Family and Friends,
Hello! I made it through the storm here, even though things got a lot worse than they were supposed to. Initially they had just predicted rain and 40 MPH winds. But I guess when the storm hit the sound it gained some traction before heading out to the sea so a little bit up the road from us there was 70 MPH sustained wind and 80 MPH wind gusts. Saturday morning before things got really bad we decided to head out and see if we could go see anyone really quick, but no one really wanted to let us in because of the storm. Then on the way back our car was getting blown all over the highway from the wind, the stoplights weren't working because the power went down, and lots of the road signs had been blown over so we ended up missing quite a few turns! We went back home and spent the rest of the day inside our house and at the church across the street. Luckily nothing bad happened to us, although it was pretty scary watching all of the trees right outside our house getting blown around by the wind. We also lost power for about half the day. But no trees fell in or around our yard. Earlier today we spent most of our P-Day helping some people clear fallen trees and debris from their yards. Since the storm was stronger than everyone thought people weren't as prepared and it caused a lot of damage. The locals said it was the worst storm they've had at the beach in the past 8-9 years.
Other than that this week was a pretty good week! We were able to have some of our investigators over at a member’s house. It's really cool to see members working with investigators and being their friends. It's one of the best things to see as a missionary, because it really does mean a lot to them. Without members, the investigators don't really have anything constant to hold on to. So it's good to see the ward doing such a good job fellow shipping our investigators. We also had to say goodbye this week to a good member. He comes here to work in the summers and now is returning to Peru for the winter. I'll include a photo below.
Last thing, me and Elder Martinez found a really good local panaderia. They sell really good pan dulce so we've been going there several times these past few weeks after a long day. It's so good. Alright. Well that's all for now. I hope Y'all have a blessed week, and happy Labor Day!