This week was freezing. It has rained every day this week and a couple days it rained throughout the whole day without stopping once. I honestly haven't used my coat very much throughout my mission but I was glad to have it this week... it was honestly super cold! It usually doesn't start raining a lot here until like May so it has been kind of weird. I'm actually kind of disapointed with my coat though... it is really nice but it was supposed to be waterproof. With it raining so much here the water just went right through my coat and I was cold the whole day with the thing on. It has been drying out in the house for like 2 days now and I just have been using the inner liner but it's all good.
With the weather like this I really just miss having a furnace in the house... our house is freezing and my "white man" has been coming out every now and then. I also miss the water boilers back in the states. Throughout my mission I have just gotten used to taking cold showers. Sometimes we have a boiler but when we run out of gas and have to wait until payday to be able to pay for it. We have a boiler right now but when it is done "heating up the water" we take a shower and only have hot water for like 3 or 4 minutes at most. In many areas I have had to heat up water on the stove to shower and I just put it in a bucket and shower with a tea cup. I miss taking a nice hot shower... and it's terrible right now because it is freezing and our boiler doesn't work very well and our house is just stinking cold. But I guess I should just count my blessings :D
Even though it was pouring this Sunday, Hermano Pedro got to church early and is still preparing for his baptism. This week we had 80 people in church in total... which is really low because we usually have between 110 and 140 every week.
We had a really tough lesson this week with an investigator named Jesus. He is 73 years old and goes to church every week but still hasn't been baptized yet. He doesn't have problems with any of the commandments or anything - in fact, he enjoys going to church. His problem is that he just always is sleeping. He goes to church and sleeps through the lessons. We have taught him before with his family but he just falls asleep. This week we went to his house and just taught him... but if one of us talked for too long he would just start dozing off even though we are right there talking in front of him. So Elder Vargas and I had to teach fast taking turns teaching the lesson, asking him a lot of questions, trying to get him to drink his juice and eat bread, so that he wouldn't fall asleep on us. Hahahaha... it was hilarious! I have never had this problem with an investigator.... anyways, he accepted a baptismal date and is doing well - we just have to make sure he stays awake enough to gain a testimony of the church so that he can be baptized.