|My district at the temple|
One whole month down!
So the highlight of this past week was definitely proselyting. Everyone in the Lima CCM gets the opportunity to go proselyting on their 4th week. On saturday we boarded big old dusty tour buses and drove about 45 minutes out to the Lima South Mission. Preparatory to leaving we were told not to wear any jewelry and to dress simple. Apparently Lima South is the most ghetto mission in Lima and there are a lot of areas in that mission where sisters aren't allowed. I'd say Lima south is definitely on the ghetto side. It was a complete concrete jungle and very dirty. No offense to the residents in Lima South but the place was an eye sore. If you made it the whole day without stepping in dog poop it was an accomplishment. There wasn't ever a point where I felt nervous but one of the Latinas seemed to be really protective over my comp and I. She made sure to always walk behind me on the streets and made comments that the Latino men like our blonde hair and light skin. That was very apparent by the amount of catcalling that we were so "happy" to receive. Guys would whistle or make loud kissing and hissing noises, some yelled out of cars "sweetie I love you!" It was irritating to say the least and I always looked straight ahead and pretended to be completely unaware.
|Hermana Ingram and Hermana Spainhower|
|I drew this in my spare time|
Being able to shadow a sister missionary in the field was an awesome experience but more than anything it was a wake up call. We are definitely babied in the CCM and I don't know how ready I am for the real world in 13 days, but Im excited.
I miss music, the Wasatch front, the view from my house, and being with everyone that I love! Im super happy to be here it's a ton of fun and a lot more work but I love the opportunity I haver to serve.