Rob is serving a two-year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the West Indies. This blog will contain his letters home. He is doing a great work, and would love to hear from you!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Bajan Centipedes

Rob wrote this email to his dad yesterday, giving us a little more insight into how things are going in Barbados. Here is his letter: "Haha, my food intake has been peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and mac n cheese. If mom could send me some recipes that would be awesome. My companion is good. Real smart kid, so whenever someone tries to Bible bash us I just get to sit back and take notes. lol. Hasn't rained a whole lot since the last time I talked to you, mostly just been hot. We did a service project the other day cleaning up a member's backyard. I ended up cleaning out what looked like this really dingy storage block that was covered in leaves and dirt (bugs nest galore). Found 5 giant centipedes like the ones you see in the movies. lol. The guy with us informed me they are extremely poisonous and to not get bit. haha. So naturally I slayed those suckers! You would've been proud. lol. It's been hard trying to get to know people though. Not only cuz they are very proud and stubborn people but there are still times where their bajan accent is so thick that I just can't understand them :/ But I'm glad I could start in this area because I've heard that the rest of the islands are like super nice and you get like 2 baptisms a transfer, so I'm glad I could humble myslef from the start, you know? Anyway, things are good. I'm still counting down the days. lol But I'm trying to just get lost in the work so I dont think about home too much. How's Baxter????? Give him a treat for me plz."
No, this is not Rob's arm. It is a photo that came up when I Googled "giant centipede Barbados." My understanding is that the big ones are slower than the small ones. Some comfort.

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