This week was pretty eventful. First things first: my companion hit me with the car! Let me just say I am totally fine and practically uninjured and it was probably one of the funniest things ever. So, there's this rule where if someone is backing the car up, the other companion has to stand outside the car and "back" the other person up, basically giving hand motions telling them to stop and go. We were leaving an appointment the other night and I was backing Sister Rosado up. It was kind of a tight squeeze because there was a rock half-wall. I was trying to get her as close as possible so she could get around in one shot. I got her pretty close and then gave her the signal to stop and I guess she didn't see the signal because she was watching the cars on either side to make sure she didn't hit them. We're not exactly sure how it happened but basically, long story short, she hit me and I fell back into the rocks and then got pinned between the car and the rocks. We were blessed because the only thing that happened was that my hand got cut up. Other than that, I'm totally fine. Good thing we're missionaries and the Lord protects us! I could not stop laughing afterward; I don't even know why I thought it was so funny. Sister Rosado just kept saying, "Did I really just hit you with a car?!?!?"
We were able to teach Johnise again a couple times this week. She is so awesome. It's hard to describe her, she's this really fashionable, young, kind of person that says the funniest things, but not even on purpose. The first lesson we had with her earlier in the week, her fiancé Giovanni came again and we talked about the gospel of Jesus Christ which basically outlines the pattern we need to put into our lives in order to progress: faith, repentance, baptism, receiving the gift of the Holy Ghost, and enduring to the end. We had asked her to read 2 Nephi 31 in preparation for the lesson and she had so many questions about it. (She was especially confused about the concept of baptism by fire...don't worry, we clarified and she was relieved ;) ) She's still on track to be baptized in the beginning of June and she'll be getting married up here as well. She doesn't have very much family or friends up here so we're serving as her bridesmaids! That is definitely one thing I did not think I'd do on a mission but I'm super excited. The Relief Society is taking her under their wing and she's actually going to have the wedding in someone's home. She isn't able to come to the Cascade Crest ward because of her work schedule so we go with her to the other ward that meets in the morning. I've been really touched to see our Relief Society sisters really band together around this woman they barely even know. Most of the people who have offered to help with things haven't even ever met her. I love this ward. They are so amazing!
Well here's some pictures-- last night we had dinner on a seriously ranch mansion in the middle of nowhere and they let us hold their chickens.
Have a great week!