Week 7 First Week in Honduras
Today marks the end of my first week in
Honduras! I do
not know about you, but it is really hot down here and I cannot stand it! Haha.
But, it’s ok. Also, if you think you know Spanish as a gringo, you really
don’t. When I got here, for the first couple of days, I could not understand
anything! Now, I am catching a little bit of what they are saying. It’s so
hard, but I know that through my Heavenly Father and the Holy Ghost anything is
Generally the food is great. But, some of the food is disgusting, I eat it anyway! I have had pollo, papas fritas, mucho arroz y frijoles, mucho carne y tambien uno tiempo and I even had Pizza! That’s right, Hondurans have pizza!
My first area is
San Rafael and it is beautiful! The people
here are so kind and loving. Some people choose to ignore us, but most people
say ¨Buenas!¨ when we pass by. I am here for 6 months because my compañero
trains me for 3 months and then when he leaves I am the area trainer. It’s
going to be long and probably for the first month or so, I probably will not
understand much Spanish, but I know I can do it!
Guess what!?!? I had my first baptism too! Just this Saturday we baptized part of the Raudales family. They have 34 people in their family! Can you believe that! It is so awesome! I got to baptize one of them. My District Leader was supposed to, but he let me do it. Awesome right!
My companion is Elder Rodas! He is so awesome! He only speaks Spanish because he is Latino, which helps me learn mucho! Because of this the next couple of months will be hard, but I know he will help me as well as the Lord too! We live in a very big apartment. It’s so huge and we can see a really cool view of
Rafael! Also, one of the elders from my District in
the CCM is in my District now. It’s so awesome! Our days here are so long. This
past week we have been in our casa until about 1 studying and then we go out
proselyting. It is so awesome! I cannot wait for these next 2 years, this is
exciting. I have to do my laundry in a pila (a cement wash basin), it sucks.
But, I can deal with it.
Love all you guys! Please write me! It makes my week!
|My companion, Elder Rodas|
|President and Sister Candido Fortuna Cabrera with all new elders and sisters in the missoin|
|View from my apartment|
|Inside my apartment...really nice and big one.|
|My first baptism|
|A sleeping elder LOL|