I can't seem to avoid stepping in poop everywhere I go. Call yaboii "Poop Shoes" because seriously, I ALWAYS have poop on my shoes. Hate it.
Couple stories. We found a guy who maaaaaay have been a prophet in disguise. The following quote from this man will blow your mind. He was this old guy who had glasses that appeared to be made out of bullet-proof glass. SO thick. So we were trying to talk to him and he just kept interrupting us with his mind-blowing wisdom. He dropped the followed knowledge bomb on us: "I know a lot of things about the Bible. Almost everything. Jesus Christ said, 'I mistook myself...I am going to kill everyone who doesn't observe my prayer.'" WHAT?! Did NOT know that that was in the Bible. Haha it was a good time with our prophet friend.
Then there is this lady. This woman is the friend of some of the converts of Elder Delgado. We go by to teach their mom and get her to come to church and what not and every single dang time that we are getting somewhere with her, this woman comes in and just DESTROYS the lesson. Holy smokes. One time, she interrupted a lesson to tell us that she doesn't read the Bible, but she reads a lot of books. Also, one Christmas, she saw an angel fall out of the sky, sit down and take a rest, then fly away. Then she later clarified that it was one of Santa Claus' angels and that she saw him fly away and join the rest of the angels supposedly "pulling Santa's sleigh." After that clarification it made a lot more sense to me...she had been tripping on acid during Christmas. Anyway, it really is like every single time that we have a baller lesson, she comes in and just starts talking and talking and talking. It's incredible. It's like clock-work. This time she interrupted a lesson about the Book of Mormon and its importance to tell us she believes in reincarnation. We were really happy to hear it! Haha gotta love the people, am I right?
We arrived to one lesson and this guy who had been drinking a bit started telling me the history of my country and how we are all evil. He is a little bitter about the Falklands War with the British. He said that everyone in the US is British and that we are all "chorros" or thiefs, basically. He later added "not to offend you," which made it alright haha. But needless to say, I told him I loved his country and we hit 'em with a little Leviticus 19:18.
There is this lady of about 55 years who really likes me. She's married and has a little quiosco where she sells churros and other postres. Anyway, she always thinks that we don't have anything in the US haha. Like with everything she gives me she asks, "But you guys don't have this in your country, right?" She even did it with pancakes and I was like, "If only you even KNEW what we do with pancakes back in the US of A. GBA." She was technically making crepes, but oh well. She gave me a really difficult glass of water the other day. I arrived and asked if she could do me a favor and give me a cup of water because we were out of water in the pension. She told me that I shouldn't ask for a favor when it's just a cup of water. She said it is her duty as my sister in the Gospel of Christ and then went on to give me tons of examples in order to help me understand the difference between a favor and just asking for something because it's someone's duty. A lot of them were related to women and asking my friends to lend me their wife. Then a girl who was very scantily-clad came up to the store and became involved in the examples. SOOOO uncomfortable because I had this 55-year-old-desert-making-married woman and some other girls flirting with me and calling me a desert. Ahhhhh I just wanted a glass of water. Most difficult glass of water in my life. Her husband just eyed me down with his triangular mustache the whole time. It was bad.
We had zone meeting after the ZLs had their meeting with P. Franco. He changed a lot of things that have to do with our numbers and goals of excellence and what not. We are REALLY working with members now. Still can't play soccer, so I might cry. But that's okay. The people that live below us have a sweet guitar so I play it sometimes. I'm happy. But yeah, P. Franco comin' in and doin' work! I'm way stoked about the changes. It's a little harder now (a lot harder) but I think that we are going to see a lot of improvement.
We found this lady who was straight up PREPARED. Which was nice because we see a lot of rejection here. She is our only hope right now haha. She was Catholic, but she told us that worshipping all of the Saints and the Virgin just didn't seem right because they aren't God or Jesus. That was boss. She just understood everything which is really rare here haha. I was soooo stoked. We were throwing inspired questions at her left and right and she was just shooting them with such accuracy. Didn't come to church hahaha buuuuuuuut we found her on Saturday so it's okay. We're going to get her this week.
Gosh, I just can't get over the singing here. In the Priesthood class, we were singing a hymn and we just had a straight up unintentional round going on haha. It was sooooo bad.
But yeeeeeaaaaahhhhhhhhhh, lost of fun this week. Just have to make the best of the hard times and smile. Look for the good in everything, you know? We still really don't have anyone progressing, but were bringing less-active and inactive members to church so that's awesome. I'm just happy to be here and I know that blessings come after trials, so we just have to keep working and putting our faith in the Lord. Anyway, I love you all to dang death and I hope that you all accomplish your dreams this week. "Si no me pica, NO ME GUSTA!" - Member of the ward who served her mission in Tijuana. She was talking about spicy food, but that has become our motto here in Lujan. Love you. Paz, bendiciones, y una buena torta frita.
Sipple, Chuy, Delgado, Ulloa
Getting really Asian with some bamboo
Teaching some sweet, sweet Plan de Salvación
Riding to church in the truck! I've got Patrocinio next to me and the dude is a real life Oompa Loompa. Seriously. He's like a little ball with legs. His wife, too! So awesome.