Something happened this week, my Quad (Scripture book containing 1) The Bible 2)The Book of Mormon 3) The Doctrine and Covenants and 4) The Pearl of Great Price) kinda died... I haven't used it for a while cause I just use my Spanish scriptures now, and I checked on it one day and there was mold on it and somehow the binding fell off all the way, I'm working on a solution but it's doubtful. I don't have the paper to read during breakfast anymore so I read the Liahona (Church magazine) now. Its pretty good. Our area goes all the way to Brazil, but we don't go there. We do go across the bridge to Triunfo and we dedicate 2 days a week to being across the bridge to try to get more families there. The other day we were just walking home and a dog tried to bite my ankle!! thankfully I was wearing my rain boots so it bit rubber not slacks, I just kinda shook it off, kicked it and kept walking.
The department (geographic area of Peru) we're in is called Madre de Dios, but I was thinking and I imagine the mother of God to be a lot calmer than this (weather) so I renamed it Madrasta (stepmother) de Dios. The thunder here is intense, it just keeps going in one giant rumble forever. Oh and about water safety, I don't like walking in water, I can never see anything and I never know if I'm going to walk into a drainage ditch or trip on something, also an Anaconda only needs about half a foot of water to conceal itself, and can knock a grown man to the ground in an instant.
So a funny thing happened in the store. I found some peanut m&ms so I ran up and asked how much, she said 4 soles, they should be 1 or less. I guess people just think i'm dumb because i'm white, I was just like gracias and put them back on the shelf. Our investigators are doing real good, they're progressing. We taught Eduardo about the commandments this week. When we went to teach Oliver he was explaining the gospel to his cousin, we taught them both. I extended a baptsimal invitation for the first time to his cousin. I was really nervous.
We were just walking and de repente (suddenly) Elder Rivera yelled "Look!" and sprinted! There was an oso perezoso (sloth) trying to cross a busy street. We ran over and moved it out of the street and took pictures with it.
We are teaching this family and one day to get this kid to be quiet the grandma said I was Peter Parker (from Spiderman). So now the kid always says Hola Peter Parker, Chao Peter Parker, and when he saw me coming last he yelled, "Peter Parker va a venir con sus botas" ( will come with their boots)!!! He is pretty funny for a 2 year old.
across the river visiting a family
Today we're thinking of going out into the deep jungle to see animals. I'm gonna use my 100 deet bug spray