It’s been a week already? It went fast, but it was very good. We had intercambios again. I think that will be written a lot from here on out. I love them though. We have some of the best sisters here. We started a new thing as a mission. Now for intercambios both the sisters come here to our area. It’s like a big sleep over, but not as fun as the ones at home because we are all too tired to do anything. This week we didn’t even make it to writing in our journals. :) It was fun getting to work in my area with Hermana Baltazar from Peru. She has been in the mission for a while, but due to my serving in Potosi, I wasn’t able to meet a lot of missionaries serving in Cochabamba when they arrived. It was a great two days.
Another day this week we went over to a family’s house in our ward. They have a little girl named America and she was there playing with her friend. All the little girls here in Bolivia love playing with my hair. They think it’s the coolest thing ever because it’s not dark. But, it never turns out well! It started out okay as they braided it, brushed it, but then they put a curler in. Getting the curler out was another story and that’s when it all turned bad. Of course we had to take a picture. You would think I would learn by now....nothing ever ends well when little girls play with my hair. I may just come home bald. :(
One last story of the week has to do with bananas. Yes bananas. As a missionary serving in Bolivia with a companion from the states as well, we are always craving American food, just like my story with the Tuna. We were walking down the street and saw a Cholita sitting on the curb so we went to talk to her. We began sharing with her The Plan of Salvation when her niece and nephew came up to us. They were just getting out of school and her niece had a chocolate covered banana. It looked just like the ones they sell at Disneyland and suddenly we needed to have one. We gave them a pamphlet and got the directions to their houses, then after a prayer we asked the girl where she bought the banana. She told us and where do you think we went? Yes, of course to get a chocolate covered banana. We were so excited, but it was the worst let down ever. At least the Tuna here tastes somewhat like Tuna. It was salty, a salty chocolate banana and it was so gross. The banana was good, but the chocolate stuff I’m pretty sure wasn’t even chocolate. Hermana Cruz still wanted her banana so she started biting off the chocolate and spitting it into the dirt. Doesn’t get much better than that! But, on the bright side at least the people we met were sweet and that is more important. :)
I hope you all have a great week, go eat a chocolate banana for me! Love you!