This was an exciting week. I'll tell you about the week then our busy weekend!
So this week we found 7 new people to teach. One of them we asked his children who were playing outside if they were home and when he came we started talking to him. He asked us where we were from (a normal question) and when we replied saying we were from the States he started talking to us in English! Apparently he is a professor of English and studying English. He wouldn't let us talk in Spanish saying he wanted to practice his English so we taught in English. Then later we got asked to do two English interviews where the students ask us questions and we respong, all done in English. Since it's the times of exams all the students studying english are looking for someone who speaks english to talk to. So that was our English week!
We bought a puzzle and we work on it at nights. It is a thousand pieces and so hard!
Also this week we had our Christmas conference! It was so much fun. We did it in Puno. We had 3 other zones with us. We had to do three things, a video, a song, and a dance/sketch. It was really fun! I'll make sure my mom posts the videos on her blog. We also got Christmas gifts from some families who sent some for all missionaries in the mission. Since our mission presidents are leaving this year, this was their last Christmas so they gave us gifts. It was such a fun time and we definitely felt the Christmas spirit! So Christmas came a little earlier this year.
Our zone singing and being us!
Our zone with President and his family.
And that was our week! It was a fun, adventure filled week! Hope you are seeing Christmas everywhere you go and feeling the Christmas spirit as well. Share a little Christmas Spirit! Love you all! Have a wonderful week!
Love, Hermana Madsen
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