Monday, Feb 6, 2017
Well, it looks like I won’t be wet from my sweat anymore; I will be wet from rain. Yup, cambios. Me voy a CAJAMARCA. Look up pics I dare you. I’m just in time for the rainy season (which is a lot of rain) and Carnival. Sick. I will now wear layers and huge rain boots instead of bottles of Deet and pants. Crazy. But all will be good. In San Pedro this week it has rained a little almost every day...but still so hot!!!!!!! But I will be getting more rain in Cajamarca...
This week we had an amazing fireside that we put on with the elders in our branch. It was all centered on the restoration. We had mini talks and in-between we had musical numbers. Normally I don't feel the spirit super strongly through music. Maybe it’s because I am normally playing the piano or singing or when I listen to music I automatically imagine the sheet music in my head. But with our special musical numbers I felt the spirit testify so much of the restoration. And it is a huge blessing that we could do it. Because I will be frank and honest....Latinos can’t sing. IT literally takes all of me not to laugh or cry during sacrament meeting. Elder Jacob Lee and I have had PLENTY of conversations of this. But, my comp from Ecuador can carry Soprano and play the violin. One of the Elders from Peru sang in a well-known group before his mission, so he can sing the melody too. And I can sing parts and Elder Smith too. So with me on piano, my comp on violin and us all singing in parts...MAGIC. We did "Oh Holy Night" "He Sent His Son" and "Joseph Smiths First Prayer" (I think that’s what it is...I can’t remember in English). Sooooo awesome with our arrangements that we put together and it was just so awesome. And TONS of investigators, less actives and ward members came. It was so great. Such a blessing. It was so awesome. Answer to our prayers. Also, 7 minutes of messing around on the violin can be just enough to play I am a Child of God and other simple primary songs. ;)
This week was Hermana Delgados birthday. So that was fun...we ate a lot. People love us...haha. It will be so sad to leave San Pedro; especially since this week we had worked so hard to help our area progress for the Elders. Transfers are just heartbreaking. But they need to happen. So we make the very best of them. :) I LOVE YOU ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Think of me every time you eat candy that is not halls cough drops, or chew gum that is cough drop flavored. They have other candy here, but everyone loves the halls. hahaha.