One of the days last week was a very exciting one. The wall behind our desk is banked with windows running the entire length of the room. It overlooks the Peru MTC. As we were working someone exclaimed excitedly to look out the window. All got up and rushed to see what it was. It was a miracle ...... it was raining .... a few drops literally but all were excited to see. Kind of like seeing snow in San Diego. It averages about 2 inches of rain per year so any rain is a rare occurrence. It was certainly a highlight of that day.
The other night after going to bed, I had just stood up from prayer when Diane came into the room and asked "did you feel that?!" I had not but she, being from California knew that we had experienced a small earthquake. We found out the next day it was a 4.5 quake. That night, before I went to bed I put some shoes and pants and shirt I could grab quickly just in case.
We are finding that we are making good friends with the taxi drivers and now they are looking for us as we go to a spot to catch one. We have met two Roy's, Jorge, John Wayne, Ulysses, and a slew of others. We love the people. For the most part they are warm, friendly, and very helpful. We are becoming more accustomed to this beautiful country, both the physical and spiritual look of it. This is our 2nd week report.