This week we had some pretty good experiences. Here in Jaramijo we are having lots and lots of adventures. Being in little poor towns is always more fun than being in the city. There is more fun to be had. And the people are always more willing to listen as well. So we are loving Jaramijo.
Here in this ward we eat with the members and they are sooooo poor it just breaks my heart. They give us a plate full of rice and some of them can´t even pay for a piece of chicken or meat to go with the rice so we have eaten rice and a fried egg a couple of times this week. But at least it is something that is safe to eat. We have been served a couple of crazy things the last two weeks. But I am getting so I can eat just about anything and it doesn't bother me anymore....
.....Almost. Last week we went to a members house and we walked up the three rickety wooden steps into her bamboo house on stilts and we sat at her little plastic table waiting to be served. Well she usually leaves the room when we eat. She served us soup and rice with a fried egg. But as I dug into the soup thinking this was going to be a normal meal I realized... Uhhh this isn´t what I thought it was... She had served us some kind of gelatin soup.... All I could figure out was it was a bone that had cartilage and fat in some kind of broth. I don´t know what animal it was from but as I was wondering to myself, "how am I going to eat this?" when I realized, "Hey.... she isn´t here!!!!" So I happily dished out the cartilage and put it into a plastic bag and shoved it into my backpack.... You know... to "eat" it later.... But I actually just threw it to some dog in the road. So that is always nice when I have a way out of eating scary things.
This is me taking care of the scary food!
A close up of the gelatin soup.