Monday, April 17, 2017

La Semana Santa

So this week was the "Holy Week". People here don't really celebrate Easter Sunday. They basically just celebrate the whole week. More than anything on Friday.

Thursday, we had a mission-wide activity in the temple. All of the investigators and members and everyone went to the church building there by the temple and learned stuff about the temple and about the plan of salvation and the gospel of Jesus Christ. Sadly, my zone didn´t get to participate in the activity, but on the bright side, we got to enter into the temple. You can really feel something special in there. Where you can just forget about everything and focus in on the Spirit of God. Great time in there. Afterward, I saw some members from my old areas of Ilopango, and San Miguel. The coolest part of the temple was that I entered in with a bunch of members from my ward in San Miguel. I also saw my "son" and a bunch of other missionaries from other zones. it was pretty sweet! the second best part of the day is that on our way home we went to TACO BELL!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO. Don't tell anyone but we actually had to leave the mission to go there.... oops.

Then yesterday, we had stake conference and I got to see even more members from my ward in San Miguel. It was funny because many of them asked me "Hey you only have a little bit more left of the mission right?"...... "Uhhhhh no.... I still have more than a year....." but it was cool seeing them!

So, Friday night I was in the area of the other elders here in my district and there was a HUGE march of the catholics at 8pm. During the day they are making pictures in the ground with colorful salt. Pictures of Jesus and the Saint of El Salvador and flowers and what not. Then we heard a bunch of shouting and saw the march start. People were singing hymns in megaphones. Then passed by people carrying a big casket that had Jesus inside. (obviously a fake person). and that thing honestly looked pretty heavy. Below is a picture. So yeah that´s how things were celebrated here. I just ate pupusas instead.

Also, a rat peed on my head during a lesson....

See ya,

Elder Vaughan

Catholics with Jesus Casket, I found my son in the temple, me and Elder Williams, temple, Elder Stebbins, Loranca, y yo, me and Elder Williams with Sister Ashton (the one by Williams) that came with us and her comp.

So I decided to cut my hair this morning.... I cut the sides and back with a number 1, then when I finished I went to shower. I saw a part that I missed so I went back to cut again. But my brain wasn´t working and I forgot to put the number 1 on and I started to cut with the 0................. Yeah I screwed up. I´m bassically bald now. remember from the spongebob move when King Neptune (Dont ask me how I remember his name) Takes of his crown and every shouts "BALD! BALD! BALD!" and their eyes start to burn and die......? Yeah my companion said that this morning..... Please forgive the weird looking shape of my head. I promise its not like that in person...

Please pray for me and my baldness this week.

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