Hola todos! Gracias for all the birthday wishes:) I’ll probably go buy ice cream or something haha. Yesterday the members who made us almuerzo made me the most delightful creamy cheesy potato heavenliness with some kind of steak and the yummy kind of lettuce (as in the kind that hasn’t gone through a paper shredder. Fun fact: salad here is lettuce with lemon and salt. Sometimes vinagre y oil. (Such Spanglish, sorry not sorry.)
On Monday we had noche de hogar with Familia Bacerra, as always, and Hna Lozano made Aji de Gallina again. And a miracle happened, Gustavo let us take a photo with him! He may be attempting to kill us with a knife in the picture, but it’s progress!
Tuesday we had an indexing class and no one came… But we had a good time with the ward leaders! We did some door to door contacting and found a lot of inactive people.
Wednesday we had some good street contacts and mini lessons. We had our first English class!! And no one came… But I had fun drawing on the board in English. And I played with puppies at a members house.
Thursday we had a lesson with R and we were doing to drop him because we aren’t seeing much interest to act, but them he asked us when he can come to church with us! He’s a good little man. With a cute little duck. We had another lesson with O, the reference from the Relief Society President, but they don’t have a desire to act, so we’ll probably have to drop them. L is slowing falling away. We found out that his parents are in the process of splitting up right now, so that makes things complicated.
Friday we had intercambios [exchanges] and I went to Quillota again and got to spend some time next to the sweet, sweet mountains. Hna Haddon is from Idaho Falls and about to finish her mission, so there was a whole lot of English that happened. The first time I’ve spoken English for more than 15 minutes in 2 months; now I’m still recovering trying to get back into the Spanish mindset.
Saturday L called and told us that he doesn’t want to have the lessons with us anymore. Really sad, but, honestly, I wasn’t surprised. It killed when he said that he wants us to spend our time helping people that are more ready for our message:( His day will come. Sunday we spent the evening contacting with Carlos and Tamara, two return missionaries. We finally found Joaquin again and had a really intense lesson. I was so glad we felt prompted to bring members with us. And that’s a wrap up.
Sorry I’m so brief this week. I love you all so much and I feel your prayers, promise.