Welp. I´ll be doublin´ up on 2s in 2 days. Here for birthdays, sometimes they smash eggs on your head, so I´m keeping it on the down low hahahaha. Just kidding... they´re usually nice enough to smash an egg with confetti inside instead of a regular full egg, but one never knows.
This week it´s rained like crazy and a couple people have gotten pretty beat up from it. Two ladies in our ward got swept off their feet (and down the mountain) by the current running through the streets. They got completely torn up, poor things. It really is like walking in a river when it rains here. Another person fell into a sewage hole and she drowned. What a way to die, drowning in a rushing river of sewage. I think Nancy had it better, personally.
We´ve had a really cool week, but nothing too exraordinarily amazing. Well, ok. Let´s be honest, every moment of the mission is extraordinarily amazing and we´ve seen miracles this week, but nothing too out of the ordinary happened. We had a couple of amazing lessons, though. We had one with Meylin about the Book of Mormon, and the Spirit was so strong, I was surprised there weren´t angels in the room. Then again, who knows? Right after that we entered another house where we immediately felt the lack of the spirit. After that we had to machete her for not doing her part in our lessons. She was sad, but it was either that or leave her.
Thanks for all the birthday wishes, by the way. Mom, the package hasn´t arrived yet, but Eileen, your package arrived. THanks a bundle.
Thanks for all the support and love. I will write yáll more next week.
Love you tons and tons.
Take care of yourselves.
Here is a picture of a Licha. I think they´re tasty
P.S. I am Elder John, serving here in Honduras with my wife. I am the financial secretary, and my wife is the mission secretary. As such we spend our days in the office and often get the chance to rub shoulders with your precious daughter. She told me that she felt badly because she knew she was sending you a "lame" letter. I asked if I could take a moment and let you know about your daughter. I know that I am not telling you anything you don't already know, but she is a very special young lady. A zone leader told me just last week that "if every sister missionary were like Hermana Bayles, we would love having sister missionaries in our zone." She is an extremely confident and competent missionary. Undertaking the task of being mission nurse without being a nurse previously would have been too much for any other sister in our mission. Actually, what she is doing is quite remarkable.
Personally, I worked with the youth of the Church before I retired. In so doing I had the privilege of meeting many of the best the world has to offer. I just wanted you to know that Sister Bayles is one of those "great ones." I've never seen her unhappy, moody, or demanding of special attention. You did a fine job of raising her. I imagine that she came that way, but you helped her maintain her premortal status.
Thank you for offering the sacrifice of your daughter. May the Lord continue to pour out the blessings of having a missionary in the field upon you.
Sincerely, Elder Wayne K. John