It was a fun and beautiful day. There is a ton to see and do. An entire acre of rose garden, with hundreds of varieties of roses, arbors, gazebos everywhere. . .a nice change from usual LA.
One interesting experience this week was spent with Sister Gong, the sister missionary who doesn't speak any English hardly at all. She is actually from China, and her opportunities have been limited. She needs to learn to ride a bike, so her companion asked me to help her learn. The problem is, no parking lot at the church, so we take the bike inside the gym which is super small. It has carpet on the floor and the elders are shooting baskets in one end, so I am trying to hold a grown adult on a bike while we go around in circles inside a small gym, and this sweet little sister has absolutely no sense of balance or idea how to even use the pedals. And can we speak any words to each other that we understand? Can I just say, teaching kids to ride a bike was worlds easier! We can't go outside because both roads and sidewalks are far too crowded and dangerous for her to even try out there. BLAH!
I couldn't even try to let her know she was doing an all right job trying to ride. But I think she appreciated my trying to help her.
Each week holds many new adventures. I'm sure there are many more to come.