So I want to make something clear. Pachacutec is sand. My area is a big sand hill. My first few weeks here it was really annoying, but I'm accustomed to it now. I kind of like it actually. Most of the roads are packed down so its not too bad walking, but at the end of every day I clean all the sand out of my shoes and whatnot. We went to a part of our area that we weren't familiar with this week and we ended up at the top of the hill, and there was a big area of loose sand beneath us. We were a little late so we figured we would just walk through it, but it was really loose, kind of like walking through snow. And when we got to the bottom where the houses started again, our shoes and socks were very full of sand. It was awesome.
My experience of the week was probably when we found Maria, a single mother of about 50 years. When we contacted her, we introduced ourselves, and right after SHE asked US when we were going to visit her. First time this has happened thus far. But we visited her the next day, she told us that her parents were members in Arequipa, but she left home at age 10 so she never knew much about the church. Now her parents have passed away, and she feels like she needs to change something in her life because she's never had much to do with religion. She even cried a little in the lesson. We were able to testify to her that this gospel is what can change her life for the better and that by following Jesus Christ she can do what her parents are undoubtedly wishing for her. Her baptismal fecha is the 12th of November.
I also taught the English class for our district this week, it was fun, we learned thou, thee, and thy.
|Family Home Evening with the Flores Family|
|Elder Mamani from Arequipa|
|Selfie with Comp before we left this morning|