June 11, 2015

What Even Is Time?

 SAME skirt as my favorite avocado Hermana Jaspers! :)
Sometimes we play volleyball

This week was CRAZY! Plus, how have I been here for almost a month? This is like Interspection. (hahahaha that is not a real name of a movie.) (Interstellar!) The one with the astronauts that go to another planet that is like 7 years for every one hour. Because that's how I feel! 
So today we went to the temple and the market like usual, but I really wanted to talk to someone. So I prayed last night to have someone put in my path to talk to and then the supply closet was locked this morning, so I couldn´t get a BOM so all I had was The Gospel of Jesus Christ pamphlet (in Spanish). We had switched lines and decided to switch randomly again, and a man asked if we were here with a church! And he spoke English! HE said he has traveled to the USA for work so he can speak a little English and he wants to go to Idaho because he loves potatoes, and hes catholic. So he already believes in religious things! And so we kept talking and he asked where we meet for church and when. We didn't know what to tell him, because we don't leave the CCM for church, so we got his contact info and I gave him the pamphlet and it was AWESOME! What is life? THE STORY DOESN'T END THERE! 

My whole district has become singers. We all sing and Elder Riddick beat boxes and we have a good time (church music and primary) and it's crazy how many primary songs we all randomly remember. Anyways, we were doing that outside of Tottus (the store we shop at every other week) and then walked back to get on a bus and we were still singing and some guys across the street were saying hi and showing interest and so we were trying to get Elder Hart, the district leader who is the best at Spanish, to go talk to the 2 guys. But he wouldn't! So I just ran across the street and accidentally scared them with my loud HOLA!  But..HE SPOKE ENGLISH TOO! And so we gave him some pass along cards and got his info and then randomly ran into some Lima Central missionaries and gave them all the info. WHAT EVEN IS LIFE? Then on the bus I had a First Vision pass along card and I was TOTALLY ready to quote it in Spanish to this guy and he said he doesn't believe in God or Christ. So. But I just gave him the card anyways. Today was GREAT and I love leaving these walls!  Also, on Saturday all the intermedios get to go PROSELYTING! They ship us off to a church and we all split up into either the Lima South or North missions I think. We go with a Latino missionary and a member! So yay! Cant wait! I will be an avencado (avacado) next time we speak because all of them are leaving Monday and Tuesday! What is life?
Some Latinos said my Spanish was good! So there's that. haha
The other day we were all getting ready after physical activity and we all thought we were just feeling things..but a little mini baby earthquake happened! And we felt it because we were on the 3rd floor! FUN! :)
Oh and the Elders HAVE to wait for the Hermanas every meal. So we all go first, and it made me sad at first because they just literally have a giant line out the door and I don't need food that much. But its a rule that we go first. And ya know, exact obedience. But on Fast Sunday, they all passed ice cream bars down the line so that was fun to watch, except all the ice cream is gone now. But I don't really like it anyways! 
We got to watch Elder Perry's funeral live on Friday and it was so spiritual!
Oh, happy birthday Saturday Adam!
On Saturday night there was a huge fiesta going on across from the CCM and the music was ridiculously loud, so much that I could understand the words in my bed on the 3rd floor with the window closed. Life here is great.
On Fast Sunday, everyone basically bore their testimony and it was solemn and teary and ya know how I can never be serious, so as usual Emily behavior I get up, grab the microphone and say "What a time to be alive!  Everyone asked me if my happiness was a learned thing and I just keep saying that why wouldn't I be happy? But mainly because I was a cheerleader so that's how I'm hard wired. 
This was a great week! just 2 and a half more before I'll be in Bolivia! YAAAAY!
I am LOVING it here! Everyone is wonderful and the food suddenly got WAY amazing, or I am just getting used to it?  Thank you for all your prayers! I can seriously feel them so strong and things are improving! We gave our first completely ad lib lesson with no notes and it rocked. I could teach everyone how to pray. 

I love you!!!
Hermana Park!

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