January 30, 2012
Hope everything is going well for everyone in the states...or in some cases Canada. This week has been, for lack of a better word, interesting. We really didn't have a lot of time to work in our sector because we found ourselves having to do division, fix a few issues and generally be the Zona Cusco Fixxers. But, that doesn't mean I don't have a cool story.
I'm not sure if I've talked about Amos here but just in case I haven't this guy is one of the coolest people I have ever met. He runs a public speaking school and has invited us to speak to some of his classes. Well he was going to go to church this week but ended up going to jail. Yes, you read that right. Jail.
So it happened like this. First, you need to know that counterfeitting currenccy is really common here so here we go. Amos got to the church, was right outside the doors and needed to pay for his taxi with a 50sole bill (first mistake) and after handing it to the taxi driver exited the car (second mistake) and the driver changed out the real bill for a fake one. Now comes the would-be theives mistake which was to change a NEW 50 for an OLD 50. Well they started to argue and a cop showed up and they both ended up in jail. Luckily for Amos one of his friends is a cop and got him out and his 50soles back. Unluckily for the taxista he ended up in jail for a week and had to pay a 500sole fine.
A rather humourous story but at the same time sucky. Anyways, next week we move to a new church building! Be ready for awesome photos!
Till next week!
--Elder Will Sowards
Tullumayo, Cusco, Peru