Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Skibby sent us the following email & photos on Monday, November 6, 2017:

Date November 6, 2017 at 11:31 AM
Subject:  Guayani achaman (o something like that)
Hello Family!
I am writing from our smartphone. Currently we are on a bus taking us from where we went hiking to the Santa Cruz church. We are on Tenerife. If gran can is Nevada, Tenerife is Hawaii. We have zone conference tomorrow, that's why we're here. And with the whole zone!! We went to a look out point and on the way up they told us the story of how the islands were conquered. There were a whole bunch of islanders that converted to the conquistadores, so they decided they were gonna come to Tenerife and convince the King to give in. But like a diehard patriot, the King didn't give In, so they took him prisoner to gran can. (That was punishment enough) jk I really like gran can, I just didn't know it was so much prettier here. So apparently there is a famous call that he said when he felt abandoned by God. He yelled, "God, where are you?" And that is the title of my email in his language. The spelling is a little questionable though. Anyway, he didn't win and ended up coming back to Tenerife to die. Our guide said his prayer wasn't answered for 1500 years, but about 40 years ago missionaries started coming and answered his prayer. Probably not in the way he was thinking, but we'll take it!

This has been a fun week! On Monday we dressed up as the 3 nefites, and had a party with the district. Tuesday, Halloween. We carved pumpkins that night, but that's about it. We had intercambios and visited the coolest guy in the world (I didn't believe my companions till I met him) named Sammy. He sings really well. He is memos activo and is addicted to smoking and drinking. He gave us a piano. Score.

We helped a family clean the walls on their house. Jean Pierre is her 11 year old son. I like 11 year olds. 

There was a funeral and I played the piano. The bodies here can't be preserved so everything happens really quickly.

We played soccer. Good bonding moments. Love you all, have a great week, the church is the BEST
Skibby is in between her two companions in both photos

Note:  Just FYI, here is a map of the Canary Islands.  Skibby is serving on the island of Gran Canaria, in the town of Vecindario, but she traveled to the neighboring island of Tenerife for her zone conference.  She sent this week's email from Tenerife.

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