MONDAY, we went to a cool store inside the boundaries of mission central, and bought a ton of stuff. I bought almost all of my christmas gifts. haha. Scout motto, be prepared! haha. and that was about it for today!
TUESDAY, we visited a lot of people today, and as we were going to visit someone a dog bit my companion. Not super hard but it drew blood and there were teeth marks. Haha, but hes ok. He took some pills in case the dog had a disease or something, but all is well! Then later we visited a family that is going through a rough time right now and we had a great lesson. The spirit was there and the dad was crying the whole lesson because he is so worried about his kids and his mom who is sick. I felt bad for them and then on top of it they gave us some crackers and a drink with bread and then paid for our moto to take us back to our room. So generous, but i felt bad. They were so grateful that we went and visited them and they know that God will help them through this.
WEDNESDAY, today we had a cool lesson with our investigator, jeanfranko, 19. His mom is less active and his uncles are members. He thinks things through really well. He’s really smart. He has already received his answer and has a baptism date for the 20th of sept. Oh and we had the lesson inside the church so it was even more spiritual and just awesome! Oh and btw. He plays league of legends, and my comp too. So we talked about that for a sec. haha. So then later we were trying to find a house of a contact that we had made earlier. We finally found it and then taught a lesson. And then as we were going back to our room we passed the neighboring street and someone yelled "elder maxwell!!!" i turned and it was elder licota! my old comp, with elder gonzales who was in my room in chosica! Apparently we were in their area. haha. So we taught a lesson in the area of their zone. haha. Funny, small world.
THURSDAY, today, well what a day, and this is why. So first we went to go give a blessing in a hospital, two sisters (members) came with us because one was part of the family of the sister who is sick, and the other a close friend. Their names are karolay and anyuri. So we get there and man, hospitals are different here. The hospital is open. It has like a garden/park in the center and then there are big rooms with patients in hospital beds and no curtains to separate them. The beds are super close to each other and there are a ton of people visiting openly. It felt like being in public. haha. So we were debating on whether or not to give the sister the blessing, but we felt like it was the right thing to do, so we did. I felt an overwhelming peace, as if we were the only ones in the room. Really cool, and then we left happy and peaceful. Little did we know, things were about to get hectic.... so we left and crossed the street to go catch a bus to take us back. We had to go through this place called la cachina de gamarra. It’s like the DI, but outside, and a ton of people. We walked through a bit to get to a bus. So we got on, the 4 of us, and the bus headed through where we had walked, ( because its a street and the people just sell stuff on it) but really slowly because of all the people. We were in the back of the bus, i was on the left side and anyuri on the right with my comp and karolay in the middle 2 seats. Then a guy started to bang on my window. We all turned to look at him, and that was our mistake, because another guy, on the other side, reached in and tried to steal anyuri´s purse. Anyuri tried to hold on to it, but he ripped it out of her hands. The problem was that the strap on her bag had beads and wire and stuff. So as he ripped it out of her hands it sliced two of her fingers. She screamed and blood started to come out, everywhere. I turned and saw it and went into a mini-shock. So much blood. There was a puddle of blood about the size of a big frisbee on the ground. So we get off, run to the hospital, luckily it was way close. Then we needed to pay so that they could fix her hand up, but we had no money. We had nothing. So we end up asking people for money. We got enough and then we had to buy even more things, but luckily we ran back to where we gave the blessing and karolays family was still there. So they came and payed for the rest. Then we waited and as we waited 2 pastors started talking to us. Tried to give us seviche to eat. (thats against mission rules) and started to preach to us. What they said made no sense. haha. Then anyuri came out after 3 hours and her fingers were all sewn up. ya. What a day. haha.
FRIDAY, today was a little less crazy. haha. We visited some people, less actives and recent converts. Anyuri is doing well, still a little freaked out, but well. nothing else really, except that after we left for lunch the owner of our room walked by our room about 2 hours after we had left and found the door to our room wide open... a little sketchy., but nothing was stolen or anything. And she said that the night before people were throwing rocks at our room, but i know that God will protect us. It’s like Joseph Smith said. "I am calm as a summers morning"
SATURDAY, well last night at midnight, someone threw a huge rock at a door we have. (its like a garage door) and it woke us all up and freaked us out a bit. Cool, then today we visited some less actives and recent converts again. They are all doing well. I also found a cool scripture today about patience, diligence, and longsuffering. In Alma 32 vs 41 through 43. cool. oh and we helped some less actives blow up a bunch of balloons. Fun. haha.
SUNDAY, we had church. Every person in every mtg talked about tithing. tithing,tithing,tithing haha. Interesting. Then we visited some less actives and i helped anyuri with some English and thats it!
Well that is my crazy week that i had! i hope you enjoyed reading it! i am all good and doing well! haha. i love the mission! i love you all and hope that you all have a great next week!
MCKENNA EMAIL 9/2/2014