I was sick Thursday from a milkshake and some fruit I ate the morning before. We had actually done a very hard exercise that morning with a member and group of people. I worked hard to keep up and felt super tired after. I am sure as a result that my defense system was down. I am better now, but am a lot more cautious with what I am eating on the street.
My companion and I went out to only one dinner appointment that Thursday. I had been drinking Gatorade and Jello all day so solid food sounded really good. Well when we arrived at the member's house, the aroma of the food made me so sick that I puked in the toilet. It was so embarrassing... after that I felt better and ate a small portion. The following day I was still sick but I did not puke. My companion made sure to call the sister missionary nurses and they told me just what to take. I am sure I got better so fast thanks to that.
I'm serving in the central of Guatemala, the capital. The Guatemala White house is in my area (though the stone has turned green over time). It is all very beautiful and a member told me that the architecture was planned and modeled after Rome and European buildings.
My new companion is actually an old companion. We were together in a trio for two weeks. The famous Market Center is also in my area. The market has everything that is typical in the Guatemalan culture. It's all at somewhat affordable prices for locals, but somewhat overpriced for gringos. I'm going to have my companion buy me everything I want these next 5 weeks, and hopefully it will be cheaper.
I actually love the food here. The only things I can't stomach are the meats we don't normally eat in the US, like the cows feet and tendons.
I found out that I have fleas in the bed I sleep in. Actually I didn't find more than one flea, but one flea is enough to explain all the bites I have all over my legs!
As for cool investigators I do have one. This little old lady who the missionaries have been teaching for years on end. We will hear soon if she will be baptized!
Sure do love you all!
|We helped our landlord bring in his giant |
growing banana bundle!
|The banana trees get really big here.|