Hey Family, 5 June 2013
This week has been cool.
Here in Cien Fuegos we are finding a lot of ways to serve., We have an investigator that we are teaching named José Alberto. While we were at his house his mom invited us to a meeting in the public school. So we went that same afternoon and found out that it was for a community project against violence . So we sat down with the committee of these networked folks (all form various backgrounds and professions) and planned what to do. They asked us for ideas and invited us to come back to there meetings. We will be having an activity with them as they start their program this next week, and we have already invited a lot of teacher’s, parents, and lawyers that we know. It’ll be fun. What they do is go around to schools and train teachers and students how to avoid violence. we thought that was a really good way to get involved with the community and become a little more like Christ.
There is a HUGE baseball field in my area that we walk past every day. I have always wanted to go in. One day when we really had nothing to do we went in and I talked to the manager of the field and asked if we could help at all in cleaning up the field. I presented him with the idea of cleaning the bleachers and perhaps also playing a game with the team ( so that we could get to know some more people in the community and have a fun interaction with them) . Next Wednesday ( our p-day) from 8 to 10 in the morning we as missionaries are going to play against them, and then from 10 to 12 we´re going to clean their field! It’s going to be awesome!
I got a new comp today ! Elder Feliz, a different one! Haha! Elder Santana was transferred to another area. I’m really glad I got to be his comp. I think that I was able to help him understand why he is here and to mature as a missionary a little bit. Elder Feliz is the EXACT opposite. He’s older (24 years old) and veryy mature, excited to be here, and work hard. I should have him as my last companion in the mission!
ELDER MATT GRINER
Misión Santiago, RD