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!
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.