Monday, January 27, 2014

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SOOOOOOO i didn't think the day would ever come that i would be saying this but.... i think my hair.... is thinning... every time i wash and dry my hair off... there's like 30-50 hairs chillin there.... nothing makes me more angry.... maybe i'm just shedding:) Lets just think positive! 
Anyways life here is sweet! The East isn't so bad i guess but its definitely not the West:) So this week we went as a zone to Bureh Beach and sorry i can't send pictures in the East but you'll see it eventually! But wow was it beautiful! I could've stayed there for the rest of my life! 
So Tuesday was zone meeting and i got the opportunity to share a journal entry and man was that fun! I shared this experience... So Elder Sumrak and i always teach this one woman, Fatmata. She decided to cook for us tonight so she cooked FuFu. Which is just rotten cassava that they boil and it turns into like a playdough type substance.. you don't chew it.. you dip it in sauce, throw it in your mouth, and swallow.... so its gross. And the sauce she made for us had so much pepe in it that it would burn your skin! So long story short i was wiping my face with frozen water sachets to try and cool my face down cuz you don't use spoons so the sauce was all over my face... man it was hot. So that was my experience but man it was so sweet! I'm so glad that i keep a journal! 
The other day we were chillin there and this giant spider crawls into the room.... so what do we do.. spray it with some super bug spray! That'll kill it! What we didn't realize is that it's gonna take at least a minute to die and during that minute... its not gonna be happy. So we spray it and honestly it felt like a scene from Aliens vs. Predators with those spider things... that thing was chasing me around the whole apartment until it finally died. And it wasn't just running.. it had acquired the black trait of being able to jump... very far. So it was running jumping and trying to kill me.... So why didn't i just throw my football at it??? Well... i tried that but something i realized is throwing a football at a large spider is... if you throw it you better hit it or its not happy... Learned that one the hard way as well... but that way is even more fun because you get to really test your accuracy... and you have to throw it hard too... just a toss and the spider can catch it and throw it back (not really but they are fast enough to dodge it). So that's all for my hunting experience this week. 
So our new investigator is such a sweet guy! His name is S. and man does he have one of the craziest stories ever! He accepted a baptismal date but he hasn't come to church for 2 weeks so we stopped by to see whats up... well he has a car and nice clothes and we always wondered where his money was coming from... we found the answer to both questions. We asked a woman by his house where S. was and she said at church.. Which church?? Yaway Earthly Ministries.Oh so when will he be back? When he's done preaching. Huh? Ya he owns three churches and they're called Yaway Earthly Ministries. In my head this is what was going on.... "Are. You. Freaking. Kidding. Me...... Well i guess he's about to baptize and donate his 3 chapels to the church cuz i'm not stoppin til he's baptized!!!" So that was a real bummer to hear but we're prayin and bein positive about it. After all... he does have a baptismal date:) 
With love from Africa,
-Kaenahoovay Rogers




So i forgot to tell you guys about Big Joe! Big Joe is a tiny little gecko that hangs around our apartment and man he's cute. He just walks around on the walls and when you look at him he just freezes where he is and when you look away and then back he'll be like a foot closer to wherever he's headed. He's a stud. He eats all our spiders that are medium to small and we kill the big ones to protect him and he eats those too. Ya its random but i thought i'd just let you know about our pet gecko. Til next week! 



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