Last P-day, after e-mailing, I just really wanted to swim. But since I couldn't do that and my companion ran marathons before the mission, I went a ran for an hour. I'm pretty sure I almost got heat-stroke because it was so unbelievably hot and humid, but I wanted to include that because it was one of the best P-days I've had all mission. I love exercise, guys. Moving on.
Monday night we were knocking and saw two men, so we stopped to talk to them. One recognized us and said "Oh, you're LDS?" Turns out he and his family were baptized 8 years ago in Tennessee and didn't think there was the church here...so they really want to come back now that they know. The other guy was really interested. We told him about the pattern of prophets in the world and the Book of Mormon. He was fascinated to learn there is a record of his ancestors. We returned back to teach James a couple times this week and he knows his bible REALLY well. He is a ranchero from Mexico and such a gentleman. It was super funny because at the end of our second lesson he got really nervous and said "Can I ask you a question?" Then he asked us where our car was...when we pointed it out to him, he couldn't see it and asked if it was invisible. When he finally saw it, he took a deep breath of relief and said "Oh. Okay. I was wondering, well, I was wondering because last time you guys were just walking. You didn't have a car. And I was wondering if you were angels. You know, Abraham talked to angels and didn't know it." haha. It was super funny and adorable. Nope, I'm definitely not an angel.
On Wednesday, Gabriela got baptized! She is the bishop's neice that just moved here from Honduras! I love kid Spanish. :)
The 4th of July was awesome! It is so weird because a lot of the people in our ward didn't even know it was a holiday...others went all out. We had to be home by 7:30 so my awesome parents sent us a package and we played backwards charades in the dark...what any other group of 20 year olds were doing the night of 4th of July, you know. haha. The person that delivered pizza looked at us like we were crazy because we were in pajamas and not drunk.
At church yesterday Virginia recognized that she is beginning to get answers to her prayers. It is interesting that that is half the battle- not necessarily getting answers to your prayers, but recognizing them. I am so excited for them and their family. They are an amazing family and I love them tons!
Love all of you! I hope you had a great 4th of July!!! (And hopefully Keira was smarter with that she put in her hair this year. ;))
-Sis. Bren Scadden