This week was a normal one. We did have quite the amount of rejection experiences though! Let me go through a few….
1. We show up at this house and knock the door. A girl comes out, sees us, and then goes back in and hides. We keep knocking and we see her poking her head out from behind the wall but she never came so we leave. We decided to go back and try again the next day. This time we knock and a little girl comes to the door. She tells us she´s alone only with her toddler sister. We are like “ok when can we come back?” Right in that moment, a teenage girl comes to the door. The little girl sees her and is like “oh yeah, she’s here too, I forgot." The teenage girl sees us and doesn’t know what to do. We greet her and she just stares at us and doesn’t say anything. Then she walks out of the house right by us and then walks down into a dead end in her porch and then got confused and came back by us and went inside again. SO WEIRD. La verdad it was just really funny more than anything. WHY WILL PEOPLE GO THROUGH SUCH HURDLES JUST TO AVOID US?!?! Haha it’s really funny sometimes.
2. I contacted a guy named Danny and he told us to come back any day around 5 o’clock. We go back and his door is open and we are calling his name so he’ll come out. Right then his neighbor comes out of her house and tells us he’s not home. I ask her “But he just left his door open?” and she was like “uhhh yeah I mean sometimes.” Haha totally lying. I then ask her “ok well that’s weird because he told us to pass by at this time” and she got awkward and walked outside and down the street a little ways. I then asked her if I should shut the gate and she was like “oh no I’m going back in” and she went in and closed the gate. It was super strange and SO obvious she was lying. Haha
3. We contacted a lady a few days ago and she told us to come back another day. We came back and knocked the door and we just hear from inside “Nobody’s home!” We are just like, “No but the sister said she’d be here!” and the neighbor (oh neighbors always trying to lead us astray) says, “No the lady you are looking for moved to Spain.” We just started laughing hysterically. We were like, “No we met here 2 days ago!” Haha oh the lies!
4. This last one happened a few weeks ago. We were looking in the mission book and found a name and address of an old investigator named Santos so we went looking for him. We get to the house described, but since there aren’t real addresses in Honduras, the addresses are just “down the street green house with a big tree next to the shoe store," we ask somebody if they know him. They just look confused and are like, “uhhh...I’ve never heard of a Santos living here before." So we were like okay maybe he lives in the next house over. We ask those neighbors and they give us the same response: “No, I don’t know any Santos.” Right then an old guy walks up to the first house and the lady we’re talking to yells, “Hey Santos how are you?!” I was just like, “uhhhh…Is that guy named Santos?” And she just acted confused and said, “Oh you meant THAT Santos? Oh…yeah I know him, but don’t talk to him he’s Catholic,” We were just like, “ok well I can tell we aren’t welcome here.” Haha, oh the funny rejection stories in the mission!
Our investigators are doing well! I'm a happy camper. I only have 3 more weeks here and then I'm southward bound. It's nuts how fast time is going by!
Sorry, no pics this week. But next week we're headed out to Danli so I'll take some then!
Love you all,