Happy Valentine's Day everyone!!!
To celebrate el día de amistad y amor I sneakily decorated H. Hopson's desk with hearts while she was in the shower. Then we went out to Chipotle for a late birthday lunch with a member of the English ward.
Later we went to the nursing home as usual to offer service, but since it was Valentine's Day we got to participate in their party! We ran around wheeling people down from all different floors to join in the festivities. They had an entertainer come in and sing old love songs (which were definitely not mission appropriate, but not nearly as bad as the songs we hear at Dunkin Donuts while using their WiFi to do online proselyting) and passed out juice and cookies to the residents.
That night we ran around heart attacking members of the ward and leaving cookies on their doorsteps on our way to the chapel for the ward family home evening. Bishop taught a lesson about charity, ending by explaining that the greatest love we can share is that of the Savior and inviting everyone to get involved with missionary work (we seriously have the best bishop, what a homie).
Fun fact: throughout the course of this week, I have had 4 different companions. Scratch that, on Thursday alone I had 4 different companions. I started out the day with my cute little Hermana Hopson, then spent the afternoon in a trio with the English sisters (while H. Hopson was at a doctor's appointment with a senior couple), and then spent the night (and all of Friday) on exchanges with the STL's.
Saturday night we had the ward Valentine's Day party combined with the Portuguese branch. What was suppose to be a low key affair turned into an all out Valentine dance! Bountiful portions of Latin food, Karaoke, Salsa dancing, and decorations galore. We had an English class student/potential investigator attend who was very distraught when we had to turn down his invitation to dance. Truth be told I was very distraught as well. Latin dancing is contagious! Everyone was up spinning around! Pero esta bien. Yo puedo hacerlo después de la misión.
Have a lovely week everyone!