Monday, November 24, 2014

November 24, 2014- in Salina Cruz with Elder Rodriguez

"where we wash our clothes"


“Here’s some pics of our house, it’s definitely one of the better ones in the mission”






Hi everybody, it was kind of an interesting week this week. It all started two days ago when we went to help the Guaddarama’s  do some digging to try to find where a leak was in their underground septic tank. As we were shoveling my comp found the leak... and then wacked it with the shovel...  long story short we spent 3 hours bucketing out 1,000 liters of the things you find in septic tanks. We got home and burned our clothes.

After that we went to eat the comida. After 20 months I’ve found the first thing I don’t like here. It’s called mondongo. I’m not sure what it all contains, I just know it’s got something to do with fried pigs skin that still has hair left on it. It also looks like something you’d find in a septic tank.

But our week did get better, we found a couple new families. We found a menos activo guy that hasn’t gone to church in more than 20 years. He’s so menos activo that he asked us pray to the virgin Guadalupe for him.... we’re gonna work with him and his family who aren’t members.

Mom and Dad, you’ll be fine here, just a drink a big oat shake in the morning to protect the stomach and don’t eat a lot of picante during the day. There are Walmarts and stuff here too... you and dad should take those probiotic things you sent me with, they helped a lot I didn’t have a lot of problems..

yes, everyone here has either been to the U.S. or has had a family member cross. kinda a sore subject being from Arizona, we try to avoid those conversations... haha. We for sure see the influx of Southern Americans here in Oaxaca.

Our area has dirty hills with lots of brush. Not the prettiest area I’ve had. 

Elder Rodriguez is doing good, really getting the hang of being a missionary.

Another cool thing that happened, we saw a Catholic exorcism! It was so crazy- it was our neighbors. At first we thought they were having a huge crazy party, then we thought it was a big fight, and then we realized what was really going on. It was super weird... we went and contacted the house the next day and told them we have the Priesthood, they invited us to come back another day haha. This week’s gonna be full of zone meetings and choir practices! It’s gonna be good. I forgot my camera, but I’ll send pics next week! Happy Thanksgiving!

Elder Sawyer



“a family home evening activity that we did.
we made a human table with Wilbert and Manuel”

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