Working like Doggs
I’m in one of the biggest zones of the mission. This has a lot of benefits and a lot of down sides. First off its dope because we have a lot of exito (success) and we always have people to go teach. Or we can go to an area and find people. The down side is that we are expected to have a lot of success. And really we are expected to carry the other zones that aren’t as good. This being said its the end of the year so its freaking nuts. They want everyone to have 3 and 1. 3 People 1 family. Now people here really aren’t hard. Families however are a joke. First off no one is married, ever. I haven’t met a single person that isn’t a member that is married or even has thought about marriage. When people get married they have to go to where they were born and get their papers. This is really expensive. Like 80 dollars or more. Most people in my area live off about 150 dollars a month ish. There are some richer parts obviously. But ya so we have to pay for weddings. And when I say we I mean me. Which kinda sucks, because you really don’t want to marry two people and then baptize them only to have them go inactive. That all being said, we have this family that really wants to get baptized but the dad makes me mad. he just has this attitude that the church is a bank and ya whatever.
Other story I went to the temple this week and it was amazing. Well kinda went. I got to stand out side (: we had stake conference and it was at the church right next to the temple. It’s a really amazingly gorgeous temple. It sits on this huge hill in Honduras and legit anyone is Tegucigalpa can see it. Most people we teach are like ohhh the Mormons I know you guys you guys have that huge building and you read some book jose smith wrote. Its great lol. Really love it here. The people honestly are really great for the most part. People just don’t like to change, even if they know they need to.
Last thing and I’m going to try to type this as respectively as I can. Miss Honduras got shot and killed. It was a pretty big thing on the new here and people were freaking out. Long story short her boyfriend said something to some drug guy and he had them both killed. But when they found the body they just put it in the back of a truck and put a tarp over it. I happened to be in a member’s house, our ward mission leader who is a boss by the way, and saw the video of it. Really reminded me of just how much the people here need the Gospel.
Forgot about thisssssss we had a fireside thing this week. It was soo awesome. At first I was really sad to be honest. I got really caught up in things I use to do before the mission and how much I miss going up the canyon. But after a few people shared their testimonies I realized where I was and what I was doing. I will put a few photos and what not.
Staying alive staying alive oh oh oh oh ohhhhhhh
|Elder Vail and Me|
|Honduras temple in Tegucigalpa|