On Monday after I wrote we had to go teach a lesson and they decided that they were going to feed us.. and they gave us soo much food! One of the biggest things here is plantains and they gave us 4. The most anyone eats is 2. Once we left their house my companion threw up all the way to our next appt. Then once we got there we had to eat chocobananos which is terrible because the culture here it is disrespectful to not eat everything on the plate or not eat something they give you. We both just had to go home after and we felt sick all the next day. It was just too much food.
There were two crazy storms this week. The first one happened right
when we had to leave the ward mission leaders house. Then we started
hearing gunshots from a couple houses down but nobody freaked out so
maybe it's just normal here... The second one there was lightning a
mile away. It was so close. We ended up having to leave our backpacks at
the house and just get soaked.
This week was Semana Santa which all the Catholics would block all the
streets and have their parades.
It's funny that you mention the grasshopper because this week we saw one
dead and we couldn't believe what we saw... Then like an hour later we
saw another one and it flew into this giant metal sign and about knocked
it off! It was literally the size of a banana! They're probably in the
walls of our house.
We got to take investigators to the temple and it was super cool. The
work has been super slow because we are opening an area. But if
everything goes as planned we will have a baptism next week!
Our church building is really nice and big and we have around 130 people
that attend our ward. I understand a lot about the gospel in Spanish.
It's just hard to completely understand everything.
Some of the homes that we visit are just little brick houses with tin
stuff around it. We try to get referrals because it's hard to get into
people's houses but they all believe in God. Here we basically ask them
if they want to go to heaven or hell because that's the only way they
will take it seriously. We got to listen to conference in English for
the missionaries. My favorite talk was from Wilford W. Anderson talking
about the music and how we need to feel the music! We had to watch it in
the chapel because most people don't have money for cable.
Haha, something I've learned here is that the mission gives you enough
money to get by not to be happy. So the simple stuff is really the best!
Thanks mom! I would send a pic of my pants but I already patched them
up. The stitching in these pants are not very good. They are falling
apart some places and you can see the whiteness of my garments haha.
Good thing I don't have anybody to impress here... Oh and I thought you
would enjoy this.. Literally nobody can sing here.. NOBODY! Including Me
but sometimes its funny to listen to. Sacrament is like a bunch of dying
cats! I can use an ATM and I have my code.
Love, Elder Stiles