So there are a few cockroaches that live under our bathroom sink and it is so annoying. They dont really gross me out but i really just dont like having them there. one got a little too bold and started walking out from the comfort behind the sink so i killed it mercilessly to send a message to the others. also i killed a cricket thats been in our closet room for the last two weeks. and lots of other cockroaches and spiders and whatever. there are a lot of bugs here. but its okay. hey i finally got a mosquito net from the hermanas here so now i can actually sleep well! little blessings every day. so spanish is hard. not like speaking because for the most part i can teach lessons and talk with people. but its dang hard to understand people still. combined with the accents and how fast they talk it can be really difficult. there are certain members and investigators that we have that i am starting to understand pretty well now. im getting used to the language. and i learn a lot of the slang words. not necessarily to use but rather so i can have some clue of what people say to me. so this week was a roller coaster. on tuesday i got to go on exchanges with the zone leader elder jack in the central district. this area is the heart of the city so there were tons and tons of people. that was a super fun and really different experience. it was fun to be able to talk with elder jack in english and just share all kinds of things. i got to learn a lot from him. the next day the assistants came to our area in layco so elder palacios went with elder coates and i left with elder jack again for some splits. it was kinda intimidating because i pretty much became the senior companion and needed to take charge in our lessons with our investigators. well we didnt get lessons with investigators because one wasnt home and the other two dropped us that night. so that was fun to manage. but we went to a member family to teach a lesson and that went great. thursday was just a long tough day and i was really distracted for a lot of our lessons. friday and saturday are kinda a blur but we got some new investigators and then yesterday was just busy with the work and church. now its p day again and we getta play more soccer! so im excited. you should all be disappointed to know that in these last two weeks i have only eaten 29 pupusas. i hope that i can increase this number exponentially with each weekly update. so we shall see. alrighty you all stay sweet and stuff and eat pupusas cuz i wanna eat them for every meal now. mostly cuz im just hungry all the time even when i have 3 pupusas for breakfast and 3 for dinner and lunch with a member family. i just want more pupusas! and to work of course. if any of you have any doubts or fears about anything in your life right now just forget about them! every day i have thoughts of home or a small doubt just pop into my head for no reason at all! i know that this is just satans way to make us weak and turn away from the Lord. always have a prayer in your heart and when you get to the end of the day you will know that the Lord was supporting you the whole time. this is something that is so important to me here as we have to walk for miles and miles back and forth across town, take nothing but cold showers, and get rejected by tons and tons of catholics. but i know that i need to do this and that this is the one thing that is most fulfilling to me at this point in my life. i love you all so much and wish only the best. sorry that im one of those missionaries that has long emails but i mean ya know. so bless you if you read this. until next week!
|Elder Harris y yo last pday!|
|quick look at my apartment. its not much but its where i will be for at least 10 more weeks|