Tuesday, July 10, 2012
"Hey Gringo, ¿quiere café?" July 9, 2012
First off, I would like to explain why I couldn't write last week. We had just logged on to use Internet, when a giant rainstorm came in from out of nowhere! We were sitting there and you can hear the faint "ping" of rain on the aluminum roofs and then it rolled all the way over to us. Here in La Villa de San Francisco, whenever there is a lot of wind or when it rains, the power goes out. So I hurried and emailed a quick explanation to mom before the power went out. We were basically stuck in this room waiting for the power/rain to stop. 30 min passed and we got tired of waiting, so we called a MotoTaxi to come and pick us up and we went over to a member's house and learned how to make Baleadas (my favorite food here) and flour tortillas. It turned out to be a fun night.
Well, these past few weeks have been really busy. This week we didn't really have any cool adventures. We have finally had a little bit of time to go and work in our Area for once! We received another great reference from a sister in the branch. She said that her sister wants to be baptized. We were excited, but a little worried at first because we went to the home and the husband would go run off and hide in their backyard of sugar cane. But the rest of the family slowly started to stop being shy and listened to us and realized we are fun normal people. I'm pretty sure that one of her kids has yelled at us, "Hey gringo, ¿quiere café?" before. They as a family are looking positive and are going to be married so the parents can be baptized with everyone. I just hope the marriage papers go through in time. One thing is for sure, the people in the National Registro know me way too well from all of these marriages.
We had to go to Consejo de Líderes de Zona (zone leader counsel) with Presidente Hernández. It was good, he helped everyone out alot with the different problems in the zones. The best part of the meeting that everyone looks forward to is the food. We always get fed a ton by Presidente y Hermana Hernández at ZL Consejo.
On a side note, I just have to say that the 4th of July is not celebrated here...