Tuesday, June 16, 2015


Hey Y'all:) Well this week was so crazy. So much happened. I'll sum it up then I'll go into detail. We built a mud house. Married a couple (in the Church), built a street (as in road), and saved like 20 houses from flooding. Ok so first, building the mud house was so cool! It is crazy how they do it down here! What they do is form mud out of wood boxes (about 2 and a half feet long). From there you let the mud dry for two days. Then you just stack them like you are playing legos! To stick the blocks together we used more mud as a cement to hold everything together nice and tight! Really cool. Cant wait too see the end result. I'll send you pics when it's all done:) Ok so Chenny and her husband got married!!! It was so cool! We had the wedding in the Church. The weddings here are a lot different hahaha! Basically you just sign a paper in front of everyone and that's it. It's not really a party type thing. But after the wedding they handed out Chinese food to everyone:) So that was really yummy! Their baptism is this Saturday. But it turns out El Chao (the Husband) is addicted to smoking. He never told us until now. So right now we are deciding if we should just baptize Chenny and her Daughter Dixie or if we should wait until he stops smoking... Really hard situation. But we are helping him as much as we can to stop smoking! He has already stopped drinking coffee so we have a lot of faith that he can stop smoking:) Ok as for the street that we are making. It's hard work because there are no tools to help us, we just use our bare hands to get the job done. First we have to level the road. And then move huge rocks and place them in the road so we don't use a lot of cement. From there we just drop  a ton of cement on it to level it all out. Really cool. Doing service is one of my favorite parts of my mission:) And for the Flooding. The biggest rain storm of the year hit this Wednesday. It was coming down so hard.. At first it was really cool! We couldn't even hear each other talk because it was coming down so hard. We were walking to a lesson that we had planned but we got stopped by a little kid who was trying to dig a ditch so the water didn't flood his house. He was trying to make the water flow in another direction. Well, at first we weren't that worried but then the rain started coming down twice as hard. Then we realized, "Ah flip it really is going to flood all the houses." We dropped all of our stuff and started digging. We did that for an hour and a half and saved all of the houses:) Other than that we had a lot of great lessons and got most of our investigators to church yesterday:) It was a really good week! Well I love you all!! Hope you guys understand this Email haha! 

Love Elder Hess

The Road were building

Right before it started dumping down!

Saving the houses from Flooding



The Wedding:)

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