Let’s try something new. We´re going to examine the week day by day. Don’t worry if it’s boring I probably won’t do it next week.
Monday – I emailed you all, everything normal, boring. (I mean, emailing is the best! But the day had nothing exceptional.)
Tuesday – We woke up early to make breakfast for the seminary students. Then we hurried over to a zone conference. We had the craziest taxi driver and there were bloqueos we got there quite late. After that we learned how to make pique macho with a recent convert. Then we taught our first ever English class in the ward. Not in a single moment did we plan or study. It was a crazy day.
Wednesday – We were supposed to go see the famous yellow house in the morning but they called us at seven thirty to tell us that we had another zone conference! This time with a general authority, Elder Montoya. Other highlights from the day were reading the Book of Mormon out loud in QUECHUA to our new friend who neither reads nor speaks Spanish (but insists that she understand us reading in Quechua) and having an awesome first lesson with Neila, the sister of our baptism from the other week (Rosa). She is already reading the Book of Mormon so that makes things easy.
Thursday – Again we were supposed to go to the house so our zone leaders could talk to the landlord about the details but… they had other things going on and we had to cancel again. One fun thing was that we ran into this lady, Hermana Ana Rojas, who is the mom of one of my all time favorite families! They are from my area La Floresta but our chapel is their stake center and so she was there and we got to stop and chat. I like to think that we were just as much of a tender mercy to her as she was to us.
Friday- Visited the Quechua lady and Neila again, both are doing splendidly. We had to call our pensionista to explain where the church is in Quechua. AND we finally went to see the house with the zone leaders. And everything is almost good. She brought the price down for us and is even going to include electricIty in the rent the only thing is that her dad and sister also own part of the building so she couldn’t sign the contract without showing them first. So yeah, we are happy, but not out of the house problems woods yet.
Saturday – We had another conference! with Elder Montoya again! Learned a lot of things that we could be doing better. We went home and did our personal study and then independently went into the other room and laid down on our beds and cried to finish it off. It was that kind of a week. But! We are a lot closer as companions now! and we went and got pizza for our companionship study.
And Sunday- Uneventful, except that we had to say bye to one of the elder’s from our ward, Elder Garcia. One of the other stressful things that was going on this week was that he was in the hospital all week and in the end he had to go home this morning. We are pretty sad about it.
Sooo honestly this was not the best week. Lots of good things happened but we are pretty stressed about a lot of other things. Sometimes I am sad because I only have less than 2 months left in Bolivia and I just want to do the very best job but unfortunately I´m not perfect. But i was rereading one of my favorite talks yesterday and I remembered this really good quote –
¨The simple secret is this: put your trust in the Lord, do your best, then leave the rest to Him.¨ – Joseph B. Wirthlin. and really that´s all I can do.
I hope you all have a great week and that if you didn´t get through reading all this that at least you enjoy the pictures i am sending!
pique macho (that´s a food)
Some disobedient missionaries who lived in our house GLUED the words obediencia con exactitud to the wall. I guess technically it might not be a rule to not glue things to the wall but it is a rule to only use special kinds of tapes so I kind of thought it was a given. Kind of a bummer for the hermanas who have to move out of that house (us).