July 14, 2014
So this week was crazy... the mundial and all that definitely added to the craziness, but on top of it all it was just lots of crazy exchanges with all the hermanas, lots of trips to the hospital, and RIDING BIKES! That was just super fun:)
Anyways, i went on exchanges with some hermanas and we called some members to ask them to let us borrow their bikes and we totally went the whole day on bikes!! Something totally nearly unheard of for our mission, but it was so wonderful!! you can get everywhere so fast! although i was pretty scared i was going to fall seeing as the last time i rode a bike i think i was like 15... funniest thing though is that at the end we had to return one of the bikes so we just had one between the 2 of us. And well everyone here always rides with people sitting on the bar between your legs or on the handles bars so we decided we would try it. So i told Hermana Inga (who i was doing the intercambios with) to climb up and sit on the bar between the pedals. Lets just say that it is a LOT harder than the people make it look! hahah we fell over on the side the first 2 times but the 3rd time was the charm and we managed to balance ourselves well! I had on her backpack and my side bag, and she had my duffle bag with the stuff that i had brought to stay the night at her pension. It was a super talented act we pulled off! although i was super sore afterwards haha. I officially love bikes though!
Then later on in the week were doing some other intercambios and we got a call from some other hermanas that they needed to go to the hospital right away. One of our hermanas had woken up without being able to move or feel half of her body. After she was finally able to move though she was still in really really bad pain on that half of her body. and she kept getting partial paralysis (is that the right word?) anyways, we went between hospitals and clinics and then we spent a large marjority of the night in the hospital with her companion untill she could get released. she's doing all good now but sunday we had to do some crazy intercambios in order to be able to get missionaries to every church. Because we have an area in our zone that the church is totally new to and its just a group of people and few members that have been baptised now that is run by the sister missionaries in a small building that is rented out with a new convert in the area being the one that blesses and passes the sacrament. And with 2 hermanas having to stay in the pension it was complicating getting hermanas to this area (there are no elders in that area). Anyways, im just realizing its way to hard to explain over e-mail.... maybe one day ill esplain it all to you better. haha
In other news our investigator sergio is doing so good and is living the word of wisdom now! We also found a really great woman this week who suffers from really extreme social enxiety and cant leave her house very much. and when she does it has to be with one of the sisters. Shes super sweet though and im excited to start teaching her this week! I saw a woman in Senillosa with this same type of problem that was able to completely change after recieiving the gosple. So im really excited to see how the gosple affects her:)
love you all so much!!
PS- here are some photos, dont remember which ones i attached.
PS- thank you cousin brandon for the letter! you may have officially won the most points in card sending!
|This is me putting together this huge cabinet.|
|My companion and the zone leaders leaving a conference.|
|Me and hermana ernhofer|
|Me and Eleonora. The sister of marcos and gaby and daughter of alicia. She got baptised over 6 months ago and then after lots of prayers on her part her family got baptised with me and hermana garcia 3 months ago.|
|Me and hermana inga on bikes, shes great!! convert from peru|
This is adolfito rodolfo´s sister!!! hahaha they are SOOO great and so crazy.