January 28, 2012
Well it was another great week here in Chile, and it was not quite as hot this week, so that made it nice!! Me and my comp have been together for a month now and that month went by so fast!! It was crazy!! The weeks are starting to really fly by now, it is crazy, it is Monday and then all of a sudden it is Sunday night and I feel like one day has gone by! My language has improved quite a bit this last month and I can understand pretty much everything now so that makes the work a lot easier! I still need lots of practice talking, but at least I can understand!! This week was great, we set a baptismal date with a wife of one of the recently reactivated guys here, she knows this is the true church and needs to get baptized, just has a couple fears, but we are trying to work everything out with her so it should be pretty good! It was awesome to watch her learn about the gospel, and the blessings it has brought to their family since they started coming to church. And she always makes us awesome Mexican food so that is a plus!! This week I had some really good experiences with food and some really really bad...... I tried my first humita, which is like a Mexican tamale, but is not spicy, and they are super good, we have been eating a lot of corn products the last couple weeks! It is a good thing I like it!! And I also had some awesome empanadas this week, those are super good too. The bad food experience: Yesterday someone made this seafood plate for us, well, I did not think it would be too bad, and then I took a bite without smelling it and as soon as I tasted and smelled it my mind went straight back to my college anatomy class, the day we worked with cadavers. I swear the guy used the exact same stuff for a sauce on the seafood as they do to keep human bodies good in the cadaver lab. It smelt the exactly the same and tasted just how it smelt, well, I chewed and swallowed as fast as I could and then tried to eat another bite so I did not make the guy feel bad, the second bite I could not handle it, and I started gagging and ran to the bathroom and threw up. It was honestly the nastiest thing I have ever eaten in my life!! Luckily after I came back from the bathroom the guy left the room and my companion took it all from me and ate it. I was sick all night long, and I sure hope that is not a traditional Chilean recipe, cause I do not think I could handle it again!! Now I definitely will not be complaining when someone gives me a plate of rice for lunch! at least it does not taste like formaldehyde!! Other than that it was a great week!! and I am excited for all of the weeks I have left!! I hope grandpa starts doing better!! doesn't sound too fun right now!! I have not received the package yet dad, maybe tomorrow. I hope everyone is doing great!! One of my new favorite chapters in the book of Mormon is 3 Nephi 27, it is a good one!! If you are ever bored read it!! Have a great week! Oh and the pictures, one is of me and Francisco, he is leaving tomorrow for his mission, we will miss him!! he has been a big help with the work here is this ward!! And the other is cheese from the south of Chile someone gave us, that was also a bad food experience, not as bad as the seafood, but still, never buy cheese from the south of Chile!!!