Well this week I really have no idea what to put as the subject. It's usually super easy to choose, but for some reason this week it is hard. It was a super good week. I did spend a lot of it outside of my area which was cool to meet new people and get to work with other missionaries. Sounds like for you all it went well. Thanks for all the photos you all sent. It is always interesting to see the kids and also the new hairstyles everyone is rocking haha.
Like I said I got to spend a couple of days in other areas. On Wednesday I got to go and work with one of my Zone Leaders. It was fun working with him, but no one was home and when you aren't in your area time goes by a lot slower at least for me, but it is even worse when no one is home. We got invited into one house, but right as we sat down the lady started flipping out about the Sabbath Day and how it should really be Saturday. So we ended really quick and got out of there. We ended up that night having to go to this place called Apaneca. It is about an hour in bus, but has like perfect weather and is super beautiful. I have grown to love riding in buses. I may when I get back buy a bus pass and just always take buses, becuase they are just so chill and once you know the route it is so nice. So we got to take some sweet bus rides through the mountains and it was a super beautiful ride.
The very next day I went to this place called Tacuba. It is also a ways away and I just went straight from one area to another. In Tacuba it was pretty fun, but we had to go all over. We went to this place called San Rafeal and it took half an hour in bus then an hour walking. Crazy long! It was good though. On the way back though we got on the bus and I entered and in the buses they are made for little people so I always have to scrunch my legs up into the seat if it is packed, But I got on to this bus and there was one part where one seat was missing. So I thought how sweet is that cause it makes more leg room. So I sat down and looked next to me and there was this white girl and I was super surprised (Cause there aren't many white people here). I asked her if she was a Gringa (American girl) and she was like "No..." I ended up talking to her for a bit and we started talking about the U.S. and then about the church. She said that missionaries had passed by before in this same year and that she had gone to church. I invited her to go again and she said we would. She asked me if we could come over to her house and teach her another night and I told her that I wasn't from that area, but that I would send the others over. I had noticed that everyone was staring at me (although that is not very unusual either cause I am a giant American), but it still felt weird. I got off the bus and the missionary I was with asked me, "How did that go?". I was like, "Really good, she is super positive and says she wants to go to church". He started laughing and then said, "Everyone here calls her Chicka Porno, she's a pornstar". I felt so weird, but we both busted up laughing because she had said she was so interested in the church. I then told him that they have an appointment with her that next night haha. But that pretty much explains the experience in Tacuba.
Here though by El Arco, everything has been going super good. This week we worked a TON with the members and we got to see the baptism of "Mama" Iris. It was sweet. We did a Family Home Evening in the house of the bishop and brought her and it went really well. She was super happy and is planning this week, with her daughter and the ward, to go to the temple and do baptisms for her grandparents. I am super excited for her. They are an awesome family and the night before she got baptized we went to there house late to try and find her husband to ask permission and when we got there he was so happy to see us. We started talking and we asked if it was alright and he was super supportive. I Love this family!
Some othe investigators came to church and I can already see that October will be a great month for us. Although I will probably be leaving this area cause I already have 6 months. The bishop Sunday night invited us over for dinner and it was super sweet. I love this ward and it has a lot of members.
So I figured I should get a lot better at answering your questions. I am terrible at it, but I remember some of them.
Dad - The salsa here is a lot different. There is no salsa and chips type of salsa. The only type of salsa is like the salsa you put on to spaghetti. The salsa you put on to pupusas I think is a lot like that, but more watered down and spicy.
Hilary - What do I think about all the time? This week I found out that my comp Elder Trump used to play Madden all the time. I realized in that moment he could become one of my best friends haha. So we got talking about that for a bit. We also got this week the Ensign and I was so super excited to get it and then I remembered that I think it was Kristin that once said that about a year through the mission I would start becoming excited for the Ensigns and start saying how much I LOVE the MoTab. That Revelation came true. The other day I listened to the MoTab come on and sing "Come thy fount" and I was like, "I LOVE THIS SONG". My comp totally laughed at me haha.
Mom - In the next package you send me you should send socks. Everything I have is good, but every single one of my socks have gigantic wholes. I bought new ones here, but they weren't very good. I ripped a whole in them in 3 weeks haha. So that would be sweet. I will also give that lady a call today. I will see if I can take her to a good pupusas place by my house. haha.
But those are some of the questions that I remember for right now. I hope that this next week will be good and enjoy that weather. Sounds GREAT. Most of all though, ENJOY THOSE DOUGHNUTS!!!! I miss them. I ate a donut this week and the donuts here are terrible. I am super excited to see General Conference though. I invite you all to go and bring questions. I did that last time and it really is amazing how all of my questions got answered. I love you all and I will talk to you next week.
Ps I finally decided on a title.