Friday, October 14, 2011

Week 71

Another vacation? I wish I could go on a vacation. I have worked every day for over 16 months. But for sure, we will have to go to Reno. I love going to Nevada. My teeth are fine for now. We will see later.

Last pday was on Tuesday. So right after internet, I get a call from the zone leaders telling me to drop everything and that I have to go do my visa. So they pick me up and we go off to immigrations. The Boninis, a Brazilian couple, meet us there. There are a few more elders there. So we wait, and my time to do all my stuff comes up. Since I did my visa in Maputo, and I didn’t get some card thingy for my visa, I had to wait for the women in charge to come. So we wait for like an hour. We then get info, she wasn’t working that day. So we wasted like 3 hours of my pday there for nothing. I ended up going on Thursday and getting everything done and right. That same P/day I went back out to Manga for training from a guy from South Africa. He told us on how we need to get seminary and institute going here.

We were talking to a girl about her school. I knew the schools were bad here, but she told me how bad they really were. The teachers don’t teach really good things here. They aren’t even provided food here. The school system is so bad, that they can’t even offer their kids food at the school. They have places on the side of the road for food, but they don’t offer a whole lot for them.

So we were on a chapa this week and we were sitting on the very back row of four rows. This heavier set woman gets on the chap and sits on the row in front of us. This guy sitting next to her turns around and says in English “this lady is really fat". At first I couldn’t believe he said that in English. The people here are very blunt to people, but I was still a little surprised.

So every Friday, we leave the house at 8 in the morning and don’t get back till like 6 or 7 at night. We are out for a very long time on Fridays. And since we don’t eat lunch at home then, we eat out. This past Friday, my lunch consisted of a bag of chips, and a whole liter of peach juice. Hint of warning, NEVER DO THAT FOR A LUNCH. It may sound good at the time, but don’t do it. You will be sick all day from it. I have learned my lesson about it.

Other than that, that’s about it. I love you all and have a good week.

Elder Sirrine