Elder Cuevas was not in my district (La Rita), but he was in my zone (Zona Atlantica). His city is an hour away from my city. I´m not broken up over his death, but I am sad. The most shaken is Hermana A (she´s a good friend of mine) She was a good friend of his in Mexico. We went to the memorial service on Sunday and I met his parents. Apparently he looked up to me more than I thought. The saddest part was that the last thing he said to me was a joke saying that I would be the Mission President for his children. :( I actually sent him home to get knee surgery while I was a secretary and I am so proud that he came back to keep working. :) His parents are so nice and not only did I see them Sunday at the memorial service, but I bumped into them today in the street after changes (transfers). I know that they´ll fight through this. She´s such a kind woman, his mother.
In regards to my own asthma, the only thing that bothered me this week was the altitude and my breathing of San Jose when I went into the city. Now that I´m back in Cariari I am just fine. I don't need more medicine or use my inhaler at all. No need for anyone to worry. All is Well with my health.
I saw a corral snake (the dangerous one, not the fake one) and a frog with bulgy eyes (not dangerous at all). My old companion should be sending pictures. :) When he does, I will post them. All is Well, I stay away from the poison animals down here.
Oh, I say old companion because he had changes. My new companion is Elder Garay from Honduras. He's a convert, only member in the family and is here to work hard so that his mother can be touched by the spirit and convert. :D I have a feeling that this change cycle will be one of the best ones ever. :) I might have a curse because, with the only exceptions being training and secretaryship, all my other companions have been for 1 change jaja :P )
Special moment was when we had a testimony meeting as a Zone on Friday after what happened with Elder Cuevas. It was a strong spirit that was felt there and even though I could not see the angels I know that they were with us.
I do love being here. I can´t imagine any other place I´d rather be. That´s part of the reason for a possible extension, but I also know that all things must come to an end, even if we don´t want them to. :P
Food moment - this is the Banana and Pineapple central. :P Much of our area includes these farms and they are very cheep. (sometimes we can get 3 pineapples for the equivalent of $2 and one banana is 10 cents!) WE walk so much in our area that our branch president has asked for bicycles for the missionaries. :P
We have 8 progressing investigators and 2 showed up to church. I don´t have any more news about the family because we couldn´t visit them this last week for the memorial service of Elder Cuevas, but I have the faith that they are doing well. :)
I can´t think of anything more for today,
Love you all,