I made it! I am serving in Latacunga, Ecuador! I got here Monday at 11pm and got to meet some of the sisters who were flying home- it was so weird! They kept saying how jealous they were that I am starting my mission because it is the best! That got me so pumped! Then we had a couple days of training before leaving to our areas. The quote of the week came from one of the APs “If you see a volcano exploding, run the other way, thats a rule in our mission” lol but for real. Latacunga lies in the valley only 20 miles from the very active Cotopaxi volcano! I haven’t been able to see the top yet because there is often cloud cover. There are the two of us sisters and two elders in the district. I live in el centro where all the shops are, above a shop of some sort. Our apartment is large for just the two of us.
My companion is Hermana Solar from Los Angeles -Chile!! She is so so cute and confident and patient, I love having a native Spanish speaking companion. I am so grateful that I know Spanish and I think my companion is too haha (because she tells me constantly). People mostly think its cool that I’m from the US. and almost everyday some Ecuadorian man yells *hellooooo* to me hahaha.
We ate cacao this week. It’s the fruit that we get chocolate from, but we didnt eat the cocoa part… you just suck on the little white insides. i dont have a pic of the inside but the little sacks look like a fatty raw chicken breast-look it up! It was yummy though! And about food, we have a lady that cooks lunch for us everyday and it is SO good. The problem is that its usually about 4 lbs plus a tall glass of juice so I feel like I’m on *hermana vs. food* everyday. lol I had an entire fried fish on top of a pile of rice for lunch one day!