Not much happened this week. I will start with the most exciting and work my way down to some misc. things.
Turtle eggs.... This last week an investigator gave us 4 turtle eggs because my companion said he loved them and I have never had them. There are pictures in one drive along with a video of my experience. I can say it is one of the grossest things I have ever eaten and will not be doing it again any time soon. My companion peeled the eggs (they have a soft shell) and poured two eggs into a cup for me. He had two eggs of his own too and I made him go first. He drank them no problem and said they were good. They smelt so bad though and looked nasty, as you eat them raw and do not cook them. The yoke is thicker and bigger than the yoke of a regular egg too. I did end up eating/drinking both but nearly threw up both times. Again, nothing I will ever do again.
Ended up in a different church... As we were out contacting one night a lady opened the door and invited us in. She led us into the back of her store where there were about 15 others and they all had a bible. We thought that we had been invited in to share our beliefs and that we were in a bible study group. We were wrong... once we got in and sat down, everyone stood up and started shouting prayers. Everyone was saying something different as they were personal prayers but everyone was yelling them and some people got really into it and started waving their hands while others started to cry. My companion and I just stood there not knowing what to do and I was doing my best not to laugh as it was really funny. After about 5 minutes of this they sang a song and returned to their prayers. After a total of 15 minutes with them they all sat back down and my companion and I politely excused ourselves as we were not supposed to be there.
We also had interviews this week with the president, his wife, and the Dalys. Not so much interviews though. With the president he just wanted to know how everything was going and if we had any concerns. The Dalys talked about how I need to be teaching my companion spanish every night. Sister Caffaro just wanted to get to know us and gave us brownies and apple juice. She also gave me a nice full size blanket :)
I was also introduced to Chiltepe peppers which apparently you can only find here in Guatemala. They are green and about the size of a pencil eraser. They are about has hot as a banana pepper, maybe a little hotter but for some reason they made me cry. I did not need water and my mouth was not burning but for some reason I was crying. The members, whose house we were at for dinner, and my companion started laughing. I tried telling them I did not think it was hot and they did not believe me. I have eaten many more since as I love them, but every time they make me cry.
I do not eat as much as I did at home, but the food that I do eat is not healthy in the slightest. It is full of fats, butter, sugar, and carbs. I feel so unhealthy.
Last P-Day we ate Little Caesars for lunch and I can say pizza is always good no matter where you are in the world.
There are only about 100 members in the ward, it is really small.
During a lesson yesterday a mom started breastfeeding her baby right in front of us and it was really awkward to teach her.
I anointed for 3 blessings this week and that was more of a challenge than I had thought as doing it in spanish is not very easy. Sunday, I was also able to participate in confirming the Holy Ghost to two new members and that was really cool too!
We play soccer every P-Day as a Zone.
Luke 6 is a great chapter and I encourage all to read it this week.
PONDERIZE: Luke 6:45
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