SO,, we visited the Bell Church, a combination of 5 religions, including Catholic, and Budhist. The member that gave us a tour of the gardens said that he doesn't ever understand what's going on, he just is a dragon dancer. and his cousin is an LDS RM!
then the ZL's gave a workshop. "to be the best, be better than the rest"
oh I love mixed messages! I think I'll trust the STL's interpretation on this one ;)
I was incredibly impressed with how he paused to listen to the spirit, and then followed it. later he told me "I'm not sure I am actually hearing the spirit, but I do what ever I feel just in case." I am proud of him. He just finished his training.
Also he told me stories of dumb things he did with his friends, like buy a sack FULL of bouncy balls, and throw them at people at the skate park.
One guy rolled down his window, and they thought, "oh no! He's going to yell at us!" then the man spoke "Hey! give me some bouncy balls! I want to throw them too!" HA HA. so skate parks are fun places! and he's quite a bit more responsible now
my class was about being happy even in troubled times. But it seemed to really be about the plan of salvation, and why an eternal perspective gives us happiness. there were three sections. 1. Faith, 2.Personal effort, and 3.Trust and goal setting.
Today we had the zone activity. We were supposed to have a scavenger hunt at a resort owned by members. But my roommates only finished showering by the time it started. THEN it took 3 hours to get there, because 1. We took a Jeep to town (it takes an hour by taxi, but jeeps are even slower) 2. the Zone leaders gave us wrong directions, and 3. the taxi driver we caught once we got to town got lost.
so we missed the zone activity, but got there in time for lunch. then we came strait to email. haven't had time to DO anything prepratory today. BUT I found a bakery that is a lot like Kneaders, so I am pretty happy with my breakfast this morning.
IRONY OF IT ALL: We woke up at five, but they still weren't finished showering by
Oh well, today was a pretty fantastic day anyway, because we just talked to the other missionaries for 3 hours, and ate lunch sometime in that period, while lounging around a resort, (Even if we missed the scavenger hunt)
Have a great week! love you all!