Monday, May 2, 2016

Another Week in Jamaica

So my dad suggested that knocking on doors and selling Scout popcorn or flags for the US holidays may have helped me prepare for the adventure I am on right now.  But this is completely different, this is a social place like I have never seen before and I have lived in three different states.  We can walk up to anyone and talk about Jesus Christ and when they speak good English, they will say something like, "Ya, he is my Savior..."  And we have those types of chats with people on the street.  Most of the time we can schedule a return appointment.  
To answer a question to my brothers about cemeteries in Jamaica, there are no large cemeteries to my knowledge, but there are plenty of tiny family ones around.  There is also a church every few feet here.  There are lots of people here willing to talk about bars in Jamaica.  
Pizza is a thing in Jamaica but it is not nearly as prominent as in America.  A lot of time I eat chicken with beans and rice.  That is like the main dish of Jamaica.  Could you send me decent pizza, lasagna, and other recipes that you can think of?  My budget is only about $250 (USD) a month, so keep them basic.  It is an adventure here in Jamaica.  Milk is expensive, so I am going to try using powdered milk and see how that ends up.
My companion's name is Elder Brown and he is from the states as well, so we stick out together.  Other than the fact that pepper is in everything here, I don't think anything is terribly different than the food in America.  The food here is a lot more fresh.  There are a lot of fruits around here.  The Patwai (language) is stilla s strange as ever.  I just follow my companion's lead on that stuff.  We live in an apartment that has a kitchen/dining area, bedroom, and bathroom.  I will try to remember to take a picture of it in the future.  I hope you all have a great week.  
This is Elder Thomas Wood, signing off.

Myself and my travel Companion Elder White
on the train from the Provo MTC to the SLC airport

My last view of American soil for a while
Local scenery
My current companion, Elder Brown

This is what happened to my companion, his front brakes
seized going downhill when it was wet and crashed.

Another scenic picture with an example
of what the electrical wiring is like in Jamaica.

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