Monday, May 4, 2015

Another Week in the Life!

Hola mis amigos!

This week was interesting.  We went to teach one of our investigators with a planned baptismal date, and found out she is in jail.  But we got another baptismal date with another investigator, so that's Awesome.  My Spanish has gotten a lot better since the MTC, but I still have a hard time understanding everything that people say.  The other Elders in our district had a baptism this week, so that was super cool to go to.

As far as culture here goes...  Food:  We eat a lot of soup or rize and chicken.  And tons of tortillas every day.  A lot of extremely spicy salsa too.  We like to have competitions as missionaries at dinner of who can eat more of the spicy stuff.  But it always ends in tears.  :)  Festivities:  Every weekend is a party here.  Lots of music in the streets and such - and Everyone listens to American music (in English too, even if they don't understand it).  They celebrated Cinco de Mayo with a day off of work.  But nothing huge.  They also have some holidays we don't have.  For example, Dia de los Niños (Day of the Children) was celebrated last week.  People:  There are many different kinds of people here.  But they are all so kind and friendly.  Traffic:  They don't have stop signs or speed limits, so they have lots of speedbumps.

One super cool "coincidence" (I think not) this week.  The other day, me and my companion were starting our day and we were both really hungry.  On our way to our first lesson, I said, "Maybe someone will just open the door and say 'Oh we have this cake, do you want it?'"  We laughed.  The very first house we went to, we taught a lesson to the family and when we finished, the mother said, "It's our daughter's birthday today and we have some cake.  Would you eat a slice?".  And we got cake!  My companion whispered "Ask and ye shall receive."  It was pretty cool.

Well, I think I'm out of time.  Until next week!

Hasta luego!

Elder Jarrett 

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