Oh boy this week was a doozy. Lets start of with the important stuff yeah? I was kissed by a drunk man first of all. Only cheek action but still. I was just going my merry way and saying buenas noches to anyone that would listen because it´s all I can say really and this man passed so I buenas noched him and all the sudden he flips around, gets this huge smile on his face and proceeds to get right into my face. Stll learning the customs here, I thought this might be normal and gave him a big smile but then Hermana Gonzalez leaned to me and said "Borracho!" meaning drunk. But by that time I was stuck. He wanted to come with us to wherever we were going, but Hna G kindly informed him that I was in dire need of a bathroom and we had to be going. But this did not appease him so we gave him a pass-along card (without our number of course) after which he started crying of gratitude and had to be consoled by Hna. G. She then received a very chivalrous kiss on the hand, and then the borracho advanced towards me. I held out my hand to say goodbye, but instead found his arms around me. Somehow I knew a kiss was coming, and he was a short little fella, so I stepped up on my tippy toes to distance my face as much as possible. But he wouldn´t have any of that and used his hands to lower my face and planted one on me. Needless to say, I´m not generous with my Buenas Noches any more.
Oh I forgot about the festival of dances! It was this huge event put on by the stake where all the youth from each ward prepared a dance complete with costumes and everything! They were all traditional Peru dances and it was so fun! And the whole event was this huge reference thing for the missionaries. The tickets were blank questionnaires that you wrote your name, dirrecion, and number on. So all the members brought their nonmember friends and now we have all their information to contact them!! And it´s not creepy because they gave it to us! The whole night was a huge success and a ton of fun. And at the end of the night, we handed out books of Mormons and Family Proclamations. Yeah it was a big deal.
Well My time is about up! But before I log off I want to share a scripture I read this morning that brought me great comfort.
¨"But the Lord knoweth all things from the beginning; wherefore, he prepareth a way to accomplish all his works among the children of men; for behold, he hath all power unto the fulfilling of all his words. And thus it is. Amen."
And thus it is. It´s as simple as that! Trust that he has all power and thus it is.
Love you all and thanks for prayers, support, etc!
your borracho kissed Hermana Rust