Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 -- Month #16 - Week #72 - Day #499 - Las Flores, Villanueva, Cortes

June 29, 2016

President Dester left today! We're gonna miss him a lot. He was a very good Mission President and taught me many good things.

But we had another day! And we went up to SPS again for some matters of business, but we got to work in the afternoon. Lucia is still nowhere to be found, we think the earth swallowed her. We'll keep looking until we can find her again. The great thing is that she doesn't have a phone.

But a we heard a pastor tonight asking his congregation why Christ hasn't come yet. The great answer is: now is not yet the time. I love the logic on that one.

And I threw some rocks for the first time at angry dogs, so that was exciting. Hna Artica was a little scared (she doesn't really like animals and barking dogs are not her favorite thing) and grabbed my arm as we were walking, but we were able to fend them off, no bites or anything.

We were also on the phone in the street, so we sat on a rock on the side of the road to rest for a bit, and I saw this one guy saunter out of his house with just his shorts and flip-flops on, slowly walk over to the pulperia next door to his house, go over to the little ledge, kick off his flip-flops and sit himself on the ledge, all comfy, looking at us the entire time. We sat there sort of eyeballing each other for about 3 minutes while Hna Artica was talking on the phone, then he scooted off the balcony, put his flip-flops back on, and sauntered back to his house. He then came back out about 4 minutes later without his flip-flops to go to the same pulperia and I think he bought something. And then went back to his house. Ha saber. We just have some interesting people here sometimes.

And our last visit we went to the family of the 1st Counselor in our ward, and we walked into a balloon party! So that was a fun way to end the night. They have 4 kids: 2 daughters of about 7 and 5 years, and 2 little boy twins of about 2 years. So Hna Artica helped make balloon animals and whatnot and I drew faces on the round balloons and played "Don't let it touch the ground" and sword fighting with the twins. It was awesome! And then we helped Hna Karen make the flour tortillas and we all had baleadas for dinner. It was a really good night.

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