Well, I would just like to let you all know that la mitad de mi mision... ya se fue. Today I reach nine months here in Peru.... so I think I'll eat cake.
Also, we have added something new to our daily routine: we now rub shampoo on our legs because it works better than repelent. Thanks Peru!
This week has been full of a lot of hard work and mud and miracles. It has rained almost every single day this week and a lot of our area is up in the hills (hence the mud). We've gone hiking just about every single day... in church shoes. We've felt pretty awesome.
The miracles? Where do they come from? They come from the hard work. We've been struggling in this area with investigators that can actually progress and helping people to do so because ALL of the new investigators that we've found over the past month have been unmarried women that are living with their boyfriend who doesn't want to get married. It's been rough but the other day we were hiking down a hill and we passed a girl. We felt prompted to contact her and then thought nothing of it but we had a date to go back and see her. Yesterday we went back to her house and she wasn't there but we found ourselves asking if we could come in and we found a family so prepared to receive the gospel... and they're married!!!! (we made sure like seven times). When we left we said a prayer of gratitude to our Heavenly Father for guiding us in our efforts here. I love the mission.
Oh, yesterday we didn't write because we had a multizone conference. Like half the mission was there so that was pretty cool. It's fun to see the other missionaries in the mission.
I love you all and I hope you all look for the small, daily miracles that occur. Find something everyday to be grateful for this month!