Dear everyone! How are all of you? Are you all reading this, waiting for me to tell you how I almost died this week? It has to do with my worst fear… needles. BUT we’ll get there! Just wanted to let you all know that this land belonged to the Nephites! But more on that later! First you guys!
Well the admirer … still hasn’t heard anything from them. But neither has their poor mother. But… don’t want to get involved in all of that… The other day, one of their friends was talking to the elders with us there and right in front of the elders they said “Your exaltation is here Hermana.” and the elders thought it was so funny, but I was so embarrassed ha-ha. Anyways, way to go Jazz! But that is so sad … not one game this whole time? But I bet that was fun to be the Steps. Ha-ha. The car doesn’t sound too bad, so I am glad that it is fixed! Ash good job with your concert! Also, good job with your service! The Burgesses really need that right now, and you did so good! You even got the whole neighborhood involved (almost ha-ha)! And Kake good luck with your concert this week! Or in Spanish… Buenos Suerte! 🙂 McKell sounds like she had a great homecoming talk! I wanna read that quote! She is so amazing! And Thanksgiving … Yeah I’m really glad they don’t celebrate it down here or else it would just be another excuse for there to be drunks all over the place. Anyways, we want to write cards to our investigators and people in the ward and say thanks for everything they do! But that’s just an idea ha-ha. Also!!!!! Mom!!!! Send me a recipe of something easy to make down here, our Penchinista wants us to make something for Christmas for us to eat, whether it be cookies or real food ha-ha so just let me know what you got!!!!! Thank you!
Anyways, to my week…. So let me explain the Nephite Territory. So, here’s a story about Macchu Piccu. The Incans were under attack and so they burned down Macchu Piccu, so that nobody could take the things that they had and disappeared into the forest. Guess who else was under attack… The NEPHITES! Also, I told you about the altar in one of their temples and the plate with the sun and the moon and the stars on it, so…. I CLAIM NEPHITE TERRITORY! So another story, there is an Incan statue here named Huasapata (oh fun fact! My ward’s name is Manco Capac, which is named after the first Inca! Cool right?), and beneath him…. are tunnels! These tunnels go to all these famous sights here in Cusco area! The Incans would travel in them to get to places, but now they’re closed, because too many tourists were dying in them, and the people that did survive, survived off their flesh and urine and were in there for many years. Anyways, last p-day I was looking for them with our Zone leaders and … wait that’s my big story! Gotta hold off for a little bit longer ha-ha. Anyways more to this week! Gil Lazo is back! But we haven’t been able to talk to him, so I hope that this Saturday we have a baptism! Doing some awesome service this week that started this last week, we’re helping a lady fix up her whole house, we got the whole Elder’s Qurom helping us and lots of people. She’s doing this for her son, she doesn’t want to lose him, but there shouldn’t be a problem, her ex has another girlfriend so all should be good, just keep her in your prayers. JESUS IS GETTING BAPTIZED! That’s his name that is not sacrilegious ha-ha but he’s awesome! He wants to serve a mission and everything ha-ha he’s awesome. He’s getting baptized the 6 of December! Your birthday dad! JESUS IS GETTING BAPTIZED ON YOUR BIRTHDAY! Sorry that just sounds so weird ha-ha. ANYWAYS! Also taught some Atheists and they are progressing! SO HAPPY FOR THEM! Guess who is in Puno! IN my zone! Elder Estrada! Missed that crazy guy! Anyways now to my big story! So I was looking for the Inca tunnels, when…. I got a cactus in my leg! One of them was 3/4th of an inch in my leg! So I pulled them all out (like a boss) said nothing, and moved on. Anyways, later on it was looking a little worse, so I started talking to members about it. They then told me that the points had broken off in my leg and if I left them in there they would move closer to the veins, go into a vein and then be carried to my heart, therefore killing me. I was rather calm about it but the comp freaked out and I ended up going to the doctor (for 3 soles!), and they removed 3 or 4 points out of my leg. I kind of freaked out when I found they were in there, because then I started thinking of needles and yeah … but all is well! OH! Puno flooded this week! I got that on video! Water was coming out of the sewers and everything! It was bad, I froze because I don’t have boots right now, but all is well now!
So spiritual though, D and C 128:22 which reads: Brethren, shall we not go on in so great a cause? Go forward and not backward. courage, brethren, and on, on to the victory! I love this scripture! It is so true, just keep going forward, as I have learned this week. We keep going in floods, with cactus points in our legs, in all situations and we shall be blessed! This is so great a cause, don’t forget it! Love you all!