Semana Santa (Holy Week) in a very Catholic city was super fun, and a little creepy, and unusual, but good. First of all, here in Ecuador they eat Fanesca, a special soup, for Easter. I guess its made up of pretty much straight beans. 12 different types to be exact-representing the 12 apostles. I thought that was pretty neat. The soup was actually really tasty, except that they eat it with the saltiest of salty fish I could never imagine. That part was hard to down, but I did it! After the soup we had to eat Molo (mashed potatoes on a leaf of lettuce) and then higos which is a fruit that tastes pretty much like yams (I think it’s a fig). It was a little too much, but I’m glad I did it.
We contacted a young couple on the street earlier this week and visited them in their house later that night. Efficiency am I right? Anyway, turned out to be them, their two kids, and 2 brothers of the wife that live in the house. We taught about The Restoration and it was way awesome. Problem is that the oldest son is about to have his first communion so they couldnt make it to church (awkward, right?) However, the two brothers came!!! Yayay It was kinda funny because they are from the coast and look pretty thug, yet theyre still just little Ecuadorians. I can´t wait to keep teaching them and feeling the spirit.