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Monday, May 4, 2015
What a rollercoaster of a week! We started off with RAIN on Wednesday! Not just a light sprinkle, or even a drizzle, it was a downpour! Within seconds, everything was soaking wet outside and there was mud everywhere! That put a little damper (haha) on our plans to go to Etcheverry and have lessons with our investigators there, because it´s too dangerous to ride our bikes down the main road while it´s pouring rain! Also, because the roads in Etcheverry are pretty much all dirt and potholes, which makes it almost impossible to ride a bike on them during the rain! So we had to change our plans and visit less actives closer to home that day. We did have a delicious lunch of meat, potatoes, and corn on the cob with one of our recent converts, Ramoncito. Even if it was freezing cold and we looked like dorks in our rain jackets and bike helmets ;)
Thankfully, it didn´t rain the next day and we got to make up for lost time with our investigators in Etcheverry. But of course, because Hermana Wilson and I have such good luck, the tire on Hermana Wilson´s bike popped on our way back. So we had to walk our bikes all the way home to Olmos, which took us about 40 minutes. We just laugh at ourselves when things like that happen! It was quite the adventure :)
On Friday, we had an amazing Family Home Evening with our Ward. Hermana Wilson and I taught a lesson about how to nuture our faith and stand firm in the gospel. Then the other two sister missionaries in our area, Hermana Meza and Hermana Ccorrahua, led the ward in a bunch of games! We even ended the evening with cookies and some type of fried scone! It was a fun way to bring the ward together and to feel the spirit as well :)
Saturday, we taught an English class to a bunch of members in our ward. They love hearing us speak in English, it´s pretty funny :) They really want to learn English, and it´s amazing to see how hard they are willing to work to do it!
On Sunday, it rained again during the night and so none of our investigators from Etcheverry came to church. That was a bummer. But we did have 2 less actives come, who haven´t come for months! It was great to see their smiling faces in the chapel again :)
Today, we had a great District Activity for P-day! One of the member families here, the Landa family, taught us how to make pizza! Then we watched Mulan while eating the pizza we made :) It was beautiful weather, which was quite the change from the rain and cold week we had, so everyone was very content :) It was just an all around good day!
And when we are asked why we are such a happy people, our answer is:
"Because we have everything – life with all its opportunities, death without fear, eternal life with endless growth and development." -President Spencer W. Kimball
Take care everyone, love you all!! :)
Con amor, Hermana Orgill
1- Hermana Wilson and I at the FHE
2- The Ward FHE
3- Making Pizza!
4- District photo :)