Monday, March 9, 2015

Every Day Life in Teguc

Hey everybody.  

It has been a short week with super long days here in Teguc, and I have some stories to tell... They're pretty exciting.

First, CONGRATS TO THE SOON-TO-BE MISSIONARIES.  Austin, Kevin, you guys are gonna teach like crazy.  I can't wait to hear your stories and such from other parts of the world.  I LOVE you guys and I am so proud of you.  (And Austin, I remember that one time we were talking about the church and you kept telling me that the authority is what makes us different, and for some reason I thought it was something else and kept contradicting you....  I was totally wrong.  You were totally right. I am super sorry for that.  You're gonna make a freaking killer missionary cuz you already understand the basics.  Ladies and gents, this guy knows what's up.)

Thanks to everyone else that wrote, I love you guys and I know you're gonna do great things.  Good luck to the cast of Hello Dolly! and know that I am supporting you here in spirit!  KILL IT AND SHATTER SOME FEMURS!

Now.... Onto the stories. 


'Hey, Elder Huff and Naupoto!  Neither of you guys have changes.  You got another 6 weeks together.  Also, do you wanna take out some new missionaries fresh out of the MTC?'
'Hey Huff, Wanna go take out new missionaries?'
'Sure, I'm down.  And hey, did you know that Pitbull is coming to Honduras?'


We enter the church building to see a group of bright eyed new missionaries, looking scared but determined.  I go up to the AP and ask who I'm taking out to show the ropes of the mish - he points me to a tall gringo named Elder Rex.  Now...  I could have just been straight up and told this brand new Elder that I'm a gringo too....  But.... I have dark hair.  And....  The AP told me we have to speak spanish.  So....  I walk up to him, shake his hand, and introduce myself.

'Hey Elder, mucho gusto.  Soy el Elder Huff, y soy de.... Costa Rica.'

(tranlsated) 'Hey, nice to meet you Elder.  I'm Elder Huff and I'm actually from the United States but I'm not gonna tell you that so I'm gonna say I'm from Costa Rica and I'm not gonna say a word in english to you the entire time we're together.'

And... So it passed.  I am not by ANY means saying that I have perfect Spanish, but I took this Elder out and hardly spoke ANY english to him.  I made him teach in Spanish, also.  And PROPS to him, cuz he totally handled it great and went all out teaching in Spanish.  But for the hour we were together, I was from Costa Rica and had super terrible english.  And....  When we finished, he was doing his best to talk in straight spansih to me (WAY TO GO DUDE).  And.... Then.... As we said our goodbyes....

'Elder Rex, ha sido un placer.  Gracias por todo.  And, by the way, I'm actually from Utah and I am pretty sure I speak better english than spanish.'

The look on his face was priceless....  I hope we get to work together again soon.


'What is the world is going on in the Villa Olimpica?  They're setting up all these big lights and stuff.... Huh.  We'll see, I guess.'


'Hey, good morning Elder Huff.  This is Elder Webb.  And I'm going home tomorrow.'

... Yeah.  Elder Webb is home.  I hope you have a great life, Donny.  I'll be expecting that list. I love you and stuff. Also, I don't think I talk like a caveman anymore.


'Okay, seriously. What is freaking going on in the Villa Olimpica?  Sigh.... We'll see.'


Now, here we are walking back from work, when we enter our main street to see half of Honduras parked on the sides of the road.  I'm talking millions of people.  Elder Naupoto and I were super confused.... Then it dawned on us....  Or, more, the bass hit us.... Across the steert from where we live, in plain sight, we hear the oddly familiar lyrics of one of the most famous pop singers of today..... 

'One, two, three, four, uno, dos, tres, cuatro.... I KNOW YOU WANT ME....'


And.... Yep.  I unintentionally went to a Pitbull concert whilst on my mission.  He literally was right down the street from our house.  We were afraid we'd be up all night.... But oddly enough... the concert was like 40 minutes.  Then he left.  

..... Well....  That's not something that happens every day.  But in Teguc.... Totally.  

Anyway.... Those are some of the most interesting stories of this week.  I hope you have a great week, everybody.  Next week I'll tell you about some of the people we have been teaching.  I'm always here for you guys.

Talk next week.

Elder Huff

ALSO.... Song of the Week....  Well, it's only fair.... I Know You Want Me, Pitbull.  Have a good one, everybody.

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