Thursday, June 23, 2016

Race 2 Lap 8, "The One with the Drunk Panay" (2/8/16)

Area: Union Villa  Comp: Murillo

Dear Everyone,

-We moved! The place is great. It's about the same size as the last place, but it's infinitely better. It's got wood floors and 2 bathrooms! Can you believe that? And the showers are GAS SHOWERS! Those almost don't exist here because they're sooo nice! And there are only 2 of us, so I have my own bathroom. It's much better compared to concrete floors and one shared bathroom with an electric shower head.

-We were going up a very steep hill, and a drunk panay (elderly, very Peruvian woman) approached us. She told us about how her husband was a drunk and she couldn't take it anymore, and why haven't we been visiting her?, and a lot of ridiculous things. Eventually we convinced her to go home, which was going down the hill. She started down, and we started up, when suddenly I hear her running. I look over just in time to see her catch up to me and grab me by the arm. She tried to pull me down, but she was an elderly lady and I am not. It was pretty amusing though!

-Carnavales! Do you remember that from last year? The month-long water fight, where everyone's included whether you want to be or not? It was pretty lame in Yunguyo, and here it's also pretty lame but it's better! It started yesterday, and they've gotten us twice with water guns and once with foam. It's actually a lot of fun though!

-In Alma 28, it talks about a gigantic war between the Nephites and the Lamanites (go figure), and how tens of thousands died. Then, in verse 6, it says: "And now surely this was a sorrowful day; yea, a time of solemnity, and a time of much fasting and prayer." Maybe this community was now made up of fatherless children and widows, but they still knew where their comfort comes from.

Anyways, keep it up! Have a great week!

Elder Steele

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