I hope everyone had an awesome Halloween! Turns out Hispanics hate Halloween because in South America it's actually way scary, and crazy voodoo/witch/devil stuff goes down, so when we tried to invite people to the ward trunk-or-treat we got a lot of "how can a church celebrate the devil's holiday?" ..... awkward. So yeah, I hope all you Coloradans (or all the rest of you who just aren't in a Hispanic area) enjoyed it. We had to be in by 6 pm both Friday and Saturday because there was trick or treating both days on account of a huge rain storm Saturday night, so some people switched Halloween to Friday night instead. We just made cookies, watched some old cheesy church movies, and went to bed early. It was quite the party. :)
One cool thing this week was that I left my area for the first time ever! We had exchanges and for once I went to the Sister Training Leaders' area, West Bank. It was cool to see a different part of the mission (even though it's just literally over the Mississippi river from us) and potentially one of my future areas. We only have four areas with Spanish sister missionaries right now so unless things change, there's a good chance I could serve in all of them. On exchanges, I learned a lot of good tracting tools that I hadn't thought of, and just how to teach the Restoration lesson a little smoother.
So yeah exchanges were super fun! I was glad to get back to Kenner though because it really does feel like home. The apartment, the ward, the streets, my companion, everything. Other than that, this week was pretty normal. No zone meetings or anything for the first time in forever. I love meetings, but sitting in one room for 5 hours gets old after a while. I want to go out and do stuff!
I love you all!! Enjoy the fall leaves and the beginning of the Christmas Season (because everyone knows November 1st is the true beginning of Christmas! :) )