This past week we have found a lot of new investigators. We found a lot of young men to teach - 4. One day we taught three of them at the same time and it was the first lesson with them. It was funny because at the very start my companion was talking and the kids said, “We don't understand you.” My companion’s mind just completely got blown. They are all Peruvian and they didn't understand him. It was just because they weren't paying much attention in this moment but my comp was like, “if you can understand him, (pointing to me) how can you not understand me?” It was hilarious. We were teaching them in the house of the young men’s president and they weren't paying attention very much so I was like ya, we are going to watch a video thinking they would pay attention to the video. Good idea, I thought. We put the video in the DVD player and then there was no control. We were looking for the control and we couldn't find it. We searched for like 10 15 minutes looking for it and then it wasn't there and then it was late so after that we had to go and we didn't even have time to talk about what we hadn't seen. We have another appointment with them tonight and we are going to watch the video. So hopefully we can find the control this time. If not I might cry.
Also this week was fun because we started to do something new in the mornings. Every time we leave the house the first thing we do is contact people or knock on a door to contact two different people. And in the first contact we give them the invitation to be baptized. That is one thing our whole zone was lacking was the invitations to be baptized so I thought of something my comp and I could do. This invitation thingy. And so far we have had some success. We have had some people that have accepted baptism. So we have appointments with them this week so hopefully all goes well and they are actually interested and didn't just say yes because there were two teenagers knocking on their door talking to them about God. But really it is cool. There are so many people here that are prepared, we just have to be willing to find them. We are going to keep up this new thing and hopefully we will be able to see a lot of people accept and progress.
Other than that I don't have that many stories from this week. We have just been teaching, teaching, teaching this week. We set goals that were a lot higher than normal this week and so we worked so hard to achieve them. We didn't achieve all of them but we did with a bunch of them. And our numbers were way higher than normal. The district leader called us last night and was like "wow, you guys worked hard this week." So it was such a good feeling. The time flies when you are working hard. You get back to your room at night and just want to collapse on the floor. And it is such a good feeling.
That is what happened here this week in Bellavista 2. And it is super hot here. Yesterday it was about 90 degress someone told me and 55 percent humidity. I seriously step outside and the sun just burns and burns and burns. It is super hot so I am excited for when it is winter here again. We just hit autumn so hopefully winter comes soon. But it seriously is super hot.
And also another fun fact, this past week the people in our sector starting asking where I was from. So that is fun. I don't get "gringo my friend" all the time now. This week they said Spain and Argentina. Which I don't get because I don't talk like either of them.
I love you all. Eat some Cafe Rio and watch some basketball for me.