Yesterday was an epic adventure. I was at the other hermanas´ house across town because of exchanges, but there was a huge thunderstorm with the loudest thunder I´ve ever heard, and the moto taxi taking my companion and the other hna. back to the house for our switch was an hour and a half late. So after the thunderstorm that lasted for something like 4 hours, the river near the house flooded, and turned the Calle Santiago into a river. The water was very close to flooding the other hermanas´ house. We saw a bulldozer carrying a man on his motorcycle in it´s scoop thing and that was hilarious.But Hna. Cornelison and I decided to walk home because we wanted food and the comforts of our own home, so we waded out into the street and the pouring rain and walked home. I can officially say I have waded through flood water up to my thighs! The current was pretty strong in some places and hand-holding was necessary. I fell once when it wasnt very deep, but my favorite skirt ripped :( Still a great adventure, and we made a taco soup/chili hybrid for lunch that was wonderful. Also, there was supposed to be a huelga (protest, rally) that day in the Calle Santiago, and they sometimes get violent, so even though tons of homes were flooded, nobody died.
Another fun thing we did (and by fun I mean different and interesting, but exhausting) was clean a cemetary. Partially cleaned it, because it was kind of a wreck. My comp took some photos of us, so maybe someday those will get on the blog.
My favorite lesson from the past week was with Andreina. She was the one who went to a session of general conference.
It´s been a awhile since we´ve taught her, so I was afraid she was going to say she was busy again, but she welcomed us in with a smile, and we taught a really nice lesson about repentance, because we´ve been going through the first principles and ordinances of the gospel. And she always asks great questions, and seems to catch glimpses of the big picture, which a lot of people do not. I really enjoy lessons with her. And as we were leaving she gave us really big hugs, so that just made my night. Another great investigator is Mari. We bailed her house from a mini flood, remember? She watched the Joseph Smith video with us, and really understood it. She talked about how the early saints endured all of their trials because they knew the gospel was true. Then the next morning when we passed by for church, she was like, ¨I´ve been waiting for you, you´re late!¨ And she came to church, woot! She´s solid, and a happy person that is just nice to be around.
Have a great week everyone, lots of love!