Thursday, July 31, 2014

7/28/14 - DJ

Hola Everyone!

So this week there was a fair in our area for in honor of the local Patron Saint (Santiaguito).  It was based around the Catholic church here (which just happens to be located behind the chapel), and it was a huge affair: rides, games, fireworks, everything.   The fireworks would go off about once an hour, and we could hear them from anywhere in our area. Some of the members told us that there are often people throwing eggs at people and the at the end of the night each night (it ran from Thursday through Sunday) there is a Bull full of fireworks that chases people around (think of the fireworks bull from the cartoon "Three Caballeros" from Disney and you'd be about right.)
As a side result of this (plus the young women getting in late from girls camp Saturday), there were very few people in church on Sunday. I liked what the bishopric said in ward council, "We need to activate the ward," so now we're going to work more as a team and get things done.  It should improve from here.
Unfortunately, I don't have any awesome stories from this week. It was a bit tough and normal. I'll have more to write next week.
 That's all for now. Nos Vemos!

-Elder D. Hill

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