Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Weekly Greetings from Guatemala

Yesterday we went to a museum that was made with artifacts that were found in a city that is about 35meters under the water in the lake here. The city supposedly was destroyed about 1700 years ago, but could have been as early as 2000 years ago... Very interesting. The museum was pretty lame though, I would have rather bought a pizza.

 Farming update: We planted our carrots way too deep apparently, so we are going to have to do it again next week, but our corn should be popping up out of the ground any day now.

Not too much crazy stuff happened this week, and we don´t really have that many people to teach...soooo... that’s about all I got this week. Oh, we did find out that the last time they burned somebody here was about 2 years ago. 2 men and a woman who were extortionists came and did what they do and all, but ended up killing a bus driver. So they whole town shut down all the exits and got all their torches and pitchforks. The extortionists tried to get out in a taxi, but got caught. They brought them to the city square, had a good old fashion lynching trial, poured gas on them, and burned them.... Pretty crazy... The missionaries’ aren’t allowed to go to this town. Supposedly they killed 2 missionaries and burned them way back when...

Mom after hearing your story about the dog licking your toes at someone’s house,I have to say: you would hate it here! The pets are SO NASTY! And there are wild dogs all over that try to attack us. We usually just throw rocks at them though.  That’s cool you went out with the missionaries. And the only requirement for a positive investigator is that they sort of pay attention! I bet it is actually really similar there too.

The mission leaders gave us some sweet super toxic poison that sorta works for the fleas, but I´m pretty much just used to it. They aren’t as bad as mosquitos, and you don´t feel them while you sleep, so it’s all good J

Funny about Andrea wanting a Quincenera. The quince años thing is so huge here.... Along with all the Catholic traditions J I now can recite the Lord’s Prayer in Spanish just from hearing it so many times J

Anyways, that’s all folks.
All is well, Zion Prospers

Love, Collin

PS Super excited for the Mother’s Day skype/phone call. 20 minutes with you and then 20 with dad after. They didn’t give us solid times, so you gotta just wait by the computer anxiously J But it should be between 4:30 and 5 pm Guatemala time





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