Elder Vazquez is from the Dominican Republic. He is only 18 years old and doesn´t turn 19 until like June or something.... He´s super young. He doesn´t speak a lick of English so that has been interesting but I have learned a lot and my Spanish has improved dramatically and continues to increase. I have had several people tell me that my Spanish is extremely well for having 4 months. They tell me that I´m basically fluent but I know that´s not true. However, it does reassure me that I am getting a lot a lot better!!
The only picture I managed to take this week was us here in our weekly planning session. It’s pretty crazy during planning session and we had a lot to plan since we’re both trying to figure everything out
I asked if he ever played the piano:
I have offered to play the piano but have also said that I would like some time to practice.... And we never have time to stop by to play the piano... soooooo no I haven´t played it at all.
Sister Smith in our ward is from Mexico and told me that if I really wanted to know about where he was living to have him send me a picture of the market so I made that request:
Ohhhhhh wow.... she is smart! That´s true hahahaha it´s supppperrrrrr "chafa" is what they say here hahaha alright I´ll get you a picture of the market.... Don´t think about it too much. The whole city isn´t like that but ya it´s a little nuts. I miss fall and winter so much hahahaha I would give anything for the temperature to drop below like 90 degrees.
I love you so much and am so glad all is going well!!
There is no Halloween in Guatemala but instead El Día de Los Muertos or Day of the Dead where the dead are honored and remembered in a positive way. This celebration is in connection with the Catholic holidays of All Saints Day on November 1st and All Soul’s Day on November 2. I asked how the holiday was:
Really hard actually because we didn´t celebrate or do anything but TONS of the shops closed and it was SUPER hard to find somewhere to write you guys but all is well now!!