We have learned in the last week that when the Thunderstorms hit hard it is better just to light a candle and leave it burning, so we are not left in the dark when the electricity does go out. We also make sure the Pila is full before the storms start at night, because it could always hit one of the water lines. I am still having a little trouble enjoying the storms when they are hard. They make me a little nervous.
Elder Spradlin bought a banana tree... well one whole stem I guess you would call it, with over 120 bananas on it. I quit counting once I figured on that many. You have to pick them while they are still green, then you let them finish ripening inside, or in shade so they don't get dark spots. He hung them now from the ceiling in the study/second bedroom. I went online finally and found out that you can fry them like you would potatoes, also a good curry recipe. This is good, because when they all ripen that will be a lot of bananas! The bananas are a lot cheaper to buy in a huge bunch like that, we paid 40 quetzales, they offered it to us for less, but we didn't think they were being fair to themselves since they are also good friends.
We have started working with some of the members now on their genealogy and it is extremely exciting. First we help them start filling out their four generation charts, then we use our laptop to help them start putting their information in the online genealogy system so they can prepare to go to the temple. It is exciting to watch them begin their searches. We are also working with starting several future missionary files. We have 6 that are now in process, each at a various stage. Last week was exciting when 3 young men we had worked with all got their mission calls. Doing a little preparation for the Q'eqchi choir that is coming from the US the end of July and also the preparation for the Dental Clinic we will be helping with about the same time. It is great to watch so many projects unfold! Now if I can just figure out how to upload the slideshow of Elder Spradlin and his bananas!