1. the title, ´Row, row, row your boat, gently down the street...´
2. ´Im singing in the rain, just singing in the rain ...´
3. Ít´s raining frogs, haleluya, it´s raining frogs...´
Your questions, my answers:
1.How has your week gone?
A: This week went by super fast, with a LOT of rain. We had storms or at least clouds and wind almost everyday this week, with one day that we got about 4 months worth of rain in one day. Yea, and with a lot of prayer everytime we were outside the rain stopped, but when we entered a house or the church it started raining hard almost instantly...the problem wasn´t the rain so much the lightning. I guess storms like this are common here for this time of season, electrical storms. And that night as we were riding home (really really fast b/c another storm had just moved in and was building up) we were almost there when the lightning struck and lit up the ENTIRE SKY. It was brilliant and if I wasn´t outside with a bike of metal, I would have totally been taking pictures. Needless to say there was a lot of flooding in the streets and in some places the houses. This day was quite the adventure for us, that is for sure.
We also had a bit of luck (haha there is no such thing as luck) riding around one day before our lunch appt with a member, we were doing ALB´s (its basically tracking, talking to everyone you see) when we passed by an older lady sitting in her window. We started talking to her and found out that she had the lessons before and had gone to church many times, but with the changes, the missionaries stopped coming by to visit and with other circumstances she wasn´t able to go to church for a long time. Wow golden, it is definitely true, God puts people in your path that are prepared to listen, you just have to be prepared to find them. She told us that she wanted to start going to church again and we scheduled an appt with her. Sadly she wasn't at church but we stopped by yesterday and were able to talk to her, she said that she had just come from the clinic and she has been having problems with her health. She kept apologizing for not being able to make it to church. It was so sweet.
2. Has the branch been helping out any better?
A: Not really, we keep asking for referrals and help with our investigators, but we are still in summer break and they either have work, have trips planned to go to La Costa or La Plata or other things to do. So for now, no we don´t have much help. This week por suerte [luckily], we were able to have one lesson with a member present, and that is b/c we visited a less active and her sister was in the lesson too.
3. The heat I can handle, and the humidity I am getting used to...slowly. haha
4. So, where do you do your laundry each week?
A: We hand wash everything. We live about 10 min in bici away from town. Well away from practically anything. So we just use buckets and soap to wash and we have a line out back to hang the clothes. One good thing about the heat, when we put things out to dry within a couple hours they are dry. haha. Lets just say that my arms have a bit more muscle now. :P
5. Also, tell us more about what your meals are each day, what you eat, do you cook your own, do the members feed you ever?
A: Meals, breakfast is cereal. Yes the members feed us, but only every other week. Why? b/c we split the area with the elders and we can´t have lunches together, so we switch off weeks. In the weeks we don´t have meals yes we cook. Rice and eggs, potatoes(they have a lot of those here :) sometimes milonesa, a type of thin meat that you can get in chicken or beef and cook it in oil on the stove. Pastas whatever we feel like making. And with the members it is the same, pastas, meat, potatoes, rice (rice is popular here too)
So yea, that is what our meals are. As for dinner, we can have an hour for dinner in an hour that works best for us before 6...so basically we never get dinner. haha
Also, I got letters this week...hehe the Christmas cards from Tolman´s, Bartschi´s (I don´t remember how to spell their name, sorry) Paces and another one from your ward. A letter saying that the scouts were writing the missionaries. I was excited to get mail. And the pix turned out great of Tolman's. The pix of Dax were adorable! He is stinkin cute. But if you send one write the date you send it so we can see about how long it takes. okie dokie,
Thanks for everything. Hope you are all doing well and not getting too sick. With the crazy bipolar weather down here (a lot like Utah) hot and cold days I happen to wake up with a cold the other day. que Bueno (that's nice). hehe
Anywho, hope you all have a great week. les quiero un montón!!!!! [I want to a lot]