Elder Garrett Markham
El Salvador San Salvador East Mission
PO Box #3362
San Salvador, El Salvador
Monday, March 2, 2015
Maybe a new area? And a bit about El Salvador
So everything is getting pretty hot here in El Salvador. I feel like I'm roasting...but anyway. My companion is going to train next this change so its 90% chance that I'm going to have changes. We got a call a little later that our zone was going to the temple but we weren't going to be able to go because of the meeting my companion had. But at 6 in the morning there was someone banging on our door and so we quickly ran to see who it was. Turns out it was our district leader and he said that I could go because another missionary was going to the meeting too so we were able to do interchanges and I got to go to the temple! It was a huge blessing! The El Salvador temple is beautiful! It was a great experience! So here's a couple stories to get an idea of the country here.
1.So we went to a guys house to teach him and we knocked on his door. At first we didn't hear anything and he didn't come to the door. So we knocked again and all of a sudden we hear, "up here". I looked up and there was the little old man up in his tree picking fruit for us. Haha, he's about 50 something years old and maybe 5 feet tall. Later he came down and gave us the fruit and we had our lesson.
2. Every once in a while we see these huge long horned bulls walking down our street with a tiny old farmer that's even older. He's probably 70 something and just carries a little stick to whip the cows every once in a while. You would love it Grandpa! ahah
3. So for the longest time there has been a huge hole in the middle of the road because the sewer lid is missing. Its super dangerous because most people have motorcycles. So after many weeks they finally fixed the problem. You would think that they would find a new lid or something....oh no...much better. They decided to plant a tree hahaha. Now theres just a giant tree randomly sticking out of the road and nobody thinks its weird or anything haha.
Well theres a little more about El Salvador. Have a great week and I love you so much!