This week was quite interesting in our room. Haha so I had been sleeping on a very dirty mattress without a cover, but with a blanket covering the mattress and my sheets on top of the blanket. And the mattress cover was full of garbage in the patio area of our room outside. The room was not used for a long time so when the elders that cleaned it out didn't have any trash bags they used the mattress cover. But Hermana Larson found out and I soon had a new mattress but all is well. But this past week we threw out the big bag of garbage when it was dark so nobody saw us. After that our sink broke where we used to wash the dishes. So now we have to wash our dishes in the shower.
So since this area is full of tourests my companion said that sometimes we run into members from the United States and they want to buy us food. And last night it happened. We ran into this guy that called us over and was from Ogden but here for work for a day. We talked for a little, I translated for my companion and then at the end he was going to buy us food but 1/ sabbath day. 2/ we had an appointment but hopefully this week we run into a member Monday through Saturday, that would be nice haha.
There is a lady that we are teaching that could be baptized but is super sick. The doctors know that she has a virus but don't know what virus it is. For a month she hasn't been able to keep like any food down. But we went over and we are going to read with her every night from now on so that she can have the desire to get baptized once she is better. But the first night we went over to her house we started talking about guinea pigs and I told my story about my guinea pigs and she started laughing so hard that her stomach started to hurt again and she almost threw up. Sorry kind of gross but it was funny.
One postive thing from this week is that we contacted some pretty cool people. People that were excited to hear about the gospel. One thing that I already knew but strengthened my testimony of is that if we serve people they will be more wiling to listen to the gospel message. We were in a building on the fifth floor last night and these two guys in their twenties were taking a couch down to the first floor. So when they first saw us they didn't really want to talk but we said that we were going to help them take the couch down and while we were taking it down we were talking and by the time we finally got to the first floor and we had taken the couch out they were grateful and they were willing to listen to us. So it is just like Ammon when he served the king Lamoni. first he served, then he preached and converted.
Anyways, the time seriously flies by. So many people are getting home but it is great to see the testimonies they have gained on their missions. The mission is the best preparation that any young person can have for the rest of the eternity.