Sunday, July 18, 2010

June 23, 2010

It sounds like a lot of fun is being had over there. Vacation after vacation huh? Thats nice. The bus floating out in the bay sounds really cool. I would like to get me one of those some day.
On Sunday we taught Nicholas and Ray after church, it is so fun to teach them. We taught the plan of salvation, and it just blew them away. THEY UNDERSTAND! A couple time Nicholas would just, and "say wait wait wait, I get it, it is just like..." Haha, and when we talked about eternity it was great. I totally saw it just sink into them. Yesterday we went to Culebra to teach them. Leaving the ferry from here was funny, some members come up to us, "Hey you guys heading to the beach?" They probably thought we were disobedient missionaries, because Culebra is a huge tourist Island. They thought it was so cool that we were able to go to different islands in our mission. The ferry ride was a little intense. Some really rough water. There was 5 people throwing up in little barf bags in our room. When we got to Culebra Brother Dickson (member on the island) picked us up and he already had Nick and Ray. So we headed over to a really beautiful spot next to the beach. We taught them there at a wooden picnic table underneath a tree with the sound of the waves crashing. It was so cool talking about the gospel and just being surrounded by Gods beautiful creations. Then after the lesson they took us on a tour of the Island, not very big, but extremely beautiful. I love it there. Not a lot of houses or stores, really hilly and green. And there are a bunch of little islands surrounding Culebra. I am jealous of nick and ray because they go kayak to the other islands, or take a small fishing boat over and just explore them. Culebra is on of my most favorite islands. We definitely have to head out there one day.
Nicholas is still a little worried about what his parents are going to say when he tells them he is going to get baptized, so I shared with them how you were young when you got baptized with patty, and how your parents were talking with the missionaries for a couple of years, until one day you were just crying on your bed and your mom asked why you were crying, and you told her that you wanted them to join the church so badly. And how now they are super strong members in the church. That really hit them deep. And I explained how them joining is going to be a huge example and influence on their parents. So thank you for your example mom, you not only blessed your parents and family, but are now an example for my investigators and giving them comfort.
Elder Seuvaái is getting transfered. I am going to miss him a lot. It was a really fun transfer, the funnest transfer I have had in the mission. Today we heading heading up to El Yunque (the rainforrest) to go have some fun. Elder Seuvaái and Elder Kowallis have never been.
Hope you have a good rest of the trip, I am sure all the people in Boston are pretty bummed about the Championship. Be safe and enjoy it to the fullest.
Love Elder Hardy

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