so this week was pretty good! lots happened so im going to try to remember it all!
monday we had noche de hogar with karina and a recent convert mildred who is soooo amazing! its hard to believe she got baptized only a month ago but she just is missing support from her family but she has some friends in the branch so thats good. karina made us blackberry crepes! mmmmm
tuesday we had a random reunion with the zone at 8 am in the morning. we had to leave so early because we live like half an hour away from civilization jaja. but yeah it was just the zone leaders wanting more unity in the zone because we arent having the success we should be having. then we got back to the area and explored mas que todo and we actually found some cool people to teach. but then later the member we eat with everyday (alma lopez that lives on a mountain we have to hike everyday) had her daughter mari carmen enter the hospital in huehue with kidney stones and they had to operate because it was so serious. that night we visited ana silvia to see when she could visit with us in the week and she cut my hair. she is a master and now i have bangs! now i dont feel bald when i have my hair in a pony tail.
wednesday ana silvia came with us in the afternoon and turns out she knows susana our investigator because she used to cut her hair. she know almost everyone in this small town because of her job jaja. but it was such a great lesson. then we were headed to another one when we found the elders and they asked us why we were in their area. oops. we had split the area up into little areas so we wouldnt cross paths or contact the same people but since we dont know where anything is still we were in their area....jaja
thursday we had district meeting and i gave the message! then after we had a meeting with the elders to discuss our area and since we entered their area....oops again. they showed us the boundaries more and are gonna show us for like an hour everyday starting this week because this area is huge!!!! pobrecitos they have to go like once a week to an aldea 3 hours away climbing mountains and all. they always return drenched in sweat. mari carmen came home from the hospital and poor thing has a tube coming out of her stomach for at least a month!
friday nothing much happened other that when we were walking home for the night we had just bought tortas and these 4 jovenes started following us and harrassing us. we found an investigator in the street and walked with her so they would stop. then we booked it and called the elders. they walked us home and then we passed the teenagers that were following us and the elders told us that every single one of them had like 14 or 15 years. great. i felt like a complete idiot but i didnt really want to turn around when they were following us. so we were followed by children.......
saturday we had a great lesson with susana and she said she loves the feeling she gets when we come visit her and she is praying about the things we teach her and waiting for her answer! we had english class and some kids of an investigator came and they loved it.
sunday it was fast sunday and i had the opportunity to bear my testimony because only 25 people came to church or less. but marilin a recent convert came! she has trouble getting out of bed before 12 so its a struggle for her. but she came and i had even bribed her with chocolate and she was super content. she even offered to give the lesson for next sundays sunday school for all the teenagers. then in the night she came with us to ana silvias to watch the christmas devotional. we visited karina and she gave us our santa hats so we can go caroling. and at 6 pm since it was dia del diablo. all of guatemala burns a devil doll in the street and sometimes take it into every room while its burning and its a pretty big deal. its a tradition to get the devil out of their lives but most people just call it his birthday so its pretty much devil worshiping! jaja
today our zone went and just played signs because the zone leaders came late then we all went to mansion de tacos for lunch. we will probably all be sick tonight but it was super yummy.
well i hope you all have a great week and i miss you all tons!