Thursday, March 31, 2016

Thursday, March 31, 2016 -- Month #13 - Week #59 - Day #409 - El Dorado, La Entrada, Copan

March 31, 2016

Today was good, had Weekly Planning, lunch, and we visited a bunch of members that are less active, got to know them a little better. We went with this one couple whose daughter served in Peru and just got back a few months ago, so they spent about an hour showing us all the souvenirs she brought back and talking about things. Really good family. They also invited us to lunch on Sunday after Conference, so that was really nice.

Have another research question: when someone has a stroke, is the paralysis always on one side of the face? And which side is it? It's cause there's a lot of people here that say they've had strokes, and the majority have the right side of their face or body paralyzed. Just curious.

And a lovely person in the street yelled at us that we were missionaries of "la ley de la vida de Dios". Maybe he was confused about what church we're from. So that's now a joke between Hna Cruz and I. People say a lot of funny things, actually.

And we ran by and visited Carmen, with her little baby because it was her birthday. So we wrote her a little card and bought her a pair of earrings. Here a lot of people like the earrings that are the 2 balls, with the small one in front and the giant one at the back. I've seen them since the beginning of my mission back in SPS, but I've just never mentioned them in my letters before. But they are very common. Do people wear them back home? I personally think it looks kinda odd. But we bought Carmen a really pretty pair, the front ball was made up of small, gray, sparkly stones, and the back ball was a big pearl. So they were conservative but look very nice, approved by my wonderful self! So Carmen enjoyed those. She's a good lady.

And that was pretty much our day, still waiting on the water. But we did find another church: Iglesia el Buen Pastor. I just find it interesting that there's not many churches that actually have the name of Jesus Christ in them.

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