I had a bit of a rough week this week. We went to a place called Polonuevo in our area. I have never felt so uncomfortable in my life. Come to find out I'm the first "gringo" to be there. They've never seen a white boy!! Everyone stares and one lasy said hey look a gringo. All of the mujeres look and stare. I felt awkward but protected. The weird thing is that in Polonuevo I teach my best lessons. The Spanish just comes a little easier. It is Venezuelen. They slur everything and it's really hard to understand but I did. Everyone blares their music here so getting a lesson that is completely quite is close to never. Almost every house has huge speakers systems. With one Venezulen hermana I felt the spirit and taught about faith. It was cool. I learned how to study my scriptures better this week and I'm learning a lot faster. I got pretty down and desanimado about my Spanish this week but I'm still pushing. This is rough but I love it here. I found out how much weight I have lost but I'm not telling you because you'll freak. I eat rice everyday. I love rice with coconut, it's amazing. Also patagon y muhara. The juices here rock. My favorites are lulo y maracuya. Love you guys
From Elder Kennedy's mom- He did let us know how how much weight he has lost- 40 pounds and yes I was freaking out!!