Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Thursday, November 12, 2015 -- Month #8 - Week #39 - Day #269 - Santa Cruz de Yojoa

November 12, 2015

We had Weekly Planning and lunch, then the elderes from Yojoa came down to SC and all 6 of us walked around Heart Attacking the doors of the ward members this afternoon so that those from Yojoa and us would get to know the members and where they all live (99.9% live in the area of the elderes in SC). 

Actually pretty fun experience... the elderes are ridiculous.  But it was interesting to see how they contact and interact with the people in their missionary modes, and not when they're joking around with us. Kinda fun to see how other missionaries work, as we don't do divisions with the elderes, we have the Hna Lideres Entrenadores that come once every change. Little bit different situation. But, still good.
We found a rainbow in our Heart Attack! It started raining, and then afterwards we saw a huge rainbow!

So we did that all the afternoon, and then we somehow ended up in a member's house, chopping wood.  I really enjoyed that, actually.  I'm not an expert, and I've only chopped wood a few times before, but it was pretty fun. You get really tired, but it was fun. Problem was, there was this trunk they were cutting apart that had a whole bunch of knots in it, which makes everything WAY more complicated. So all 6 six of us took turns hammering in pins and shims and whatnot to split this trunk with a 15 lb sledgehammer.
Sledgehammer time! Feeling like Thor :)

We ended up "tree-wrestling"... quite an interesting sport, requires much strength, precision, and exclamations of frustration in Spanish!
Yeah. Took us about an hour or so, but we did it! So we were all pretty proud of ourselves. The service we do in Honduras is mostly of a hard physical labor nature (which is why the hnas almost never get invited to do [service]), like digging giant 10 foot holes, building walls with cinderblock and concrete, splitting tree trucks, helping people move houses... that sort of stuff. But it was nice to finally have a physical outlet. I explained the psychology of exercise to Hna Escobar, and she was quite amazed. Definitely important to do stuff! Outside! You'll feel much better, promise.

Oh yeah, almost forgot to mention that we visited this one family that has a VERY nice house. Like they have granite counter tops. I have NEVER seen granite anything in Honduras. Ever. Blew my mind.

And we FINALLY got our stove! Happy Day! We don't have to wait 40 minutes for water to boil!

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