of the virgin, which was big. Then we learned that that party was just the pre party. Ukupiña is the gigantic one, and that closed our area down even worse for 2 days. No tiendas were open, all restaurants were closed, and the members weren't even in their house. It was a difficult couple of days, but we got through them.
The other day, a member was talking about video games with us, and it got me really confused. He told me the name of his favorite game was "Llamas Del Infierno." So using the words I knew, this sounded like a weird game.. Lamas of Hell. He explained how you play and beat the game and all, and I followed up by asking where the lamas were, since that was the title. I expected it to have some demon lamas in it or something. They busted out laughing and had to explain to me that the word "llama" can also mean flame, and call. Flame in tis case. I felt a bit awkward after that.
We have 3 investigators with baptismal dates for. We are trying to invite at least one more investigator for the same day. They seem solid, so I think we will be baptising at least 2 of them for sure.
If we do, that will mean I will have baptised every transfer so far. My goal is to baptize at least once per transfer, although this mission is not like a Peruvian mission. All of my friends serving there crank out at least 2 baptisms a month. I have realized it takes perfect obedience, and relying on the holy ghost for the work to progress. I have felt the blessings of hard work and obediance here in the mission. It really works!
Elder Potts IIIBolivia Cochabamba Mission