This week has been my favorite yet. We strive to work really hard and we could see so many more miracles in our lives. It is amazing how the harder you work and the harder you forget yourself the Lord really does bless you. And also with the whole exact obedience thing, you really are so blessed when you are exactly obedient. The borders are not good. We have another investigator from a member. He is a single dad and already has a baptismal date for the first week of November. He is very prepared. We taught the mom that we thought was so prepared. I dont know if she will get baptized. She really loves talking about God but she still goes to the catholic church. She hasnt really felt the importance of just one true church on the earth. We took her to a baptism and when they went under the water she started laughing... so i dont know what that means exactly.
We did our first service activity. We forgot our camera and i was so mad but it was still fun. We went to the middle of nowhere in the middle of nowhere peru and picked up trash. It was fun. But they didnt have gloves for us... haha and then the only logical peruvian thing to do with all of the trash we collected is burn it. There was this field they dumped it all in and then they burnt it. The smoke was really heavy and dark and it smelt so bad haha. And it was so hot!!!! But it was fun being with the members. My ward really is great. We just got a new bishop and he has a lot of good visions for the ward. After we went and got ice cream. This creepy old lady with rotten teeth came up and started feeling my leg up and down for money!! and then she wanted my hair so bad haha. I was a little creeped out but the elders just sat and laughed. Please dont touch my hair lady.
Speaking of hair. i plugged in my curling iron and since the voltage is different here i put it low but not as low as i should have. I put my hair on the curling iron and it burned to bits instantly!! It smelt so bad! and i freaked out a little bit but luckily you cant tell that my hair is half gone.
Another funny story is we were sitting in the church alone waiting for the elders to finish their meeting and this guy that was a little handicapped walked in and started talking to us. We couldnt understand him at all but were a little creeped out. And then he gave us an advertisement for a massage. Then very clearly he says i have killed someone and just stares at us. We looked at each other and freaked out! We stood up and just ran to the elders. It was so creepy!! Haha but we felt bad because i think it hurt his feelings. We just laugh about it now.
And yesterday we fasted. We went to lunch so excited to eat!! We couldnt wait and guess what we had, cow heart and chicken heart. It was really interesting. I felt like i was eating it straight out of the chest because i swear i could taste blood. The chicken heart was better even though i could see the straight arteries... i have definitely been blessed in the food here. It hasnt been extremely weird yet besides that. Our pension was just laughing at us so i hope we didnt hurt his feelings! haha
Someone thing i have learned that i dont think people understand here is the importance of church. ALL 3 HOURS!! The ward council was trying to make all of these excuses for why its okay that these women dont come. One has two little babies, um there is primary for that. Another has a 19 year old son that she needs to cook for. Let me repeat that, 19 year old son. I dont know why people think its okay to skip. Christ gave his life for us and we cant even give three hours once a week?? How sad. I hope everyone at home reevaluates why you go to church and go with a better attitude. Its to help us! Not be an annoyance. I know this gospel is the only true church on the earth. I love you all and God bless you!