Not much new here, just the usually contacting, lessons, and preaching the gospel. Things are going great and I am still healthy and having the best day of my life.
There are no road laws here, or at least I have yet to see any, so driving in cars or taxis is always interesting and bit scary. I think there are just as many motorcycles as cars here too, if not more. All through out the day fireworks are going off, especially fire crackers, and it gets pretty annoying after a while. Christmas and New Years should be fun though with all the fireworks and my roof top access.
Things with my companion are going well, we get along really well and have already got 11 baptism dates lined up. One thing about my companion though is that he never washes his hands and he always says "whats up Nig***". I tried explaining how that is not a very nice thing to say and he just responds with "here in central america it doesn't matter" and he goes on to say it to other missionaries and even members some times and no one cares. It is really different than in the U.S. My companion was all sick all day Thursday with the flu so we just stayed home and I read some of "our search for happiness", studied spanish, and cleaned the house a little. It was a long day.
This last Wednesday I also went on divisions with my District Leader, Elder Lindquist. That was cool to see how he did stuff, see another house [our house is by far the nicest], and to see another area. The best way to describe a division is like a sleep-over.
Every Saturday at 4 in the afternoon I get to teach an english class. The class is held at the church and is for anyone that wants to learn english. That was a lot of fun and also a bit of challenge but I look forward to doing it again next week. I also help members or others with their english every now and then at night if they ask. A lot of people are taking english in their university so I help them study and help them with their homework too. I did not think I would be helping this much with my english but it is a lot of fun and a really cool experience.
Some other random things...
- you can buy 3 liter bottles of soda for Q16
- there are a lot of stray dogs all over
- I had rice in milk Saturday, yes just straight up white rice in my milk, and I actually really liked it, it was pretty good.
- I have also had a white rice omelet, just eggs and white rice... welcome to guatemala
- they have the best guacamole here as it is really fresh with all of their avocado trees. The avocados on the trees are like twice the size of normal avocados, it is pretty crazy.
- weekends have lost all joy for me as they are the exact same as every other day, with the exception of church on Sunday. The only day I look forward to now is Monday, my day of rest.
I got the package and debit card this last Wednesday, it was like Christmas! I loved everything in there SO much! Brownie brittle was gone day 1 and sour patch kids day 2, they were SO good! I loved the greenie theme, it made me laugh. I do not know how I am going to make brownies but I will figure it out as we do not have an oven and other things. I am thinking about brownie pancakes. Also loved all the Moos and nutella. I need to buy some crackers for the nutella, I think it will last me a year. I am trying to save the moos for as long as possibly but I can not help myself because they are so good! I also loved the Chimes Ginger chews, those were surprisingly good. Thanks so much!!!
Ponderize scripture of the week.... Moroni 7:9
Random shots of my place and roof top access.
My scripture cases.