|US on a BUS|
Season 3 Episode 21
"It looks questionable to me"
So this week Hermana Harker and I decided that as every change does we needed to have a little catch phrase. With the storms and a bunch of funny stories later we decided that the quote would come from Tarzan, it is the part where the little elephant looks at the water and says "Is that water sanitary? It looks questionable to me". We have used it on quite a few adventures this week.
We also had two weird contacts this week where one just wanted to fight about the Book Of Mormon and really was just one of the most talkative and feisty people that we talked to. We are taught not to Bible bash or attack others' beliefs, but man someone should tell this guy that. Then the other came when this homeless man asked us where the church was and how he could help. Then he looks again at me and asks "Is she pregnant?" YES, I was asked by a weird homeless man this question, when he started talking about God... Just A LOT questionable??? Still not clear if he was talking to me or to God???
However, the best part of this week was by far the Temple trip!! We left the church at around 5:15 in the morning and were on this adventure in the bus up until about 1 in the afternoon with our ward. It was fun to go on a little road-trip together and to end up at the temple. On the way there we saw some cool things, like plaso de los torros (the middle of Uruguay), the airport, the peñarol stadium, and a lot of modern houses. Then of course the Beautiful MONTEVIDEO TEMPLE!! I also had the chance to see a bunch of people from Paysandu!! The best part was watching the two recent converts do baptisms for the dead. The ward had brought names of their ancestors to do and we got to help. We did about 8 baptisms, then we went and did a session. The Temple is a great place!!!
|Me with Mozzy|
|Hermana Harker, Mozzy and I|
Funny part...so our trip took a funny turn when we got to play with the Olsen family dog Mozzy in the dark, yes I was excited to play with a clean dog!! Then we tried to get on the bus to come home with the WRONG tickets. We ended up in Tres Cruces (three crosses) for about 2 hours from 1030 - 1230 am eating some McDonald's... yes, when you buy the wrong bus tickets it is acceptable to buy McD's at almost one am... :)
was also a great day where we got to hear the members that had just gone to the Temple for the first time share their testimonies with the entire ward and that was a really powerful meeting. I am still getting to know the people and investigators from up here in Rivera Chico 2 but I am loving every single minute of it that is for sure.
|Us being US|
|Us being a little more Formal|
|Lorena, me, Harker, Lelys and the MVD Hermanas|
|Hermana Soba (mom)|
(started with me and is now in California)
|US at the Montevideo Temple|
Challenge... So today near the Brazil and Uruguay border we had the chance to talk to the missionaries that are serving in the Brazilian mission. It was cool to see missionaries. I know that sounds weird because I am with missionaries all the time... HOWEVER, we got to talk to them about the work in Brazil and that was new. So this week get in contact with some missionaries, talk to them about the work and ask them about their investigators or even give them a reference.
THEY love that!!
|Hey look its the Elders|
|Lunch...it's called a xiz|
|Storm this week|
|Here Rivera becomes Brasil |
H' Martinez, Huntsman, Harker ME, Funke and Johnson
|Some friends from Paysandu were visiting here|
I was able to see some familiar faces :)
|Paso drink in "Paso"|