Monday, June 27, 2016

Best Mexican Food I've Ever Had

June 26, 2016

Dear Family,

This week was almost exactly like the last three weeks have been...surprised, right?  But there were some new things going on too, so it wasn't too bad :)

On Wednesday we went to the Chilean Family's house for lunch, and it was amazing.  Probably the best Mexican food I've ever had, and they're from further away from Mexico than we are, so that's saying something.

Here's a picture--real tortillas, real guacamole, real cheese, and real Korean soda--they had everything. Elder Kim even liked it, and he hated Mexican food when he ate it in the US. And the family liked having us over so much that they plan on inviting us again! We wanted to teach them about the Restoration, but the dad had to leave for work and didn't have time. But I gave them a Restoration pamphlet (we were able to get a hold of a Spanish one) and they've read it since. The dad said he has a friend back home who is Mormon, and he has a lot of questions about our church, so we set up a time to meet this coming Wednesday before English class.

On Saturday, President Barrow called and told us about how he's been talking to doctors in the US about Elder Kim's condition, even sending a CD copy of the MRI results to them. The conclusion was that since going to the doctor every couple weeks isn't helping, he should go to a traditional oriental medicine clinic every day for a week, and if his condition doesn't improve he'll have to go home until he gets better. So we went Saturday morning, and again this morning. It was crazy, I'm so glad I'm not the one who got a concussion...they put glass suction cups all over the back of his neck, leaving some nasty-looking hickies. Then they took those off and did acupuncture in his neck and head. I'll have to take a picture next time we go and show you. After they took the needles out, they hooked him up to a machine that he said gave him an "electric massage" on the back of his neck. Elder Kim said he doesn't trust them because he feels worse after getting the treatment, but they said after doing the same thing every day for a week, it should reduce the pain in his head by half.

Then on Sunday after church, the sisters had a baptism. And for some reason, they asked me to baptize her, even though I have no relation whatsoever. 

This is Sister LJ and her two grandchildren who were there. Her son and his family are members of a different ward, but they came for the baptism.

But besides those events, we've just been hanging out inside, Elder Kim mostly sleeping, and me either studying, sleeping, or playing guitar (which is really fun, I can play most of the songs in the Children's Songbook by now :))

Yep, Elder Kim has a constant headache, and always feels pretty nauseous. There's not a word for nauseous in Korean, so every time someone asks him how he's feeling (which happens multiple times a day, or 50 times a day on Sunday since we see all the members), he has to explain what it's like to be's kind of funny.

Anyways...have a wonderful week!

Elder Hines

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