Well, this week was a very hot, yet very wet week as well. Pretty much every day it's scorching hot and I almost die. THEN, it rains at about at 7 when it's already cooling off and I've already melted into a puddle of nothingness. Plus, 2/3 of my shoes have holes in them which makes it that much more interesting in the pouring rain. Luckily, things have been going good so when I walk into the house exhausted from the heat and soaking wet from the rain, I'm usually pretty happy.
At the beginning of the week the zone leaders told me I had to do divisions with one of the companionships in the district so Johnson and I parted ways for the day on Friday. I went to Xochitenco with Elder Gutierrez from Honduras. It went pretty well except that the first thing we did in the burning sun was climb a flippin mountain!!!! Ok, not exactly a mountain, BUT! It was a huge, steep, dreadful hill. I realized after that wonderful experience why his comp told me,'Thank you so much Foust, you saved me. OH thank you, thank you!' Uhh...I really almost died that day. However, I was incredibly rewarded at lunch when the Hemana made us cream of broccoli soup. It was worth it.
The day after, on Saturday, we woke up bright and early to help out with an English class. It was a class of college students and the teacher just wanted us to speak normally with them. Most of them understood us pretty well. The teacher did not tell us that we would be doing an interview with each one of them and actually grading them. He told us that the grades we would give them would count for their final grade, too. I mean I didn't want to fail anybody! He told us to be completely honest. Johnson and I worked out a pretty good grading system. After an hour and a half of interviews, they invited us out to eat. It turned out to be pretty fun and the teacher told us he wants us to come back and help some other days.
Well, that's pretty much it! Have a great week, love you all!
Pozole: Basically Mexico's version of manna in soup form. It consists of a meat broth (pork, chicken, steak) with a special type of puffy white corn and seasoned with chilies. Lettuce, radish, onion, oregano, lime, and salsa are then added according to each one's taste.
I think that I could eat Pozole everyday of my life and be a happy, fat man. I'm already looking for ways to make it in the states or smuggle it across the border...
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