It was a good week. We found two chosen investigators that came to church so that was cool. They just aren't married but that's not a problem we can't solve. We found the wife, Luz, talking to Rosemary, a recent convert, in the srteet and told her all about the church and whatnot and she was hyped about going to church.
To start out the week we had our district meeting and then we did exchanges with the assistants. Elder Inostroza, the brand new assistant came with me. He is from Argentina and plays basketball as well so that was pretty fun. We went to the stake center in La Molina where there is an actual indoor court and played 3 on 3 in the morning. He is actually really good. Hahahha lets just say I am so out of shape and have lost a lot of touch but I can still hold my ground.
Wednesday was a normal busy day. Thursday we had the table with pamphlets activity thing in the morning in Monterrico and that was good. And then in the afternoon we went out looking for apartments where we could live because they are kicking us out of the house. We found one that is in a really good spot where we will probably go. We have until next prep day to find one. We are moving just in time to decorate our room with Christmas stuff as well, I hope Elder Fagg gets some Christmas decor in his package that his mom sent last week
Friday we did our weekly planning. It was rough because more than anything we had to plan for the zone because we are struggling right now. We will probably finish this month with 3 baptisms, which is trash. We had to rack our brains on what we could do better and I think we have come up with a better plan for this next month. I am excited to see how December turns out with the stake president's plan and our new plan. I think we should see a lot more success and then hit our stride in January. December will be a cool month.
Saturday was a waste of a day. We went to Chaclacayo for an investigator's baptism. It took us like 2 hours to get there and then the quick little baptism and then we bounced because we had appointments and an interview with one of the district leader;s investigators that got baptized on Sunday. So we got on the bus and got about to Vitarte where I served a while ago and then we sat in the same spot for about an hour, the traffic was insane! Turns out there was some kind of a Catholic worship demonstration and they were blocking a lot of the main roads for it. So ya we left there at 5:20ish and didn't get home until 9:15, it was painful. We ended up having to call the other district leader to tell him to do the interview because it would have taken us another hour to get to their area. Lets just say Lima is one of the cities with the worst traffic, even without Catholic demonstrations in the streets!
Sunday was a good day! We had a solid number of investigators come to church. The second counselor in the bishopric called us like 30 minutes before Sacrament Meeting and told us it was our turn to give talks. We were eating lunch with a family that was far away from our house so we finished and ran to our room and spent a quick 20 minutes preparing, then took a taxi to the chapel. I spoke on using technology to further the Lord´s work. I think it was a good talk. I shared Luke 8 on the "Parable of the Sower" and how we never know what ground we are sowing on and how we can reach so many people through social media who might be that one part of the field with good soil, that one person, who is ready. Anyway, a sister in our ward invited us to her house for Thanksgiving. They don't really celebrate it here, unfortunately, but she studied at BYU and so she said she would try to put something together for us. After church that night, we went to the stake center for the Face2Face with Apostles Elder Oaks and Elder Ballard. It was for the young single adults and president said that all of the missionaries were invited too, so we went. It was pretty cool. They said that the Logan Institute had been invited and was present there so that was weird. I saw Thomas Lundburg and a ton of other people that I knew when they showed people from the audience haha.
Today was chill, we went to Chili's. I bought the Fajitas just like old times. It seemed freaking expensive in Soles (Peruvian $) but for like 6 people it wasn't too bad. We spent a total of 450 Soles! It was just like being back at home though.
I'm doing well just trying to make it to Christmas to be able to talk to you guys. I'm enjoying this transfer with Elder Fagg and I love you all.
PS: We thought it was Thanksgiving so we dressed up like pilgrims and were eating apple pie while reading the Bible to reenact the first Thanksgiving, Not!