Monday, June 13, 2011

Austin - Kenosha Wisconsin - June 6, 2011

Dear Family,
We got transfer calls on Saturday and we found out that Elder White and I will be staying together another transfer. Next transfer is going to be pretty crazy though, one of the zone leaders, two of the sisters and our district leader are all dying and Elder White is very likely to get transfered too sooo we will be losing most all of our district and then the next tranfer after that the other zone leader dies. We had a fantastic week in finding. We found 7 solid new investigators. Including 4 legally married couples which is so rare to find here. On Sunday we found one of the couples and they have 4 kids who are all older than 12 years old, and they seemed quite interested. They even threw a barbecue for us when we got there, they were so impressed by us and kept showering us with compliments. Then that night I talked to the Branch President and he said that he had been praying and fasting that a couple solid new families could be added to the branch soon. He was very pleased to hear our results for the week.
So I forgot to mention but a couple weeks ago at an FHE we were doing an egg walking competition (ya know where you hold the egg on a spoon in your mouth) and I chipped a very small part of one of my front top teeth. So I don't know if there is anything I should do about that, or if it is more susceptible to cavities or what. But it's pretty small, you pretty much can't tell I'm missing anything unless you are really looking for it. So Dad .... some tips would be nice.
We have one baptismal date right now, for June 25 with Lorenza Rodriguez. Her son was baptized last year and he has been solid going to church being the only member of his family. He has really changed his life around from doing drugs and drinking alcohol to being an awesome member. I have really taken a liking to him and we've talked alot about college and a mission. He wants to go to BYU and is seriously considering going on a mission. I also give him workout tips which he loves so that he can get huge and get some of the ladies. But his Mom is just awesome. She is so level-headed and knows that the church has just been incredible for her family, especially her son. When we talked about baptismal she straight up told us her doubts and concerns and we've been doing our best to solve them. The other day we had a barbecue at their house and it was funny because she has a son that is only 4 years old and he's so funny. You can barely understand him when he talks (English or Spanish) and he's completely hyper-active. But his Mom made an Angelfood cake topped with strawberries and whipped cream (which is funny because her other sons name is Angel, which is a normal Hispanic name) but the kid said something muttered and sluurred to his Mom while pointing to the cake and we all thought he was saying that he wanted a peice and so his Mom answered, "She baby, go right ahead." And then you hear him mumble, "Ohkcool." And then just slammed his face in the cake hahaha. It was soooo funny. I made sure to get pictures and then I was getting close to the cake and the kid was behind me and just jumped on my head and then my face went in the cake. The whole thing was hilarious. That little kid was strong, I tried to pull back but he just slammed my head right in to the cake. Then we ate it despite the boogers and hair.
The weather is really heating up around here but I love it. Also, the mesquitos are coming out which is not fun. Where do they come from??? I don't understand, you can't see a single one during the winter then they just come out of no-where during the summer by the thousands. (some bug spray would be nice, Mom and Dad. thanks)
Well that's all. Love you all and hope you have a great week.
-Elder Papritz

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