This week.....I don't even KNOW! HUGE roller coaster. But first, what you all want to know, I´m still here in Chorrillos with Hermana Evans! My zone leaders changed, but Elder Tinney is now the mission secretary and so he´s still in my district and Elder Brock is my new zone leader and Elder Esquivia, the old assistant, is in my district now! Also, Elder Bojorquez, my zone leader that was part of the pmoney/peggy deal with Hermana Barros, is the new assistant!!! SO two of my favorite elders and two of my old Valparaiso zone leaders are assistants now, so I´m way happy. And Hermana Morris who came with me is in Placilla with Hermana Watt, so that´s just AWESOME.
Okay this week. I have an awesome district, my district leader is now someone from my ward at BYU, Elder Flake! Way crazy how small the world is haha. But he´s great too! Hermana Evans is ALMOST done with all of her dental work, we spent a lot of time there this week.
Okay here is my sad news of the week, but at the same time, a miracle. The whole week, I have been WAY stressed out. I've been getting weird rashes from stress and muscle cramps and everything, and a lot of it was because of A! For some reason I felt really strongly that he was smoking, but we verified literally every day and he kept saying no no no. Everything was going great, and then on Sunday when he came to church he was sitting down and this crazy less active told him to get out of that spot because it was hers and he got really offended and just booked it. We went out and talked to him about it and he said he doesn´t want to deal with her so he was done. We were super sad, but then he came back and said no I will just ignore her. BUT by that point it was halfway through sacrament meeting, but it was fine. After, our ward mission leader and branch president were freaking out, so we were like just talk to him and you´ll see that he just wants to follow Christ! So the branch president called him in for an interview, and we went to principios del evangelio, but then A just storms in and says I´m out. And leaves. It was just the worst. So then we go in to talk to the branch president, and he said that A had a really bad attitude and just yelled at him and said am I getting baptized or not?? And president told him that is really up to him, and his conversion. And A just got mad and stormed out! Oh my gosh. It was crazy. But then our convert G who had to quit smoking told us that she has seen him smoking EVERY SINGLE DAY this week. Talk about a slap in the FACE. It was hard, but you know what? I am so grateful for it. It was an answer to my prayers. I had such a strong feeling that he was smoking, and I didn´t know what to do about it, and had been praying a ton about it, and God just fixed it for us. It´s sad it had to happen, but I know that He is watching out for us! And we found we have a lot of support from the branch president and mission leader, because they talked to us after and said they love the missionaries in their ward because we work hard and have the most investigators Chorrillos has had in years, and that they are here to help us. It was so great in the end. We are going to keep teaching A, but start from square one again, and see if he is ready to humble himself and repent.
BESIDES THAT, a less active who is endowed came to church and had an awesome interview with the branch president, and our investigator K came to church! So really, it was a good week, just with a hard let down on Sunday. But I know it happened for a reason, and know I have an even STRONGER testimony that God answers our prayers and takes good care of us.
Fun news, on Valentines day (thanks for all the decorating stuff and food mom! we had a lot of fun with that :)) we had a ton of random surprises! A member we don´t know from another stake and her daughter bought us roses in the street, our investigator, L gave us a big chocolate heart, our convert G gave us stickers, we had tacos with homemade tortillas for lunch, and another investigator gave us alfajores!!! :) Seriously it was so awesome.
Long story short, I am doing great. We have people progressing, and I love my district and zone and companion. It´s funny, when that whole thing went down, all I wanted was to be able to talk to you guys, Tori, or Hermana Page. It made me laugh! Love you guys, and thanks so much for always being there for me and supporting me! The church is true, God loves us all and really is looking out for us :) Have a great week!!