Monday, February 9, 2015

I Nibbled On a Cuy Ear

In case you don`t know, cuy is guinea pig. 

This week has been very interesting.

When we were hiking up one of the cerros in our sector, a lady contacted US and invited us to her house. She`s such a sweet lady. She was willing to give us absolutely everything she had (including one of her live guinea pigs that she sells) and she had just barely met us. We turned that stuff down of course, but she also fed us a little lunch of chicken and noodles, when we had just had lunch 15 minutes earlier, and then offered us some cuy! Cause Hna Condie was nice enough to say that she hadn`t tried it before, but she really wanted to. So this lady offered us the only cooked piece she had left, which was the head. We kinda just stared at it for a second and then she took it back and ripped off the ears and gave one to each of us. We did our best to eat it, but it kinda still had a little bit of hair, and it was pure cartelage (i have absolutely no idea how to spell that anymore) so it was difficult. Hna Condie hid hers in  a napkin, and I tried, but besides the fact that it creeped me out, I had no idea how to eat an ear. Then the lady saw I was struggling and took it back and said she`d give it to the dog. I felt so bad, but she didn`t seem offended. We talked to her about prayer a little bit, and she asked me to offer one in English. Since I`ve been praying in Spanish since the first day in the CCM and even the majority of my personal prayers are in Spanish, I can`t really pray in English anymore. That was shocking :) It was so hard. I don`t remember any of the words I`d normally use in an English prayer. Luckily only Hna Condie could understand just how awkward it was :) And she`s the same way, so esta bien.

After we left her house, we contacted a family in the street and it was straight up the weirdest contact we`ve ever made. The guy, who was completely drunk, said he had the devil in his head, that our eyes were beautiful, his wife`s were ugly, and other things like that. When we were shaking their hands goodbye, he kissed our hand and then bent over and his wife told us to pat his head to heal him of the devil that was in his head. We don`t really understand any of what happened in that contact, but that family has a restoration pamphlet and our phone number and the direction to the church! They have the opportunity to learn if they have the desire.

Also, the entire month of Febrero is Carnival. Which means that two different times we`ve been chased down by kids and teenagers with water balloons. We also bought water pistols and that was probably the best two soles I`ve ever spent. And today (the only day that it`s rained and hasn`t been 1000 degrees outside this week) we`re going to have a giant water fight with two different zones. Carnival is fun when it`s just water and not paint or colored dust (which we luckily haven`t run into yet!)

We have a couple of investigators who are SO CLOSE to being baptized. One of them, Boris, attended church with us for the first time yesterday and he LOVES it. He also is a huge fan of the law of chastity! Which, I must say, is a relief that he doesn`t have doubts about that one. He actually has told us, several times, that he wishes the whole world realized that they should follow the law of chastity. He is sooo getting baptized. He just has to work on his faith on accepting the date we set for him :) He just wants to learn everything before baptism. Although after church yesterday, I doubt he`ll still be struggling with the date we gave him :)

Well, the internet is being weird and won`t upload my photos, so next week :) Thanks for everything you guys do, I love you all SO MUCH!

Keep Moving Forward!

Con Amor,
Hermana Hill


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  2. Kelly - I finally got Amie's letter up. There are some cute pictures of them both . . . you know, in case you need some :)

  3. YAY!!!!!!!!!! :) Thank you.