So there´s this drink in Peru called Ecco, and it basically is exactly like coffee, but not so it´s OK to drink. It´s like mormon coffee. So yeah, I´ve been becoming an addict to that...it´s a good time. We´ve had more lessons this week, but not much to report. We contact a lot of people, but usually they are home when we go by so it´s a lot of work with not a lot to show. But we still have our baptismal date set for Esperanza. She is progressing nicely. We also have trouble finding people who are actually married. The #1 most dreaded word here is "convivientes"...it kills your hopes and dreams. My Spanish is improving...at least I hope so. People still don´t understand me because, according to my companion, I have a really thick accent. So I´m working on that. But I´ve always wanted to have an accent. The traffic here is like gambling life everytime to walk out the door. I can´t even describe it. Lines on the road don´t mean anything, and there aren´t stop signs anywhere. If you want to get across the street, you bolt it at any space in traffic. So I´ve answered the age old question of "If your friend ran out in front of a bus, would you do it?" The answer is, "Yes, and I´ve done it on multiple occasions or I´ll never get across the street" And the public transportation....yeah, they say it´s bad in New York. But yesterday, we were chillin on a street corner waiting for an appointment, and two guy came up to me and asked if I could practice the word of God with them. I´m like, "Uhhh, we´re just waiting for an appointment." They´re like, "well we want to learn more." I´m like (inside) yesssssss (outside) great, we can teach you. It was interesting. My comp was on the phone with the district leader, so I had to do it all. It was intense. But yeah, things are goin good. Had a lesson with a paranoid schizophrenic...so that was fun. Love you all. Have a great week!
We also visited a castle for p-day last week.
I asked about her apartment and the weather:
my apartment is alright. My companion says it´s not as nice as normal hermanas apartments, so we might be moving. It´s just chilly everywhere, not super cold. It´s usually not that windy either.
Hermana Rios and Hermana Ahern at the Castle.