The White Rice Always Wins

I don’t know what is up with this crazy place. I have tried several times to avoid white rice in a day and, unfortunately, I have always lost. I cannot understand why it is SO hard to avoid white rice just for one day. Don’t get me wrong because I love white rice, but there are days where I just get tired of it and would rather eat something like noodles or even just skip the rice altogether. But no — we HAVE to eat it every single day. Yesterday, nobody had lunch for us, so we ate lunch in our room based on some food that we just had in storage and it was rather good. There was no rice-based food in that meal, and we almost made a whole day without rice. However, when dinner came we had rice with fried eggs because the Pachis are about out of money for the month.  It is a super cheap meal, but rather tasty if the eggs are undercooked and you can get the yoke over the rice. We were so close! But, that’s Perú for you!

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We are All Enlisted ‘Til the Conflict is O’er!

Well, I’m approaching a year and with another transfer of eight weeks this transfer, the math makes it look like I’ll be coming home in a year from this week or last, depending on how it actually turns out. That’s pretty darned crazy, but that’s how it rolls. Can’t honestly believe that the time has gone by so fast. And now that I’m basically on the ‘bajada’ or ‘down-hill’ part of the mission, it will probably end up going faster. Can’t wait to see what the Lord has in store for me this next year. I hope I’m ready for it.

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Fourth of July in Perú and Meeting the New Presidente

Well, hope that everyone had a great Fourth of July! I sure did. We taught some awesome lessons and really helped people come unto Christ. We got a young man ready for his baptism and did some other things that were rather productive. Along with that we also had hamburgers with Mamí Pachis. She is seriously the best pensionista in the entire world. She made Elder Bonner and me Mac and Cheese twice this week and real hamburgers. She also told us that she is our mother for the next few months, so we have to see her as our mother. She’ll never replace my real mother, but at least she’s a decent replacement while I’m gone.

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