I have gone this long without a water bottle because we are given water all day long when we knock. It's like "Nope, I don't want a prayer, but would you like water?" We clean them out every night from our car. But last P-Day I decided that it is getting so hot I needed to buy one to have on the rare days that we don't get billions of bottles. So I bought this super cool one where the top twists off so you can put ice in! ...That's a really bad description, but just trust me on this. It's cool guys.
So on Tuesday, our car was blowing air so hot it felt like I was in a Sauna. Except it wasn't pleasant. Since it was over 100 degrees outside plus humidity, we decided to take the car in. The mechanic took it back, looked over the car and came back out. His solution was "Well, your AC is broken." Me:"....yes, yes it is. Thank you." Him: "Yeah, it is blowing hot air." Me: "...um, yes. That it is. ....So....what should we do?..." Him: "Oh yeah. Yeah, we can't help you. You'll have to bring it to the dealership."
So after that very helpful exchange, we took it to the dealership. Except the dealership couldn't help us because it was past 5. So we finished our Tuesday and brought it back in Wednesday morning. After a 1 1/2 hour wait, the dealership told us that the compressor was broken and it would be a 1600 fix and they would need the car the entire day. Well, we came prepared with our bikes so we got our bikes and rode to District Training. 200 feet into the ride it started POURING. We were absolutely soaked. But District Training was good and somewhat ironic because we did hurricane preparedness. Then we set out for the rest of our day. We biked to our northern border, back to our southern border, and back to almost our northern border. So it was a little over 40 miles in crazy hot and humid weather but it was a good day and we were going strong. I was really happy we got to ride bikes. Thursday morning we called and they said it still wasn't done. Another day on bikes. This time we planned a little bit better and only had to bike a little over 20 miles, but after a long story of events we ended up having to leave our bikes at the church and get a ride to our last appointment of the day (yay for awesome members that are at the church on Thursday nights! **Recent convert Jennifer**) and then after our last appointment we walked/ran 2 miles back to our house. It was a crazy 2 day adventure filled with a seriously disgusting amount of sweat. Buuuttt...we got our car back on Friday and I really appreciate having a car. Actually, I love biking. I seriously love it. I love being able to exercise for more than 30 minutes. But it is a bit complicated to get to all our appointments when you are biking more than you are talking to people because your area is so big. haha. So anyway, the moral of that story is I bought the coolest water bottle ever with awesome timing.
PABLO! I have to talk about him. He was baptized last Saturday and is the coolest kid ever! He is 18 and just moved here from Guatamala on political asylum. We met with him this week for a new member lesson and it was the day after he had an interview with bishop. In that interview, he asked bishop about serving a mission. He wanted to know what he had to do to be good enough. I loved our bishop's response. He told Pablo that "Jesus did not tell his disciples to study more, he told them to 'Come, follow me'" He told Pablo that he could be leaving in a year and gave him a mountain of study materials, including PMG. A lot of the study materials were in Pop-ty, the dialect that Pablo grew up with. I think it is cool the church has materials in the dialects. Pablo's question to us was if he had to memorize PMG. hahahaha. This kid is the best. Also, Pablo is a legend at soccer. Our ward played the Porteguese branch and won solely because of Pablo. He is super good. But he told us that he turned in his soccer uniform to the league he was playing with because they played on Sundays during church. His dad and brothers were laughing at him for it and he said "What, when Christ comes are you going to say 'Sorry, can't make it, I have something else to do.'" Burn.
I hope summer is going awesome for all of you! Love you!
-Sister Bren Scaden