K, something that I forgot to say last week is that I accomplished yet another of my bucket list items. I ate octopus. And squid. And tons of other fishy things in this Peruvian dish called ceviche. It actually was kinda gross, but the money was worth it to be able to finally know what it tastes like.
I also felt my first temblor this week! Apparently it lasted 50 seconds and would be considered an earthquake in the US but not here. I woke up in the middle of it and leaped out of bed and turned on the lights, and shook for a little, and screamed to my companion, and then it stopped. It was kinda cool, but terrifying.
The talent show we have been planning for like a month really ended with a bang. In a bad way. Our ward mission leader who was playing the accordion onstage has a cerebral attack and we call in an ambulance and cancel the show. He is still in the hospital, but is improving. He needs lots of prayers.
Unfortunately, it happened right before the last 2 acts (that I was super excited to see, because 1. I called in a special order for my good friend Michael Jackson to come delight us with his professional imitations and 2. The Elders in our ward had their One Direction costumes--complete with hipster haircuts--and choreography all set to go), everyone (including the 3 investigator families we had there) leaves sad and scared and MJackson/One Direction deprived. Worst night everrrr.
There's pretty much the biggest things that have happened this week. Love you all! Please pray for our lider misional!