This was a good week. It was Holy Week here in Bolivia. That means that people don't eat meat so I didn't eat any meat. I ate a lot of mashed squash which was actually a lot better than you'd think. It's called locro. It also means that I ate a lot of arroz con leche.
look, I found a baby donkey (it's actually pretty common to find animals where ever you are here) I ran through a herd of llamas chasing a soccer ball while we played today
the Benavidez family peel potatoes.|
We peeled 2 5gallon buckets worth of potatoes.
We had a good lesson with Raul and Mery and their family this week. We talked about eternal families and temples which seemed to catch their interest. Their 9-year-old son is by far the best investigator in the family. After about a month of praying to know if the church is true he was excited to tell us that he'd gotten an answer this past week. The mom still hasn't prayed to ask if it's true. She told us this week that she's afraid that God might say yes and she doesn't really want to have to leave the church where she is.
Making empanadas with Hermana Janet ( we live close
by her little restaurant and so once every week or 2 she
calls us when she gets a big order and we help her make
empanadas) it's pretty fun and I've become a pretty
good empanada maker.
People seem to have celebrated the end of Holy Week today by drinking until they pass out in the street.
Hermana Benedicta and her family are also progressing well. They all have a baptismal date for the 24th of may. They've all been to church once or twice now. One daughter says she's received her answer. And they always let us come in and teach when we pass by. They've become good friends with the Benavidez kids too who go by and visit them on their own. They had a Liahona this week and when I asked where they got it they said Anahi had come by with another one of her friends and given it to them. Anahi also says she wants to go on a mission now which is great.
O and they just told us that we are headed to Sucre on Friday for some special training. We'll just be there one day but I'm excited to get to go see Sucre again.
|activity at the church 30 min after it was supposed to begin. There was only 1 person. It wound up starting with about 25 people over 1 hour late. Nothing ever starts on time here.|
Today we played soccer again. I'm definitely getting a lot better at soccer.
Have you been to the temple recently? If not you should go. If you have, you can still go again instead of waiting until you haven't been recently. Have a wonderful week!
P.S. John 21:15-17 (watched a great talk by elder Holland in the MTC if you can find it online. I think it's called Feed my Sheep. It goes with this scripture)