Dear Mom, Dad, and Jonathan,
Things this week are going pretty good. Ya'll got the picture from the baptism, neither myself nor Elder Jensen baptized them, but their friends who introduced them to us. We have been teaching them since I first got out here, so it has been a long time coming, but it was well worth it. How ever I was still able to be part of it because we had to do a waterside confirmation for Sister Taylor and they wanted me to confirm her, which was just as a neat experience as baptizing someone.
Earlier this week however we had a bit of a spirit lead adventure, I do not have as much time as I would like to tell you the whole thing so I will write it to you as soon as I can, but it ended up with me and my companion basically running through the woods at night, don't worry we had little flashlights, in shirt and tie trying to get to someones house before 8:00. It was kind of fun and we got there just in time but I still have not gotten around to getting the mud off of my shoes. My pants and everything else fared pretty well.
Also, another thing happened earlier today, we were in a car accident but every one involved was alright, so we are good. What happened was that we were riding with a member to go bowling and a car in front of us stopped, so the member slowed to a stop behind them, but the woman in the mini van behind us was not as good on the brakes and ended up rear ending us and pushing us forward into the car in front of us. I would just like to remind ya'll that I am perfectly alright and so was every one else. It was probably a good thing that we were there, because the woman in front of us was an elderly woman and had some heart problems and was pretty shook up from the whole thing, however there was no damage done to her car which is a bit of a miracle, but if that van hit her then she might have ended up in the hospital, now that I think about it. Not only that but a week or so ago the member we were driving with was in an accident when it snowed and did some damage to the car, and the insurance that he has, wouldn't cover the damage done to his car. So since this one was not his fault, the other persons insurance might be able to get him a new car, so we are thinking that it is more of a blessing in disguise.
Other then that things are starting to look up for us, we found three new investigators this past week and we are excited to start working with them, and we also have another baptism planned for the 22nd. I love ya'll and can't wait to hear from ya'll soon.
Elder Matthew Pena