Family and Friends,
As I'm trying to think of what happened this week, the truth is I can only think of how weird of a week it was. It started off returning to our piso last Monday night to the smell of gas. Almost a full day later of having to stay in the piso while different people came and went to resolve it, we were alive and well and without gas leaks. It was Dia de Reyes on Wednesday and the tradition is to eat this cake called Roscón which is more like a game. There are two things inside - one means you win and are King, other that you have to buy the cake the next year. We've now done it three times this week with different people. We also went to a lesson Saturday and as we walked into the piso, Hermana Maza turned around running. She literally couldn't breath. We think the family was cooking with a type of nut she's allergic to, the smoke and smell was strong. She was fine in the end, just a bit of shock for awhile, and we obviously had to turn around and leave.
Between the 'near-death' experiences and eating a lot of Roscón, I promise we got some missionary work in as well. Half of our lessons this week were with children. I know I say this a lot, but I've come to absolutely love teaching them. They're so sincere and we always have so much fun too. Victor is prepared for his baptism this week. A few others are progressing well also. Every week I love this area and the people more and more. I'm really blessed to serve here with Hermana Maza. We are so blessed with many miracles.
Hope you all have a great week!
Hermana Maza made me Ecuadorian food, fried plátano, delicious!Roscon