Alright well since I feel like this is more like a missionary drama series than a missionary blog, I guess I should start by saying "Previously on LOST in Guatemala (on a mission)"...
I was able to call my parents and let them know the real story that happened, but for everyone else I'll give a quick rundown of what really happened. I have some pictures that I'm downloading to make it easier to explain.
I was working in a small area called Se'chaj which is about an hour away from the bigger area, San Francisco. In Se'chaj there is a little waterfall that comes down and opens up into a little pool on the right hand side of the road that you can see in this first picture. (ps all of these pictures are Elder Mitchell's so thanks to him and that's also why you'll see him in a lot of them.)
Anyways, that pool of water is actually fairly big and sufficiently deep to sit pretty much completely underwater in the deepest part. All of that water goes under the road in a pipe that you can see in the bottom of picture 2.
Normally the water goes pretty casually through the pipe and doesn't fill the pipe all the way up. And all of that water leaves on the other side out of the pipe and goes down into a little river and falls on some fairly good sized rocks and looks like picture 3.
|This is where he came out of the pipe! YIKES!!! |
But there was much more water as you can see in one of the pictures below.
|The water is so high that you can't even see the road or the pool with the pipe.|
|A view of the pipe emptying out from under the road and down into the river below.|
|This is what he would have fallen down if he hadn't ended up on the rock in the middle of the river. So Scary!!!|
Time is almost up but just some other details. Elder Mitchell is my companion now (WOO!) It makes me so excited because Elder Mitchell is seriously just the greatest guy ever. Super humble but we have a ton of fun together. And he's from my group! I'm very excited. We'll see how long we get to be together!
I just wanted to say thanks to everyone for all of your thoughts and prayers in my behalf. I can't express to you all how grateful I am for all of you who prayed for me. Thank you for your faith and for supporting and praying for me here. My love goes out to all of you and the Lord will bless you all for your thoughts in my behalf.
It was so good talking to you guys on the phone! I think I'll fall a couple more times between now and Christmas =P Alright, well my time's up, but I love you all so much and I'll talk to you all on Monday!!
Love you guys!