Thursday, November 27, 2014

A Long Bus Ride

We got a phone call on Saturday from the mission secretaries (uh oh!) that we needed to go to the central offices of the church in Guatemala to turn in some papers for my companion. Unfortunately, the day they chose to do it was none other than the sacred P-Day (Our prep day). As the office is about 4 ½ hours away from where I am right now, and we had to be there at 9am we had to get up a little before 4am to make it in time. So we get up and ready and off we go. We get into an old school bus turned public transportation. This route is traveled by A LOT of people, as there is a lot more work in the capital. When we got on the bus they were rocking the ‘3 to a seat’ rule with the whole aisle full of standing passengers. ‘Twas awesome! Any ways, long story short, we got back home 15 minutes before we had our first visit for the day at 5pm-after sitting on buses pretty much all day, coupled with sitting in offices waiting forever. Got lost in a really big city. And took one stinking picture for the immigration stuff. We did eat some pretty good bean and egg sandwiches though!

We have got 3 baptisms scheduled for this Saturday. We are giving the local bakery about 12 dollars to make us 2 huge cakes. I love how cheap stuff is here! We have been bringing a lot of new people to church recently. So many people here are willing to listen to us that we don`t have time to teach them all! So what my companion and I do is ask people right away ``Will you come to church with us this Sunday?`` And if they say no? Adios! This place is awesome! I just wish it wasn`t so hot!

My companion, Elder Lemur, got super stoked today though, because a lot of people wrote him! I am not sure if he will be my companion for Christmas, changes are on the 10th of December.

Sounds like Thanksgiving is going to be a big party! Maybe I`ll make myself some extra beans and eggs or something. Hey, did you know you can make baked potatoes in the microwave?! The new cheapest, easiest, nutritional (sort of) way to eat! It’s like natures instant dinner! Just pop it in while we doing daily planning, and when we finish... BOOM a nice, hot potato.


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