Then bright and early morning, my new companion and I left for good old Guapinol. We took like 3 different buses, and finally got to our area at 2 in the afternoon. When we first entered the area, I was really curious why all of the houses were lifted up by wooden stilts. like, almost all of the houses were not touching the ground. well, that curiousity went away when the ocean flooded our area at hightide. Luckily, we have a few pathways made of tires that we can use during hightide to get around.
The area is in the middle of nowhere. However, we can see The country of Nicaragua, the island of Amapala, and the country of El Salvador in one sight. It's a difficult area, but I kinda like it. Once I got over the fact that the air literally smells like fish, the area got a little better.
We eat fish...A LOT of fish.... I hate fish... all there is, is fish. Fish normal, fish soup, fried fish, fish with rice, fish with lime, and sometimes we eat shrimp on lucky occasions. Its great though, I love the area.
My new companion is Elder Farias, he's 21 years old, and from Ecuador. The schooling is a bit different in ecuador, because he apparently graduated high school at 15 and has been studying medicine for the last 5 years to be a pediatric doctor.
Church here is really different too. We, the misisonaries, are church down here. We have one small room to have church, and our branch presidency is inactive. we conduct sacrament meeting, direct the music, run to go close the door, before we bless and pass the sacrament to all 12 members that showed up this week. After the both of us gave talks, we ended sacrament meeting, and started our school class, that we also taught, in the same room. After school, everyone just left... Then my comp told me that we normally dont even make it to the second hour of church, and the fact that we got to teach school was good, because, well... there were stll a few members.
Then , president wanted to have interviews with the zone, so he moved p-day to , but then he wanted to have zone conference too, so he moved our p-day to today, Wednesday.
That's all for this week.