FEAST OR FAMINE. We started off talking to a lady in the park who spoke six languages. We also met with Henry, who fed us "lomo saltado," a Peruvian dish. Then we met with a part-member family to talk about family mission plans, and talked about praying for "missionary opportunities:" when you can share your faith or testimony about the gospel with someone. Another missionary activity for them could be to give a Plan of Salvation pamphlet to those who have had a birth or death in the family.
Then they fed us, too! I can't seem to spread these things out...meal appointments always end up being double-booked, or not at all.
|"Buon Compleanno Anziano Whitesell"|
I got some letters from people stateside, which was nice! And the Hydes (senior couple) said they found baby pictures of me on facebook :) And at our District Meeting, I got a Halloween skeleton mask to wear. I think THEY think I'm getting old. I'll get my package from you at the Zone Conference around the 20th.
TWO-WHEELED CHALLENGES. More bike problems. Anziano Liu's (bike#1) bike chain started falling off on a regular basis -- every couple of pedals -- so we took it to the bike shop and used a spare (bike#2) that was condemned awhile back. We found out why it had been condemned: the pedals take a few cranks to catch properly, and if you stop pedaling while the bike is moving, the pedals, after a few seconds, keep going forward.
We swapped that one for another bad one (bike#3) that another elder had left at the church, but it rubbed really bad against the back fork. Meanwhile, the original bike (bike#1) got fixed, but mine (bike#4) got a flat. So I traded it for the bad one (bike#2) now left at the church, rode it for a few days, tried to fix the flat (bike#4) but didn't have
superglue, and ended up swapping a wheel and tire lying around, onto (bike#3), so now I have (bike#3) in wonderful condition.
GOOD HABITS. I will have you not worry: I have not lost weight! Anziano Liu has lost 30 pounds, but I'm still the same. I eat fine, cook for myself fine, and have plenty of physical activity, brush my teeth, floss (sometimes), eat vegetables, clean the apartment...you'd be proud, I'm sure.
I'm down to one more P-day in Firenze. Have a wonderful week!