Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Vega Baja is so beautiful!  We had such a lovely week.  In Vega Baja we cover 7 pueblos, so it's easily the biggest area I've had.  But the great thing is that we can drive to the other pueblos, so they get attention too.

My companion is the lovely Hermana Sanchez.  She's going home in 5 weeks, but she's not trunky.  She loves the mission and so do I.

I thought I would explain some cultural things about Puerto Rico.  In a list!

  • Every time someone enters your house, you must offer them something to drink.
  • Every time you enter a room, you must shake hands or kiss cheeks with everyone.
  • If you are a foreigner, you must eat the food that they offer you.  They will be offended if you do not.  For some reason this rule doesn't apply if you are Puerto Rican.
  • Every time you see someone eating you must say, "Buen provecho."
  • Women's styles: muumuus.  All day every day.  With plastic shoes.
  • The States are "alla afuera."  Roughly translated: "out there."
  • Coffee is the cultural drink of the island.
Cultural things of the mission:

  • Apostasy jokes
Lots of love to all of you!  I took a lot of people off the list this week.  Well!  Good luck to everyone, especially if you are starting school!

Hermana Kirkland

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