This week was good. We got some good work in, and some good lessons. Conference was good. In the mission you have to have 4 investigators to go to conference and that just means that practically no one goes. The priesthood session is free and one session on Sunday. So we were able to go to priesthood and then both sessions on Sunday so that was sweet. It was tricky to get investigators because it was Semana Santa or Holy Week. It’s really just spring break. Everyone goes to the beach especially on Saturday. It was just dead on Saturday and Sunday. Nothing was happening. Everything was closed and there was only old people home and only drunks in the streets—lots and lots of drunks. That is one thing about here, they don’t do anything about the drunks so they just mob around and then fall asleep anywhere they want. Like right in the middle of super busy sidewalks there will just be a drunk sprawled out sleeping. They should really instigate the patty wagon here to pick up all the passed out drunks at least but its chill.
This week was good. I don’t have a ton to write about but I’ll come up with something to kill one more page for you. One day some people gave us tons of this stuff called Amiver and it’s just like tons of boiled fruit and the next morning I spent it with diarrhea and throwing up. I don’t know if it was really the Amiver or not just that my body had something in it that it didn’t like because I would be o the toilet and throwing up into a bucket at the same time. Talk about multi-tasking. I’m pretty good at it. The secret to every sickness is purple Gatorade. It wasn’t too bad.
So the other missionaries have an extra room in their house and the light doesn’t work so they don’t use it. There are like a ton of bats that live in there. It’s way funny, you go in there and there are just all these little fruit bats that start flying all over. Bats are cool.
One cool thing is I bought some chicken nuggets and some good habanero hot sauce and ate it. It was super good so that was my conference day food.
This week was decently luke warm. It was above 105 everyday with your radical Nicaraguanese humidity. I guess you could say it was a pretty cold week—not. It actually doesn’t feel too bad because it is never cold so you just get used to it. It only feels bad if you like leave the air-conditioning of the church and go out into the heat, but other than that it’s not bad. You just drink a lot of water and sweat a ton. But the rainy season is coming in like a month so I’m stoked. I might freeze because if I wake up at 80 degrees I’m cold. It’s crazy how your body adjusts to the weather.
Maybe today we will try to hike to the lagoon again. The real trail is just on the other side of the lake. I heard it’s supposed to be cool. Nicaraguans are crazy but this one guy told us that there are crocodiles and anacondas and giant iguanas and boilers like at Yellow Stone up there so I recon it’s probably all lies but maybe we’ll find something cool.
Peace and Love,