After I finished writing you all last week, we went to President Gwilliam´s house to celebrate our one year mark with the other missionaries in our group and it was great. Hermana Gwilliam had the elders pick avocados from the avocado tree in their yard, and afterwards we had a huge lunch with the hermanas. They served us sloppy joes with salad and an oatmeal cake. Hermana Gwilliam is a great cook. Afterwards, all the sisters went to go watch Beauty and the Beast with Hermana Gwilliam, and we somehow convinced President to take us to the mountain range. He took us to a park in the lower part of the mountains and we did a short hike to a lookout point. It was interesting to hang out with President in such an unprofessional setting. Also, after so much time of not seeing more than a park, being in real nature made me real happy. What a beautiful world we live in!
During the week we were able to have a really neat experience while we were contacting. We went to the house of a few people we had talked to in the street a while ago, and when we got there, one of them wasn't there, and the other didn't want to receive us, so we left a bit discouraged to try and find another person. On the way, a teenage boy stopped us in the street and asked us "How can I become a member of your church?". We took him to the chapel right away and shared about the restored gospel and the blessings of it. We have started teaching him now, (Jean is his name). It is interesting how God lead us to that point. sometimes things don´t go how we want so they can go the way God wants. I testify of it.
Also, this week I almost burned our house down. I miss my mom´s banana bread, but it is hard and expensive to send banana bread from to South America so I had to cook it myself. I made the dough, and the recipe said that it needed to be in the oven for 70 minutes. We put it in and left the house to look for lunch knowing that we had lots of time. When we got back, there were 30 people out in the street and when they saw us the screamed for us to hurry up. We got to the house, and the neighbor had jumped the gate and was throwing buckets of water through the window. We opened our house and all the windows and we found out that I had put too much dough and it had spilled after raising and started to burn. We saved the banana bread and the house .
I also got to do my sixth baptizmal interview with a 14 year old girl named Alanis, it snowed here for the first time in 20 years, a random man from Iraq gave me a scarf. Lots of happy little blessings.
The week has been great. Love you all and I hope that you have good weeks too!