Monday, May 30, 2016

Saturday, May 28, 2016 -- Month #15 - Week #67 - Day #467 - El Dorado, La Entrada, Copan

May 28, 2016

This morning we had the whole thing of getting back to La Entrada, and we headed up to Hna Haydee for lunch. I love that lady and I'm gonna miss her. But she gave us spaghetti, eggs, and Izote flower!
I ate flowers! Haha! That was also a first. They're good, but taste sort of bitter, so you have to mix them into your other food to hide the taste. And, this plant is the national flower of El Salvador so they don't eat it (sorry, Elder Oldham!) but in all the rest of Central America they eat it. Here they like it with fried egg. But you literally eat ALL the flower... part of the stem, petals, stamen and everything.
Izote flower for lunch!
So there you go. And we got to visit her pigs because a whole bunch of piglets were born last week. They are darling! But when they grow up they're not cute at all and are messy.

And we had Coordinacion Misional and a cita, we waited forever both times for the people to come. Downside of nobody having a functioning cell phone. Common problem.
And it turns out that Sunday is the day that you can sell the most tortillas. Which is a problem because our family of investigators sells tortillas. And won't come to Church. So we talked to them about keeping the Sabbath Day holy, and how it's a commandment. And they even said that they believed that God could bless them and make up for not selling on Sunday, they could sell more on Saturday or Monday. So we invited them again to Church and they said... no. Ah! I hate that. We explain some important principle, the people make a good comment, understand it, share some really long experience about a miracle from Jesus in their lives, we regroup back to the important principle, recheck for understanding, all good to go, we invite them to live important principle and they say no. Yeah. I've really missed having logic to things for these past 15 months.

And people bathe (splash water on) and change their children's clothes like 8 times a day. Which I think makes more work for the mom because then she has to wash all those clothes. It's easier to just teach your children to be clean and straighten up after making messes and not to lay in the dirt. That's just my perception. With logic.

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