Date

January 1, 2020

Area

Mira Monte Ward, San Salvador, El Salvador

Companion

Elder Jair Ixtepan

Week 21- Cuetes

Whats up everyone? Feliz Año Nuevo! I can finally say that I go home next year so see u all next year. So this week there was another earthquake but this time we were standing at some dudes door and it feels so weird while standing. It was pretty powerful so I was a disoriented for a solid minute or so. This week has been a bit tough to talk to people because everyone was on vacation or just don't want to talk to us cuz it's the holidays. Also, just like at home, here on the mission I somehow lose literally everything. I can't keep track of anything. Anyways so we were on the bus and I was kinda sprawled out on the seat cuz my legs don't fit, and my little Nokia phone slipped out of my pocket. Once we had gotten off, I checked my pockets and was like ohhh crap as I watched bus route 26 ride off into the sunset with our little frijolito of a phone. We tried to chase it down, call it from random peoples phone, went to members houses, and we even split up for like 2 minutes to find it but we had no luck. Luckily they practically cost nothing and we just went to the mission office and got a new one 2 days later.
I haven't had too many weird food experiences quite yet, but the other day got me real worried. The hermana said we were gonna have fish soup, and when she said fish soup, that is what she meant. She brought out a bowl and inside the soup was an entire whole fillet of fish inside (skin, fin and all) and a bunch of shrimp. At first I was legit so worried cuz I had never seen something like that before, but it actually ended up being super good so haha we good.
The rest of the week we just did a lot of knocking doors, with little success, cuz like I said, nobody wants to meet with us this time of year and all of our investigators have been gone. Also did some service. We helped Hermano Olivas paint a room in his house and were there literally alll day, and it was so great.
On New Years Eve, as a district we got to let off a few floating lanterns so that was super cool. Then we had a nice turkey dinner with Family Perez. But once it hit 12 o'clock here, la gente (the people) legit go insane. There are no firework restrictions, so everyone has massive fireworks and just go completely ham. They do fireworks here on Christmas and New Years but the New Years is legit insane. We went outside the apartment and on all sides you could see fireworks lighting up the sky. That's pretty much it for the week. Love u all and don't forget that Jesus loves you. See you all soon.
Elder Camac

*also shoutout to Jenny for putting money in the account so I could finally enjoy some 5 months awaited Fruity Pebs.

Cosas Salvadoreñas
1. Some of the people here legit will not shut up. I know that sounds funny but it's a legit problem. People here just go on and on and on about who knows what but we got stuff to do. For example, we were in a lesson, and the guy had already been speaking for legit 30 min straight without taking a breath, and we were already super late to the next appointment. So I texted our zone leaders under the table to fake call us so we could have an excuse to leave and a break in the conversation. It worked :)
2. Not sure really what was in the trash, but lifted up the bag and found a fat infestation of maggots growing down there. A real treat to have to manage.
3. We were in one of the other zones, and my comp went 20 min out of the way to this candy store and spent 30 dollars in Mexican candy. $30.

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