Well this last week was interesting!!! I was told that I am from the devil and we talked with a drunk guy that we didn't realize was drunk until half way through the conversation.
This last week we have been hunting and hunting for new people and we were heading to visit a sister and on our way there a woman called us over and we were like "great a contact"!!! But then she was like oh your not who I thought you were but she did ask us about the church, where we are from, and it was great. But then she was like I have a question if you have time, and we said "ya of course". Well this question was "why do you guys rub your fingers when you teach, or put or hands in your pocket, or why do you use a cellphone to call people, because all of that is of the devil." And I told her "well ya know, we are young people that are learning how to be good teachers, we aren't perfect" and I gave her the example that when I'm teaching or visiting with people sometimes I twist my ring on my finger, and she replied "oh thats ok because you are touching your ring" and honestly this lady was so funny to talk too that when me and my companion left we could not help but laughing.
Also yesterday me and my comp left a visit and we passed an old man in the street and he asked us if we had any pamphlets that we could give him about God and he was talking normal so we didn't really recognize that he was drunk until he started debating with us and asking if we knew random facts from the bible. Now I had no fear talking with him because he asked " if God really is loving why am I here living in the streets drunk?" and we answered him and then we left but his question really stuck with me for a minute and it had me thinking if God really is loving why do bad things happen no??? and I remember that the leaders of the church always say that God gives us challenges to progress and how we overcome the challenge creates the result. God can give us a challenge and we can decide to endure and keep going or we can go drink and shrink down in our lives. I really have seen a perspective here in Peru! There are a ton of people that chose to not endure and they chose the path to drink, and then there are the people that do endure and the blessings of God surround them. My goal when I get home is to keep enduring, and even more perseverar!!!
Hope ya´ll have a great week!!! Thanks for all the love and support!!!!!
Love Hna. McNamara