Have y'all ever heard of a Quincenera? You should have, they have them in Utah too. When Hispanic girls turn 15 they have a real big party and they wear a big ol' dress and have a real good time. This week Elder Pack and I hit out 15 month mark, so we wanted to have our own little Quincenera. Luckily it just so happened to land on the same day that the branch had a giant party to celebrate Mexico's Independence. It was a HUGE party. There were over 150 people there, lots of styles of Spanish Music (even Karaoke), lots and lots of food, and fun games. What a fun party they threw for us, huh? They made us sing the National Anthem since we are from America hahaha. It was such a good time. We didn't have any investigators go, but there were at least 70 less actives haha. I loved it. I love the branch so much!
The baptism was SO SWEET! It was awesome to see Cody make that change. Yocelin, his member girlfriend, gave the talk on baptism and cried when she explained how eternal life is a blessing that comes from baptism and enduring to the end. It was precious. The branch has been giving Cody a lot of support and I know he'll go far in life.he got confirmed and ordained a priest in the Aaronic Priesthood. Life is goooood.
Transfer calls wereas well. I found out I am gonna stay another 6 here in Odessa! Good thing I love it here, haha. Elder Pack is gonna go train over in Hobbs Spanish, my old area. He's gonna do great. I have had a ton of fun serving with Pack and I'll miss him a lot. I got a new assignment now though! When the AP was telling me who I was gonna be with he told me that this next transfer is gonna take more patience and leadership than being a ZL took...yay! I'm getting an Elder Davis. He's had a real rough mission so far! He's a different kid and all his pervious companions have hated him because of his strangeness. Basically I am called right now to be his friend. I am so excited. I know Elder Davis a little already. I know it will be hard, but luckily I'm usually pretty good at being friendly:) I love him a lot already and I know good things will come from this transfer:)
I love y'all a whole bunch. Be safe and pray and all that, ok? Read the Old Testament tonight. Just kidding, you don't have to do that, haha.