I´m really sorry, but I don´t have much time to write today (tonight). I have been really busy with financial stuff in the office. A church official from Guatemala called and asked that Elder K and I make a report of all of the "gastos" we have made in the mission. We have been looking for checks, filling out information, and making calls to verify our spending habits. If I had a wife I would tell her, "It was a rough day at the office!" Hahaha! :D
Which reminds me, this is my last week in the office! Transfers are on Wednesday. I will finally be leaving! I am really excited to work all day, every day in a new area. :) It has been a short, yet stressful seven months. Every day has been amazing though, and I have learned so much!
The rain has arrived! Every day it just pours out here in El Salvador. Maybe you don´t remember, but when I entered the mission field in September it was like this too. Elder Kearsley says that in Washington it does rain a lot, but it is nothing like here! Now I know why people say, "It rained cats and dogs"! Crazy! Sometimes we will be walking in the street all nice and dry and literally ten seconds later we are soaked! I love it! ;D I am glad I packed an umbrella!
Okay, I will tell you a few of the things we see as we walk down the street! First, there are always lots and lots of people. People are always selling things. From cell phones and air fresheners to bananas and pan dulce, vendors will sell whatever they can put their hands on. Then there are a lot of buses. Sometimes it seems like there are more buses than cars and bikes. Honestly, I still don´t like riding them a whole lot either. When you´re unlucky they are so full that you feel like a domino. There is a person in front of you and a person behind, and if one of you falls, you all fall. One time I saw a bus with a man sitting on the windowsill because it was so full. Some people were hanging onto the bars by the door, half inside the bus and half outside. Besides buses and people, there are so many dogs! Dogs are so common here. They rule the streets, and every once you will see one in a large garbage bin, scrounging for food.
Hmm. What do we eat here? The first thing that comes to my mind are pupusas. There are "pupusarias" everywhere! They make pupusas of rice or corn, and generally they are at least filled with cheese or beans or both. My favorite kind is the ones filled with cheese and jalapeño. So, so delicious. They pour a delicious "salsa" over them, like a brothy tomato sauce. The best part, normally pupusas are three for a dollar. Every once in a while you will find expensive ones for $0.60, but that´s really rare. Imagine if we had pupusarias in the United States. I would probably go every day for lunch. :D
It has been a wonderful week, and I have had lots of spiritual experiences. I love my mission so, so much! It is an experience I will never forget. The people are generally very nice and humble, and I look forward to meeting new people. The Lord has blessed me so much!
Well, I need to go now!
Te quiero! Que tengas una buena semana!