Well I am super, super happy. This week was a rough one but we are doing well. Work is always hard and the hard days are the days we learn the most, but trust me we have a ton of fun here in Cerro. Well I got my first taste of ¨modern medicine¨ in Honduras yesterday. So my comp has a big bug bite that swelled up and got super hot and so we called the mission nurse and after some time she told us to go to the closest clinic, so after church we asked the members where a clinic was well they gave us the directions. We showed up at a small shack with white letters in like a five year olds handwriting painted on the side of the shack CLINICA and I was like no we are not taking you to this chasta place so we found a pharmacy and asked about the clinic and she said that it was the only one in town. So we returned to the ¨clinic¨ and there outside was a man half drunk or tired with a white lab coat and he asked us what was wrong and introduced himself as the doctor well he touched my comps arm and said yep you got bit by a bug. And then we entered the shack where he kept the pills in what looked like a big jail cell and cut up 4 pills and threw them in a plastic bag and said take 2 everyday... oh and that is 180 lempiras. We were so confused and literally got robbed by this stupid ¨doctor¨ who literally did nothing well we called the mission nurse and gave the names of the pills and she said he gave my comp pills for bronchitis..... so ya now I know I will never ever go visit doctor whatever his name is with the shack in the street. Later the members were telling us like a bunch of people have died in his care but whatever it is Honduras where all you need is a lab coat to be a doctor haha. But I love this place so much and the people here. We had an activity for pioneer day even though no one here has pioneer ancestors and it was super cute and just perfect the people here have so much faith and love for the gospel and do everything they can even when sometimes it isn’t very much!!! Everything is so great here and I just am so, so happy!
Okay so i feel like the weeks are starting to get crazy again! First off 1 year ago saturday I opened that big white envelope and found out I was going to Tegucigalpa Honduras and well I didnt even know how to say Tegucgalpa now I live there. But really I just want to give a big shoutout to my good friend Thomas for hooking me up with literally the best mission in the whole entire world. I am starting to get to that point when I dont even want to go home I already picked out my plot of land and seriously am considering building a house here and selling american clothing. But really I am so so so happy that I was called to serve here! This week we went to the temple and I just love love love the temple! When we were there I saw the hermanas that are serving in Zamorano and they said that Francis (the lady we found in the middle of the woods) was getting baptized on saturday! I was so so happy!!!! Then after the temple we went and bought little ceasers and baskin robbins and it was literally the best american fast food I have had in my whole mission. Well this week we had divisions and hermana morgan from montana came to cerro with me and we just had a great time talking in english and eating nutella sandwiches in the woods. But really she is suepr awesome but when we were in divisions we went to a house and the cute little girl was making a braid with my hair and her hair making it a half blond braid well afterwards i was helping her braid her hair and found that it was FULLLLLL of lice and eggs and all thats so i have been thoroughly checking my hair everyday checking for lice but really the whole world here has lice and it is just a matter of time! Well it has been raining a ton and the other night we walked 45 minutes in the dark pouring rain. but all is well. today we went to the cascadas (waterfalls) and it was suepr pretty! Oh and the best part of my entire week has been teh drunk crazy lady that tried to kiss me a few days ago. so that was a good time she just kept playing with my hair and trying to kidd me in a mototaxi and so i gave her a pass along card and she kissed that instead. I just love Honduras!
Check your kids for lice,
Well this week Hermana Zaleta got changes and I got a HIJA!!! I am training Hermana Aguilar who has almost a week here with me in Honduras! She is from DF in Mexico and is super super awesome she is so sweet!!! But with her starting I keep having flashbacks to my first couple days in the mission and holy moly I have come a long way from crying every night and not understanding or knowing how to say a word. We are still in Cerro Grande so she is super spoiled to start out in such a beautiful area with our beautiful house and all the members are cooking a ton for us right now the other day we had filet mignon and cheesecake and I literally started crying I was so happy. I havent had steak or bacon or really even meat for 8 MONTHS... after my stomach had a rough time but it was super worth it beacause it was so good. Well we are working to get our family of investigators married so the other day we went to city hall (my comp and I) to get all the paper work and I all the people were looking at us weird thinking that we were wanting to get married it was super awkward. But all is well I am so happy with my new companion and to still be here in Cerro. At changes I saw Hermana Alonzo i havent seen her in months!!! I still feel like I started yesterday but now we are coming up on 9 months I cant believe it a year ago this week I was running to the mailbox checking it every 5 seconds for my call and now I am in Honduras literally living the dream! I am so so happy to be here and am so grateful everyday this week I have been reading the Liahona from July and it talks all about pioneers and i have been thinking a lot about the sacrifices they made and really living in Honduras and walking in the forest everyday is not even close to the sacrifices they made. I love you all!!!!!
3 generations mi mama alonzo y mi hijita aguilar
well no one wanted to celbrate fourth of july with me. so that was a little sad but dont worry i still wore my red white and blue. but yeah there wasnt a huge party here in Honduras but i was wishing everyone a ^feliz cuatro de julio* in the streets and during all our lessons but yeah no one cared. But this week was good we are working hard out here in Cerro Grande! We walk like burrrrrrrrooooos!!! But really i feel like we walk like 10 miles a day but it is good walking is good for your health. Well this week we successfully coralled two horses out of our front yard and back in throught a tiny little door so pretty much we are horse masters and hermana zaleta and i are going to have a ranch and use the horses so we dont have to walk so much! Oh this week our new little convert Antonio when we asked him who he wanted to say the closing prayer he said *Hermana Oreo should say the prayer* and then we all busted up laughing! Now Oreo has made it to the list of my new names i have received here in Honduras! WELL all of our investigaotrs are progressing nicely there are always struggles and problemitas and satan trying to meddle with our plans but this is the work of the Lord and nothing can stop it from progressing!! I love you all!!!!!!!!!!! sorry i dont feel like i have a ton to write nothing super duper exciting happened this week but all is well!
I am from Queen Creek Arizona. I am a student at BYU Provo, and I am currently serving in the Honduras Tegucigalpa Mission from October 2014 to April 2016.