Monday, April 18, 2016

Week 36

April 18, 2016

So this week was SUPER STRESSFUL

We had Raiza´s baptism planned for this past Thursday at 10:00 in the morning. Everything was good ... the speakers were going to be there, we had just enough priesthood holders, ... everything was golden. Monday night we are told us that President Gomez and his wife were coming to Tarapoto to have a zone meeting, and we needed to be there Thursday morning from 9 until 1.  We had to call everyone again and move the baptism to Friday morning at 10. Everyone moved things around in their schedules and it all worked out to be Friday.

Thursday after the meeting with Presidente Gomez, Sister Gomez told all the hermanas that we had a meeting Friday morning from 8 to 11!! So we went and talked to Presidente about our baptism being scheduled that day, and he was like "well, Hermana Gomez prepared this whole talk for you guys, could you move your baptism to 11?" So were like, okay, well see what we can do. 

We call EVERYONE again, they can all do it, and it's great...until three hours later when one of the speakers and the guy who was supposed to baptize Raiza call us and tell us that they won't be able to make it at 11.  So we went to visit Raiza and her family and ask if it would be okay if someone else baptized her, but she was kinda shy and didn't really like the idea of someone she doesn't know baptizing her. Thursday night we called everyone AGAIN and scheduled the baptism for SATURDAY morning at 10. Whew!  It turned out all right!  Raiza´s dad, who doesn't want much with the church, and her grandparents were able to come.  It was a really good experience. Her grandparents aren't members and they said that every time they're in Tarapoto (which is like once a month) that they will come to church with Raiza. That was pretty awesome!!

My previous companion, Hermana Inca, basically made my dress.  I picked out the fabric.
She cut it out and hired someone to sew it!

I don't know if I told you about it, but we moved a few weeks ago, and now were living with our pensionista and it's awesome. Her name is Janeth and she is HILARIOUS... she made peanut butter the other day which was pretty awesome.  When she told us she was like "so I made butter.... of peanuts. It's like you take peanuts and mush them together and it becomes this butter. It's called peanut butter. Lots of people here put it on bread and eat it. What crazy things they have here in the jungle!"  We didn't have the heart to tell her that we all know what peanut butter is and that they even sell it in the stores here.  

So yeah, basically that was my week! Tonight is transfers, which is going to be crazy! I'll let you know next week if I'm still in Tarapoto!! 

Hope you all have a fun week!! Talk to you soon!!!
Hermana Gurney

(cool scripture of the week- Romans 1:30- apparently disobeying your parents is just as bad of a sin as some other things!)

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