"If you labor all your days and bring one soul unto me, how great shall be your joy" D&C 18:15

Monday, September 22, 2014

Protests and Potatoes

Hola Familia!

This week has actually been pretty interesting! It all started with a country wide protest that hit especially hard in San Juan. All the people here are farmers and are very angry that the government wants to change their corn seed. I just told them that they live in the promise land, and that you can grow everything here. But the people don't have the kind of faith to believe me haha!

The protesters made our trip to the multi-zone conference impossible, by blocking all of the major highways with flaming tires! Hmmmm........interesting! They protested Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday and told all of the stores to close or they would burn them. So the spirit definitely told us not to go out during those days. (Which was good because we heard some pretty crazy stories that I probably shouldn't share haha!)

So after being bored in the house all day and studying, until we couldn't even think anymore, we got to go out and work! But not by preaching the gospel, but by working on a potato farm.

Now you can see by the pictures, that the people farm up in the mountains, so the fields are on hills!!! The only tools they used are hoes and machetes. We had to kill all of the weeds that were overtaking the soil and turn over the soil! Wow, I wish I had a tiller to do the work! It was fun though, they even told us if we went to help them that they would have time to come to church on Sunday so it was sooooo worth it!

Other than that, we walked around in corn fields to try and find references that the members gave us! Apparently, the protesters didn't get an answer from the government, so they are going to start protesting again tomorrow! Yeah.... NOT! But we went and got a ton of food to pig out on so we will be fine! :)

The Church is True... Always!

Elder Corbett

Tortilla Total: 1375

The potato field

Working hard in the potato field

Finishing up




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